Refreshed 2022 Silverado Regular Cab Standard Bed Gets Only One Engine Choice64
General Motors revealed the refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 in September of 2021, pulling the sheets on a long list of updates and changes for the light-duty pickup. Notably, refreshed 2022 Silverado models in the Regular Cab Standard Bed configuration will be offered with only a single engine option.
As it turns out, refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 models with a Regular Cab Standard Bed body style will only be available with the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine. As covered previously, the L3B gasoline engine now produces more torque with a maximum of 430 pound-feet at 1,500 rpm. Meanwhile, its output of 310 horsepower at 5,600 rpm is unchanged.
Also of note, the refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 models will only be available with a Regular Cab Standard Bed body style in the base Work Truck (WT) trim level. However, while refreshed 2022 Silverado 1500 models in the Regular Cab Long Bed body style are equipped as standard with the L3B gasoline engine, that particular combination is also optionally available with the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine.
Peak output from the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine comes to 355 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 383 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm. Elsewhere in the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 lineup, the truck is offered with the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, rated at 420 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 460 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm, and the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax, rated at 277 horsepower at 3,750 rpm and 460 pound-feet of torque at 1,500 rpm.
Either the GM 8-speed automatic or the GM 10-speed automatic are included for the cog swaps, depending on the configuration selected.
Under the skin, the refreshed 2022 Silverado 1500 rides on the GM T1 platform. Production takes place at the GM Fort Wayne Assembly facility in Indiana and the GM Silao Plant in Mexico, as well as the GM Oshawa plant in the spring. However, as GM Authority reported previously, production of the refreshed Silverado has been delayed slightly.
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Yet another crash and burn for GM.
Sigh* I was looking forward to getting the 5.3 model and souping it up to take on Moab.
As I read through all the comments most are complaining about the lack of v8 option, While I can understand the want for a v8 in this type of truck because that was the norm years ago and was last available from gm in 2018. As with everything else there are improvements in design and technology. The 2.7 turbo is more than enough to get the job done especially in a regular cab standard (short) bed. Having 310 HP and 430 lb-ft of torque, compared to the v8 from 2018 @ 355 HP and 383 lb-ft of torque. That’s 45 less HP but… 47 more TQ. Not bad for half the cylinders
But, for what its worth give it a chance go to a local Chevrolet dealer and test drive two similar trucks one 5.3 v8 the other a 2.7 turbo I promise it will change your mind about the 2.7, 4 cylinder turbo. if you still would rather by the v8 because you “NEED IT” . Fair enough, you will pay 1600 more to get that v8,
FYI the “new” Silverado average MSRP for a, LT crew cab v8 4X4 w/o additional options is 52,000
Comment not directed @hillbilly just wanted mine towards the top but since you mentioned Moab, The 2022 Jeep Wrangler only has 285 HP and 260 TQ out of the V6, not very impressive unless you got 80k to get the v8 jeep wrangler.
And also depends on what your hauling or towing more HP sometimes means all the difference
1993 Silverado regular cab short box 454SS:
406 Lb/Ft. torque.
Curb weight: 4411 Lbs.
0 – 60 mph: 7.2 s
1/4 mile: 15.8 s @ 85 mph
New Silverado regular cab short box 2.7L:
430 Lb/Ft. torque.
Estimated weight: 4250 Lbs.
Should be a pretty quick truck. Won’t sound as cool as a 454 Big Block. Be interesting to see what a Flowmaster™ type exhaust would do for it. I’m not a Boomer but I’m in my early 50s. While a big-block regular cab truck would be awesome, I can embrace new technology. I would love to take one for a spin. I have a co-worker who has a 2020 extra-cab with the earlier, less torquier 2.7T and he says it’s faster than one might think for a 4-cyl. Just think how much fun it would be with a 6-speed manual!!!
Totally inexcusable. Rcsb will die again because of lack of effort by gm , again.
Ford and Ram both offer regular cab short beds that are well equipped, they need to catch up!
Funny, this ONE engine has MORE torque than Ford’s THREE offerings- based on configuration- and MORE standard hp. than Ford’s base 3.3L engine offering. Doesn’t sound too much like a crash and burn to me…..
Most all the regular cab short bed buyers are gonna want the V8.
“Most”? Those short bed standard cabs will overwhelmingly go to utilities, municipal entities, forestry services, maintenance outfits, railroads… Why would they want or need a V8?
The customizers and traditionalists will want the V8; I understand that. But, if Chevy won’t answer their requirements, there are other makes on the market.
All depends on where you live, I see Chevrolet regular cab short beds almost every day and they are all personal vehicles….the work folks are buying the long beds mainly around here.
It is a shame when a life long Chevy owner has to buy another brand when they will sell that same truck overseas, but won’t sell it in the USA.
The vast majority of short wides you see running around every day as personal vehicles weren’t originally sold to normal people… most were sold in fleet offerings and the people that ride around in them now are the 4th or 5th owner.. GM doesn’t carw who the 4th or 5th owner is.. they care who buys it first. They base their sales strategy on who buys it first.. all you people crying about not having a v8 weren’t going to buy it brand new anyway so your vote doesn’t matter.
I am ready to buy one and have been in contact with my local dealer regularly since it was announced a few months ago waiting to order it. If I can’t get it with a V8, I’m out. I’ll find an older one.
Yeah, I agree. They’re a special (nostalgia) type of customer the GM will miss out on. Those not too stubborn to embrace the 2.7L will still get one hell of a truck.
Sensitive cowboys, Ram don’t even offer a RCSB. Ford only offers the 5.0 and tt2.7 otherwise you have the 3.3 pea shooter standard on their RCSB. How many of you guys planning to do hard work with a base 1/2?.
They do on the older body style that they are still making….’22’s are on the lots now.
A RCSB is as much for fun and looks as work.
You might want to fact check yourself on the Ram rcsb option on the Ram Classic. Offered with both the 3.6 and Hemi. If you’re going to insult a group of people at least get your facts correct so you don’took like a fool
Try as I might, I don’t see his reference to engine displacement anywhere in his comment.
Yea they once did…and check their website it’s no such thing as a ’22 Ram 1500 RCSB in new or classic, you looking like your facts isn’t straight cowboy…
I would concede the 5.0 RCSB F150 is a total sleeper but also isn’t cheap, it cost as much as a base GT Mustang without any features. The 2.7 Silver would more than likely cost well under $30k, with a basic tune and intake it would be a nice Saturday night truck..
I just did the ‘build and price’ on Chevrolet’s website. 2wd reg. cab standard box WT with $1,195 in options (Glacier Blue paint, chrome bumpers, package that included cruise control) and the price was $35,100. Kind of steep for a pretty basic 2wd WT 1/2 ton.
Some of us tow 6000-pound campers with ours.
Can’t tell you how many times I had someone ask for a regular cab to save some money and when they saw it wasn’t much more to get a double cab took that instead. There might be some demand for them on this forum but there sure isn’t where it counts and that’s actually buying them.
signingoutgoodbye – I disagree. Single cab short bed 2wd trucks especially Chevrolets are hot right now. If GM offered it with a 5.3 and 6.2, it would definitely sell. It’s a nice alternative hot rod to the Camaro, Challenger and Mustang.
That’s where you are wrong. Nobody buys these things, they sit on dealer lots and rot until year end when they are given away with heavy discounts. The only people that are upset by no short bed regular cab trucks are a few boomers on sites like this.
Yes you are right, but it’s only because their long beds, with V6’s, or in the latest 4cyl turbos. That are surprisingly quick and powerful.
These are hot right now? Wow, I could drive around all day in major cities and not see a V8 regular cab short bed truck. No one buys them even when they did offer them, which is why they are being dropped. Dodge still does and you never see any on the lots or streets. This is one of those enthusiast cars that a few say they want and love but won’t actually buy. You see that often. Manual V8 wagon? Enthusiasts: yes please, we will buy and it will turn around the SUV industry! No one buys. Wagons, no one buys. Convertibles, no one buys. Two door SUV’s, no one buys. See where I am going with this? GM is in the business of making money, so if 51% of the people prefer it one way, they will do it that way and most of the buyers aren’t car people.
BTW, a truck isn’t a hot rod. It is down on power, up on weight and has horrible handling and aerodynamics. That is why the Hellcat Jeep can’t run away from a 5.0 mustang or 6.2 Camaro from a roll with over 200hp more, the aero is horrible and they barely crack the 11X through the traps in the quarter mile. Fast SUV’s never made much sense to me. If you want to go fast you aren’t going off road and a wagon is a much better platform by far with similar or more room, better handling and aero and it won’t roll over if it gets in a sticky sideways situation.
Commonsense – Tell that to all the guys driving them in California. Shoot 88-98’s are going for almost 10k for a decent 5.7 with over 200k miles. Good luck getting a square body or 99-07. You can easily put a super charger or turbo on a truck and get over 500hp. They would sell for sure, if they were optioned nicely and had a V8, as long as they weren’t priced not to sell.
I live in the Midwest and most of the farmers want nicely equipped regular cabs with v-8’s.
Even farmers on the east coast like regular cabs with a nice grille up front. Why can’t something so simple be accomplished?
I don’t understand why they had to have 2 different facias on the 1500, the LT facia looks great but the front facia on the regular cab and custom looks terrible. Been wanting to buy a new regular cab long bed but can’t spend the money on something that looks so bad!!!!
Exactly! I’ve been saying that for years now. Give me a truck that looks like a Trail Boss in a REGULAR CAB long bed but with Work truck specs.
I think Chevy ought to offer the 5.3L as an option (how about a new SS model), but fact of the matter is that turbo 4 makes more H.P. and torque than my 1996 3500 did with a Vortec 7.4L.
Chevy dropped the ball years ago!! they knew the ev world was coming and just laid down and produced lousy vehicles to get by until ev time. They used to have a ss trim on darn near every model! Look at the trailblazer ss, none of the other big 2 Manufacturers had anything like it..almost like they started a trend just to let the jeep srt take the whole thing…same thing with the ss silverado model!! Chevy became boring and lazy and now we had the ev world and while the power is on par they are still very boring. Hate to say it but dodge/stellantis/chrysler/fiat/jeep😅has been killing and making vehicles that make the consumers happy and a joy to drive. Way to go GM!!👎
As GM CEO Mary Barra says…
GM is the leader in EV. Clearly she meant GM is the leader in EVIL. How many other companies are in the business of Lying and Killing their customers? The Tobacco industry maybe, but most people realized at some point Cigarettes were bad for them. Most people did not realize GM designed Defective Ignitions intended to Kill them at inopportune times.
There is zero fact behind the “GM designed Defective Ignitions to Kill them at inopportune times”. First of all, there is no opportune time to be killed. Second, no person designed a car to kill some, ever, from any manufacturer. So not sure what you are trying to spew or how it makes you feel better…
For Me, I don’t blame GM in the Slightest for the ignition issue… I know one thing – when Chrysler’s popular CEO Lido Iaccoca was in charge, he would have fought ‘TOOTH AND NAIL’ against paying out ANYTHING for a supposed defective ignition..
If I had stock in GM I would be upset that they didn’t fight the frivolous lawsuits….
It is rather like owning a kitchen stove, and then placing paper bags and paper mail on top of all the burners – and then turning all the burners on high and watch the kitchen, house and garage burn down – and then blaming – who else? The STOVE MANUFACTURER.
Iaccoca would have said “The customer, in purchasing the vehicle, agrees to HOLD HARMLESS Chrysler Corporation, due to only using CHRYSLER SUPPLIED KEYS on the key ring. Using excessively heavy private key rings and/or FOREIGN keys having nothing to do with proper operation of the vehicle will VOID the warranty”.
that marry barra fc is your average troll, putting out misinformation just like ABC, CBS, NBC,
You must like chrome then, but monochromatic looks so much better with the aerodynamic necessities involved today, to help get the highest mileage possible.
The saying depends on where you live is perfect.
Where I live it is rare to see a standard cab of anything. To see a short bed version it is mostly in photos as I seldom see one on the road here here in the Midwest.
Most company, utility and municipal trucks are all crew or extra cab V8 models.
While I don’t say they may be in other areas here in the rust best they are rare. It is also getting hard to find a non 4×4 truck of any cab as few dealers order in 2WD much. I know that is different down south and in So Cal but here it is different.
I recall people all crying for a Cruze Hatch and how well it would sell and GM was going to fail by not offering it. Well they did and it went no where once offered.
I believe this all comes down to this. Automakers only have so much money for development and they have to pick and choose what is making the most money for them to invest in. That is what they are doing. The money not invested in a Short Bed is going to another product that is making more volume and money.
The auto Industry is not what it once was where everyone can offer everything to everyone for every little niche anymore. So there is disappointment at some point at most MFGs depending on your wants.
Most companies today operate with 2 division at best so it is not like the old Sloan plan anymore. It is just to expensive to do.
Bottom line, GM will say “we gave them what they asked for, but it didn’t sell” when what they really wanted was a V8 in a short bed truck. not A 4 CYLINDER!
Kind of like black is the number one selling interior choice with GM because its basically the only choice they give you.
Companies do this to consumers all the time; sell us what they want us to buy and tell us we liked it.
If a regular cab, short bed with a v8 is what people want…. then why didn’t they sell in 2016-2018 when it was offered? GM isn’t forcing you to buy something you don’t want.. GM is building exactly what sells… regular cab short bed ain’t it.. so there’s zero reason for GM to invest a lot of money in that platform.
When it’s all said and done it’s still a 4 banger keep it out of my truck
NO THANKS! GM blew it again! GM really needs to start listening to their customers!!
Look on the bright side, they will only have half the amount of lifter problems!
The pictured Silverado is a long bed.
I can’t think of a more fun sleeper than a Chevy Shorty 5.3
What a shame, Chevrolet.
Did you buy one in 2016-2018? The 5.3 was offered in a regular cab short bed then… nobody bought them.
Nobody buys them because gm priced them in a way that they can’t sell!!…why but half a truck for pennies less than a extended cab? I bet a rcsb with the 2.7 would actually be pretty snappy and its not like they would have a bunch of cost into developing it because its already developed for other countries!…I think that’s the biggest thing that gets folks in the US upset about it. I guarantee the Arabs don’t buy as many trucks as the us but gm will make them what they want?
So the gas guzzling worst in class MPG 2.7 wonder will be the only engine choice on these trucks tied to the design flawed 8 speed automatic only. Sounds like a great way to alienate yet more customers GM
They really want to push that 2.7 just to bring the ridiculous price down no thanks it’s a full size truck
They also recently amended the order guide, killing the option for trailering mirrors on the new 1500
What happened to the mighty 4.3 V 6? All i know about the 4.3 is mine has 304K , gets 23 highway, 19 city and still runs as good as the day i drove it off the deaker lot in 2012
The antique 4.3 got axed.
why is it an antique? because it’s a pushrod engine? my trusty 4.3 will run the highway at 70 mph at about 1650 rpm. whereas a no torque overhead cam engine would be nearing 3500 rpm and hunting gears at every slight slope in the road
Offer the 3.0 turbo diesel as a option. FARMERS RANCHERS AND CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES would buy it in a second.