2022 Chevrolet Silverado 2.7T LT: Finally, a Cabin That Measures Up

Car Blog - Chevrolet fixes the Silverado's biggest shortcoming for 2022 by revamping the interior, but the rest remains largely unchanged.
We won't bury our heads in the sand, but GM screwed up in 2019 with the interior design of the Chevrolet Silverado . One only had to look at the cabin of a 2015 Ford F-150 or the Ram 1500, also renewed in 2019, to see that GM was completely off the mark. We were promised a new interior quickly, but we had to wait three good years before seeing the result. Here we are.

In line
Chevrolet doesn't rush anything with the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado when it comes to design. Already in 2019, at the change of generation, we had the impression that it was a refresh. We understand that it is not with modifications in the middle of the generation that we completely rethink the design of the pickup truck. Whether the stylists are inspired or not, the Silverado remains a handsome pickup that doesn't look out of place in the fleet.
For 2022, we propose some minor aesthetic changes to keep it up to date. What strikes the most, given its size, is undeniably the grille. With the Silverado, there are seven different layouts to distinguish each version. The illuminating elements are slightly modified to focus upwards, which gives the impression of an air intake. The front bumper has been revised for a more dynamic look while being less massive. The addition of chrome varies from one version to another, the LT model being tested being one of those that has the most, a little more old-fashioned as an approach. In profile and from the rear, it's almost the status quo except for new rims across the range. On our test model, 20-inch two-tone wheels.

Inner beauty
This is what we expected the most: a new interior layout. It is known, the old one was not particularly aesthetic, and its ergonomics, disappointing. In terms of technologies, we were 10 years behind the Fords and Rams. The year 2022 comes to iron out this disadvantage with an all-new interior presentation. In the instrumentation, we abandon the old dials that date from Methuselah in favor of a 12.3-inch screen. The latter offers several tables with a modern graphic design that is pleasing to the eye. GM makes good use of this component to impress. Same approach with the central 13.4-inch screen mounted in landscape position. It is very easy to access with a slight orientation towards the driver. Like the instrumentation, the style is interesting. In addition, GM offers the Google program for the map.
The general ergonomics are simpler with horizontal rows of logically placed controls. It is the same also for the style of the board which multiplies the textures. However, although the finish and the quality of the assembly are improving, we do not reach the level of refinement of the Ford and Ram. Even the High Country version doesn't match the Ford and Ram Limiteds.
GM is also redesigning one of its biggest shortcomings: the layout of the center console. We are still not at the practical and functional level of Ford and Ram, but there is progress. Depending on the model chosen, we now find the management of the gearbox in this place and a better designed storage layout. The LT version we tested came with a 3-seater bench seat, so the gear lever remains on the steering column, and there is no console. You should also know that the basic WT and Custom versions retain the same dashboard as the model launched in 2019.

The space remains very generous, considering the size of the pickup. Measurements are not counted. The crew-cab tester offered interesting comfort in the front, despite the limited supports. Fortunately, it's easy to find a good driving position thanks to the many seat adjustments. In addition, being seated very high and with a less imposing dashboard than the previous one, forward visibility is better. For the back, GM renews the small box hidden in the folder to put small objects. As it should, the seat is raised for the storage of more cumbersome objects. Basically, Chevrolet is making a giant leap forward with this interior, but, in my opinion, despite its new qualities, it still lags behind Ford and Ram.

In terms of mechanics, Chevrolet has announced an electric version of the Silverado, but it is not tomorrow the day before its arrival in dealerships. For 2022, the four usual engines are being renewed, namely the 3.0-litre Duramax turbodiesel inline-6, the 5.3 and 6.2-litre V8s, as well as the engine under test, the 4-cylinder 2.7-liter turbocharged. I'm always amazed that there are only 4 pistons in a full-size pickup truck, but I have to admit that it works very well. The marriage with the 8-speed automatic gearbox is very pleasant to change gears. The 310 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque keep us from running out of traction, especially without a load. In terms of ability, this mechanic, when properly equipped, can tow up to 4,309 kilograms (9,500 pounds). If we disregard the withdrawal of the 4.3-litre V6, the only other modification to the lineup is the increase in the towing capacity of the Duramax, which now reaches 6,123 kilos (13,500 pounds).

Obviously, there is a ZR2 version which is brand new this year. We had to talk to you at length, but the pangs of COVID-19 meant that I was unable to try it. This is only a postponement.

Being in the middle of the generation, Chevrolet hasn't made any really significant changes in terms of behavior on the road. The LT version tested, with the 2.7T, quickly made us realize that the power was there, and the noise too. It clicks slightly, which is not particularly harmonious. In addition, as is always the case in this segment, the direction communicates very little, even if it has a certain precision.

As for road handling, depending on the version, it's day and night. In the LT model tested, the rear axle hops. With a few hundred pounds in the crate or with a trailer, the problem resolves itself naturally. For more comfort, there are more equipped versions with magnetic shock absorbers which adapt their firmness according to the reading of the road. There, it is the great comfort. Add to that the aids and driving assists in addition to the possibility of having a plethora of cameras that circle the vehicle and the trailer to have a van whose update is even more relevant to the work and life of every day.

The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado is now updated and offers an interior that can measure up to the competition. For the rest, it's white cap, white cap compared to 2019. It remains competent with good engines and reliability similar to the competition. Therefore, we recommend the 2022 Silverado.
2022 Chevrolet Silverado 2.7T LT: Finally, a Cabin That Measures Up 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 2.7T LT: Finally, a Cabin That Measures Up Reviewed by Góc chia sẻ 'Of Nhân on August 14, 2022 Rating: 5

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