When you need space for a lot of passengers, few vehicles are as comfortable and accommodating as the nine-passenger 2022 Chevy Tahoe. For the new model year, Chevy has introduced a number of new features that upgrade performance, technology, and safety to make the 2022 Tahoe better than ever. From ride quality to a new configurable instrument cluster, the Tahoe gains improvements that buyers will love for comfort and convenience on the road, and new additions to the off-road-oriented Z71 trim make the 2022 Tahoe more capable of handling rough terrain.
Make no mistake, even on rough terrain, the 2022 Tahoe delivers a comfortable quality more like a luxury vehicle than a truck-based SUV, and its full-sized frame includes several safety features like standard front and rear parking sensors to make parking duty easier and safer. For 2022, the Tahoe comes in six trim levels, starting with the LS as the entry-level model, then moving into the LT, the sporty RST, off-road Z71, Premier, and the posh High Country loaded with features and available extras. Virtually every trim has its own personality with unique grille designs, exterior details, and conveniences to give buyers countless options for making the 2022 Tahoe suited to specific needs.
Changes to the Tahoe for 2022 include making the more powerful V8 engine available in more trims, more trailering tech, and a Buckle-to-Drive feature for safety. The two sportier trims gain new packages, with the RST getting a sport performance package to add Chevy’s Magnetic Ride Control and the 6.2-liter V8, while the off-road performance package for the Z71 adds a front skid plate, standard four-wheel drive, and all-terrain tires as part of its capability upgrades. Other exciting upgrades show up in standard features that are sure to delight buyers, particularly if you already like being able to use your Google Assistant to make short work of tedious tasks.
When you go big, Chevy gives you plenty of power to be able to haul a vehicle full of people and cargo. Three powertrains are available for the 2022 Tahoe, starting with the standard 5.3-liter V8 engine that produces 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. That’s enough to handle towing duty for up to 8,400 pounds. This engine gets fairly good fuel economy for such a large vehicle at 15 MPG in the city and 20 MPG on the highway, thanks to Chevy’s engine tuning for better efficiency.
Buyers who choose the High Country trim will get the 6.2-liter V8 engine as standard, though it is also available for the sporty RST, Z71, and Premier trims. Power is plentiful with the 6.2-liter, which generates 420 hp with 460 lb-ft of torque that readily handles the higher towing capacity of 8,300 pounds. The fuel economy for this engine is the worst of the three, with 14 MPG in the city and 20 MPG on the highway.
For buyers who want to get even better fuel efficiency, the 3.0-liter inline-six diesel engine is now available for all but the Z71 trim. With this engine equipped, 21 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway are the ratings you can expect to help save money at the pump, yet it still offers 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. Towing duty with the diesel means you have ample power to handle up to 8,200 pounds.
Each of the powertrains for 2022 is paired to a ten-speed automatic transmission that comes standard with a start/stop feature for saving fuel. Rear-wheel drive is standard for all trims except the Z71, though four-wheel drive is an option for any trim. Buyers who choose the Z71 will now gain the electronic locking rear differential as part of the standard features of the off-road model, which also comes with recovery hooks and a molded front skid plate. An available Adaptive Four-Corner Air-Ride Adaptive suspension can be added to the Z71 to improve the handling on rough terrain, but it also conveniently lowers and raises the Tahoe for better fuel efficiency on the highway or for better ground clearance.
Chevy as a brand is getting more and more tech-savvy with each passing year, and the 2022 Tahoe gains several tech features that really shift how comfortable and easy life can be when you travel. Most vehicles are coming standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to pair smartphones with infotainment systems, a feature Chevy makes wireless for the Tahoe, but now the Tahoe gives buyers of the LT trim and higher an added bonus with a bevy of Google actions that do a lot more than pair with your smartphone. The Google Assistant you may already use with your phone to ask infinite questions now lets you take care of navigation, texting, and even uploading new apps from the Google Play app store if you like.
But that’s not all: ask Google to turn up the heat or turn down the stereo, and your virtual assistant will make you as comfy as you please. Also, for the LT trim and above, the 2022 Tahoe can come with an available 13 camera views that allow for safer driving while parking, towing, and driving in reverse, but also for being able to see inside your trailer and have extra security when trailering. Using the system should be easy for viewing with the standard 10.2-inch touchscreen that allows for split-screen and picture-in-picture capability, among several other features. The sound quality in the 2022 Tahoe should be another pleasure buyers will enjoy, with a standard nine-speaker setup that can be upgraded to a ten-speaker Bose system for premium quality.
While the new convenience features for the 2022 Tahoe may be more exciting and fun, Chevy continues to upgrade its driver-assist safety technology to make its vehicles better at mitigating or preventing accidents. Standard front and rear sensors now provide assistance when parking, so the driver gets a warning if you get too close to another object or vehicle. In addition, Chevy has added Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning to its list of standard safety features for 2022, making the list of standard features much longer. Other features on the safety front like IntelliBeam Auto High Beam Assist and a Following Distance Indicator add convenience as well. In upper trims, Adaptive Cruise Control, Rear Pedestrian Braking, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are all available for further improving safety.
Ride quality in the 2022 Tahoe has reached new heights of comfort with its updated independent suspension system that far outstrips the old rear axle, which could still feel truck-like. Choosing to opt for the available Magnetic Ride Control in one of the upper trims can add a feel of luxury with its smooth handling, accomplished with electronic adaptation. Other features geared toward the driver make time behind the wheel more comfortable with standard features like rain-sensing wipers and powered front seats, plus heated exterior mirrors, remote start, and tri-zone climate control make the 2022 Tahoe perfect for any weather, hot or cold. Having a Teen Driver key to program for drivers who are still practicing their skills can help with easing your nerves when you let your kids drive without you.
For your rear-seat passengers, time in the 2022 Tahoe should be nothing less than stellar, with expansive space for legroom and a large cargo bay so you can take along whatever you need while you travel. For the entry-level LS, nine passengers can be accommodated on the three bench seats, or the other trims will seat up to eight with the front seat bucket seats in place. Second-row bench seats can be swapped out for captain’s chairs which are standard for the Premier and High Country trims. Legroom in the second row should be enough for most adults, with up to 42 inches of space. Third-row seating is still fairly comfortable with 34.9 inches of legroom, which is comfortable for shorter adults or teens.
Cargo space behind the rear seats starts at a roomy 25.5 cubic feet, then that can expand to a voluminous 72.6 cubic feet with the third row folded flat. With all seats folded, the cargo area stretches to a massive 122.9 cubic feet. The 2022 Tahoe makes the most of its interior space with features that innovate as well as entertain. An available sliding center console is powered and can serve as a cup holder for the second row, lockable storage for valuables, and has a storage drawer. Entertainment for the rear seats is available with a dual-screen system that uses 12.6-inch LCD screens, and using it with the available Google Assistant feature means you don’t even need a remote. Whether you enjoy the WiFi, a universal home remote, or driver’s seat memory settings, the 2022 Tahoe has a vast array of interior conveniences for the ultimate comfort in any seat.