The 2022 Chevy Tahoe and 2022 Chevy Suburban arrive as the second model year of their respective generations (fifth for the Chevy Tahoe, and twelfth for the Chevy Suburban), introducing a few updates and changes over the 2021-model-year vehicles. Among these is the addition of an available new electronic limited-slip differential.
The 2022 Chevy Tahoe and 2022 Chevy Suburban are now offered with a new electronic limited-slip differential, or eLSD, as an optional extra for the off-road-ready Z71 trim level. The eLSD is tagged with RPO code G96, and is only available as part of the SUVs’ Off-Road Capability Package (RPO code Z6E).
The 2022 Chevy Tahoe and 2022 Chevy Suburban Off-Road Capability Package includes the following content (relevant RPO codes listed in parentheses):
- Magnetic Ride Control (Z95)
- Air Ride Adaptive suspension (F47)
- Electronic limited-slip differential (G96)
The Off-Road Capability Package (RPO code Z6E) requires the Max Trailering Package (RPO code NHT) and the Luxury Package (WPL), but is included with the Z71 Off-Road Package (RPO code RFP). Pricing for the 2022 Chevy Tahoe and 2022 Chevy Suburban Off-Road Capability Package (RPO code Z6E) is currently unavailable.
Notably, the electronic limited-slip differential (G96) was already offered as an optional extra for the 2021 GMC Yukon AT4 and 2021 GMC Yukon Denali. Now, it’s also offered for the 2022 Chevy Tahoe and 2022 Chevy Suburban.
The electronic limited-slip differential (RPO code G96) enhances traction by monitoring vehicle sensors and driver inputs to determine the optimal amount of engagement for the given driving conditions. Using this data, the eLSD optimizes the torque split between the right and left rear wheels, thus providing enhanced stability and maximum traction. As a result, the driver enjoys driver greater control over the vehicle, even in less-than-ideal conditions and low-grip driving surfaces.