At Huffines Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Plano, we recently got the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer in our new vehicle inventory. This popular full-size SUV compares favorably to many models on the market, including the 2022 Chevy Tahoe. Picking between these two models requires you to understand what each offers. Our experts have compared the Wagoneer and Tahoe to help you make that decision stress-free.
Looking closely at these two popular SUV models, it’s easy to see that both offer many amenities. Each provides roomy seating space, powerful engines, safety features, interior amenities, infotainment options, and varying towing capacity.
The base 2022 Jeep Wagoneer Series I model has a starting MSRP of $58,995, with the upgraded Series II starting at $69,640 and the Series III starting at $76,640 MSRP. The base Tahoe LS trim starts at $52,195, with the four-wheel-drive upgrade starting at $55,195 MSRP. The top-level High Country trim starts at $71,145 with the turbodiesel engine and $72,795 with the 6.2-liter V-8 with a two-wheel drive and $74,145 and $75,795, respectively, with four-wheel drive.
Seating Space and Cargo
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Both the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and 2022 Chevy Tahoe have three full rows of comfortable, attractive seats and a seven- or eight-person capacity. The Tahoe has more maximum cargo capacity with all three back seats folded down, with about 122.9 cubic feet compared to the Wagoneer’s 116.7 cubic feet.
However, the Wagoneer provides slightly more headroom in the back seats with 40 inches compared to the Tahoe’s 38.2. People over 6 feet tall can comfortably sit in the third row, which is a little harder with the Tahoe. In fact, the Wagoneer’s legroom and third-row space are near best-in-class among the full-size SUVs on the market.
Engine Performance Specs
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Comparing these two vehicles’ engine performance yields some interesting data. The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer four-wheel drive has a 5.7-liter V-8 mild hybrid engine with 392 horsepower and an eight-speed transmission. By comparison, the 2022 Chevy Tahoe four-wheel drive produces around 420 horsepower with the 6.2-liter V-8 engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission. While the Tahoe also has a few smaller engine options, comparing the top-performance rate between these two vehicles helps give you a better snapshot of their overall capabilities.
The Wagoneer edges the Tahoe slightly in fuel efficiency, with a 20 mpg highway, 15 mpg city, and 17 mpg combined fuel efficiency rating compared to the Tahoe’s ratings: 19 mpg highway, 14 mpg city, and 16 mpg combined. Note that buying the rear-wheel-drive models of the Wagoneer increases its fuel efficiency, as you can get 22 mpg highway, 16 mpg city, and 18 mpg combined. Choosing the six-cylinder, 3.0-liter turbodiesel for the Tahoe increases fuel efficiency to 28 mpg highway, 21 mpg city, and 24 mpg combined; this option dramatically cuts horsepower but increases torque.
Comparing towing capacity also highlights a few differences between these vehicles. The Wagoneer comes out on top here, with a 10,000-pound towing capacity maximum compared to the Tahoe’s 7,900-pound maximum. The Tahoe does come with an advanced trailer system that makes handling big hauls easier by providing more connections between the vehicle and the trailer, including synchronized turn signals. However, the Wagoneer’s over 2,000-pound increase in maximum towing capacity makes it a good option for those who need to haul campers or other heavy items.
Suspension and On-the-Road Performance
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The Wagoneer comes with a standard air spring suspension, while the Tahoe includes a magnetic ride-control design. They both come with standard or optional rear load-leveling at the highest trims or traditional rear coil springs on lower trims. The Wagoneer has 20-inch wheels and all-terrain tires with an Advanced All-Terrain design that provides more control and handling capacity than the Tahoe. That extra performance causes a slight drop in acceleration. The Tahoe hits 60 mph about a second faster than the Wagoneer and has a max speed of 8.4 miles per hour faster, but this slight decrease is worth the better handling you get with the Wagoneer.
That said, the Wagoneer also has enhanced suspension, so you may experience overall fewer bumps on the road when compared to the Tahoe.
Both the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and the 2022 Chevy Tahoe come standard with rear cross-traffic alert, automated emergency braking, lane departure warnings, and forward-collision warning. The Wagoneer comes standard with adaptive cruise control and parking sensors, plus available traffic-sign recognition and a head-up display in upgrade packages. The Tahoe’s upper trim levels also come with adaptive cruise control and standard parking sensors.
Both also come with standard power liftgates, exterior LED lights, and rain-sensing wipers. The Jeep Wagoneer gets stronger LED fog lights, which the Tahoe doesn’t offer. These safety upgrades help keep both vehicles pretty stable, but the Wagoneer edges out the Tahoe thanks to better options on the higher trims.
Interior Seating and Infotainment
Comparing the interior also gives the Wagoneer a slight edge, with 12-way powerful adjustable heated and ventilated seats compared to the Tahoe’s eight-way adjustment. The Jeep also comes with a nine-speaker Alpine Audio system that syncs with navigation, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. The Tahoe also has these sync options and, like the Wagoneer, comes with eight standard USB ports. Extra points go to the Wagoneer again, however, with its Rear Seat Video Group providing an extra three USB ports.
The Jeep also includes a more modern style than the Chevy, the latter possessing a faux-wood style interior that may seem a bit too old-fashioned for some drivers. By contrast, the Wagoneer includes aluminum accents along the doors with sleek door panels and a large digital cluster display. Interior style preferences vary by taste, but the Wagoneer may suit customers who prefer a contemporary aesthetic.
So there you have it, an in-depth examination of the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and the 2022 Chevy Tahoe. At Huffines Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Plano, we can work with you to finance a new or used vehicle purchase, including loan options on the new Wagoneer. Reach out to us today to learn more about your options or schedule a test drive today.