For folks who feel that you can never have too much of a good thing, then the 2022 Chevy Suburban is the SUV for you. Chevrolet has taken its largest SUV and made it even better for the new year. First, it has increased the availability of the largest engine option on the Suburban, giving more drivers the chance to get the maximum performance out of their vehicle. Chevrolet has also made a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster standard on all models of the 2022 Suburban except the base LS trim. This will make it easier for you to get all the critical vehicle information you need when driving your Suburban in a display that won’t distract you from the road. Coupled with this dedication to technological advancement in the Suburban is the decision to make Google features standard on the vehicle’s Chevrolet Infotainment System. This provides such helpful items as a voice assistant, an app store, and Google Maps, so you can find the best way to get wherever you are going.
The Chevy Suburban has been the flagship of the Chevrolet SUV lineup since its introduction and is now in its 12th generation. This long-running full-size SUV offers drivers three rows of seating for up to 8 passengers. With 6 different trims to choose from, you should have no problem finding the Suburban for you and your family. The Z71 is a four-wheel drive standard model with plenty of features like 20-inch wheels with all-terrain tires, red recovery hooks, and skid plates that will provide you with everything you need for off-road adventures. If you are looking for luxury, then you can choose between the Premier and Western-themed High Country models with leather seats and Bose premium sound systems. The 2022 Chevy Suburban also has other trims that provide excellent performance, exceptional standard safety features, and enormous interior space at surprisingly affordable prices.
Chevrolet gives you a choice of three powerful engines on the 2022 Suburban. The base engine is a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 gas engine. It features variable valve timing, automatic stop/start technology, and direct high-pressure fuel injection with dynamic fuel management to boost performance and improve fuel economy. This engine has a cast aluminum block and cylinder heads and can provide 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. This engine is standard on all models of the 2022 Suburban except for the High Country.
The first available engine is a 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 gas engine. This also has a cast aluminum block and cylinder heads, as well as variable valve timing, direct high-pressure fuel injection with dynamic fuel management, and automatic stop-start. This engine produces an astounding 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. This engine is standard on the High Country and available as an upgrade on all other trims except the LS and LT models.
The second available engine is a 3.0-liter Duramax Turbo Diesel I-6 engine. This engine features a dual overhead camshaft design with cast aluminum block and cylinder heads. It utilizes high-pressure, common-rail direct injection with an electronic throttle valve to produce 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. Chevrolet is one of the only automakers on the market to offer a diesel engine option on a full-size SUV model, and it is available on all trims of the 2022 Chevy Suburban.
No matter which engine you choose for your 2022 Suburban, it will come paired with a Hydra-Matic 10L80 10-speed automatic transmission. This will give you outstanding control over the performance of your Chevy Suburban, as well as improve engine performance.
The 2022 Suburban handles surprisingly well for a vehicle of its size. This is because Chevrolet has equipped the Suburban with electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering to give you improved cornering. The Suburban has a 43.3-foot turn diameter on models with 20-inch and 22-inch wheels, while those with 18-inch wheels are slightly tighter at 42.3 feet.
Chevy gives you a choice of rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive on the 2022 Suburban. While rear-wheel drive will provide better acceleration and fuel economy, choosing to equip your Suburban with four-wheel drive will give you better traction and grip. This is especially helpful when you have to deal with the extremes of weather, as well as if you plan to take your Suburban off-road. The front suspension on the Suburban is an independent coil-over-shocks design with a stabilizer bar, while the rear is an independent multi-link design with coil-over-shocks and a stabilizer bar. This will give you solid handling and a smooth ride for your passengers. If you want an even better ride on your 2022 Suburban, you can choose the available four-corner air control with Magnetic Ride Control. This comes standard on the High Country and Premier trims of the Suburban.
While this may surprise you, the 2022 Chevy Suburban gets solid fuel economy, especially if you choose the available 3.0-liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel. The Suburban with the 5.3-liter V8 and rear-wheel drive will get 15 miles per gallon in the city and a combined 17 miles per gallon, while choosing a 6.2-liter V8 with rear-wheel drive will provide 14 miles per gallon in the city and a combined 16 miles per gallon. Both models will give you 20 miles per gallon on the highway. Choosing either one with four-wheel drive will drop fuel economy slightly.
The 2022 Suburban with the Duramax Turbo Diesel gives you exceptional fuel economy for a large SUV. Choosing one with four-wheel drive will give you 20 miles per gallon in city driving, 26 miles per gallon on the highway, and 22 miles per gallon combined, while opting for rear-wheel drive improves fuel economy to an amazing 21 miles per gallon in the city, 27 miles per gallon on the highway, and 23 miles per gallon combined.
One benefit of buying a 2022 Chevy Suburban is the ability to tow heavy trailers. The engineers at Chevrolet have designed the Suburban to add significant trailering capability to this full-size SUV. As a result, the 2022 Suburban with the standard 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 can tow up to 8,300 pounds. Choosing the available 3.0-liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel will allow you to tow up to 8,000 pounds, while the Suburban with the available 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 has a maximum towing capacity of 8,200 pounds.
The 2022 Chevy Suburban features the Chevy Safety Assist suite of six advanced driver assistance features. This will give you the peace of mind that you and your fellow passengers will arrive safely no matter where your Suburban takes you on and off the road.
Forward Collision Alert and Automatic Emergency Braking features will help bring your Suburban to a stop to avoid a front-end collision or mitigate the damages from a crash. Front pedestrian braking works in a similar fashion, detecting a pedestrian in the path of your Suburban and safely bringing the vehicle to a stop to avoid a collision. The Following Distance Indicator will alert you if the system thinks you are driving too close to the vehicle in front of you. This will also work to reduce the risk of a crash.
Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning is like having your own border collie on your SUV. If the system detects that you are drifting out of lane, an alarm will sound, and slight steering adjustments will nudge you back onto the straight and narrow. Finally, IntelliBeam High Beam Assist will automatically turn your Suburban’s high beams on when the system detects that you are driving in an area of low light. When you get into a better-lit area of the road or if the system detects another vehicle, it will automatically turn off your high beams. This will prevent you from distracting other drivers. It will also allow you to focus on your driving while the system handles the lighting.
Chevrolet has added a Buckle to Drive feature for 2022, which will not let you shift out of park unless the driver and front-row passenger have buckled their seat belts. This is especially useful if you have a young driver in your family who may not be as cognizant about buckling up or requiring their passengers to do this same. This dovetails with the Teen Driver that is standard on all models of the 2022 Chevy Suburban. It is this commitment to safety on an SUV with the size and capabilities you need that sets the 2022 Chevy Suburban apart from other three-row, full-size SUVs on the market today.
When it comes to the 2022 Chevy Suburban, space is the place. The Suburban will give you and your passengers over 176 cubic feet of interior space in the passenger compartment. All models of the 2022 Suburban have room for up to 8 passengers in the three rows of seats except for the High Country and Premier trims. These two models replace the second-row bench seat with a pair of captain’s chairs, so they can each seat up to 7 passengers.
The designers at Chevrolet have done an exceptional job of apportioning space among the three rows of seats. For example, front row passengers will get between 40.4 inches and 42.3 inches of headroom, depending on whether the model you have chosen has a moonroof. The second-row passengers will get between 38.9 inches and 37.5 inches, while those in the rear row will get 38.2 inches of headroom. Similarly, legroom is quite fairly divided between the three rows, with the front row passengers getting 44.5 inches, those in the second row enjoying 42 inches, and those in the third row able to stretch out with 36.7 inches. Unlike so many other three-row SUVs on the market where the third-row seats are cramped, the 2022 Suburban gives you a passenger compartment with the space to truly fit up to 8 adult passengers comfortably.
Many three-row SUVs represent a compromise between room for your passengers and space for your cargo. For these SUVs, you need to fold down one or both rear rows of seats in order to free up enough space to make the trunk adequate for moving your groceries or personal items. This becomes a real hassle when you want to take your three-row SUV on a road trip since you will often have to choose between passengers and luggage. Fortunately, this is not the case with the 2022 Chevy Suburban.
The Suburban provides 41.5 cubic feet of space in its trunk when all the seats are in use. This should be plenty of space for most of your cargo needs. However, if you need more space, you can free up 93.8 cubic feet of space simply by folding down the third row of seats. If you want to truly max out the space on your Suburban, you can fold down the second row of seats as well, giving you 144.7 cubic feet of cargo space. What’s more, the Suburban can carry up to 1,750 pounds of cargo when equipped with the standard 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 gas engine.