A blue 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited is shown from the side driving on an open road.

(Un)Limited Versatility, Capability, and Innovation: The 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited

Chevy is causing quite a bit of confusion in the industry with the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited and its sibling, the 2022 Silverado 1500. What’s the difference between the trucks? And how do you know which one is better suited to your needs? Any online search will reveal that the differences are minimal and that the 2022 Silverado Limited is a continuation of the 2021 Silverado with only a few minor changes to bridge the gap between the two model years.

What are these differences? How does the Limited continue the Silverado’s legacy in the American truck segment? And most importantly, what does it have to offer in terms of versatility, capability, and innovation? Those answers are all right here.

Power: A Streamlined Engine Lineup

The 2022 Silverado 1500 Limited cuts straight to the chase by doing away with the old 4.3-liter V6 engine. Instead, the WT, Custom, and Custom Trail Boss come standard with the 2.7-liter turbocharged engine with Active Fuel Management and Automatic Stop/Start. With the discontinuation of the 6-speed automatic transmission, the 2.7-liter is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and churns out 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque to deliver more power to the Silverado’s base trims.

You’ll find that a significant boost in power is also available, thanks to its 5.3-liter V8 engine that, equipped with or without fuel management and automatic stop/start technology, delivers 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. To truly push the Limited to its limits, opt for either the 6.2-liter V8 or the 3.0-liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine. Paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission, both of these engines give the Limited exceptional power with an even 460 lb-ft of torque. The Duramax is more efficient, while the V8 gives you better acceleration.

Trailering Technology: Tow Like a Pro

Sharing the Silverado name means that the 2022 Silverado 1500 Limited offers an impressive suite of cutting-edge trailering features that make towing any size load less stressful. This technology starts with the Limited’s In-Vehicle Trailering System, a first in the segment. The tool allows you to use an in-vehicle app to create custom trailer profiles, complete pre-departure checklists, and monitor the trailer’s tire pressure, all of which can be synced to the myChevrolet Mobile app on your smartphone.

When the Limited’s center touchscreen display isn’t being used for the In-Vehicle Trailering System, you can navigate the road with confidence. This confidence is engineered by the truck’s 15 available camera views, the most in the segment, courtesy of eight strategically placed cameras around the truck. The four available hitch views give you a better look at your surroundings when it’s time to connect to the trailer, while the six available driving views let you see around the truck and trailer when you’re on the road, thanks to unique views like Transparent Trailer. The five available parking views help you navigate the trailer in reverse with helpful guidelines that make tight maneuvers easier with a virtual spotter on board.

Functional Features: Work Smarter, Not Harder

Just because your truck works hard doesn’t mean you always have to. Chevy makes this possible by equipping the 2022 Silverado 1500 Limited with ingenious features that allow you to work smarter, not harder. The Limited’s Durabed is the most functional bed in the segment with its 12 standard tie-downs and best-in-class 89.1 cubic feet of cargo volume. You’ll find the truck also offers the industry’s first power-up and power-down tailgate, otherwise known as the Multi-Flex Tailgate that will completely change how you use your Silverado.

The Multi-Flex Tailgate is one of GM’s best-kept secrets of the last decade. Designed to improve how the bed is used, the Multi-Flex Tailgate offers six unique functions that improve how you load, unload, and access items in the bed. The primary gate acts like a traditional tailgate but features a load stop that keeps longer items in place. The inner gate folds down and adds versatility to the bed by folding out into a flat work surface or folding down into a full-width step; it also features an inner gate load stop that keeps items in place.

Beyond the Durabed and the Multi-Flex Tailgate, Chevy made a few minor changes to the 2022 Limited’s bed and equipment to distinguish it from the Silverado. The automaker eliminated a few options like cargo tie-down rings and a rubber bed mat for a cleaner design. These minor changes do not limit the versatility, functionality, or durability of the bed and instead add to its overall aesthetic and design for a clutter-free space.

The rear of a black 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited is shown as a person loads the truck with wood.

Cutting-Edge Digital Tech: Stay Informed, Stay Connected

Chevy knows that you have enough to worry about when you get behind the wheel, which is why the automaker equips the Limited with a vast suite of technology that keeps you informed and connected at all times. The 2022 Silverado 1500 Limited is designed to put everything you need at your fingertips with an expansive 8-inch touchscreen display that’s a hub of connectivity and information. Through the display, you can integrate your smartphone via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, take advantage of the WiFi hotspot, navigate the quickest route, or access one of the 15 unique views around the truck and trailer.

The Limited’s center display is large enough that it’s easy to access even when you’re in the driver’s seat, but Chevy goes the extra mile to keep your focus on the road ahead. The available Head-Up Display does exactly that and puts vital information in a crisp display on the windshield in front of you. With your eyes on the road, you can see everything from your speed and mileage to your fuel level.

Keeping your focus on the road gives you the freedom to take advantage of advanced driver-assist tools like Adaptive Cruise Control, which improves upon traditional cruise control by monitoring the flow of traffic and adjusting the truck’s cruising speed as needed. Tools like Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert engineer confidence when you’re in the driver’s seat by constantly monitoring your surroundings and minimizing the potential for a collision. This is what it means to have a truck that’s always looking out for you.

The black and brown interior of a 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited shows the steering wheel and infotainment screen.

Limited: The Silverado You Know and Love

Chevy might’ve confused a few of us with the addition of the 2022 Silverado 1500 Limited, but that confusion is easy to remedy. The Silverado 1500 Limited is simply a stop-gap or a model meant to fill the void until the newly redesigned 2022 Silverado arrives. This doesn’t mean, however, that the 2022 Silverado 1500 Limited isn’t a worthy contender in the truck segment; in fact, quite the opposite.

The 2022 Silverado 1500 Limited continues the Silverado’s legacy as a capable workhorse and effectively bridges the gap between the past, present, and future in the truck’s lineup. Its Limited moniker makes it more attractive to those looking for a capable truck that distinguishes itself from the rest of the fleet. And, what’s even better, is that this sophistication doesn’t mean a mile-high price tag. This affordability, along with the truck’s extensive suite of innovative technology and its capable powertrains, make the 2022 Silverado 1500 Limited more than capable of carrying the Silverado’s torch.