General Motors has pulled the covers on the fully refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500, introducing a variety of changes and updates over the pre-refresh 2021 model year and 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited. Among these is a significantly higher towing capacity for models equipped with the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax.
With the introduction of the refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado, models equipped with the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax have a max tow rating of 13,300 pounds, an increase of nearly 4,000 pounds compared to the 9,500-pound rating of similarly equipped 2021-model-year vehicles. The uprated towing capacity is the result of chassis changes that now allow the inclusion of the max tow package, upping the max tow rating to 13,300 pounds for 2022 Chevy Silverado models with a two-wheel drive configuration.
Notably, 2022 Chevy Silverado models equipped with four-wheel drive and the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 also have a 13,300-pound max towing capacity. Further engine options include the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, which now produces 20 percent more torque, and the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84. Models equipped with either of these two engines have small max tow rating decreases with the 2022 model year refresh.
Check out the complete maximum tow ratings for the refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado and how they compare to equivalently equipped 2021-model-year vehicles in the tables below:
|RPO Code||Engine||2022 Silverado 2WD/4WD (lbs)||2021 Silverado 2WD/4WD (lbs)||Difference 2WD/4WD (2022 vs 2021)|
|LV3||4.3L V6||-||7,900 / 7,700||-|
|L3B||2.7L I4 Turbo||9,500 / 9,300||9,600 / 9,400||-100 / -100|
|L82||5.3L V8 AFM||-||10,000 / 9,700||-|
|L84||5.3L V8 DFM||11,200 / 11,000||11,500 / 11,100||-300 / -100|
|LM2||3.0L I6 Turbo-Diesel||13,300 / 13,000||9,500 / 9,100||+3,800 / +3,900|
|L87||6.2L V8 DFM||- / 13,300||- / 13,300||- / 0|
|RPO Code||Engine||2022 Silverado 2WD/4WD (kg)||2021 Silverado 2WD/4WD (kg)||Difference 2WD/4WD (2022 vs 2021)|
|LV3||4.3L V6||-||3,583 / 3,493||-|
|L3B||2.7L I4 Turbo||4,309 / 4,218||4,354 / 4,264||-45 / -46|
|L82||5.3L V8 AFM||-||4,536 / 4,400||-|
|L84||5.3L V8 DFM||5,080 / 4,990||5,216 / 5,035||-136 / -45|
|LM2||3.0L I6 Turbo-Diesel||6,033 / 5,897||4,309 / 4,128||+1,724 / +1,769|
|L87||6.2L V8 DFM||- / 6,033||- / 6,033||- / 0|
Further updates with the latest 2022-model-year refresh include a completely overhauled interior, which is equipped on LT trim levels and above. The new interior features a 13.4-inch color touchscreen and standard 12.3-inch configurable instrument cluster. Tech options now include GM Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving assist for High Country trim levels, with assisted trailering. Chevy Safety Assist is standard on all enhanced trim levels.
The exterior was also revised, while the trim level cadence gains the new ZR2 off-roader, which is equipped with front and rear e-lockers, Multimatic DSSV dampers, and a raised ride height.