Putting you in the driver’s seat is what the 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500HD is all about. Chevrolet has designed its heavy-duty truck with so many options and choices that you will have no problem configuring one that suits your purposes, regardless of whether you intend to use your Silverado 2500HD for business or pleasure or a little of both. Chevy first began offering its Silverado 2500HD in time for the 1999 model year and is currently in the fourth generation of these great heavy-duty trucks. The 2022 Silverado 2500HD represents the next step in the development of this heavy-duty truck.
It comes with the new Multi-Flex Tailgate, which will make loading and off-loading your pickup truck safer and much easier than before. Just extend the Multi-Flex Tailgate to turn it into a set of steps to the payload bed. The Multi-Flex Tailgate has a total of six different functions, easily operated with buttons located on the tailgate as well as on the dashboard of the truck’s interior for convenience. You can use this feature to turn your 2022 Silverado 2500HD into a mobile workspace. It can even be configured to extend the payload bed’s length to better fit longer loads. Just like the Multi-Flex Tailgate, the 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500HD opens up a world of possibilities for you.
The 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500HD has a starting MSRP of $35,300.* This is the same MSRP as the 2021 Chevy Silverado 2500HD, showing Chevrolet’s commitment to keeping its trucks reasonably priced for its customers like you. This price will put you behind the wheel of a Silverado 2500HD WT, which stands for work truck. In all, there are five different trims available on the 2022 Silverado 2500HD. The LT is the next in the lineup and features fancier exterior appliques, cruise control, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. The Custom is up next and adds 20-inch wheels, among a couple of other features.
The top two trims, the LTZ and High Country, really emphasize luxury features on the 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500HD. The LTZ includes a keyless starter, heated front seats, and a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, while the High Country takes luxury to another place with a leather interior, Bose premium audio system, and front and rear park assist.
Chevy also offers the 2022 Silverado 2500HD in four different special editions available only on the LTZ trim. These are the Carhart Edition, Z71 Sport Edition, Z71 Chrome Sport Edition, and HD Midnight Edition. In addition to adding some amazing looks to the interior and exterior of your truck, these special editions also include specialized equipment, such as all-terrain tires and a skid plate on the Z71 Chrome Sport Edition to improve off-road performance.
When deciding on the trim level for your 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500HD, it is important to keep in mind that this truck comes with three different cab configurations as well as a choice of drivetrain. The only exception is the Silverado 2500HD High Country, which only comes in a Crew Cab with four-wheel drive. The Regular Cab is available in the WT and LT trims. It has two doors with one row of seats, allowing you to carry up to 3 passengers in your truck. Trucks with the Regular Cab also come with a 96.3-inch long-bed.
The Double Cab has two full-size doors, two half-size doors, and two rows of seats. It can seat 5 or 6 passengers, depending on whether you have bucket seats in the front row. The Crew Cab has the largest passenger space with two rows of seats and four full-size doors. This is the best choice if you plan to carry more than two passengers for long distances. The Double Cab and Crew Cab models give you a choice of an 80.2-inch standard bed or a 96.3-inch long bed. Every model of the 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500HD gives you a choice of either rear-wheel or four-wheel drive.
Chevy offers the 2022 Silverado 2500HD with two great engines. The standard engine is a 6.6-liter V8 gas engine. It uses direct fuel injection to produce 401 horsepower and generate 464 pound-feet of torque. The engine is cast iron with cast aluminum cylinder heads. There is also an available Duramax 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel V8. This diesel boosts performance with a turbocharger and common-rail direct fuel injection to produce 445 horsepower and generate an astounding 910 pound-feet of torque. The engine is also cast iron with cast aluminum cylinder heads.
The 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500HD has dedicated transmission choices based on the engine equipped on the truck. The 6.6-liter V8 gas engine is paired with a Hydra-Matic 6L90 6-speed automatic transmission. This gives it a final drive ratio of 3.73. The models with the Duramax 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel V8 use an Allison 10L1000 10-speed automatic transmission, giving you incredible control over this powerful engine. It has a final drive ratio of 3.42.
Many drivers are intimidated by the prospect of driving a heavy-duty truck. They are under the misapprehension that these are tough trucks to handle. Chevy has taken steps to ensure that the 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500HD will be easy to handle, even for a novice driver. Each 2022 Silverado 2500HD features an automatic locking rear differential to provide greater stability. This is a feature that most other truck manufacturers reserve for their off-road models only. The Silverado 2500HD utilizes a hydraulic power-assisted recirculating ball steering to improve handling and cornering. The LTZ and High Country models also feature Chevy’s Digital Variable Steering Assist, making them ideal choices for drivers who are new to heavy-duty trucks.
The 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500HD has a surprisingly smooth ride for such a large truck. This is the result of a semi-elliptical three-stage multi-leaf spring rear suspension and short long-arms independent front suspension with torsion bars.
One of the biggest reasons folks choose to buy a heavy-duty truck is the ability of these vehicles to tow heavy trailers. The 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500HD excels in this regard. In general, your maximum trailering capability will depend on the choice of powertrain, drivetrain, and cab configuration. Opting for a Regular Cab, rear-wheel drive, and a diesel engine will usually give you the ability to tow heavier trailers than other options. For example, the 2022 Silverado 2500HD with the Duramax 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel V8 can tow up to 18,510 pounds. Choosing the 6.6-liter V8 gas engine will reduce your maximum trailering to 14,500 pounds, although you can boost this to 17,370 pounds if you opt to add such additional equipment as a fifth wheel or a gooseneck hitch.
If you are like most other truckers, then you enjoy having the ability to carry a lot of stuff in your truck’s payload bed. This is one of the main advantages of choosing a heavy-duty truck like the 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500HD. This truck, with its 6.6-liter V8 gas engine, can carry up to 3,965 pounds with four-wheel drive, which increases to 3,979 if you choose a model with rear-wheel drive. Opting for the available Duramax 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel will reduce payload capacity to a still very impressive 3,715 pounds. Your choice of payload bed will also have an impact on the volume of cargo you can carry in your 2022 Silverado 2500. The standard bed can fit up to 69.5 cubic feet of cargo, which increases to 83.5 cubic feet on the long bed model.
Normally, one wouldn’t associate heavy-duty trucks with technological innovations. However, the 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500HD represents a great example of using innovations to improve the capability and performance of a heavy-duty truck.
The Multi-Flex Tailgate is now available on every trim of the 2022 Silverado 2500HD. This provides six different functions for your payload bed’s tailgate. You can flip it down to create steps, making it easier to load your truck. You can pull out the end to extend safely carry items that exceed the length of the payload bed. You can even use the Multi-Flex Tailgate to provide a desk space, turning your truck into a model office. This is especially useful for contractors who need to work on plans and documents while out on the road. It can also come in handy if you want to go tailgating at a local sporting event.
Chevy has made towing trailers safer than ever with the Advanced Trailering System on the 2022 Silverado 2500HD. Using the Chevy Infotainment 3 system or the myChevrolet Mobile App on your smartphone, you can track every aspect of the trailering process, from hitching up to towing and disengagement. The images in real time will make hitching up easier than ever.
In addition, the Advanced Trailering System provides you with benefits like a pre-departure checklist so you don’t miss out on critical items, exterior trailer lighting diagnostics so you will be alerted if there are issues with the taillights on the trailer, trailer maintenance reminders, and even a tire pressure and temperature monitoring system so you will be alerted if there are any issues with the trailer’s tires. In addition, you can get up to 15 unique views on the 8 available cameras on the 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500HD, including a Transparent Trailer view that will allow you to see the road without obstruction by even the largest trailers.