The Chevy Tahoe’s Larger 6.2-Liter V8 Just Got Easier to Equip

The 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe has some exciting updates, including more access to the 6.2-liter V8 engine. Now you can get your Chevy Tahoe with a little extra muscle without purchasing the highest trim level. 

The 2022 Chevy Tahoe’s 6.2-liter engine is more accessible 

The 2021 Chevy Tahoe parked outside on a sunny day
2021 Chevy Tahoe | Chevrolet

The ordering books for the 2022 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban are officially open, and it’s now easier to equip different models with the 6.2-liter V8 engine. In 2021, this engine was only available with the High Country trims. 

Not it’s available for the Z71, RST, and Premier trims. But to get the Chevy Tahoe Z71 with the 6.2-liter engine, you’ll need to order the new Off-Road Performance Package, the Off-Road Capability Package, the Max Trailering Package, and the Luxury Package. 

The Performance package includes quad pipes and stainless steel tips. The Performance Package adds the Aire Ride Adaptive Suspension, Magnetic Ride Control, and an electronic limited-slip differential. 

However, you can skip checking all those boxes by going with the Z71 Off-Road Package, which includes the Luxury, Max Trailering, and Off-Road Capability packages. It also provides extra seat functionality in each row, auto-dimming on the driver’s side, and heated body-colored side mirrors. 

What engines are available for the Tahoe? 

There are three engine options available for the 2022 Chevy Tahoe

  • The base engine is the 5.3-liter V8 engine. It provides 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque.
  • You can opt for the 3.0-liter V6 Duramax turbo-diesel option for 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. 
  • The 6.2-liter V8 engine pumps out 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. 

With the Duramax diesel engine, you get an EPA-estimated 21 mpg in the city and up to 28 mpg on the highway. With this engine, you can tow up to 8,200 lbs and carry a payload of up to 1,717 lbs.

The 6.2-liter engine gets an EPA-estimated 15 mpg in the city and up to 20 mpg on the highway. When properly equipped, the Tahoe can tow up to 8,300 lbs and carry a payload of up to 1,927 lbs. 

Each engine option is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and sends power to the rear wheels. The 5.3-liter engine can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 7.5 seconds, the 62.-liter engine reaches 60 mph in about 5.9 seconds, and the 3.0-liter Duramax takes about 8 seconds to reach 60 mph. 

What’s new for the 2022 Tahoe? 

The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe driving down the road
2021 Chevrolet Tahoe | Chevrolet

Aside from making the 6.2-liter engine more accessible, the 2022 Chevy Tahoe didn’t receive many updates. It was just redesigned for 2021, so it’s still incredibly fresh and modern. The new Luxury Package includes HD Surround Vision, Rear Pedestrian Alert, an automatic heated steering wheel, and heated seats in the second row. 

The Max Trailering Package includes an enhanced cooling radiator, Hitch Guidance with Hitch View, Advanced Trailering System, and an integrated brake controller. The Trailering App provides maintenance reminders and security alerts. Last but not least, the 2022 Tahoe is gaining the new 12-inch Enhanced Multi-color Digital Driver Information. 

The 2021 model has an MSRP of $49,600. The 2022 Tahoe may receive a slight price increase and start around $50,395. Now it’s a bit easier to get the 6.2-liter engine without having to buy the High Country trim, and we’ll keep you updated as we learn more.

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