The Chevy Silverado 1500 was refreshed mdiway through the 2022 model year, introducing a wide range of updates and changes for the popular pickup nameplate. One of the most impactful changes was the overhauled interior, with a new layout and new infotainment specs rolled out. While the refreshed interior definitely looks good, especially compared to the pre-refresh design, there are still some improvements to be made. That includes, in our opinion, one very specific interior detail for the Chevy Silverado Trail Boss and RST.
Specifically, we’re talking about the faux wood trim. Found on the dash underneath the central infotainment screen and running horizontally towards the A-pillar, as well as on the central tunnel and along the upper portion of the door panels up front and in back, we think the faux wood trim simply doesn’t work for the Chevy Silverado Trail Boss and RST. While wood decor is fine for the LT trim level, the Chevy Silverado Trail Boss and RST are geared for a slightly younger audience, which, we’re assuming, typically isn’t a fan of wood trim in vehicles.
So, what would be better? Well, for starters, we’d like to see a few other interior trim options for the Chevy Silverado Trail Boss and RST, or at least something other than faux wood. A couple options might include painted plastic trim, aluminum, or even a patterned design on plastic, as found in certain trim levels of the 2024 Chevy Trax (like the Activ, for example).
That all said, the Ford F-150 Lariat with the Sport Appearance Package, the Ford F-150 Tremor, the Ram 1500 Laramie with the Sport Appearance Package, and the Ram 1500 Rebel only offer a single interior trim / accent option as well. Then again, it isn’t wood.
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