GM’s four-corner Air Ride Adaptive suspension system is intended to give users the best of both worlds. When the suspension is raised, it will improve ride comfort and raise the vehicle’s ground clearance. When it’s lowered, it can make it easier for occupants to get in and out of the vehicle and can help improve fuel economy on the highway. Users can also lower the suspension to position the vehicle’s hitch ball underneath a trailer and raise it to easily hitch the trailer to the vehicle.
Air Ride Adaptive suspension is an optional feature on the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 High Country and is also available to order on the 2022 Chevy Tahoe Z71 and High Country and the related 2022 Chevy Suburban Z71 and High Country. Vehicles equipped with this system will feature ride height controls either to the left of the steering wheel on the dashboard, or near the gear selector in the center console. The settings can be accessed via the ‘Suspension’ menu in the vehicle’s infotainment system, as well.
As Chevy explains in the video, vehicles with this technology will feature up to four different ride height settings depending on the vehicle type, which can be adjusted via the ride height rotary dial. A button in the middle of the rotary dial is used to select the desired ride height. Once the desired height has been selected, the vehicle will begin to adjust its suspension settings, with an icon appearing in the vehicle’s Driver Information Center to communicate to the driver that the vehicle is either raising or lowering.
The Air Ride Adaptive suspension system also features automatic load leveling, enabling the vehicle to self-adjust its suspension settings based on the collective weight of the passengers and cargo. Similarly, it will automatically lower the vehicle’s suspension at speeds above 65 mph for improved fuel economy.
Check out the video embedded below to learn more about GM’s Air Ride Adaptive suspension system.