When you need to tow and haul extra weight, it’s time to check out the 2022 Chevy Silverado HD. Chevy’s heavy-duty trucks do more than provide extra muscle, however, throwing in a wealth of modern creature comforts and utility features to help you manage your work day.
What’s new for the 2022 Chevy Silverado HD?
For 2022, these heavy-duty trucks are now available with Chevy’s Multi-Flex tailgate, which makes it easier to access your cargo items. The Custom trim model is now available with a power driver’s seat. And shoppers can choose from a new exterior shade, Greenstone Metallic.
Which powertrains are available for the 2022 Chevy Silverado HD?
There are two powertrains available for the Silverado HD:
- Standard 6.6L V8 (401 horsepower, 464 lb-ft of torque) + six-speed automatic transmission
- Optional turbocharged 6.6L diesel V8 (445 hp, 910 lb-ft) + 10-speed automatic transmission
The options remain the same, whether you choose the Silverado 2500 or 3500 HD. And both engines will impress you with their straightforward performance and immense power.
Every Silverado HD comes standard with rear-wheel drive, but four-wheel drive is a coveted option, especially for drivers who travel through a lot of unpaved work sites. This equipment is also suited to rugged off-road adventures. You might even be surprised at how well these heavy-duty trucks handle on the trail.
How much can these heavy-duty trucks tow and haul?
Tow and haul ratings vary according to how you configure your Silverado HD. Body size, powertrain, and equipment all make a difference. And the Silverado 3500 HD can tow and haul more weight than the Silverado 2500 HD. The turbodiesel engine helps you tow max loads in both heavy-duty models. If you’re focused on hauling heavy payloads, choose the standard V8 engine.
Silverado 2500 HD:
- Max trailering: 18,510 pounds
- Max payloads: 3,986 pounds
Silverado 3500 HD:
- Max trailering: 36,000 pounds
- Max payloads: 7,442 pounds
Which 2022 Chevy Silverado HD trim model should I choose?
Both the Silverado 2500 HD and 3500 HD trucks are available as five trim models: the work-friendly WT, modern Custom, mid-grade LT, snazzy LTZ, and posh High Country. When it comes to features, each of these heavy-duty trucks is better equipped than the last.
The WT (Work Truck) kicks off the lineup with a very basic setup, including manual door locks and windows. But it also comes standard with Chevy’s infotainment system, including a 7-inch touchscreen and smartphone integration technology (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto).
To increase comfort while also keeping the price down, check out the Custom. Its upgraded cabin includes cloth upholstery, power windows and locks, and remote keyless entry.
The LT builds on the Custom’s comforts with more style features, including chrome bumpers and a bigger, 8-inch infotainment touchscreen. This truck also boosts utility, with a trailer brake controller and the EZ Lift tailgate.
Choose the LTZ for a heavy-duty truck that’s as luxurious as it is capable, with LED headlights, chrome exterior trim, and leather seating. The LTZ’s infotainment system includes an HD touchscreen and wireless connectivity for the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features.
Finally, get your hands on the High Country for a fully loaded luxury cruise. This truck comes standard with four-wheel drive, chrome side steps, a power-sliding window, power tailgate, and a long list of features designed to help you get through the day in style. Cabin upgrades include a Bose premium sound system, wireless smartphone charger, and a surround-view camera system.