There are more SUV choices on the market today than at any other point in history. Two of the biggest players are the Chevy Tahoe and the Jeep Wagoneer.
The Tahoe has been on the road since the 1990s, which means drivers can find a used Chevy Tahoe in abundance at their local dealers. Jeep, on the other hand, recently brought the Wagoneer back into production after a multi-decade hiatus, so used options are harder to come by.
To make a comparison between these two full-size SUVs, it’s worth looking at the best of the best. Here’s how the Chevy Tahoe High Country compares to the Jeep Wagoneer Series III.
Life On The Road
The Jeep Wagoneer is equipped with a 5.7-liter V8 mild hybrid engine that produces 392 horsepower. The Chevy Tahoe steps things up with a 6.2-liter V8 engine that makes 420 horsepower. While both vehicles come standard with rear-wheel-drive, the Tahoe’s ten-speed automatic transmission offers a little more than the eight-speed version on the Wagoneer.
While both of these SUVs offer plenty of power, the Tahoe is a bit quick on the road. The Wagoneer takes an additional 1.5 seconds longer to reach 60 mph from a standstill. The Wagoneer’s mild-hybrid engine, on the other hand, does offer slightly better fuel economy.
Both of these SUVs are loaded with some pretty intense standard gear:
- Power liftgate
- LED lights
- Rain-sensing windshield wipers
- Remote start
- A head-up display
- A heated steering wheel
- Three-zone automatic climate control
What Stands Out On The Wagoneer
The Jeep Wagoneer has some unique features that outshine options on the Tahoe. For example, the Wagoneer’s 10.3-linch gauge cluster is over two inches larger than Chevy’s eight-inch model.
Drivers also love Jeep’s Nappa-leather trim and adjustable heated/ventilated front seats. Some even believe that its available panoramic sunroof offers a better view.
What Stands Out On The Tahoe
The Chevy Tahoe is no stranger to advanced features. It starts with a larger 10.2-inch infotainment touchscreen and a larger sound system with more speakers. You’ll also love the power-deployable running boards, perimeter lighting, and a full suite of trailering systems.
If you’re bringing your family along in your Tahoe, the rear-seat media system with dual seat-mounted 12.6-inch touchscreens is a must.
Stretch Your Dollar
Even if you don’t go for the top-of-the-line models on either of these SUVs, both options are going to cost you a pretty penny. You’re looking at a minimum of $70,000 for a brand new model. Higher-end trims will set you back $80,000 to $90,000, depending on which options you choose.
While the Tahoe offers a bit more for the price in regards to cargo space, engine power, and off-road abilities, the Wagoneer is also a great buy. What really sets these champions apart is the availability of pre-owned options.
If you’re looking to save money on a quality full-size SUV, a used Chevy Tahoe is your wisest choice. Because the Wagoneer was out of production for so long, you’ll have a hard time finding a pre-owned version that actually saves you money. On the other hand, you can find tons of used Chevy Tahoe options all across the country.
Regardless of which SUV you choose, you won’t be disappointed. Stop by your local auto dealer to see these SUVs in action and pick the one that’s right for you.