Time really flies, because the 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe marks the second model year of the icon’s 5th generation.
Whoah, ‘icon’ – really? Yes. Perhaps that’s this reporter’s opinion but my bet is that there are plenty who agree.
The seven (and up to eight) passenger Tahoe shares the platform with a couple of siblings. But there’s always been something special about the full-size SUV.
Although the GMC Yukon is slightly more upscale. And the Cadillac Escalade is even a bit more upscale. The Chevy Tahoe just brings it all. Performance, styling, and capability.
Moreover, the big sport-ute costs less than its aforementioned brethren. And I dig that!
2022 Chevy Tahoe Top-3:
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2022 Chevy Tahoe – New For 2022
So, just last year Tahoe was all-new. But Chevy continues to inspire with available new stuff for 2022.
For example, there are some cool new exterior colors – auburn metallic, evergreen gray metallic and darks ash metallic.
Plus some cool tech options. Like reverse auto-braking. Also, front and rear park assist. Additionally lane-keep assist with lane departure warnings. Camera monitoring views get enhanced along with Google Assistant.
Even better is the digital instrument cluster. That comes standard on LT trims and above. Finally, we can’t leave out the 6.2-liter V8 that’s now available for Premier and Z71 trims.
Trims And Pricing
As always Chevrolet provides multiple trims, and all of these assure you are able to make Tahoe explicitly yours.
2022 Tahoe trims and starting MSRPs:
- LS $50,200
- LT $55,600
- RST $58,800
- Z71 $60,800
- Premier $63,600
- High Country $70,500
Also, the test driver you see pictured throughout this post is a 4WD LT.
Engines, Transmissions, And Gas Mileage
Tahoe is a true sport utility vehicle. Which, might be obvious to some. But in the world of crossover SUVs, that’s worth pointing out.
But while it’s closer to a truck than a car, Chevy doesn’t go to the extent of engine and transmission options. Like, for example, what the carmaker does with Silverado.
For 2022 Tahoe can come with three different motors:
- 5.3L V8, 355 horsepower, and 383 pound-feet of torque
- 6.2L V8, 420 hp, and 460 lb-ft of torque
- 3.0L Turbo-Diesel, 277 hp, and 460 lb-ft of torque
Regardless of the powerplant, the 2022 Chevy Tahoe comes equipped with the same transmission. And it’s a smooth-shifting and efficient 10-speed automatic.
So you’re left with the choice of 2WD or 4WD. And here’s another point that might be obvious but worth noting. The 2WD option is rear-wheel drive.
When it comes to fuel-economy Tahoe is in really good shape.
Because a full-size Tahoe delivers about the same EPA estimated fuel economy as my midsize Toyota Tacoma. (And that hurt, frankly, when a realized it!)
2022 Tahoe Fuel-Economy:
- 5.3L V8
- 2WD 15/20
- 4WD tbd/tbd
- 6.2L V8
- 2WD 14/20
- 4WD 14/19
- 3.0L turbo-diesel
- 2WD 21/28
- 4WD 20/26
Speaking of my Tacoma, that’s a 2WD – making the fuel-economy comparison all the more painful!
And it used to be that I’d suggest buying 4WD only if you think you’ll be using it. But with Tahoe’s fuel efficiency, just get the 4WD.
Because it doesn’t cost that much more anyway. Plus, it increases your resale value. So, you might as well have it.
What Does 2022 Chevy Tahoe Look Like?
I love the look of the new Tahoe – this fifth generation we’re enjoying. While that’s not changed from last year to this year it’s both a beautiful and bold design.
For instance, even though the trim pictured throughout this post is an LT trim, it’s still a handsome SUV. Remember that the LT is only one step above the base-model LS.
So when you start getting into the upper trims – look out! You’ve got a Tahoe that’s worth of the iconic moniker I gave it earlier.
Inside 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe
Also since the launch of generation five, Tahoe’s interior has ranked among my favorites.
And that’s because with gen-five Chevy fixed everything that I felt wasn’t quite perfect with the inside.
The front row seating and driver user interface were always solid. No issues there. But legroom in the backseat was an issue.
Specifically, the third-tow backseat provided terrible legroom prior to 2021. Additionally, it was tough getting back to the third row.
For 2022 however, Tahoe’s legroom is exemplary wherever you’re sitting. So now the third row of seating is functional for most normal-sized adults!
Technology And Infotainment
When it comes to infotainment and technology, Tahoe delivers, especially on the upper trim levels.
But this is also the category where Tahoe’s siblings can have a slight advantage. So Yukon and Escalade almost always get the very latest gizmos and gadgets.
However, this is tough to overstate. That can actually be a good thing. Because by the time General Motors puts the latest-greatest tech in Tahoe – it’s been tried and true.
In other words, sometimes the latest tech gets launched in Yukon or Escalade and lands with a thud. Thus never making its way to Tahoe and leaving the associated potential headaches for other brand buyers. :0)
2022 Chevrolet Tahoe Top-3
Coming full-circle with my Top-3 things for the 2022 Chevy Tahoe. As usual, they’re self-explanatory with my reviews.
- Drive – Even the smaller V8 and LT trim feels like a powerful, road-owning beast that instills confidence behind the wheel.
- Styling – Athletic, bold, beautiful, beastly. Tahoe owns the full-size SUV category in my eyes with its GM brethren close behind.
- Interior – Chevy just got it so ‘right’ with the 5th generation redesign inside. Enhancing the vehicle’s utility with a bigger/better 3rd row.
Chevrolet, find new roads!