There are many trim levels and options with which Chevrolet offers the new 2022 Silverado. We have already tried some of these levels such as the luxurious Silverado High Country, the great Silverado ZR2 off-roader or even the Silverado LTD LTZ Texas Edition.
Now, a couple of weeks ago, we were able to test another of the trim levels, the 2022 Silverado 1500 Crew LT 4WD and like the others we tried, we were not disappointed.
This unit provided by Chevrolet for the review offers four-wheel drive (4WD) and has a base price of $48,300. With all option packages included, the price of this truck is $52,670, including destination charges.
Engine and fuel economy
The LT comes equipped with a 2.7L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which delivers 310 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 430 pound-feet of torque at 3,000 rpm, which is a 24% increase in torque compared to the LT. that of the 2021 model that was only 348 pound-feet of torque. This engine distributes torque demand through its unique twin-volute turbocharger.
Its engine works in conjunction with an 8-speed automatic transmission and includes an Autotrac transfer case.
As for fuel economy, according to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), in the city this LT offers 17 miles per gallon of gasoline, on the highway 20 miles per gallon and a combined city/highway of 18 miles per gallon.
For every 100 miles this Silverado consumes approximately 5.6 gallons of gasoline.
The 2022 Chevy Silverado features bold styling, sporting a muscular, wide, stable yet refined stance, allowing many customers to use the truck for work as well as outings with the family.
The front shows a change that, although not very big, is noticeable. Its front part shows a new design that lowers the headlights a little, which helps to further emphasize its figure. While the front isn’t as aggressive as other trim levels, it’s still imposing.
Its gloss black grille blends beautifully with the chrome of two trim strips that run across it and are joined by the classic Chevrolet logo at the top. This grille blends perfectly with the headlights above and the side air intakes below.
This LT model includes the same daytime running lights that were introduced in 2019, although this year they got an upgrade with the inclusion of animated lighting sequences when approaching, starting or leaving the vehicle.
Its cargo box is one of the most robust on the market due to the inclusion of high resistance laminated steel used in its floor. The bed has a protective liner, LED lighting, a 120-volt outlet and even a small handrail to secure when using the step in the lower rear corner on the driver’s side to climb into the bed.
Additionally, the cargo box includes 12 standard tie-down points and a major innovative feature as we’ve seen on other Silverado and GMC Sierras, the handy 6-position Multi-Flex tailgate. Also and as I mentioned in the previous paragraph, it has 2 integrated steps at both ends of the rear bumper that serve to be able to climb much more easily into the cargo box.
The body color of this 2022 Silverado LT we tested is Cherry Red, which is optional at $495.
As for the wheels, this unit includes the optional ($1,100) painted-aluminum, machined-front wheels with Grazen-painted pockets. These wheels are fitted with Bridgestone Dueler all-season and terrain tires.
The interior was also refreshed for this 2022 model. It includes good quality, durable materials, which are much needed when this truck is used for work.
The interior is very comfortable and spacious, even for passengers in the second row of seats who, on long trips, will have no problem stretching their legs a bit.
The front row of seats has the particularity that in addition to the driver and passenger seats, the center console by simply lifting the upper part transforms into a third seat, which increases the number of people who can travel in this LT, from 5 6 people including the driver. Although this is not all, under the seat of this center console, we also have another cargo space, to store different small things such as a book, tablet, smartphones and other things.
All seats in this LT are upholstered in cloth, and the front seats are heated. The driver’s seat is electric with 10-way adjustment, including lumbar adjustment. As for the passenger seat, it only offers manual adjustment for 4 positions.
The rear seat is folding (60/40) and has storage compartments that are accessed through two vertical covers on their backrests, as you can see in the following image.
The steering wheel of this unit is covered in leather and does not include heating, something that is sometimes necessary in winter. Speaking of heating, the interior of this truck integrates dual-zone interior climate control.
The infotainment system of this 2022 Chevy Silverado LT is the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium, which integrates Google services such as Maps and the Google Virtual Assistant.
This system works with a huge and beautiful 13.4-inch high-definition color touch screen. Includes AM/FM radio, Bluetooth to stream music from mobile devices.
It is also compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, both completely wireless.
As for the driver information center (instrument panel), it works with a 12.3-inch color screen.
Services included in this LT are SiriusXM Satellite Radio with a free trial period, usually 3 months, and OnStar Wi-Fi Hotspot support.
Its sound system works with 6 speakers intelligently distributed throughout the cabin. While it’s not BOSE Premium like we’ve seen on other Silverado trim levels, this system offers very good sound overall.
Security System and Driver Assistance
This truck has 6 airbags.
- 2 dual-stage front airbags for driver and front passenger
- 2 seat-mounted side-impact airbags for driver and front passenger
- 2 head curtain airbags for outboard seats
This system includes a front seat passenger sensing subsystem for the front outboard passenger airbags and illuminates a status light to indicate whether the airbag is on or off.
Like all Silverados, this LT has the Chevy Safety Assist system, which includes the following:
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Front pedestrian braking system
- Lane Keeping Assist with Lane Departure Warning
- Forward Collision Alert
- Near Distance Indicator
- Intelibeam with High Beam Control (Automatic)
It also includes the Teen Drive systems and the Tire Pressure Monitor system with full alert and HD rear view camera.
It may not have other technologies that can make it a better vehicle to drive in other conditions like the ZR2, a complete off-roader, but this LT is a pleasure to drive in different situations.
Its four-cylinder engine offers very good acceleration and when you put the pedal to the metal, it responds very well and is remarkably smooth.
As soon as you start driving this truck, you feel like you’ve been driving it for a long time and if it wasn’t so big, compared to a car when it comes to tight parking, it feels like you’re driving a car.
The ride is serene thanks to an optimized suspension and the interior of this LT is quiet, especially on the highway. Off the road and repeating that this is not a ZR2, on gravel roads and on semi-rough roads, it responded well, better than I expected.
The four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes were also very responsive, and despite being a heavy vehicle, when we “acclimatize” with the brakes, this LT stops where we intend.
Its steering was also very responsive and it has great balance, let’s just say not too pliable, but not too hard like some other trucks either.
The 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT It perfectly fulfills what it was created for: work. But it also has the advantage that it includes everything you need for life after work and although it does not have the luxury of a High Country, the interior is attractive. It is also a suitable vehicle for the family and with this model and configuration, it allows transporting up to a family of 6 and on long trips, it offers the necessary entertainment for everyone.
Speaking of work, rear corner steps and a 6-position Multiflex tailgate make work tasks even easier. To which is added the 120 volt outlet, which allows us to connect machinery to work.
Like the other Silverados, this is a very good option when deciding to buy in its market, very competitive as it is for work trucks.
Source: Geeks Room by geeksroom.com.
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