Both the 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban will have increased V8 engine availability: the RST, Z71, and Premier trim levels are available with the 6.3-liter V8 engine that achieves 420 horsepower. An available electronic limited slip differential also monitors your wheels as you drive, giving you a sportier driving experience.
If you use Google to run your life, you’ll be happy to know that the Tahoe and Suburban will now be available with Google Assistant. It works with Android™ Auto and Apple CarPlay® to manage audio volume, climate settings, Google Maps, and phone messages with your voice. Chevrolet plans for additional uses for the feature as it rolls out.
For safety, the Front and Rear Park Assist, Lane Keep Assist, and Lane Departure Warning systems will now be standard on all trims of these vehicles. Advanced safety systems are good, but seat belts are still an essential way to protect you and your family on the go. The 2022 Suburban and Tahoe will come standard with the Buckle to Drive feature. It won’t let you move the car out of park until the front passenger and driver have their seat belts on.
The difference between the two awards comes down to headlights. The Buick Encore GX has the TOP SAFETY PICK award because it has an available headlight system with an acceptable or good rating. The Trailblazer’s bump to the TOP SAFETY PICK+ comes from headlights across all of its trim levels that meet that designation.
Both of the vehicles scored a good rating in the six IIHS crash tests, including the notoriously difficult overlap tests.
As a nod to advanced driver-assist technology, the IIHS recognized that both the Buick Encore GX and Chevy Trailblazer have an available front crash prevention system. Not only can you add these systems, but they also performed at a level to bring home a superior or advanced score.
If you’re shopping for something to help you drive around town in comfort, the Buick Encore GX is a good choice. Its small size makes it a breeze to maneuver, but the interior cargo areas can be configured for all the cargo you need.
The Chevrolet Trailblazer is one of Chevy’s storied nameplates. Discontinued in 2009, it’s back and more than ready to take on your family’s adventures.