The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has long been a favorite model in the full-size pickup segment. The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado gives buyers at dealerships like the Asheville Chevrolet dealer even more reasons to get excited, including an attractive cabin and a new autonomous driving feature that can be used with a trailer in tow. The Silverado 1500 features a lineup of powerful engines and a towing capacity of 13,300 pounds (up from 9,300 for last year’s model). Drivers looking to pull a trailer will appreciate the Silverado 1500’s available trailering technology features.
According to the Asheville Chevy dealer, the Silverado 1500 gets several noteworthy changes for 2022. Chevrolet revised the front end, and the LT and higher trims get revised cabin styling. These trim levels get higher-quality materials, a more contemporary design, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, and a 13.4-inch infotainment touchscreen. All models feature more advanced safety gear. The range-topping High Country trim gets optional Super Cruise, a hands-free driving feature. There’s a new ZR2 trim level designed for off-roading.
The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 gets high marks from the automotive media. Motor Trend writes:
“The Silverado 1500 succeeds in what a full-size truck sets out to do: perform on the job. Along with strong powertrains, the Silverado benefits from exceptionally spacious bed options. Rear bumper corner cutouts make it easy to step into the bed for loading and unloading, and the six-function tailgate isn’t just a gimmick.”
The 2022 Silverado 1500 comes in nine trim levels: WT, Custom, Custom Trail Boss, LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ, ZR2 and High Country. Buyers can choose one of four engines. The standard unit is a turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 310 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. This powerplant is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The rest of the engine lineup consists of a 5.3-liter V8 that puts out 355 hp and 383 lb-ft, a 6.2-liter V8 that generates 420 hp and 460 lb-ft, and a 3.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel good for 277 hp and 460 lb-ft. The V8s and the turbodiesel are paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission. However, some four-wheel-drive models with the 5.3-liter V8 are coupled to a six-speed automatic.
The standard infotainment system includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a Wi-Fi hotspot. The LT and higher trims get the 13.4-inch touchscreen and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A Google-powered voice-command system allows the driver to adjust the climate control, change the audio source, and send texts.
The new ZR2 trim is powered by the 6.2-liter V8 engine. It comes with mud-terrain tires, an enhanced two-speed transfer case with Terrain Mode, a high-approach front bumper, steel front and rear bumpers, Multimatic DSSV spool-valve dampers, unique skid plates, a black grille with accent lighting, animated LED headlamps, a hidden dual-outlet exhaust, and a unique interior design.
All models come with the Chevy Safety Assist package. This suite of safety features comes with a distance indicator, front pedestrian braking, forward collision alert, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and Intellibeam high beam assist.