2022 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban Trims Unveiled, Pricing To Come
General Motors revealed new specs for its 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban full-size SUVs, expanding availability of the powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine across the lineups while improving interior connectivity and safety features. The Suburban is effectively a longer version of the Tahoe so both lineups get the same upgrades.
The 2022 revisions come only one model year after a total reboot for both SUVs. The new design added an independent rear suspension, standalone RST and Z71 trim packages and a 3.0-liter turbodiesel inline-six cylinder engine, as well as a new ten-speed automatic transmission.
Now buyers seeking the higher-displacement 420-horsepower V8 can choose between the RST, Z71 and Premier trims in addition to last year’s range-topping High Country package. The smaller 5.3-liter V8 remains available across the LS, LT, Z51, RST and Premier range. Selecting the 6.2-liter on RST also adds Chevy’s Magnetic Ride Control shocks, which come standard on Premier and High Country and are available on the Z71. The new Z71 package receives a new electronic limited-slip rear differential to improve trailering stability and off-road performance.
Technology & Safety
For customers who prioritize towing, GM added three new camera angles to the 2022 Tahoe and Suburban’s standard trailering technology, including a rear trailer view, picture-in-picture side view and the option to mount a camera inside a trailer—all in addition to the increasingly popular transparent trailer illusion.
On the LT trim and above, the SUVs now offer Google Assistant compatibility alongside Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for voice and steering wheel control of calls, messaging, navigation and climate control. LT and higher also receive a new 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster with four selectable gauge and information layouts.
The Tahoe’s driver-aid package adds park assist (front and rear) and lane keep assist (with lane departure warning) to the existing Chevy Safety Assist suite that comes standard across all models. And a new Buckle to Drive system will not allow the gear selector out of park until both the driver and front passenger (when detected) have buckled their safety belts.
2022 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban Trims and Pricing
Likely due to pandemic-related parts and chip shortages, Chevrolet is keeping pricing for the SUVs’ various trim levels under wraps. But those figures should emerge shortly as the 2022 trim-level announcement did optimistically forecast production beginning by October, including three new exterior paint tones: Evergreen Gray Metallic, Auburn Metallic and Dark Ash Metallic.
The chance that any of the Tahoe’s six trim levels will cost less than the previous model year seems unlikely given pent-up market demand. The cheapest 2021 Tahoe in base LS spec started at $51,295 including destination fees, while the LT’s additional options bumped the cost to $55,995. The RST’s sporty exterior details like 22-inch wheels and blacked-out or body-colored trim started at $59,095 while the Z71 stickered for $61,195 when equipped with four-wheel drive.
Adding high-quality interior materials and safety features for the Premium and High Country trims costs $64,495 and $71,935, respectively. The 6.2-liter V8, meanwhile, formerly added $1,500 to the 2021 High Country and four-wheel drive cost $3,000 for all trims but the Z71. 2021 Suburbans were priced between $2,000 and $2,500 more than their smaller Tahoe equivalents.
Barring further supply chain disruptions, the 2022 Tahoe and Suburban should begin hitting dealer lots in late October or early November.