But there's another way you can get it.
Need an SUV with room for seven or eight passengers with the ability to tow a boat? The 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe and extended-length 2022 Chevrolet Suburban are stellar options. Built on GM's full-size GMT T1XX truck platform, the Tahoe and Suburban are excellent vehicles for transporting a large family and their stuff. Among the family-friendly features offered in Chevy's largest SUV models, the available rear-seat entertainment system was great for keeping the kids in the back seat occupied. We say "was" because unfortunately, this feature is no longer available for the 2022 model year.
UPDATE: "Due to the ongoing semiconductor shortage, rear seat entertainment is temporarily unavailable on MY2022 Chevrolet Tahoes and Suburbans, as well as 2022 GMC Yukons and Yukon XLs," A GM spokesperson told CarBuzz. "Cadillac continues to offer Rear Seat Entertainment on Escalades in the Premium Luxury Platinum and Sport Platinum trims. Our team continues to navigate this fluid situation and will update vehicle feature offerings accordingly."
According to Chevy's build and price tool, the Rear Seat Media System (previously a $1,995 option) is no longer listed. Customers could previously order this option on Tahoe/Suburban LT, RST, Z71, Premier, and High Country trims. The package included two 12.6-inch seatback-mounted touchscreens with Wi-Fi wireless projection capability, two HDMI ports, and two wireless headphones. This option's disappearance is likely due to the current chip shortage.
GM already made a few changes to the rear entertainment system since the last time we tested it in a 2021 Tahoe, including deleting the Miracast and navigation functions and limiting the USB-C ports to charging only. Passengers could still plug in a game console and play online using the built-in Wi-Fi connection, but the system lacked an important feature offered by rival automakers.
The Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer debuted with built-in Fire TV, allowing rear passengers to watch Netflix and other streaming services on the go. This feature later appeared on the Grand Cherokee. Both the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator will add Fire TV in 2022, outclassing what GM had available in its full-size SUVs.
Though the feature is outclassed by Ford and Jeep's offerings, some buyers may still want the Rear Seat Media System in their GM SUV. If that's the case, we have some good news. The GMC Yukon and Yukon XL are still available with it as a $1,995 option on the AT4, Denali, and SLT trims. Likewise, the Cadillac Escalade still offers this option on the Premium Luxury and Sport trims (along with $310 AKG Bluetooth headphones), while upper trims include the rear screens as standard.