General Motors’ full-size SUVs are the company’s bread and butter these days. So it comes as no surprise that Chevrolet is keeping the Tahoe and Suburban fresh, despite the fact they just launched in 2021 model year. For 2022 both big SUVs are getting a few new options and additional availability of the biggest V-8 engine.
For 2021 both SUVs launched with a trio of engine options. These options include the 5.3-liter V-8, 3.0-liter inline-six diesel and a 6.2-liter V-8. The 6.2-liter was originally reserved exclusively for the High Country trim level. Headlining the 2022 changes is the fact Tahoe and Suburban buyers can now opt for the 420 horsepower 6.2-liter on RST, Z71 and Premier levels.
RST buyers will have to check to box for a Sport Performance Package in order to unlock the bigger V-8 option. Meanwhile, Z71 buyers have to add the Z71 Off-Road Package or a series of other standalone options to add the 6.2. Premier buyers, though, can simply check the box for the 6.2-liter without conditions.
Also of note for 2022 is the fact that a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster display is now standard on LT and higher trim levels. This screen and the infotainment screen are also now powered by Google Automotive. This means Google Assistant is available as the voice control whether a cell phone is paired to the vehicle or not. Google Automotive is also enabling new apps and, likely, a smoother user interface than the 2021 models. This is the same system that debuted on the redesigned 2022 Chevrolet Silverado.
Rounding out the high points for 2022 is the fact that all trims come standard with Front and Rear Park Assist and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning. GM’s new Buckle To Drive feature is also standard on both SUVs.
The 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban will enter production in October. Unlike most GM products, these two have not been as impacted by the global semiconductor shortage as GM attempts to protect their profit center. That said, don’t be surprised if there are some constraints on various options.