Three-row SUVs are some of the most versatile vehicles on the market today. Besides their ability to safely and comfortably carry up to eight or nine passengers, they’re also highly capable vehicles that can help you transport heavy loads and even venture off-road. Chevrolet has three models that fit into this category, and these are their main characteristics.
2022 Chevy Traverse
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The 2022 Traverse is part of the model’s second generation, which was first introduced in 2018. It’s available in six different trims: LS, LT Cloth, LT Leather, RS, Premier, and High Country. Even the base trim comes with many stylish and useful features, such as 18-inch aluminum wheels, triple-zone climate control, a 7-inch touch screen interface, and wireless connectivity through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also comes equipped with modern safety aids, such as forward collision warning, lane-keeping assist, a blind-spot monitor, and rear parking sensors to help you notice and avoid any potential danger around the vehicle.
All Traverse trims come with the same powerful and versatile engine enough to cover all your needs. The 3.6-liter V-6 can produce up to 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque with the help of a smooth nine-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, but you can choose to add an all-wheel drive. This powertrain pushes the Traverse to a speed of 60 miles per hour in just 7.1 seconds from a complete standstill, which is a great time for such a large vehicle.
The 2022 Traverse’s main feature is its excellent interior comfort. The seats have the right balance between soft and supportive, and there’s plenty of headroom and legroom for all passengers. It’s also very easy to get in and out of this vehicle due to its low step-up height and wide-opening doors. There’s plenty of technology as well to enhance passenger comfort as well. Besides the standard smartphone connectivity options, passengers also benefit from onboard Wi-Fi, satellite radio, and an optional 10-speaker premium audio system, among other tech features.
2022 Chevy Tahoe
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The 2022 Tahoe is part of the model’s fifth generation, which was initially introduced in 2021. It improves an already popular model and features the independent rear suspension system found in last year’s version. This system enhances handling and enhances passenger comfort, especially in the third-row seats.
The all-new Chevy Tahoe is available in six trims: LS, LT, RST, Z71, Premier, and High Country. Like the Traverse, even the base model comes with impressive style, tech, and safety features, such as 18-inch wheels, multiple wireless smartphone connectivity options, and helpful driver aids.
Its standard engine is a 5.3-liter V-8 that can produce up to 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Although this power output should cover most needs, those who feel they need a little extra push can choose the 6.2-liter V-8, which is an option for the RST, Z71, and Premier trims and standard on the High Country trim. This engine can produce up to 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. There’s also a diesel option, with 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
The Tahoe offers an excellent mix of comfort and utility. Its independent adaptive suspension cancels minor bumps in the road, and the insulation system keeps most noises outside the cabin. This vehicle is agile when cornering and quick off the mark, with a zero-to-60 time of 6 seconds, which rivals many much smaller vehicles. It can also carry voluminous and heavy loads, with the maximum storage capacity being 122.9 cubic feet with the bottom two rows folded down and the maximum towing capacity being 8,400 pounds.
2022 Chevy Suburban
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The 2022 Suburban is part of its 12th generation, which was first introduced in 2021. It’s Chevrolet’s most considerable SUV, and it’s built on the same platform as the Silverado 1500 pickup truck, making it the ultimate choice for drivers who are in need of nine passenger seats and a considerable amount of cargo space. It’s available in six trim levels: LS, LT, RST, Z71, Premier, and High Country, with all the trims provide at least eight passenger seats and style, tech, and safety features.
It offers the same engine choices as the Tahoe, with a standard 5.3-liter V-8 and two additional options: a 6.2-liter V-8 and a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder diesel. Despite its size, it accelerates, brakes, and handles excellently, with only 6.7 seconds needed to reach a speed of 60 miles per hour from a standstill. The braking is also impressive for such a large vehicle, with the Suburban only needing 122 feet to come to a complete halt from a speed of 60 miles per hour. It also benefits from the sturdiness that its truck-like core provides.
The Suburban’s size means there’s more than enough space for all passengers in the interior. The large door openings make getting in and out very easy, and the driver’s high position provides excellent visibility. Interior comfort is also enhanced by the adaptive air suspension system, which separates the cabin from the road and helps the Suburban float over most road imperfections. It also comes with all the tech you need for long road trips, including wireless smartphone connectivity, excellent sound, and a set of driving aids that can help you successfully navigate such a large vehicle.
As you would expect, given its size, the 2022 Suburban has an impressive amount of cargo space. It can carry up to 41.5 cubic feet of cargo behind the third row and up to 93.8 cubic feet with the third row folded down. If you need additional shipment on your journeys, you can also tow up to 8,300 pounds.
If you constantly need to carry many passengers around, a three-row SUV seems like the obvious choice due to its excellent versatility and safety. All three Chevrolet models with these characteristics will satisfy your needs, with the right choice between them depending on your particular preferences. Visit us at Huffines Chevrolet Lewisville and see what we have to offer.