The refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 arrives with a variety of changes and updates compared to the pre-refresh 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 and 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited. Among these changes is the inclusion of the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine as standard on the majority of trim levels.
The fully refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 offers the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine as standard on four trim levels, including Work Truck (WT), Custom, Custom Trail Boss, and LT. The L3B is also offered on the RST trim level in conjunction with the Double Cab body style, while RST Crew Cab models offer the 5.3L V8 L84.
To note, the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B is rated at 310 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 420 pound-feet of torque at 3,000 rpm. That torque figure represents a big boost over the torque produced by pre-refresh Chevy Silverado 1500 models equipped with the L3B gasoline engine. In fact, the 2022 model year ups peak torque for the L3B by 20 percent, an increase of 72 pound-feet compared to the 348 pound-feet produced prior.
Additional standout features for the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B including double overhead cams and Active Fuel Management, the latter of which is is nearly gone from the Silverado engine lineup. Refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 models equipped with the L3B have a max towing capacity of 9,500 pounds, while transmission duties are handled by an eight-speed automatic transmission. Both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive are offered to put the power down.
In total, the fully refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 offers four engine options. In addition to the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B, these also include the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, rated at 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, and the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax, rated at 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
Check out the complete list of refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 powertrains and their availability in the table below:
|Engine||2.7L Turbo I4||5.3L V8||6.2L V8||3.0L I6|
|Transmission||8-speed automatic||10-speed automatic||10-speed automatic||10-speed automatic|
|Power (hp @ rpm)||310 @ 5,600||355 @ 5,600||420 @ 5,600||277 @ 3,750|
|Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)||420 @ 3,000||383 @ 4,100||460 @ 4,100||460 @ 1,500|
|Max Towing Capacity (pounds)||9,500||11,200||13,300||13,300|
|Custom Trail Boss||S||-||A||-|
|LT Trail Boss||-||S||A||A|
- Standard on RST Double Cab
- Standard on RST Crew Cab