Not all trucks are created equal. The Chevy Silverado earned a lineup of its own in 1999 and has spent the last two decades proving that it only gets smarter, more advanced, and more capable with age. The 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD is the best example of this and lives up to its heavy-duty name by readily accepting whatever challenge lies on the road ahead. It’s designed to work with you and for you, whether you’re towing a trailer, hauling a heavy load in the bed, or driving from one job site to another. It’s a workhorse with the heart and soul of a warrior.
Heavy-Duty Power Under the Hood
Chevy promises that the 2022 Silverado 2500 HD is stronger and more capable than ever. Talk about setting the stakes high, right? Fortunately, the 2500 HD meets those demands with heavy-duty power that can handle any task at hand without breaking a sweat.
Depending on your driving and towing needs, the Silverado 2500 HD can be outfitted with one of two powertrains. The 6.6-liter V8 engine is paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission to deliver 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque with a maximum trailering weight of 17,370 pounds. Its payload is also impressive, with 2WD models offering up to 3,979 pounds while 4WD models offer slightly less at 3,965 pounds. If you’re using a conventional trailer, you can tow loads up to 14,500 pounds.
For those looking for more capability, you don’t have to look beyond the 2500 HD’s Duramax 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel V8 engine. Mated to a 10-speed Allison automatic transmission, the Duramax churns out 445 horses and 910 lb-ft of torque to push its trailering capability to a maximum of 18,510 pounds with a fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailer. As with most diesel engines, they weigh slightly more than their gas-powered counterparts, which means the Duramax decreases the 2500 HD’s maximum payload to 3,715 pounds.
The Most Views in the Segment
Chevy knows that people who drive heavy-duty trucks need them to work with them and for them to not only make their jobs easier but to give them confidence on the road whether they’re towing a heavy load or cruising at highway speeds. Chevy answers this need by equipping the 2022 Silverado 2500 HD with an eight-camera system. The system delivers 15 unique views around the truck and its trailer, offering the most camera views in the entire segment. These views include:
- Bed View gives you a view inside the bed, which is ideal for hooking up to a fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailer.
- Bowl View gives you a rear-facing 3-D surround view of the rig that’s ideal when in reverse.
- Front Camera View gives you a clear view of the road ahead.
- Front Side View shows you the position of your front tires.
- Front Top-Down View shows you the front tires, hood, and bumper from the top.
- Hitch View shows you a close-up of the receiver hitch to help with hitching up to a trailer.
- Inside Trailer View offers an inside look at your trailer, which is ideal when hauling livestock.
- Pic-In-Pic Side View combines the Rear Side View and Rear Trailer View.
- Rear Camera Mirror gives you a wider and less-obstructed view of the road behind you.
- Rear Camera View gives you a clear view behind the truck with a grid overlay to help with parking and hitching.
- Rear Side View shows you a split-screen view of each side of the truck and trailer in Drive or Reverse.
- Rear Top-Down View shows the clearance you have between the bed of the truck and objects nearby.
- Rear Trailer View shows you behind the trailer and provides an overlay of its destination based on wheel and steering position.
- Surround View shows a bird’s eye view of the truck and trailer from the sky.
- Transparent Trailer allows you to see “through” and behind your trailer.
Work Made Easier
Along with offering the most camera views in the segment, Chevy equips the Silverado 2500 HD with all the tools needed to make your job easier. This starts with towing. For 2022, the Silverado 2500 HD offers the segment’s first-ever Advanced Trailering System. You can use the system to create custom trailer profiles that you can access via the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system or the myChevrolet Mobile app. The profiles make hitching and towing easier by giving you more data in the palm of your hand or in a crisp display on the Silverado’s center touchscreen.
Beyond advanced trailering technology, you’ll also find that Chevy extends the 2500 HD’s versatility and functionality with its exclusive Durabed and the available Multi-Flex Tailgate. The Durabed offers the most cargo volume in the segment, which also makes it the most functional. It comes with 12 standard tie-downs as well as the option to add LED cargo lighting for better visibility and a 120-volt outlet that makes it easy to run power tools, charge your laptop, or run other small equipment from the bed.
The Silverado 2500 HD’s Multi-Flex Tailgate also sets the truck apart from others in the segment. The tailgate is designed to make accessing the bed easier, whether you’re reaching in for a tool or loading and unloading equipment. The primary gate is like your standard tailgate with the added convenience of opening it using the key fob, a button on the gate, or a switch in the truck. When you’re hauling longer items, you can unfold the primary gate load stop to prevent these items from sliding out of the bed.
When you unfold the primary gate, you’ll find the inner gate folds down and gives you easier access to your cargo. You can extend the gate into a full-width step that’s capable of supporting up to 375 pounds. If you’re hauling items in the second or upper tier of the truck, you can prevent your cargo from sliding out of the bed by using the inner gate load stop. With the stop folded down, you’ll find an inner gate work surface that you can use to read blueprints, support your laptop, or for a mobile workstation when you’re on a job site.
Work Smarter, Not Harder
You’ve likely heard the phrase, “Work smarter, not harder.” The 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD adopts this phrase as its mantra. It’s a heavy-duty workhorse that’s designed to work smarter so that you don’t have to work harder. Does your current truck do this?
The 2022 Silverado 2500 HD works smarter by offering a suite of innovative tools and features that give you the confidence you deserve when you’re behind the wheel. Need to see behind the trailer while you’re cruising down the highway? That’s no problem, thanks to the Silverado’s multi-camera system that offers 15 unique views behind the truck and trailer at any given time. Want to make hitching up to a trailer easier? That’s a no-brainer since the Silverado offers the industry’s first Advanced Trailering System right at your fingertips.
Chevy takes the 2500 HD’s versatility a step further by proving it can do more than tow a heavy load. The Silverado’s Durabed offers the most cargo room in the segment, while the Multi-Flex Tailgate extends the truck’s functionality to make your life easier. What other truck offers this level of versatility, ingenuity, and capability?