Refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Breaks Cover156
The refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 is finally here, arriving with a long list of changes and updates over the preceding 2021 model year.
The big headline here is the completely overhauled cabin space, which can be found on LT trim levels and above. The infotainment spec now includes a 13.4-inch color touchscreen as standard on LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ, and High Country trims, as well as the new ZR2 off-roader. A 12.3-inch configurable instrument cluster is standard on all models equipped with the updated interior, as is a range of Google-powered features, such as Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Google Play. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included as well, while an optional electronic shift control feature is offered with most trim levels.
Making the list of tech options is the GM Super Cruise semi-autonomous driver-assist system for the High Country trim level. Notably, the 2022 Chevy Silverado will also offer assisted trailering capabilities. Chevy Safety Assist is standard on all enhanced trim levels.
Outside, we find revised styling with a new front fascia, as well as new lighting with animated walk-up and walk-away features, and swiping turn signals on certain trims. Three new exterior colors join the lineup, namely Dark Ash, Sand Dune, and Glacier Blue Metallic.
The powertrain spec was updated as well, and now includes enhancements to the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine with 20 percent more torque. The 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax also gets greater towing, up to 13,300 pounds.
The refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado trim level lineup now includes the off-road-ready ZR2, which arrives with front and rear e-lockers, a taller ride height, and Multimatic DSSV dampers. Check out our complete coverage of the new 2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 for more info.
To note, the refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 differs from the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited, the latter of which is offered as a “stop-gap” model that bridges the pre-refresh 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 and refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500. The latter was originally slated to arrive early in the 2022 model year, but was pushed back due to a variety of complications and delays.
The refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado is set to arrive in dealers in the spring of the 2022 calendar year.
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The 2.7 has 420 lb-ft of torque, good. This 2.7 I4 can compete with ford’s 2.7 V6. They missed the mark not putting the 10 speed behind it though. The 5.3 is getting the 10 speed standard like the 6.2 and 3.0? Someone said it but i don’t see that anywhere. Everyone was worried about the 2.7 replacing the 4.3, and it might end up replacing the 5.3 as well. 420 lb-ft of torque vs 383 lb-ft, go figure. They might follow ram with a base engine, a v8, and a diesel.
Competing with the Ford is for the history books, at least these years , you cannot outperform a fully aluminum truck that is about 400 lb lighter than a Chevy in each configuration, no matter how great GMs power trains are.
Khalid You need to place a strong plastic glass cover around that aluminum truck to prevent getting dents and pings or even a fire. It will be a costly repair even more then a metal truck which by the way is not all metal anymore some of it is fiberglass.
2.7 has nothing on the 5.3, cause the whole point of TQ is to develop HP. The point of all the tq in the duramax HD is it makes its 400 ponies at 2000 rpm and can do it all day, while the 6.6 gas requires that high pitch roar to maintain the power, and that diesel has more BTU per gallon so you’ll get better mileage. The 2.7 isn’t a diesel, and that while the torque is up but not the power means that torque is only available for a small part of the Band way down low, so when you need those high ponies to move heaven and earth, you won’t see a lick of difference. Responsiveness should increase, as that TW is down low, helping you reach its power band, but won’t compare to the V8 as its TQ comes instantly all 383 ft lbs, while the 2.7 was timed to reach 90%of its tq in 1 second, almost 2 seconds to reach all 350, well now 420 ft lbs. at that time the 5.3 is well up in its power band, and bye bye 👋. Also, we are seeing the 5.3 beat the 2.7 in almost every fuel economy spec. Only thing the 2.7 is better at is being cheaper.
Looks good. I don’t know why they can’t have steps in front of wheel well like the HDs. Also don’t know why they got rid of the big storage area on the dash. Useable things that should be on the truck
Lopez is Not a Chevy guy he’s out in California, not wrapped to tight out there. NEVER BEEN INSIDE General Motors has no idea what a buck room is. or even where the tech center is. can’t give you the platform this truck runs on either.
I love that interior. Soo nice.
ZR2 is pretty much what I was expecting/hoping for. 6.2L engine is what I thought should go in there and help keep the price “reasonable”
So long as it’s priced more like a Ram Rebel or Tremor it’s good.
A neighbor had a Ford Tremor. We replaced the spark plug wires and that fixed it.
Why did a new truck have to have spark plug wires? Was that a “Ford better idea”?
The trailboss competes with those though slightly less content. This is between a tremor and a raptor.
The reason gm didn’t waste time investing in a supercharged v8 truck is because it would only last a year or two, and it would end up costing more in engineering than people are willing to pay for, because engineering costs get passed onto the consumer. Everyone knows the hellcat trx and the raptor r are limited editions. A 6.8 may end up in the raptor, they may keep the 3.5, and the trx will switch to the 6.4. All that in 2 years, why would gm create a truck that is a dead end? And if you don’t like it, thank biden for it.
There is more profit in the higher volume ZR2 than the high priced low volume models.
What are you talking about? I am comparing a 6.2 zr2 to a supercharged 6.2 zr2 that everyone thought was coming. There is no reason to develop beefier drivetrain and air filters and other stuff for a truck that would only last in emissions validity for 2 years. Thank burden, i mean biden.
Callaway will do the Supercharged version soon
602hp Silverado ZR2
Like the digital dash. Strongly dislike the console shifter. What a waste of space.
The remainder is fine. Looks like higher quality materials.
I wonder if the console shifter folds, like on a Ford? I agree with you. Fancy for the sake of it.
I love the Hockey Puck on my Ram!
Interested to see what the interior looks like in a regular LT with a bench seat
When is the Sierra reveal?
I found it.
The column shifter survives
Would be great if GM would do what they did with the GMT-900, and allow a bench seat with a smaller, floor mounted console. Best of both worlds – extra cupholders, column shift, bench seat.
THANK GOD! I’m not f*cking about with a little disk or fiddly little switch.
Sorry but I love my Hockey puck shifter! These modern transmissions are all electronic so they don’t need a big ole’ shift handle on the column or sticking out of the console.
they have a picture on chevy website with the bench and column shifter. looks good
Interior seems to be very nice but I expected more from the exterior. Did they even update anything in the rear?
But they updated that awful interior so all is well in my book.
On the High Country image you can see the rear corner step has been closed in a little more for a sleeker appearance, other than that the rear looks exactly the same. I’m surprised that’s all that was changed on the rear considering how much camo was on the test mules. I agree that the interior looks very nice, the image shown is the ZR2 interior.
I like it, inside and out. Large center screen with a lot of easy to use buttons underneath, thumbs up
Why did they reverse the Tachometer and Speedometer? I see how it will be confusing when all the trucks we have driven for the last 50 years have been the opposite. What is the purpose of the change?
I believe the Driver Information Center has a lot of customization options to it. Several pohos of the dash show different features. You may be able to “swap “he two.
I might buy, interior looks a lot better then previous cheap, crappy interior. Still need more interior colors, where’s the GMC? The real trucksters may be disappointed in the new interior, they prefer cheap squeaky plastic with milk crate seats and no display screens.
Any interior can look dank and dark if the only colors options are gray or black. Particularly if the entire interior is coal bin gray which many of the current gen are Do some brown leather and trim or throw in a red for a sport package. Do some two tone so entire interior is not one color.
It looks like the infotainment system got a new look too. I like it.
Interior is spot on. Upgraded and maintained the horizontal switch gear. Perfect. Only gripe is no pano roof.
Impressive numbers from the 2.7T @ 310hp and big 420lb-ft. Good indicator for the next gen Colorado.
And with the 3.0 duramax jumping I think 4000lb max towing to 13,300lbs it forsure got a cooling upgrade but I wonder if a power bump and the 4 leaf suspension too.
I’m really really digging that interior at least from pictures.
I think an RST crew cab 6.5ft bed with duramax and leather will be my order sheet. Maybe LTZ depending on grille, monochrome bumpers, and how each price ends up once I option it how I want.
I dig it… all of it.
I am so relieved that it didn’t get the Tahoe/Suburban interior that everyone was swearing it was going to get. Phewww!
Mighty courageous of Chevy to do something different here. And the column shifter? That’s the coup de grace!
The new High Country photo shows a COLUMN SHIFTER!
Column shifter is only on models with the 40-20-40 front seat option.
Will the ltz have a refresh look like the 2022 lt and the high country?? Or is it just those two trims?
LT and ABOVE trims will have the refreshed interior
You think the WT and Custom will remain the same?
At least the work truck, as keeping the older interior means it’s cheaper for fleets.
The WT, Custom and Custom Trail Boss will continue with the same interiors, per GM execs.
I believe the custom trim is getting many features of the current LT, as GM has announced optioned power driver seats. We might see som of the LT’s trim appointments moved into the custom. WT should remain unchanged.
Bench seat = Column shifter
Bucket seats with console = console shifter
What does the W/T, Custom and Custom Trail Boss look like?
No images of those that I’m aware of, at least not yet. Seams to be only a partial reveal, hopefully more is released as the day goes on.
I hope the work truck looks better than the last one, I have been waiting to buy a regular cab long bed since 2018 when they quit making it in an LT. Hate the ugly front end on the new work trucks, wish I could get a nice regular cab with some style and options!
Would probably make some sense to at least offer the custom in the regular cab.
or RST?? I just want to know if they’re still going to make us go to LTZ to get cooled front seats and heated rear seats!
Looks good inside and out!
I like the interior.
The High Country uses REAL open-pore wood. Nice.
This is exactly as I predicted!
You need to find a new gimmick now! xD
It’s better in many ways, but nothing class leading. Ram and Ford breathed a big sigh of relief, nothing for them to worry about.
Still hoping for a ZRX some day but I could easily see the ZR2 outselling the Tremor and Rebel. I would go as far as to say the ZR2 is class leading in it’s category.
Huh? The ZR2, with leaf spring rear suspension and 9.8″ of front articulation, have you ever been off roading? This refresh is good, but I feel like GM is just playing catch up, no big leaps here. Still the worst rear suspension in the segment (go drive a Silverado and Ram back to back and you will know what I mean. Overall GM is playing safe. Where is the hybrid powertrain? Where is the electricity off boarding? GM still way behind Ford in powertrains, and the 8 speed transmission (worst transmission in GM history is hanging around)
With it’s front and rear e-lockers and Multimatic DSSV shocks I honestly think this is going to outperform both the Tremor and Rebel off-road. This truck was developed alongside Chad Hall Racing and has been undergoing rigorous testing for some time now, I honestly think you’re underestimating it.
I though the Trail Boss was to compete with rebel, and tremor? Anyway, this ZR2 is OK, not great, not class leading.
It is, the TB and AT4 are in the same class as the Tremor and Rebel and the ZR2 is going after the TRX/Raptor but a different direction, more utilitarian and back roads fire trails as opposed to desert speed. Added travel, locking diffs this is a Power Wagon for the half ton crowd.
Suspension travel on the Raptor and TRX blow this ZR2 away. Anyway, its good but not great… NoRaptor customers is going to be buying the ZR2 instead…
I really don’t think the ZR2 was ever intended to be a direct Raptor / TRX competitor, Hopefully that’s still to come. When I say the ZR2 is best in class I still consider it’s class to be the Tremor and Rebel since the ZR2 is not a long travel truck. You basically have 2 flavors of TrailBoss, mild and wild.
I think GM finally sees the value in off-road trucks due to the popularity of the Colorado ZR2 and Silverado TrailBoss. I think of the ZR2 as the top dog in the TrailBoss line. I’m still hoping they will eventually release an all out ZRX model.
It will definitely be faster and better off-road than the tremor and rebel. The Trailboss was.
I bet this will be comparable if not faster than the raptor and TRX. 700hp isn’t needed off-road.
The approach angles are just as good as this on 33s than them on 35s.
Hopefully it has 3.42s with a 3.73 option for those that want 35s
who cares if it’s got leaf springs if the capability is there?? also front and rear lockers, DSSV shocks?? And who wants a hybrid powertrain in an off-road-focused truck?? They won’t use the 8 speed on this truck, it will 100% be the 10-speed. The ZR2 is understated, but I think it’s a winner that will stack up well in real conditions.
My post is in reference to the refresh generally, not specifically the ZR2, both are good, which I said, not just once but twice… This is however nothing special, and nothing best in class. The Raptor and TRX are safe, GM is still way behind.
You are either very young or have a bad memory the 700r4, is easily the worst transmission GM ever made!
Factory 700r4 was bad, but aftermarket kits, upgraded it & made it decent. This damn 8 speed I got, has tried 3 different fluid formulations, & a new wiring harness. Mine has been back twice now, still under 50K miles. Will the latest fix, Fix it? I Love the 6.2, but Crap, Switch me to the 10 speed! I hear it not as good as the Ford version, but it’s Has t be better than the Design Flawed 8!
Your story is quite common, not sure why the 8 speeds are so bad, but they are… GM should just put the 10 speed in everything, as its much better.
The 1982 to 1985 700 R4’s were the worst but from 1986 onward they were much better from what I have read and reports from transmission shop owners. The transmission debuted in the 1982 Corvette. There are numerous updates to this unit and plenty of aftermarket support that can improve them considerably.
And go look at what a GM truck can hold or how it hauls compared to the Ram, there is a reason the payload capacities aren’t neutered. The Ram went coil to cater to the car crowd (hence the car interior) where GM knows the Silverado actually does work and a leaf pack is by far a better set up for that and saves weight. Give me a slightly rougher riding leaf over a soft coil any day (especially air ride unless it is a helper bag in addition to a leaf). Either way you haven’t been in the new trucks, so you have no idea how this rides compared to the Ram. Sure it will still probably ride better but if it rides say 5% better but hauls 25% worse, then give me the worse riding leaf…
Silverado actually does work? HAHAHA!!! Go to any construction site and count the GM twins and Fords and get back to me… Ford Dominates work, and it’s not even close. The F150 also rides better than the Silverado, and has higher payload and tow ratings… Save your BS, very few people buying half tons work them hard, if you have heavy hauling or towing you are buying a HD diesel.
I see far more Chevy trucks at work sites here in Michigan than I do Fords.
Shall we look at drone video over GM construction sites like Factory Zero, Lordstown, Spring Hill? All jobs Wallbridge is working on for GM, I see a lot more Fords than Chevy… Its not even close, and those are GM owned sites…
I’m also in Michigan, and I’m pretty sure Ford is far more common on work sites.
It’s possible that in the Flint or maybe Lansing areas you’d see more Chevrolet trucks, but that’s just a guess.
Nebula is right. IDK who sells more trucks for job sites, but normally large contractors have package deals with MFG’s and buy them by the dozens, all the same brand, trim and color. 1 job site will be all GM, another all Ford. What can be said is that the last couple years GM outsold Ford In all trucks combined.
In northern Nevada, Im seeing more Dodges, in the half ton trucks, than five years ago, but I’m seeing a strong number of 6.2 Chevy and GMC half ton, fully dressed
pickups, myself included.
I purchased a new 2015, fully optioned, 6.2 LTZ Crew Cab, in the optional deep ocean blue metallic, with grey leather…yes, the leather, isn’t the caliber, of the most expensive Dodge, but I personally love the exterior look, especially the chrome bumpers, and grille. The 6.2 is awesome, with the GM option, of the Borla exhaust.
The truck, in my opinion, has two annoying flaws, the weak halogen head lamps, that I wish the dealer had an LED conversion package for, and I feel the sound system, came standard with the upgrades, on the LTZ, to give a richer, deeper tone.
As for the interior, I would have loved more color choices, on the LTZ, considering the price point…but I have seen, a couple of 2015’s, that the owners, have done the
seats, and door trim, in contrasting colors, with better quality leather, and the price
was fair, and the look was over the top…and tempting.
Anybody else found a safe upgrade, for the head lamps??
Regional. Some areas are Ford dominated and other GM. I was a builder for years in an area 100 miles from where I live now and it was all Ford’s. Here it is all GM. Local Ford dealer is a postage stamp and the GM dealer is 100 acres of all trucks (pre COVID)
Depends on the state. Here in MN, GM trucks are everywhere. Ford is definitely 2nd. A few Rams.
Nosense comments are from a real truckster!
Back in the 60s Chevy had coi l springs in the rear an the GMCs had leaf springs! And in the 60s GMC was the truck that was used as a truck with NO PROBLEMS, no bottoming out no broken springs image that! If the people out there is worried about the ride an want coil springs , than buy a CADILLAC ! PEOPLE THE LAST TIME I CHECKED WHAT YOU WANT COIL SPRINGS ON IS A PICK UP TRUCK , YES IT’S A TRUCK NOT A CADILLAC!
Leaf Springs are fine on HD’s people expect a rougher ride, but on light duties, they are just cost savings, and a coil system is much better for ride, have you ever driven a ram and silverado back to back?
Dodge and now Toyota have coil springs. Gm will too ,but it usually shows up a decade late.
Dude stop getting high man for real. That stuff is bad for you bro.
What the Silverado’s redesign should’ve been like from the start. Nice to seeing the interior getting the much needed and overdue update.
Also like seeing the 12 inch digital cluster as well. Looking forward to seeing that digital cluster on the 2022 Suburban and Tahoe.
It’s actually a 13.2inch screen I believe
Wrong, that’s the main infotainment screen you’re talking about. The digital DIC is 12 inches.