Silverado 1500

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Preview, Pricing, Photos, Release Date

Joel Patel
Automotive Editor - September 17, 2021

Model Preview

For 2022, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 arrives as an updated model. While not a full redesign, Chevy has made extensive changes to its full-size pickup truck. When the 2022 Silverado 1500 arrives at dealerships next spring, it will arrive with a heavily revised cabin, new tech features, an updated exterior design, and an enhanced four-cylinder engine. Additionally, there’s an all-new ZR2 trim that’s ready for some serious off-roading.

Every Silverado 1500 arrives with a new front fascia and grille design. To accommodate the new exterior components, the headlights have been moved down. On LT trims and higher, the daytime running lights have been updated and now feature an animated lighting sequence when owners approach, start, or walk away from the truck. The overall design of the Silverado 1500 remains the same with its split-grille design, boxy taillights, and bulky proportions.

The all-new ZR2 trim (pictured above and directly below) is the off-roading-oriented model and has its own unique look. The model features a steel front bumper, black hood insert sets, a bespoke grille, Chevy’s “flow-tie” emblem, ZR2 badges, and special 18-inch wheels. With an aggressive design, the ZR2 looks like it’s ready to tackle some serious terrain.

On the inside, the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 sees the largest changes. On top of coming with more premium materials, LT and higher trims are offered with new interior colors and new seat designs. Additionally, the trims also feature an upgraded dashboard and an updated center console for a far more luxurious look. The changes to the cabin help the Silverado 1500 go from rugged and sturdy to upscale and tech-forward. The ZR2’s cabin features a unique Jet Black on Graystone interior theme with dark interior trim.

Chevrolet hasn’t provided all of the details on the 2022 Silverado 1500, but has said what features will be available on higher trim levels. A 12.3-inch digital display that acts as the instrument cluster and a 13.4-inch touchscreen are available. Chevy has also fitted the Silverado 1500 with built-in Google compatibility, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as Amazon Alexa. The available tech puts the 2022 Silverado 1500 in line with other full-size pickups.

The one aspect of the 2022 Silverado 1500 that hasn’t changed are its engines. The base engine continues to be a 4.3-liter V6 that makes 285 horsepower and comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The next engine in the lineup is a turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder. For 2022, it’s been updated to make 310 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. The four-cylinder comes with an 8-speed automatic.

A 5.3-liter V8 engine is next, carrying a rating of 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. A 6-, 8-, and 10-speed automatic transmission are all available for the V8. Then, there’s the available turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six diesel engine that produces 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. The motor comes with a 10-speed automatic. At the top of the rung sits the 6.2-liter V8 that’s rated at 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. The 6.2-liter V8 is only available with a 10-speed automatic transmission. When properly equipped, the 2022 Silverado 1500 can tow up to 13,300 pounds and haul up to 2,280 pounds.

Chevrolet has given the 2022 Silverado 1500 a massive overhaul on the safety front. Every trim now comes with forward-collision warning, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, and pedestrian detection as standard. Available features include a surround-view camera and Chevrolet’s advanced trailering system. Newly available for 2022 is Chevrolet’s Super Cruise hands-free driver-assist feature.

Pricing & Release Date

Chevrolet hasn’t announced pricing for the 2022 Silverado 1500 yet, but the automaker has confirmed when the vehicle will go on sale. The pickup truck will arrive in dealerships in spring 2022.

With all of the changes, we expect pricing for the truck to start at more than the current model that ranges from $30,995 up to $61,290 with destination.

The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will compete against the Ram 1500, Toyota Tundra, Ford F-150, and Nissan Titan.

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