2022 Chevrolet Tahoe vs 2022 Nissan Armada

Full-size SUVS are an excellent solution for a growing family on the go. With spacious seating and expansive cargo space, there’s plenty of room to accommodate everything from car seats to sports equipment. So how do you choose which one is the right choice for your family? 

Let’s take a closer look at two of the most popular models in this class, the 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2022 Nissan Armada, to figure out which one you should buy. 

Exterior 

Full-size SUVs know how to make a bold first impression and the new 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2022 Nissan Armada are no exceptions. These people haulers turn heads with their sculpted bodies, wide stances, and bold grilles. Chevy offers the new Tahoe in 10 colors to choose from, while the new Nissan Armada is available in seven colors. The new Chevy Tahoe also has more wheel styles to choose from with 15 offerings versus the Nissan Armada’s four wheel styles. 

When parked side-by-side, the new Chevy Tahoe and Nissan Armada appear to be just about the same size.  The specs sheets back this theory up, though the Tahoe has a slight advantage in most categories: 

  • Length
    • Chevrolet Tahoe: 210.7 inches
    • Nissan Armada: 208.9 inches
  • Wheelbase
    • Chevrolet Tahoe: 120.9 inches
    • Nissan Armada: 121.1 inches
  • Width
    • Chevrolet Tahoe: 81.0 inches
    • Nissan Armada: 79.9 inches
  • Height
    • Chevrolet Tahoe: 75.9 inches
    • Nissan Armada: 75.8 inches

Both of these full-size SUVs are available with roof-mounted side rails that make it easy to accommodate larger and awkward cargo. They are also both available with LED headlights that cast light farther than traditional bulbs and heated side-view mirrors that keep your view clear of snow and ice. 

Both are available with a power liftgate, but only the Tahoe features a hands-free liftgate option. The new Chevy Tahoe is also available with power-retractable assist steps that give you a handy boost up into the cabin.

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe

  • Available in more colors and wheel sizes than the Armada
  • Features an optional hands-free gesture liftgate
  • Power-retractable assist steps provide a helpful boost into the cabin

Advantage of the 2022 Nissan Armada

  • Offers a bold and contemporary color palette to choose from 
  • Power tailgate and roof side rails let you bring more along for the ride. 

Interior 

The new 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2022 Nissan Armada are road-trip ready with seating for up to eight people. These full-size SUVs are available with leather-appointed trim and feature sculpted dashboards that create a luxurious feel. Both of these vehicles offer loads of available cargo space when the second and third rows of seats are folded, with the new Tahoe boasting a best-in-class 122.9 cubic feet of cargo space while the Armada trails behind at 95.4 cubic feet of cargo space. 

When it comes to interior measurements, a quick glance at the spec sheets will show that the new 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe beats out the 2022 Nissan Armada in almost every category: 

  • Front Headroom
    • Chevrolet Tahoe: 42.3 inches
    • Nissan Armada: 40.9 inches
  • Front Legroom
    • Chevrolet Tahoe: 44.5 inches
    • Nissan Armada: 41.9 inches
  • Second-Row Headroom
    • Chevrolet Tahoe: 38.9 inches
    • Nissan Armada: 40.0 inches
  • Second-Row Legroom
    • Chevrolet Tahoe: 42.0 inches
    • Nissan Armada: 41.0 inches
  • Third-Row Headroom
    • Chevrolet Tahoe: 38.2 inches
    • Nissan Armada: 36.4 inches
  • Third-Row Legroom
    • Chevrolet Tahoe: 36.7 inches
    • Nissan Armada: 28.4 inches

The new 2022 Chevy Tahoe is paired with a first-in-class power-sliding center console that can scoot back up to ten inches to place items between the front seats, access a hidden storage drawer, and offer the rear passengers a convenient drink holder. It also features tri-zone automatic climate control, a panoramic power sunroof, and 12-inch diagonal driver information center. 

The new Nissan Armada may trail the Tahoe initially in cargo space but it finds ways to make up for it. Nissan offers the new Armada with an available deep second-row center console on models featuring the second-row captain’s chairs. It also offers under-floor cargo storage that’s perfect for stashing smaller items. The new Armada also features tri-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and a one-touch power sunroof. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe

  • Offers best-in-class max cargo space at 122.9 cubic feet
  • Has more third-row legroom than the Armada
  • Features a first-in-class power-sliding center console that provides more space
  • Available with a panoramic power sunroof 

Advantage of the 2022 Nissan Armada

  • Features an available second-row center console and under-floor cargo space for extra storage
  • Available with heated front seats

Technology 

The new 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe continues to prove it’s road-trip ready with its Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium system. This system offers smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, so you can sync your device to stream music, answer calls, and look up directions from the 10.2-inch touchscreen. Chevy also offers the Tahoe with 4G LTE Wi-Fi® (data plan required) that supports up to seven devices and an available 10-speaker Bose® premium sound system that surrounds you in concert-quality sound. 

Meanwhile, the new Armada is paired with the NissanConnect® infotainment system that’s available with a 12.3-inch touchscreen. Like its Chevy counterpart, this infotainment system offers smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The new Nissan Armada also features a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and an available 13-speaker Bose premium sound system. 

Both of these full-size SUVs are available with a rear-seat entertainment system that can satisfy your impatient back-seat drivers. They also offer available wireless smartphone charging to keep the front of the cabin wire-free, USB ports, and a trial subscription to SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. 

The new 2022 Chevy Tahoe features a head-up display that projects vehicle information right onto the windshield. It also features Google Built-In and Chevy’s Teen Driver technology that helps you teach your younger drivers the way of the road.

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe 

  • Available with a head-up display that keeps your eyes on the road
  • Teen Driver feature helps you teach young drivers the ways of the road

Advantage of the 2022 Nissan Armada

  • Available with a larger 12.3-inch touchscreen
  • Bose® premium sound system offers more speakers than the Tahoe option 

Safety

Wherever the road takes you, you can trust the new 2022 Chevy Tahoe and 2022 Nissan Armada to have your back. These full-size SUVs are available with the latest in advanced safety features, including: 

  • Forward-collision alert
  • Automatic emergency braking 
  • Lane keep assist
  • Lane departure warning 
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane change alert
  • Side blind-zone alert
  • HD surround-view camera

The new 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe has something the new Nissan Armada doesn’t though: OnStar® Automatic Crash Response. This system will connect you to an OnStar representative within moments of a detected collision to ensure your safety. If you’re unresponsive, they will alert emergency personnel to your location, so you have added peace of mind that your SUV has your back.

The new 2022 Nissan Armada is also available with an intelligent rearview mirror that replaces your traditional rearview mirror. This feature uses a camera to show you a wider view of the area behind you, making it easy to see around passengers and cargo. It’s just one more way the new Nissan Armada has your safety in mind. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe

  • OnStar Automatic Crash Response ensures you’re never alone in the event of an accident

Advantage of the 2022 Nissan Armada

  • Available with an intelligent rearview mirror that shows a wider field of view

Performance

The new 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2022 Nissan Armada aren’t just lookers; these full-size SUVs have plenty of power under the hoods as well. 

Chevy offers the new Tahoe with three engine options to choose from. The standard 5.3-liter V-8 engine kicks out 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, while the available 6.2-liter V-8 engine generates 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. For the diesel lovers, there’s the Tahoe’s 3.0-liter Duramax® turbo-diesel engine that achieves 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. All three of these engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. 

The new Chevy Tahoe also features an available first-in-class four-corner air-ride adaptive suspension that can raise the vehicle for higher clearance or lower it to enhance aerodynamics and fuel efficiency. This full-size SUV also features a mechanical limited-slip rear differential, StabiliTrak® electronic stability-control system, and a 7,600-pound towing capacity. 

Nissan offers the new Armada with a 5.6-liter V-8 engine that kicks out 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. This engine is paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission. The new Nissan Armada is paired with selectable drive modes that allow you to adjust handling to match current road conditions. This full-size SUV also features a tow-haul mode, trailer brake controller, and trailer-sway control that allows for smoother, more confident towing. When properly equipped, the new Armada achieves an 8,500-pound towing capacity.

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe 

  • Offers two V-8 engines and a turbo-diesel engine to choose from
  • Achieves more horsepower and torque with its available 6.2-liter V-8 engine
  • Available with a first-in-class four corner air-ride adaptive suspension

Advantage of the 2022 Nissan Armada

  • Has a higher towing capacity than the Chevy Tahoe

Which Should You Buy? 

Whichever full-size SUV you find yourself drawn to, both the new 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2022 Nissan Armada are dressed to impress. They both feature seating for up to eight, ample cargo space, and loads of advanced technology features, ensuring you never have to suffer through another boring road trip. 

The best way to figure out which one is right for you is with a test drive. Stop into Garber Chevrolet Subaru at 740 Ridge Rd, Webster, NY 14580 or call (585) 671-5399 to schedule your test drive today!

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Dianna Duchesne

Dianna Duchesne

Dianna is the Digital Content Writer for Garber Automotive Group.

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