Americans love big SUVs and it isn’t hard to see why. Full-size utes advertise that you’re livin’ large just by their sheer size, but they’re also kings of towing capacity, cargo room and passenger space, and many offer real off-road capability. All that brawn comes from the fact that they’re mostly body-on-frame machines, with SUV bodies perched atop robust truck frames. Most midsize and smaller SUVs are more car-like crossovers, which use unibody construction, integrating both chassis and body into a single unit

The downside to full-size SUVs’ big frames and acres of sheetmetal is mediocre-at-best fuel economy. General Motors’s big SUV brigade has softened the pain at the pump with available diesel engines which can hit 24 mpg in combined driving, Ford now uses only a twin-turbo V6 in its Expedition and next year Toyota’s Sequoia will pack a standard hybrid drivetrain. Most of these big bruisers, however, rate for 16 to 18 mpg combined. But if you want to tow 8,000 pounds, go off-road and carry seven people, a Minivan or Pickup isn’t going to cut it

Large SUVs are people (not just kid) hauling, toy pulling and cargo carrying superstars. And many are loaded with modern tech (think surround-view cameras and air suspensions) that helps eliminate the burden of their hulking size, especially when driving around town or navigating tight parking lots. These mainstream brand vehicles also often offer luxury appointments that put them close to their luxury-brand counterparts in look and feel. These are the best large SUVs available for 2022

- Jeep Wagoneer Jeep Returns To The Big SUV Segment With A Winner
- Chevrolet Tahoe Big, Bold And Better Than Ever
- Ford Expedition The Best Large SUV
- Chevrolet Suburban A Bigger, Better Bowtie
- GMC Yukon Livin’ Large Like A Junior Edition Escalade
- Toyota Sequoia Replaced Soon, But Still A Value Buy
- 2022 Nissan Armada A Full-Size Weekend Warrior SUV

== 2022 Jeep Wagoneer ==

 Price Starting From 58,995
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 Why We Picked It 
With the 2022 Wagoneer, Jeep has expanded into the full-size premium SUV segment with a very capable competitor. With seating for up to eight and 10,000 pounds of class-leading towing capacity, it offers capability blended with a premium feel that outpaces many competitors. It also offers more off-road capability than most other jumbo-sized SUVs. The substrates and design feel more natural than the Yukon and Expedition, and the interior feels warmer overall than the Escalade. If the Suburban is Bass Pro and the Escalade John Varvatos, the Wagoneer is Barbour. The Wagoneer earns the top spot on our list because of its capability and comfort levels, but they do come at a cost. This is a huge and very gas-hungry machine that costs more than its competitors

 Pros & Cons 
- Roomy, comfortable and premium-feeling inside even in low-end trims
- Big V8, huge towing capacity and decent handling
- Surprisingly capable off-road for such a large vehicle, although not unexpected for a Jeep
- It’s huge! At nearly 4-inches wider than the Expedition, it fills the lane
- It has a prodigious thirst for fuel, 17.5 mpg on a long highway trip
- Significantly pricier than competition

== 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe ==

 Price Starting From 52,000
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 Why We Picked It 
The full-size Chevrolet Tahoe was completely redesigned last year with a new independent rear suspension and more passenger and cargo space than any previous Tahoe and nearly all of its competitors. A fuel-sipping turbodiesel engine rated at 24 mpg combined also joined the lineup. For 2022, the Tahoe (and larger Suburban counterpart) gets even more changes, including expanded availability of its powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine and more connectivity and active-safety features. Buyers who tow will appreciate three new camera angles added to the Tahoe’s standard trailering technology: a rear trailer view, picture-in-picture side view and the option to mount a camera inside a trailer—all in addition to the increasingly popular transparent trailer illusion

 Pros & Cons 
- Capacious, comfortable and quiet
- Lots of towing brawn, three solid powertrain choices
- Surprising fuel economy from turbodiesel six
- Starts pricey and quickly climbs into premium territory
- Love it orit styling
- Many desirable features cost extra
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== 2022 Ford Expedition ==

 Price Starting From 51,650
 Why We Picked It 
A traditional body-on-frame ark, the big Ford Expedition is a close relative of Ford’s F-150 pickup and shares some of that truck’s hauling talents, as demonstrated by its class-leading 9,300-pound towing capacity. The current-generation Expedition was introduced in 2018, but the nameplate celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2022 with a host of upgrades, an entirely new off-road version and a fresh injection of style. The front and rear styling has been updated and so has the interior, with a new dashboard featuring a standard 12-inch infotainment screen and an optional 15.5-inch portrait-style unit as seen on the F-150 and Mustang Mach-E. Other improvements include several new active-safety features that are bundled into Ford’s Co-Pilot360 suite, including road edge detection, intersection assist, reverse automatic emergency braking and evasive steering assist

 Pros & Cons 
- Roomy, comfortable interior
- Lots of towing capacity
- New power and off-road upgrades
- Hefty price tag for a non-luxury SUV
- Some configurations cost more than a Lincoln Navigator
- Land yacht size translates to land yacht driving feel

== 2022 Chevrolet Suburban ==

 Price Starting From 54,700
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 Why We Picked It 
The 2022 Chevrolet Suburban offers more room for people and gear than any of its many ancestors, and it handles much better too. This year brings new infotainment software, added active-safety features and wider availability of the powerful 6.2-liter V8, shared with Cadillac’s Escalade. The highs include van-like cargo room (up to 144.7 cubic-feet), limo-like room, up to 8,300 pounds of towing brawn and up to 23 mpg combined from the optional turbodiesel engine. The addition of more safety features improves the value proposition, but the Suburban still gets very pricey when you add options

 Pros & Cons 
- Unbeatable cargo space among SUVs, and lots of room for people
- Optional diesel offers excellent fuel mileage and towing performance
- Handles better than any previous Suburban
- Can get very expensive
- Plebeian cabin doesn’t feel all that luxurious even on top trims
- Many features cost extra or require option for most costly trims
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== 2022 GMC Yukon ==
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 Price Starting From 54,000
 Why We Picked It 
Redesigned just last year, the 2022 GMC Yukon is a stylish, high-quality and capable large SUV, superior to many of its closest competitors and quite refined to drive for such a big rig. It can tow up to 8,400 pounds and comes with either punchy V8s or a thrifty and strong new diesel engine. Unfortunately, the diesel isn’t available on all models and some of the Yukon’s highest-end trims feel a little less special than the price suggests. But opt for a lower trim or the off-road themed AT4 and you get a very satisfying, and hugely roomy, SUV for much less outlay than the top-drawer Denali

 Pros &Cons 
- Only a full-size van, or maybe a big minivan, has more room
- Luxurious appointments, with a minimum of cheap plastic
- Quick, smooth and balanced for such a big vehicle, but also stops in a hurry
- Potent, but thirsty gas engines, diesel not available on AT4
- Upmarket trims get very spendy
- Big third row is cumbersome to access
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== 2022 Toyota Sequoia ==

 Price Starting From 50,500
 Why We Picked It 
The Toyota Sequoia hasn’t been fully redesigned since 2008—a long time ago by any measure. Its competition is newer and more tech-forward, with many rivals having undergone a full overhaul within the last three years. The current Sequoia’s dated interior, rough ride and poor fuel economy doesn’t make it a compelling choice next to shiny competition. But Toyota is revamping its entire truck lineup, including an all-new, third-generation Sequoia that will go on sale this summer as a 2023 model. It will share a platform with the Tundra pickup and offer significant upgrades in technology, powertrain, safety features, comfort, fuel economy and driving dynamics. For loyalists looking for Toyota dependability that want to avoid an inevitable price hike, the current Sequoia still offers a strong standard V8 with 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque, a comprehensive suite of active-safety and driver-assist features, 7,400 pounds of towing capacity and gobs of space for both people and gear

 Pros &&Cons 
- Large third-row seat
- Standard V8
- Generous standard safety features
-ride quality
- Interior not up to the quality of rivals
- Poor fuel economy
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== 2022 Nissan Armada ==

 Price Starting From 49,500
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 Why We Picked It 
The Armada is a large, powerful SUV that can carry a family in a well-appointed cabin, with a relatively smooth ride for a traditional body-on-frame vehicle. It features a modern selection of tech and comes with a comprehensive suite of standard active-safety gear. Thanks to its truck-based architecture, it can tow up to 8,500 pounds. On the flip side, it has less cargo and passenger space than similar full-size SUVs, and it gulps fuel to the tune of 15 mpg combined. Nissan did give the Armada a light refresh and some new technology in 2021 and it scores well on safety features, but can’t hide its old-school design

 Pros &&Cons 
- Comfortable interior
- Powerful V8 engine with excellent towing capacity
- Loads of tech features and driver-assist gear
- Poor fuel economy
- Lots of body roll and ponderous handling
- Less cargo and passenger space than rivals
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== Forbes Wheels: How Do We Rate Cars? ==
**Methodology **
We sorted our large SUVs by features, price and overall value. To qualify for the list, each SUV had to measure at least 204 inches in length, as we consider models smaller than that to be midsize SUVs, though one or two crossovers blur the line. Our rating methodology has been expanded from five to seven categories for 2022. As such, ratings of the same vehicle between these two model years may differ slightly

**For 2022, our ratings categories are
- Performance
- Fuel Economy
- Safety
- Infotainment
- Comfort &&Room
- Cargo Space &&Storage
- Style &&Design
**Overall: 100 points**
Performance (15 points)The Performance score is a subjective assessment of a vehicle’s handling, braking, acceleration, ride quality and other qualitative performance measures such as horsepower, torque, zero-to-60 time and top speed. Towing capability for trucks and SUVs also is considered. Performance of the vehicles is compared against the identified competitive set. While driving, reviewers look for attributes relative to the expectations set by the manufacturer and by consumer expectations. Fuel Economy (15 points)The Fuel Economy score is based on the combined mpg estimate for the entire model lineup and how that figure measures against the identified competitive set. The mpg estimates are based on EPA data or the manufacturer if no EPA data is available. Hybrid and plug-in electric variants within a lineup that significantly lower their overall average will not be included in the comparison unless the competitive set also have hybrid or PHEV variants. Scoring for pure electric vehicles will be based on kilowatts consumed per 100 miles and the comparative mile per gallon equivalent, or MPGe. Safety (15 points)The Safety score is based on crash test results from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Vehicles not yet rated by either agency receive zero points. Also included in the safety rating are points awarded for certain advanced driver-assistance safety features offered as standard equipment on the base trim. There are nine safety features Forbes Wheels considers mandatory for the standard offering: forward emergency automatic braking, forward collision warning, automatic high beams, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic warning, adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning or one its higher-level variants, lane keeping assistance or lane centering. Vehicles must have at least four of these in their standard offering to receive points. Vehicles that offer a Level 2 semi-autonomous system, (a combination of adaptive cruise control and lane centering) are eligible for a bonus point. Infotainment (15 points)The Infotainment score is based on points awarded for certain features offered as standard equipment on the base trim. Forbes Wheels identifies certain features that are growing in popularity and therefore have been adopted by both premium and mainstream automakers. Some of these features include a minimum 7-inch touchscreen (or premium vehicles that use a rotary knob, touchpad or other mechanism to control a non-touchscreen display), wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a customizable, digital driver information display or instrument panel and at least 2 USB ports. Additional points are awarded for popular features that haven’t been widely adopted in mainstream vehicles such as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and wireless charging capabilities. Comfort &&Room (15 points)The Comfort &&Room score is based on points awarded for the reviewer’s assessment of the vehicle’s comfort, ergonomics and overall interior feel as well as effective use of space. Points also are awarded for the measurement oflegroom and how it compares with the identified competitive set. Vehicles that offer a segment-best legroom in either rear seat or optional third row are eligible for a bonus point. Cargo Space &&Storage (15 points)The Cargo Space &&Storage score is based on points awarded for the reviewer’s assessment of the vehicle’s large and small cargo spaces (as well as small-item storage) and how well they serve their purpose and effective use of space. Reviewers also consider innovative storage solutions and flexible loading features. Points also are awarded for the cargo space measurements for rear cargo hold or trunk and how it compares with the identified competitive set. Vehicles that offer a segment-best cargo or trunk space are eligible for a bonus point. Styling (10 points)The Performance score is a subjective assessment of a vehicle’s overall styling and design,