The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer Gives the Chevy Tahoe Serious Competition
Jeep is trying to reenter the large SUV game with the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. The Jeep Wagoneer is the more practical option than the ultra-luxurious Grand Wagoneer, so let’s see how it compares to other practical SUVs, like the 2021 Chevy Tahoe.
The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer vs. the 2021 Chevy Tahoe
Prepare your wallets, Jeep fans. The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer begins at about $59,995. The Grand Wagoneer begins at about $88,995. The 2021 Chevy Tahoe has an MSRP of about $49,000. So, the Tahoe has our attention for starting at about $10,000 less.
But according to Auto Blog, the Wagoneer may include more with its base model. The Wagoneer has a standard 5.7-liter mild-hybrid V8 engine with 392-hp and 404 lb-ft of torque. You can upgrade to the 6.4-liter V8 engine for 471 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque.
The Tahoe comes with a 5.3-liter V8 engine with 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. But you can also upgrade to the 6.2-liter V8 with 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque or the 3.0-liter turbo diesel I6 engine for 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.
Jeep Wagoneer and Chevy Tahoe power
So, the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer has more hp than the Chevy Tahoe, and it can tow more. When properly equipped, the Wagoneer can tow up to 10,000 lb while the Tahoe maxes out at 8,400 lb.
With the 6.4-liter V8, the Wagoneer can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 6 seconds. According to Car Indigo, with the 6.2-liter engine, the 2021 Chevy Tahoe can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds.
Despite having a mild-hybrid engine option, the Wagoneer is expected to have a poor fuel economy. EPA ratings haven’t been released yet. The Chevy Tahoe gets an EPA estimated 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Also, the Wagoneer 4xe could be added to the lineup soon.
Rear-wheel drive comes standard on the Wagoneer, but you can upgrade to a few different drive systems. The Quadra-Trac I and Quadra-Trac II systems have two-speed transfer cases. The Quadra-Drive II system includes the two-speed transfer case and an electronically controlled limited-slip rear differential.
The Chevy Tahoe also comes in rear-wheel drive. AWD can be added. The Z71 package adds a locking/limited-slip differential and height-adjustable suspension. The Wagoneer also has optional air springs that raise the height by 3.6-inches.
Jeep Wagoneer and Chevy Tahoe Features
The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer is longer than the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe. It also has a little more space for passengers in the second and third row. Both SUVs can be equipped with captain chairs in the second row.
According to Car and Driver, the Wagoneer comes with leather seats and more standard features than the Chevy Tahoe and its cloth seats. The Wagoneer also comes with a 10.1-inch infotainment screen, and the Tahoe comes with a 10.2-inch screen. Both can connect to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Also, a 10.25-inch digital instrument panel comes standard in the Wagoneer.