One of the biggest headlines surrounding the fully refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 is the arrival of the Chevy Silverado ZR2 as the most off-road-capable version of the Silverado from the factory. Though we already know a lot about the ZR2, there’s one big piece of info that we didn’t know: how much it will cost. Luckily, GM Authority has finally learned the Silverado ZR2 price.
According to sources familiar with the matter, the 2022 Silverado ZR2 will start at $65,100. That amount does not the include the destination freight charge (DFC) of $1,695 USD. The combined amount is $66,795 USD.
The 2022 Silverado ZR2 starting price of $66,795 puts the Silverado ZR2 in the pricing category of the Ford F-150 Raptor, which starts at $64,145 plus $1,695 DFC for a $65,840 starting price tag. In other words, the 2022 Silverado ZR2 price will be $955 higher than the 2021 F-150 Raptor, despite the Ford having 30 more horsepower and 50 more pound-feet from its twin-turbo 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine.
For the sake of context, the Ram TRX starts at $72,120 ($70,425 plus $1,695 DFC). It features a supercharged 6.2L V8 engine good for 702 horses and 650 pound-feet of torque.
For even more context, the 2022 Silverado LT Trail Boss Limited (this is the stop-gap pre-refresh model) with the 5.3L L84 (355 horses, 383 pound-feet of torque) starts at $53,145 ($51,450 MSRP plus $1,695 DFC), while the same truck with the 6.2L L87 motor (420 horses, 460 pound-feet) – the same engine that will be used in the Silverado ZR2, starts at $55,640 ($53,945 plus $1,695 DFC).
It’s worth mentioning that Ford will introduce the Ford F-150 Raptor R next year as an even more powerful version of the F-150 Raptor, and a direct rival to the Ram TRX. The F-150 Raptor R will be powered by the same supercharged 5.2L Predator V8 as the 2020 and newer Mustang GT500 making an expected 750 horsepower.
That will fully enable the Raptor R to slot above the “regular” F-150 Raptor, which is powered by the high-output version of the twin-turbo 3.5L EcoBoost V6 rated at 450 horsepower (and 510 pound-feet of torque). The impressive power will be reflected in the Raptor R’s pricing, estimated by GMA sister publication, Ford Authority, to start around around $75,000.
As a reminder, the Chevy Silverado ZR2 is equipped with advanced Multimatic DSSV dampers and retuned springs to deliver improved front and rear suspension travel. The truck, which represents the flagship off-road Silverado, features front and rear e-lockers for enhanced traction, while the high-approach steel front bumper gets removable end caps. The corners get 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory tires, while underbody skid plates protect the mechanicals, while the dual exhaust was relocated in front of the rear bumper.
All that translates to 11.2. inches of ground clearance, a 31.8 degree approach angle, 23.4 degree breakover angle, and 23.3 degree departure angle.
The only powerplant offered is GM’s naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, connecting to a 10-speed automatic transmission and 4WD.
One final note: in late November, GM Authority outlined Chevy’s internal timeline for the refreshed 2022 Silverado launch schedule. One of the key dates of the launch was today, December 15th, which is when the online configurator would launch for the updated model. We provided the dates with the notice that they may change, and change they did. As of this writing, Chevy has yet to launch the Build & Price tool for the refreshed Silverado. It’s currently unclear when this will take place. Stay tuned, since we’ll be back with more very soon. In the meantime, subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevy Silverado news, Chevy news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.