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. 


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 memorable first impression with their bold 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 might appear to be 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 have 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 to choose from. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban 

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


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 boasting seating for up to nine and the Wagoneer offering seating for up to eight. These full-size SUVs also sport luxurious interiors with available leather-appointed seats that elevate comfort levels. 

Taking a look at the specs sheets, we’ll find that the new Chevy Suburban and Wagoneer are close in most categories, though the Suburban wins in front-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 

There’s a few other things you’ll only find on the new Suburban. This full-size SUV features 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 has a 12-inch driver information center that’s larger than the Wagoneer’s 10.25-inch display. 

Both of these vehicles feature tri-zone automatic climate control that lets you and your passengers set individual temperature settings. They also both offer power-folding rear seats, a panoramic sunroof, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. 

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


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 offers 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 offers a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot (data plan required). 

The new 2022 Wagoneer is available with a 506-watt Alpine® audio system that places nine speakers around the cab. It also features a rear-seat entertainment system for your second-row passengers, though the touchscreens are slightly smaller at 10.1 inches. 

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


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. 

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


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 engines 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.

Over on the new 2022 Wagoneer, we’ll find just one engine available: 

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

The Wagoneer pairs this engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission, so the gear shifting isn’t as smooth as it is on the Suburban. The new Wagoneer does offer three 4×4 systems to choose from and is available with a Selec-Terrain® Traction-Management system. When properly equipped, the new Wagoneer offers a best-in-class maximum towing capacity of up to 10,000 pounds. 

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

Which Should You Buy? 

With a starting MSRP of $54,700, we think the new 2022 Chevrolet Suburban is the best value for your growing family. This full-size SUV offers seating for up to nine and boasts best-in-class cargo space at 144.7 cubic feet. It also features three powerful engines to choose from and plenty of towing capacity to bring your bigger toys along for the ride. Add in the wireless smartphone integration via the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium system and loads of safety features and the new Suburban is ready for your next family getaway. 

Experience everything the new 2022 Chevrolet Suburban has to offer today. Call Garber Automall at (904) 264-2442 to schedule your test drive. Or stop in to see us at 3360 U.S. 17, 3360 Shedd Rd, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043.

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Dianna Duchesne

Dianna Duchesne

Dianna is the Digital Content Writer for Garber Automotive Group.

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