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2022 Chevrolet Tahoe vs 2022 Wagoneer

When you have a growing family, you need a vehicle that will grow with them. After all, you need space to accommodate car seats, sports equipment, and loads of luggage when you go on family road trips. The solution? A full-size SUV with three rows of seats and plenty of cargo storage. 

So how do you decide which full-size SUV you should buy? Let’s take a look at two popular options, the 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2022 Wagoneer, to see which one is right for you. 

Exterior 

When it comes to head-turning style, the new 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2022 Wagoneer hold nothing back. These full-size SUVs make their grand entrance with sculpted lines, chiseled contours, and wide stances. The Tahoe is paired with a bold dual-port grille that’s emblazoned with Chevy’s iconic bow tie logo, while the Wagoneer sports a classic seven-slot grille. 

Both of these full-size SUVs are available with a hands-free power liftgate that opens when you kick your foot below the rear bumper. They also feature power-retractable assist steps that descend to give you a boost into the cabin. You’ll also find LED headlights, roof racks with side rails, and heated side-view mirrors on each vehicle.

The biggest differences between these two are the number of cosmetic options available. The new 2022 Chevy Tahoe features 10 colors to choose from, while the Wagoneer only has seven color options. The new Tahoe also boasts 15 wheel styles in sizes ranging from 18 to 22 inches, while the Wagoneer once again lags behind with only four roller styles to pick from. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe

  • Offers more colors to choose from 
  • Available in 15 wheel styles ranging from 18 to 22 inches 

Interior

Now let’s slip into the driver’s seat. The new 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2022 Wagoneer are available in two interior styles that offer a luxurious and classy feel. Both offer black leather trim, with the other option being a mocha brown in the Tahoe and a sea salt gray in the Wagoneer. These full-size SUVs also boast sculpted dashboards and accent stitching that deliver a contemporary vibe that’s sure to please. 

When we take a look at the spec sheets, we’ll find that the new 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2022 Wagoneer are closely matched in most categories: 

  • Front Headroom: 
    • Chevrolet Tahoe: 42.3 inches
    • Wagoneer: 41.3 inches
  • Front Legroom
    • Chevrolet Tahoe: 44.5 inches
    • Wagoneer: 40.9 inches
  • Second-Row Headroom
    • Chevrolet Tahoe: 38.9 inches
    • Wagoneer: 40.0 inches
  • Second-Row Legroom
    • Chevrolet Tahoe: 42.0 inches
    • Wagoneer: 42.7 inches
  • Third-Row Headroom
    • Chevrolet Tahoe: 38.2 inches
    • Wagoneer: 39.0 inches
  • Third-Row Legroom
    • Chevrolet Tahoe: 36.7 inches
    • Wagoneer: 36.6 inches
  • Cargo Space
    • Chevrolet Tahoe: 122.9 cubic feet
    • Wagoneer: 116.7 cubic feet

While the numbers are close, we do see that the new Tahoe offers quite a big more front legroom than the Wagoneer does. It also boasts more cargo space when all three rows of seats are lowered. 

The new 2022 Chevy Tahoe also features a first-in-class power-sliding center console that you won’t find on the new Wagoneer. This center console can be moved back up to 10 inches, making room for a bag or snacks, while also providing the second-row passengers with convenient cup holders. The new Tahoe also features a 12-inch driver information screen while the Wagoneer tops out with a 10.25-inch driver information display. 

On both of these vehicles, you will find tri-zone automatic climate control, panoramic sunroofs, and auto-dimming rearview mirrors. They’re also both available with power-folding rear seats that make it easy to load up and hit the road. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe

  • Features a first-in-class power-sliding center console
  • Offers more cargo space than the Wagoneer
  • Is available with a larger driver information display 
  • Boasts more front legroom than its competition 

Technology

The new 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2022 Wagoneer make boring road trips a thing of the past with their slew of advanced technology features. 

Let’s start with the new Tahoe. This full-size SUV is paired with the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium system that offers wireless smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. Sync your device to stream music, answer calls, and look up directions from the Tahoe’s 10.2-inch touchscreen. The new Tahoe also features a 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot (data plan required) that supports up to seven devices and an available rear-seat entertainment system with 12-inch touchscreen to keep your passengers entertained. 

Over on the new Wagoneer, we’ll find the Uconnect® 5 NAV infotainment system that’s paired with a 10.1-inch touchscreen. Like the Tahoe’s system, this feature supports smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also offers a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and a 10.25-inch rear-seat entertainment system. 

On both of these vehicles, you’ll find a wireless smartphone charging pad, a head-up display, and numerous USB data ports. They also both feature a trial subscription to SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, so you can enjoy over 150 channels of commercial-free music, talk, sport, entertainment, and more. 

The new Tahoe also offers available Google built-in connection, while the new Wagoneer features Amazon Fire TV built-in. We also see a difference in the sound systems each is available with: the Chevy Tahoe is available with a 10-speaker Bose® premium sound system on most trim levels, while the new Wagoneer offers a 19-speaker McIntosh® sound system on its highest trim level and a nine-speaker system on the others. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe

  • Features a larger infotainment touchscreen and larger rear-seat entertainment touchscreens
  • Available with a 10-speaker Bose® premium surround-sound system

Safety

When it comes to safety, you can rely on both the new 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2022 Wagoneer to have your back. These full-size SUVs come loaded with advanced safety features, including: 

  • Forward-collision alert
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane keep assist
  • Lane departure warning
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane change alert
  • Side blind-zone alert
  • HD surround-view camera

There are a few things you’ll only find on the new 2022 Chevy Tahoe though. This full-size SUV features OnStar® Automatic Crash Response that detects when you’ve been in a collision and will connect you with a representative within seconds to ensure your safety. If you’re unresponsive, that representative will notify emergency personnel to your location. 

It also features Chevy’s Teen Driver system that can help you teach your younger drivers the way of the road. This system lets you input music volume limits, set speed alerts, and includes an industry-first Buckle to Drive feature to help create safe driving habits. Teen Driver can even generate an in-vehicle report card to help you identify areas your young driver needs improvement. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe

  • OnStar® Automatic Crash Response has your back in the event of an accident
  • Teen Driver technology makes it easier to teach young drivers the rules of the road

Performance

Now let’s take a look at what each of these full-size SUVs are hiding below the hoods. 

The new 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe offers three engine configurations to choose from: a standard 5.3-liter V-8 engine that delivers 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque; an available 6.2-liter V-8 engine that kicks out 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque; and a 3.0-liter Duramax® turbo-diesel engine that generates 460 pound-feet of torque to achieve a 7,600 pound towing capacity. All three of these engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. 

Meanwhile, the new 2022 Wagoneer only offers one engine configuration. Its 5.7-liter V-8 engine achieves 392 horsepower and 404 pound-feet of torque. When properly equipped, the new Wagoneer can reach a maximum towing capacity of 10,000 pounds. Wagoneer pairs this engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission. 

Performance is about more than just the engine though – this category also encapsulates how a vehicle rides and handles. Chevy has rider comfort at the forefront of thought, offering the new Tahoe with an available first-in-class four-corner air-ride adaptive suspension. This suspension can raise the Tahoe for higher clearance or lower it for improved aerodynamics, all while ensuring a smooth ride for its crew. This full-size SUV also features trailer-sway control, a mechanical limited-slip rear differential, and the StabiliTrak® electronic stability-control system. 

Jeep offers the new Wagoneer with three 4×4 systems to choose from. It also features a quadra-lift air suspension that can provide extra ground clearance and makes it easier to attach a trailer. The new Wagoneer is also available with a Selec-Terrain® traction-management system that lets you choose from five drive modes, so you can adjust ride handling based on the current road conditions. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe

  • Has three engines to choose from, including a turbo-diesel engine option
  • Available with a first-in-class four-corner air ride adaptive suspension 
  • Paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission 

Which Should You Buy? 

When it comes right down to it, we think that the new 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe is an excellent choice for any growing family. With a starting MSRP of $50,200, the new Tahoe provides all the space you need without breaking the bank. This full-size SUV offers more cargo space, loads of advanced technology features, and is even available with a turbo-diesel engine. With its head-turning exterior and comfort-focused interior, the new Chevy Tahoe is sure to satisfy. 

Wait no longer to fall in love with the new 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe. Schedule a test drive at Garber Chevrolet Highland by giving us a call at (219) 924-3344

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Dianna Duchesne

Dianna Duchesne

Dianna is the Digital Content Writer for Garber Automotive Group.
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