What can be considered the greatest benefit of purchasing a pickup truck? Its quality and durability. What truck can easily be considered the best of the best? It’s the 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD. The 2022 Silverado 2500 HD builds off of the framework left by last year’s model but makes a couple of changes. Last year’s Silverado 2500 HD itself was an extension of the recent refresh Chevy gave the Silverado 2500 HD only a couple of years prior. The most notable change between this year’s Silverado 2500 HD and last year is the inclusion of the Multi-Flex Tailgate, which was a highly requested feature up until this point. Otherwise, you can expect the same performance as last year, which is to say the Silverado 2500 HD performs tremendously and has the potential to crush a fair amount of its competition.
The 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD can be found at a starting price of $38,500, and this will get you the base trim, the Work Truck (WT.)[a] Spending extra will get you either the Custom, LT, or the higher-end LTZ or High Country model. If off-roading is your cup of tea, you’ll especially want to consider the High Country model for its 2-speed transfer case, which adds a 4Lo system for increased torque output in moments that call for it (i.e., rock crawling, mud traversal, etc.) The High Country also includes more luxury features than its counterparts, including HD Surround Vision with a Bed View Camera, an 8-inch digital Driver Information Center, and more.
It’s important not to understate it–the 2022 Silverado 2500 HD is a textbook example of a powerhouse. It achieves its vicious performance through the help of one of two 6.6L V8 engines, with one operating on regular gasoline and the other on diesel. The difference between these two engines is more pronounced than it seems, with the first major discrepancy being the transmission each engine pairs with. On the base 6.6L V8, a 6-speed automatic transmission is coupled with the engine, while the turbo-diesel 6.6L V8 pairs with a smooth 10-speed automatic transmission.
The difference in towing partly stems from this transmission difference, but the torque output has a significant impact too. For example, the base V8 engine creates 401 hp and 464 lb-ft of torque, and the turbo-diesel variant produces 445 hp and 910 lb-ft of torque. That’s not a small difference; the turbo-diesel V8 increases torque output by a whopping 96%, while you’ll also enjoy about an 11% increase in horsepower. How this directly translates to real-world performance comes down to the towing capabilities.
With the base 6.6L V8 engine, you can tow an impressive 17,370 lbs, making it the vehicle of choice in situations that call for a hearty pickup truck. Stepping up to the diesel engine increases towing capacity by over 1,000 lbs, bringing it to 18,510 lbs. For the most part, you’ll be towing the same type of cargo with both engines, but if you’re in the realm of better safe than sorry, the diesel engine might be your best bet. Diesel engines, especially the turbo variants, are well regarded for their enhanced towing capacity and fuel efficiency.
However, to get the best payload capacity out of your 2022 Silverado 2500 HD, the regular 6.6L V8 engine is the one you are going to want to have. The difference isn’t too substantial, but the standard engine has a payload capacity of 3,979 lbs, while the turbo-diesel engine carries a payload capacity of up to 3,715 lbs. Combined with the towing capacity, the 2022 Silverado 2500 HD defines capability in more ways than one.
The 2022 Silverado 2500 HD not only has the durability its menacing size and exterior would suggest, but it also offers a wealth of assistive safety features designed for all types of situations. As for the safety features that come standard, you’ll find Chevy’s Teen Driver software, designed to help newly licensed drivers learn proper road etiquette based on rules you, the parent, set on the associated Chevy app. There’s a chance that if you’re a parent, you may want your son or daughter to learn how to operate the family pickup truck, and the Teen Driver software will make the teaching and learning process a breeze for both you and them.
A majority of the assistive safety features can be found in the Safety Package and Safety Package II. These optional packages add a plethora of features to make your life easier. The Safety Package includes features such as Front and Rear Park Assist to help prevent you from striking stationary objects while parking. This safety package also includes Rear Cross Traffic Alert, making it easier to detect oncoming traffic when you’re reversing into a street, parking lot, etc. Also coming with this safety package is Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert. These features are used when you’re switching lanes, and the indicators on your side mirrors will alert you if there is a vehicle in your blind spot.
The Safety Package II, on the other hand, adds additional safety features to the Silverado 2500 HD, including a Forward Collision Alert and Automatic Emergency Braking. These two features work in tandem to determine whether a collision is about to occur, and if you get too close to another vehicle, the Silverado 2500 HD will come to a stop thanks to Automatic Emergency Braking. This safety package also includes a Following Distance Indicator to show you exactly how close you are to another vehicle, Auto High Beam Assist, and Lane Departure Warning to warn you if your vehicle is mistakenly drifting into another lane.
There are a sizable amount of features in the Silverado 2500 HD, many come standard, and many are optional. One of the easiest features to recommend to drivers is the 10-way power-adjustable driver’s chair with power-lumbar support, which you’ll find standard on some of the pricier trim levels such as the LTZ and High Country. With these trims, the front-seat passenger will also have the pleasure of enjoying a 10-way power-adjustable seat, and these seats can be heated and wrapped in leather.
This year’s Silverado 2500 HD also comes with the Multi-Flex Tailgate – something drivers have been actively seeking for years. Unlike your average tailgate, which folds up and down, the Multi-Flex Tailgate offers a handful of different positions to cohere to the work you’re doing. For example, if you need a work desk for your laptop or clipboard, you’ve got it. Need to transport longer pieces of cargo? You can do that too. The possibilities are seemingly endless with the Multi-Flex Tailgate, and there’s a reason why fans have been begging for it since it first debuted on the Silverado 1500.
Your Silverado 2500 HD will come with a 7-inch infotainment center standard. An upgraded infotainment center is also available, increasing the touchscreen size to 8-inches. With these screens, you can view the cameras situated around your vehicle and trailer. The bed view camera streams a video feed of the inside of your trailer so that you can keep an eye on your cargo at all times. Chevy also implements its popular transparent trailer technology, combining two cameras to show you what’s behind the vehicle, even when you’re towing cargo. Thanks to the available HD Surround Vision, however, the Silverado 2500 HD offers fifteen different camera angles, including a birds-eye camera, in front or behind your vehicle, and more.
The Silverado 2500 HD offers many methods of connectivity through the included infotainment center. Some of these features include Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for connecting your smartphone to make or take phone calls, use navigation apps, and more. Although Bluetooth is expectedly here, you can connect two devices simultaneously, so both you and a friend can control the music at your leisure. Another noteworthy feature is a Wireless Charging Pad for your smartphone that comes standard on the LTZ and High Country, so you can wirelessly charge your phone while using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto untethered too. And lastly, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot comes standard with the LTZ and High Country and is optional on other trims, such as the WT.
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