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Refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado Gets Standard Push Button Start On All Trim Levels

The refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 features a long list of updates and changes, headlined by an all-new cabin and interior layout. One of the new features of the overhauled 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 interior is a push button start that is included as standard across the lineup.

Prior to the introduction of the fully refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500, a push button start (also known as keyless ignition) was either standard or optional on all trim levels except for WT, Custom, and Custom Trail Boss. This is the case for Light Duty pickup trucks introduced for the fourth-generation with the 2019 model year, up to the 2021 model year and pre-refresh 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited.

Now, however, the fully refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado includes Push Button Start as standard across the lineup.

Rather than requiring a physical key like a traditional ignition starter, Push Button Start works wirelessly via the key fob, which can be located in your pocket or a bag. The fob will transmit a signal to the onboard computer system and enable the user to start the engine without removing the key fob, making it easier to start and stop the vehicle.

Standard Push Button Start is one just one aspect of the fully refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 interior. Check out GM Authority’s video tour of the interior for a more complete picture of the upgrades, updates, and changes.

As a reminder, the refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 is available with four powertrain options, including the turbocharged 2.7 I4 L3B gasoline engine, rated at 310 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque (a 20-percent torque increase), 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, 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. Under the skin, the 2022 Chevy Silverado rides on the GM T1 platform, while production will take place at the GM Silao plant in Mexico and the GM Fort Wayne factory in Indiana.

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Jonathan Lopez: Jonathan is an automotive journalist based out of Southern California. He loves anything and everything on four wheels.

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      • Thank you for announcing you are one of the "I buy a truck for the image and have zero use for it crowd" like 80% of the other buyers...

        • I'm sure you are one of those people that thinks buying a gutted truck makes you financially smart (It doesn't)
          Why don't you buy a work truck without airbags, backup camera, no seatbelts. Heck the only thing it should have is a steering wheel, gas/brake pedal and an engine along with doors. Then when you get in a crash and have a huge hospital bill lets see how much you *save*
          Or on that same token how about when your truck is emptied out by thieves because you don't have power locks and you forgot to lock a door. I know several people who own trucks in the trash trim that have had exactly that scenario happen. Guess you didn't save any $$$ there did you.
          Classic American not seeing the big picture financially.

        • Commonsense-
          That's the beauty of our country. You can drive what you want. I find most truck haters can't afford one!

          • So they are just like Tesla haters?
            The reality is that most people can't afford a new car anymore. Even a large percentage of those that are buying them anyway.

          • Who's most people?, millions of vehicles are buying themselves per year?. If anything now it's either the shortage or many people don't want a new car for the year.

          • This is their largest segment. I suspect you realize the paradox with your comment. How can someone buy what they want if their preferred low-tech options are deleted? You should realize people like that don't envy you.

    • It's a matter of personal preference of course, but having owned trucks with both I find that I'm happier (in a truck) with the physical key.

      Going hunting/fishing/camping? Just hide the key under the truck or in the bed. Proximity keys still are active if not hidden correctly.

      At home? Keys can't be left inside cars anymore even in the garage, because of the "keep alive" and will drain the battery after a couple days. This cost me a new battery.

      • I've never once wanted to leave my keys in my car when it wasn't actually running. I suppose you could have some weird use case, but for almost everyone else, it's a huge improvement over sticking the key in the ignition switch.

  • But will it have keyless entry as well? With RAM, all trucks have keyless start but you have to option keyless entry. Was always annoying to have to use the FOB to get in the truck but then just push a button knowing the tech was there, but only having half of it.

  • Really, pushbutton? GM is the leader, finally verified, pushbutton…didnt expect this all of a sidden

  • I’m not being argumentative but gm finally figured out how to avoid a recall issue by eliminating the infamous dangling keys. No one brought up the 2014 recall of 2.6 million vehicles that contributed to 97 deaths. If you remember The dangling keys shut off the motor and airbags while the vehicle was in motion. Never a good thing.

  • Not a big fan of the keyless ignition, have to start the engine just roll up the windows or listen to the radio. I like the “accessory” key position.

    • All cars with keyless ignition can go into accessory and on mode without starting the engine. Accessory is usually done by pressing the button without pressing the brake. GM goes into on mode (maintenance mode/key on engine off) by holding the button without pressing the brake.

      It's described in the color quick reference guide and the instructions.