New color options, an electronic limited-slip differential, and more.
The Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe were redesigned for the 2021 model year, introducing a raft of changes and improvements including a new platform, improved driving dynamics, bolder styling, and a more high-tech interior. As such, we weren't expecting the 2022 full-size SUVs to get any major upgrades.
However, GM Authority has learned that the 2022 Suburban and Tahoe will be available with a new electronic limited-slip differential, among other things. Using sensors that monitor driver inputs, the electronic limited-slip differential improves the SUV's traction and stability when driving on tricky terrain by optimizing the torque split between the right and left rear wheels.
The electronic limited-slip differential is only available as part of Chevrolet's Off-Road Capability package for the 2022 Suburban and Tahoe, which also includes Magnetic Ride Control and Air Ride Adaptive suspension. The Off-Road Capability package requires the Max Trailering package and the Luxury package but is included with the Z71 Off-Road package. However, no pricing information is available for the Off-Road Capability package yet.
Three new exterior colors will also be available for the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe according to reports: Auburn Metallic, Dark Ash Metallic, and Evergreen Gray Metallic. These new colors replace Shadow Gray Metallic and Graywood Metallic.
As for engine options, the naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 that was previously reserved for the range-topping High Country trim will reportedly be offered for lower RST, Z71, and Premier trims when the 2022 model goes on sale. Paired with a ten-speed automatic, this unit develops 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque in the 2021 Suburban and Tahoe High Country. Chevrolet also offers a 5.3-liter V8 rated at 355 hp/383 lb-ft and a 3.0-liter inline-six turbo-diesel with 277 hp/460 lb-ft. Additionally, GM Authority reports that the 2022 Suburban and Tahoe will be equipped with a new 12-inch digital driver information center, which will come as standard for LT, RST, Z71, Premier, and High Country trims.
The entry-level LS trim will still be equipped with a standard 4.2-inch cluster screen, however. We expect this new standard equipment will increase the price of the 2022 LT, RST, Z71, Premier, and High Country trims. For reference, the 2021 Suburban starts at $58,020 LT, while the 2021 Tahoe LT carries an MSRP of $55,320. Chevrolet should officially unveil the 2022 Suburban and Tahoe within the next few weeks.