2022 Chevrolet Suburban vs 2022 Wagoneer

When you need to accommodate a baby’s car seat or a kid’s little league team, full-size SUVs are the perfect solution. After all, these three-row SUVs offer loads of room for people and plenty of cargo space when the seats are lowered. The question then becomes which one is the right choice for your growing family? 

Let’s take a closer look at two premium options, the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban and 2022 Wagoneer, to figure out which one you should buy. 

Exterior 

Wherever the road takes you, the new 2022 Chevrolet Suburban and 2022 Wagoneer ensure all eyes are on you. These full-size SUVs make a bold first impression with their sculpted frames, wide stances, and chiseled lines. Chevy pairs the new Suburban with a stylish dual-port grille sporting the iconic Chevy bowtie logo, while the new Wagoneer offers a classic seven-slot look. 

At first glance, the new Chevy Suburban and  Wagoneer may appear close to the same size. However, once we look at the spec sheets, we’ll find that the new Suburban is the clear winner in nearly every category: 

  • Length
    • Chevrolet Suburban: 225.7 inches
    • Wagoneer: 214.7 inches
  • Wheelbase
    • Chevrolet Suburban: 134.1 inches
    • Wagoneer: 123.0 inches
  • Width
    • Chevrolet Suburban: 81.1 inches
    • Wagoneer: 83.6 inches
  • Height
    • Chevrolet Suburban: 75.7 inches
    • Wagoneer: 75.6 inches

Both the new 2022 Chevrolet Suburban and 2022 Wagoneer feature available hands-free gesture liftgates that make it easy to load the cargo area. They also offer power-retractable assist steps that give you a handy boost into the cabin without detracting from the vehicle’s sleek silhouette. These full-size SUVs feature heated outside mirrors, LED headlights, and roof-rack side rails. 

The new 2022 Chevrolet Suburban is offered in 10 contemporary colors and 15 head-turning wheel styles. By comparison, the new 2022 Wagoneer only has seven colors and a measly four wheel styles. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban 

  • Available in more colors and wheel sizes 
  • Longer and taller than the Wagoneer

Advantage of the 2022 Wagoneer

  • Hands-free gesture liftgate makes it easy to access the cargo area
  • Sleek and contemporary styling make it stand out on crowded streets

Interior 

When it comes to interior styling, the new 2022 Chevrolet Suburban and 2022 Wagoneer hold nothing back. These spacious SUVs offer plenty of room with the Suburban seating up to nine and the Wagoneer seating eight. These full-size SUVs have luxurious interiors with available leather-appointed seats that elevate comfort levels. 

Taking a look at the spec sheets, we’ll find that the new Wagoneer and Chevy Suburban are close in most categories. The new Suburban wins in front-row legroom but the Wagoneer features best-in-class second- and third-row legroom: 

  • Front Headroom
    • Chevrolet Suburban: 42.3 inches
    • Wagoneer: 41.3 inches
  • Front Legroom
    • Chevrolet Suburban: 44.5 inches
    • Wagoneer: 40.9 inches
  • Second-Row Headroom
    • Chevrolet Suburban: 38.9 inches
    • Wagoneer: 40.0 inches
  • Second-Row Legroom
    • Chevrolet Suburban: 42.0 inches
    • Wagoneer: 42.7 inches
  • Third-Row Headroom
    • Chevrolet Suburban: 38.2 inches
    • Wagoneer: 39.0 inches
  • Third-Row Legroom
    • Chevrolet Suburban: 36.7 inches
    • Wagoneer: 36.6 inches

The new Chevy Suburban is the undisputed winner in cargo space though, offering best-in-class max cargo capacity: 

  • Cargo Capacity
    • Chevy Suburban: 144.7 cubic feet
    • Wagoneer: 116.7 cubic feet 

Both of these vehicles feature tri-zone automatic climate control that lets you and your passengers set individual temperature settings. They also offer power-folding rear seats, a panoramic sunroof, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. However, only the new Wagoneer is available with heated and ventilated front seats. 

There’s a few other things you’ll only find on the new Suburban. This full-size SUV has a first-in-class power-sliding center console that slides back to offer up to 10 inches of extra space in the front seat. It also doubles as a cup holder for your second-row passengers. The new Suburban also features a 12-inch driver information center that’s larger than the Wagoneer’s 10.25-inch display. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban

  • More front legroom than the Wagoneer
  • Offers best-in-class max cargo space at 144.7 cubic feet
  • First-in-class power-sliding center console offers extra storage space
  • 12-inch driver information center is larger than the Wagoneer’s

Advantage of the 2022 Wagoneer

  • Available with heated and ventilated seats that ensure you travel in comfort
  • Offers best-in-class second- and third-row seating

Technology

The new 2022 Chevrolet Suburban ensures you never have to suffer through a boring road trip with its Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium system. This system supports wireless smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, so you can stream music, answer calls, and look up directions from the 10.2-inch touchscreen. This full-size SUV also has a 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot (data plan required) that supports up to seven devices, so you and your passengers miss nothing. 

Chevy offers the new Suburban with an available Bose® 10-speaker Surround with Centerpoint® system that surrounds you with concert-quality sound. It also has a rear-seat entertainment system with dual 12.6-inch LCD touchscreens mounted to the back of the front seats, ensuring an end to the “Are we there yet?” questions.

Over on the new Wagoneer, we’ll find the Uconnect® 5 NAV system with a 10.1-inch touchscreen. Like its Chevy counterpart, this infotainment system supports wireless smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The new Wagoneer also has a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot that supports up to eight devices, one more than the Suburban’s Wi-Fi. 

The new Wagoneer is available with a 506-watt Alpine® premium audio system that places nine speakers around the cabin to ensure you’re surrounded by concert-quality sound. It also features a rear-seat entertainment system with 10-inch touch screens and Amazon Fire TV Built-In.

On both the Chevy Suburban and Wagoneer, you’ll find a wireless smartphone charging pad, head-up display, and trial subscription to SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban

  • Chevrolet Infotainment System offers a larger touchscreen 
  • Available Bose® audio system has more speakers than the Wagoneer’s
  • Rear-seat entertainment system boasts larger touchscreens

Advantage of the 2022 Wagoneer

  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot supports more devices 
  • Rear-seat entertainment system features Amazon Fire TV built-in 

Safety 

When it comes to your safety, the new 2022 Chevrolet Suburban and 2022 Wagoneer leave nothing to chance. These full-size SUVs offer loads of advanced safety features, including: 

  • Forward-collision alert
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Front pedestrian braking 
  • Lane keep assist
  • Lane-departure warning 
  • Lane change alert
  • Side blind-zone alert
  • Front and rear park assist
  • Surround-view camera
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • LATCH-ready child-seat anchor system 
  • Tire-pressure monitoring system

However, only the new Chevy Suburban features OnStar® Automatic Crash Response. This system detects when you’ve been in a collision and will connect you with a representative within moments to ensure your safety. If you’re unresponsive, the agent will notify emergency personnel of your location. 

The new Chevy Suburban also features Teen Driver technology, a built-in system that makes it easy to teach your young drivers the ways of the road. When activated, Teen Driver lets you set a speed alert, limit music volume, and ensure they’re always buckling their seat belt, even when you’re not there. Teen Driver will also generate an in-vehicle report card to let you know how they did, allowing you to identify areas that need improvement. 

There are a few things you’ll only find on the new Wagoneer though. This full-size SUV features available parallel and perpendicular park assist that identifies suitable parking spots and maneuvers the vehicle into place for you with the touch of a button. There’s also intersection-collision assist that sends you alerts when it detects oncoming traffic at intersections and will even apply the brakes for you if necessary. Finally, the new Wagoneer offers traffic-sign recognition that uses vehicle-mounted cameras and real-time image processing to display current road signs on the driver information center. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban

  • OnStar® Automatic Crash Response ensures your safety in the event of a collision 
  • Teen Driver makes it easy to teach your drivers the way of the road

Advantage of the 2022  Wagoneer

  • Available parallel and perpendicular park assist make it easy to navigate into tight parking spots
  • Intersection-collision assist applies the brakes when it detects oncoming traffic at intersections 
  • Traffic-sign recognition keeps you informed on current speed limits

Performance

We’ve covered these full-size SUVs’ exteriors, interiors, and their advanced technology. But how do they perform on the road? 

Let’s start with the 2022 Chevy Suburban. Options are the name of the game with this full-size SUV, with three engine options to choose from: 

  • 5.3-Liter V-8 Engine
    • 355 horsepower
    • 383 pound-feet of torque
  • 6.2-Liter V-9 Engine 
    • 420 horsepower 
    • 460 pound-feet of torque
  • 3.0-Liter Duramax® Turbo-Diesel Engine 
    • 277 horsepower 
    • 460 pound-feet of torque

All three of these engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new Suburban also features a magnetic ride control that ensures a smoother, more comfortable ride. Chevy also offers the Suburban with four-wheel drive, StabiliTrak® electronic stability-control system, and a multi-link rear suspension that enhances comfort levels. When properly equipped, the new Suburban can achieve a 7,800-pound towing capacity.

Meanwhile, the new Wagoneer keeps things simple by only offering one engine: 

  • 5.7-Liter V-8 Engine with eTorque
    • 392 horsepower 
    • 404 pound-feet of torque

This engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. When properly equipped, the new Wagoneer achieves a best-in-class maximum towing capacity of 10,000 pounds.

While the new Wagoneer may only offer one engine, it can be paired with one of three legendary 4×4 systems. The Quadra-Trac I® is a 4×4 system that’s always engaged and features a Selec-Terrain® traction-management system. The Quadra-Trac II® system also includes the Selec-Terrain traction-management system but adds a two-speed low transfer case. The last option is the Quadra-Drive® II automatic 4×4 system that switches between two-wheel and four-wheel drive whenever necessary. 

Both of these full-size SUVs feature an available adaptive air-ride suspension, an electronic limited-slip rear differential, and hill-start assist. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban

  • Available with more engines to choose from, including a turbo-diesel engine 
  • Features a 10-speed automatic transmission for smoother shifting
  • Magnetic ride control and adaptive air-ride suspension ensure a comfortable ride

Advantage of the 2022 Wagoneer

  • Offers three 4×4 systems to choose from 
  • Boasts a best-in-class 10,000-pound maximum towing capacity

Which Should You Buy? 

Both the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban and 2022 Wagoneer bring a lot to the table. These full-size SUVs offer contemporary styling, expansive cargo space, and loads of advanced technology features. That means the best way to figure out which one is right for you is with a test drive. 

Visit GarberAuto.com today to find the Garber dealership closest to you. Then give us a call to schedule a test drive. 

 

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Dianna Duchesne

Dianna Duchesne

Dianna is the Digital Content Writer for Garber Automotive Group.

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