Trucks buyers are often considered loyalists to a particular brand, and the Chevrolet company is no different, especially when it comes to their 2022 Silverado. Facing off with the likes of Ford’s F-150 and Ram 1500, this pickup comes back swinging with its high-scale updated cabin and new self-driving technology that can be used for hauling a trailer. There is also the highlighting new off-roading ZR2 variant, that progresses in power in more ways than one.
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The new and improved Silverado’s has an excellent array of powertrain options to choose from, with all of them offering incredible performance and something unique to them. The base-level 2.7 turbocharged engine has 4 cylinders, and is highly adept in providing quick acceleration and a smooth drive. The 3.0-liter turbodiesel is the best choice for those who value excellent fuel economy, along with powerful towing capabilities and overall power. Then, the automaker has two V-8 options, a 5.3-liter and a 6.2-liter, both incredibly powerful, but of course, the 6.2 packs in a bit more punch.
Perhaps the most exciting new gift from the Chevrolet company is the new ZR2 version of the 2022 pickup. It merges off-road capabilities with the V-8’s incredible power. It ranks above the Trail Boss model within the lineup and comes with DSSV shocks that also make an appearance on the brand’s Colorado ZR2. There are various enhancements with this variant, including a plethora of exterior augmentations like unique 33-inch off-road MT tires, a special skid plate package, and a steel front bumper that aids in bettering the Silverado’s approach angle.
The newest Chevrolet Silverado has a maximum towing capacity of 13,300 lbs, meaning that this half-ton truck is already capable of performing tasks that require a great deal of might, it also outranks Ram’s 1500 rating by 500 lbs. Drivers can get to the max towing rating if they opt for the diesel and 6.2-liter V-8 engines, however, the 5.3 can still hold its own with 11,500 lbs. Turbocharged 4-cylinders have a towing capacity of 9500 lbs. These powertrains don’t matter as much when it comes to the payload, which has a range that measures between 1870 to 2280 lbs.
While this type of truck is made to get down and dirty, it still knows how to keep it classy while riding on the road during your daily commute. The 2022 model has plenty of charming features for its outer body, and this time around, the design has been modernized with a new front fascia and grille. Then, LT models and up receive new daytime running lamps that have animated lighting sequences once they approach or startup their Silverado. Additionally, there are three new colors joining the palette, specifically Dark Ash, Sand Dune, and Glacier Blue Metallic.
Chevrolet also made some cosmetic improvements in the cabin area, such as with a new dashboard layout. Models containing bucket seats no longer feature the old school column shifter, as it’s been replaced by an upscale electronic shift lever fixed on the center console.
Trying to keep up with its competitors that are offering 12-inch infotainment screens, Chevrolet turns the dial-up by increasing its previous available 8.0-inch screen to 13.4-inches and also has a 12.3 digital instrument cluster, which are both standard on LT models and up.
Each and every 2022 Silverado 1500 model is geared with a touchscreen infotainment system that encompasses Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a mobile hotspot. This technology is virtually painless to use, as the physical knobs and buttons make the experience more manageable. The LT and upgraded models have fun-filled features on their 13.4-inch screen like a Google-powered voice assistant, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and available Amazon Alexa integration.
Safety Features and Warranty
Of course, safety always comes first, and Chevrolet ensures that by implementing automatic emergency braking, front pedestrian braking, forward collision alert, lane keeping assist with lane departure warning, and automatic high beams.
Another highlighting feature of the new model is GM's Super Cruise technology. This equipment makes way for hands-free driving on particular roads, and can even do this while towing. Its eye gaze detection makes certain that drivers are vigilant on the road. You’ll find this feature available on High Country models.
Every Silverado 1500 truck is provided with complimentary maintenance for the first visit. There is also a basic warranty that covers three years or 36,000 miles, along with powertrain coverage for five years or 60,000 miles.