Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2022 – Blue
- FUEL TYPEPetrol
- MILEAGE23 MPG City / 33 MPG Highway
- ENGINE2993 cc
- CAR TYPESUV
Brand loyalty is big when it comes to full-size trucks, and the 2022 Chevy Silverado gives loyalists things to get excited about. The Ford F-150 was recently redesigned and offers the segment's only hybrid model, and the Ram 1500 has the best ride quality and the nicest interior in the class, but the '22 Silverado hits back with a snazzy cabin and a new self-driving feature that's compatible with a trailer. The Chevy's stable of engine options is as strong as ever, from the stout turbo four to the torquey six-cylinder diesel to the mighty 6.2-liter V-8. When it comes to working, it can tow up to 13,300 pounds and is available with various high-tech trailering assists. The 2022 Silverado has a stiff ride and some other refinement issues, but it handles well for a truck and is working to keep pace with its half-ton rivals.
What's New for 2022?
For 2022, Chevy makes some significant changes to the Silverado. All trims now have restyled front ends, but only the LT and up have a new interior design. Along with better cabin materials and a more modern layout, these models enjoy a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a huge 13.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Every Silverado now comes standard with most active safety features, and the top-of-the-line High Country model can be optioned with Super Cruise, GM's hands-free-driving tech. While it's not as extreme as the Ford F-150 Raptor or the Ram 1500 TRX, the Silverado lineup also adds a beefy ZR2 off-road model (reviewed separately).
Pricing and Which One to Buy
- Work Truck - $32,695
- Custom - $39,695
- LT - $43,770
- Trail Boss - $47,595
- RST - $47,970
- LTZ - $54,220
- High Country - $59,320
ZR2 - $67,920
While the base-level Work Truck and Custom trims are well-suited for tradespeople and folks on a budget, the LT model is where the fancier interior comes into play, and we think it's the one to get. We'd also configure our Silverado with the crew cab and standard-length bed for max cargo and passenger space. We'd choose the 5.3-liter V-8 over the optional diesel engine because it's cheaper and quicker. Unlike the standard turbo-four, the V-8 also lets us select the Z71 Off-Road package with a host of upgraded hardware that makes playing in the dirt and mud easier and more fun. Chevy is also simultaneously selling pre-facelifted 2022 Silverados that can be identified as "LTD" models and cost less than their updated counterparts.
Features & Options
Every Silverado comes with an impressive list of standard driver-assistance technology, and it can be fitted with a host of towing assists that make pulling and hooking up a trailer easier. The top-tier High Country can even be equipped with Super Cruise, GM's hands-free-driving technology that Chevy says even works while pulling a trailer. For more information about the Silverado's crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include:
- Standard forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking
- Standard blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert
- Standard lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist
Chevy covers the half-ton Silverado with a competitive warranty that doesn’t quite match the lengthy powertrain coverage of the Nissan Titan. However, every Silverado 1500 does get one complimentary scheduled maintenance visit.
- Limited warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles
- Powertrain warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles
- Complimentary maintenance is covered for the first visit