Mega manufacturers like Chevrolet do not become household name Super Bowl commercial giants by accident. Like any professional competitor, staying in the game requires competitive planning and the ability to improvise on the fly when faced with unexpected pitfalls. The unforeseen delay of game from the past two years has required a new approach to selling cars and trucks. Faced with a consumer market hit by job loss, illness, and lack of chip availability, the unprepared would have been sidelined. Not the case with Chevy. It is admirable to watch a major team adapt its playbook to meet the needs of its fanbase with new models like the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited.
The perfect pivot and shift plan for this market, the Limited is a stop-gap model that serves as a placeholder until the arrival of the completely redesigned 2022 Silverado 1500. Not a new concept, but when approached properly, it is the best way to bring new trucks to impatient buyers and prevent sales interceptions by opponents. The historically popular Silverado is available now in anticipation of the grand slam refresh of the Silverado 1500. At Guntersville Chevrolet, we planned for our die-hard Chevy clientele. We have a great selection of 2022 Silverado 1500 Limited models in our showroom, just itching to be taken off the bench and used for hard work or play. From the basic Work Truck to the highbrow High Country, there's nothing limited about our Silverado lineup.
The real game-changer for the 2022 Silverado 1500 Limited is selective streamlining of engine options down to four powertrains with the elimination of the 4.3L V6 and the upgrading of the 2.7L Turbo to deliver 310 hp. The well-known Duramax Turbo-Diesel option now brings power to even the most standard models, and the old 6-speed transmission has been traded in for a standard 8-speed or 10-speed automatic.
These kinds of powertrain powerplays turn the most basic Work Truck model into a linebacker plowing into the end zone with a standard 2.7L Turbo I-4 engine providing 310 hp and 348 lb-ft of torque. Add 9,300 pounds of max towing and score! Pumping up the volume even more is the 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 on the LTZ, LT, and RST with 355 hp and 383 lb-ft torque. The rugged off-road LT Trail Boss and the High Country flaunt an upgraded version of the 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel I-6 engine is available on a total of five trims, including the LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ, and High Country. The highest trim levels can also be equipped with a powerful 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 delivering 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque for an impressive 13,300 pounds of towing capacity.
The Silverado 1500 Limited surprisingly does not evoke the driving feeling that you would expect from the size of this truck. The ride is much smoother than most full-size trucks. The best engine speed-wise would be in the 6.2-liter V8 with its quick acceleration from 0 to 60 in 5.4 seconds. The most bang for your truck buck would be the 2.7L Turbo I-4 engine. Powerful, with 23 MPG and a great starting price.
Hardworking weekday warriors need more on-the-job performance, and it's all about the payload. When it comes to carrying the weight, the 2022 Silverado 1500 Limited can handle a max payload of up to 2,280 pounds, depending on the engine and configuration. However, the Limited brings not just the paper numbers but has the skills to back it up with the invaluable design of the Durabed. A unique design, advancing Chevy trucks ahead of the rest and providing superior cargo payload, size, strength, visibility, and access.
First off, the Durabed offers more cargo value than any competing pickup truck, with up to 89.1 cu.ft. of space in the available long bed–enough to fit just about anything that needs hauling. The standard bed (which is available with both the Extended Cab and the Crew Cab) offers 71.7 cu.ft. for cargo and the even the short bed can fit 62.9 cu.ft. of tools, building supplies, and more. However, Chevy knows that size alone isn't enough. No fewer than 12 fixed tie-downs make securing any load a breeze, and a two-tier loading system creates organizational aspects most corporate offices don't provide.
The ability to secure large sheets of plywood or drywall above everything else creates a storage option for low-profile supplies and tools securely and effortlessly, and the larger corner step bumpers make bed access even easier. Bed lighting has been reimagined to provide illumination from each back bed corner and also from the top of the cab to light up the full length of the bed. Access to a 110/120-volt power outlet is also handy for powering tools and more on the jobsite. Whatever you need to get the job done, the Silverado 1500 Limited can provide it.
The first remote worker has always been the work truck tradesperson. From the crack of dawn to sundown, people get down to business every day using their tailgates as desk, office chair, and conference room every minute of every day. With the implementation of the first available powered tailgate and the more advanced MultiFlex Tailgate feature, your cubicle view just got promoted. This one-of-a-kind feature from Chevy brings a new level of versatility to the pickup truck and makes your work day easier.
The Multi-Flex Tailgate can be configured via a six-position hinged mechanism operated from your key fob, a button in the cabin, or a button on the primary gate. The inner gate can be folded down for further reach into the bed while the inner gate and primary gate load stops prevent slippage. The tailgate can also be folded down to create a full step supporting up to 375 lbs, and the inner gate opens up as your remote desk to run your laptop, assess drawings, or just sit back, take a breather and enjoy the view.
Staying connected has never been more important than it is today. It's also more complex with a multitude of applications and information that must be integrated into every aspect of life. From the home office to the road office, driving has become much more than a commute, and Chevy has made its trucks the modern portal needed to keep your world and more at your fingertips, beginning with the standard 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system found on even the base WT trim.
No mobile office is complete with the tools needed to meet every performance milestone. With the MyChevyApp, compatible with both Apple and Android, all you have to do is download to ramp up your ride. Your truck is now synced with your smartphone to create a control panel that allows remote functionality with ease of operation. Via the app menu, you can start and stop your engine, lock and unlock doors, check details like fuel level, odometer reading, or tire pressures, and even locate your vehicle on a map.
Vehicle Management and Owner Resources maintain service schedules so you never fall short on your deadlines because you can monitor hotspots on the fly. Advanced trailering safety is achieved with visual inspection and trailer load calculations tools. A video tutorial also guides you through customization of your infotainment for remote personalization to keep frequently used apps front and center at the ready.
An impressive aspect of the myChevy Mobile App introduces trailering peace of mind with the Advanced Trailing System. Up to 15 camera views, tech assists that monitor sway monitoring, and hill autograde braking take a lot of stress and guesswork out of trailering and prevent a multitude of failures while dodging the worst outcomes. Trailer lighting diagnostics and checklists come in handy and help you know what needs to be corrected so you can hit the ground running knowing you've been cleared for takeoff.