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2022 Chevrolet Silverado HD

Starting at $41,295

2022 chevrolet silverado 2500 hd

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  • Highs Satisfying diesel powertrain, immense towing and payload capacity, impressive trailer-assist features.
  • Lows Cabin lacks the quality of HD rivals, steering feel isn't reassuring, competitors have more active-safety tech.
  • Verdict The Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD are bold-looking, mountain-moving, and trailer-tech-savvy heavy-duty trucks.
By Eric Stafford


Huge heavy-duty trucks like the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD aren't for the faint of heart, but they’re incredible tools for hard-working folks who need them. While Chevy's mightiest pickups aren't quite as strong or powerful as the strongest Ford Super Duty or Ram HD, the heavy-duty Silverados–and their GMC counterparts–offer an outstanding Duramax diesel powertrain that makes 910 pound-feet of torque and a max tow rating of 36,000 pounds. Regardless of trailer weight, the Silverado HD can be outfitted with advanced assists and myriad cameras to make the job easier. After these world-class workhorses leave the jobsite, the ritziest versions are ready for high society, but Ford and Ram rivals have much richer cabins and better tech features. Still, the 2022 Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD are tools first and foremost, with tremendous capabilities and unabashedly bold styling.

Where This Vehicle Ranks

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Ram 2500 / 3500

STARTING AT: $44,570
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Ford Super Duty

STARTING AT: $40,240
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Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD / 3500HD

STARTING AT: $41,295
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GMC Sierra 2500HD / 3500 HD

STARTING AT: $42,295
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Nissan Titan XD

STARTING AT: $48,175

What's New for 2022?

For 2022, Chevy makes the smallest of changes to the Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD. The alterations include a new Greenstone metallic paint color, the ability to equip the Custom trim with a power-adjustable seat, and the expanded availability of Chevy's six-function Multi-Flex tailgate. The latter is now optional on every Silverado HD model.

Pricing and Which One to Buy

    We'd choose the 2500HD with the crew cab and the standard cargo bed. We'd also add all-wheel drive and the refined Duramax diesel powertrain to the LT trim level. We'd recommend the Z71 Off-Road package (18-inch wheels, all-terrain tires, spray-in bedliner, upgraded suspension, underbody protection) for enhanced styling and improved capability. We'd also choose the Convenience package for its desirable features. These include a 10-way power driver's seat, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, LED cargo-bed lighting, a heated steering wheel, remote start, and more. Finally, the Safety package makes this beast easier to live with thanks to blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and front and rear parking sensors.

    Engine, Transmission, and Performance

    The Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD have a standard gas-powered 6.6-liter V-8 that makes 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque and mates to a six-speed automatic transmission. The optional Duramax diesel 6.6-liter V-8 carries over from the previous generation. It continues to make 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet, but now it hooks up to an Allison 10-speed automatic. These engines pair with rear- or all-wheel drive, and each is compatible with the single- or dual-rear-wheel axle. We drove both powertrains through mountains while towing several tons and were impressed by their capabilities. The gas engine and six-speed automatic worked well together to control the truck's speed, which is especially important when towing on steep grades. Still, the Duramax powertrain is the one to get for those who regularly tow heavy loads. Its mighty power and the transmission's effortless responses provided an extra level of confidence and security when doing what these trucks were made for—moving mountains. However, the heavy-duty Silverado's lack of steering accuracy and feedback—even when equipped with the electric-assist system—was less reassuring. That said, the big Chevy rides surprisingly well for its impressive capabilities.

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    Towing and Payload Capacity

    Heavy-duty trucks are judged by their maximum towing and payload ratings, even if those massive loads are never actually tested by most people. The gas-powered Silverado HD can tow up to 17,400 pounds, and the diesel version can pull up to 36,000 pounds. Likewise, the strongest Silverado 3500HD with the regular cab and dual-rear-wheel axle can carry up to 7442 pounds of payload.

    Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

    Since the EPA doesn't test vehicles as heavy as the Silverado HD and its colossal competitors, we can only judge their real-world mpg on our 75-mph highway fuel-economy route. We tested the Silverado 2500HD with the gasoline 6.6-liter V-8, and it earned 14 mpg on the highway. For comparison, we tested an F-250 with the gas-fed 6.2-liter V-8 and six-speed automatic transmission, and it returned 15 mpg in the same test. The diesel Silverado 2500HD managed 19 mpg on the highway, as did the Ram 2500 we last tested.

    Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

    Pickup trucks have a wide spectrum of interior configurations and available technology. The heavy-duty Silverado runs the gamut from stripped-down work truck to dressed-up crew cab. All feature a mountainous dashboard packed with easy-to-use switchgear. The Chevy's crew-cab, short-box setup has a longer wheelbase than the previous generation and provides increased passenger space. While even the fanciest models can't match the material quality and sophistication of the Ram HD, the Silverado's cabin and features still manage to transcend typical truck luxuries. The most desirable content includes heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, a head-up display, and more. The Chevy is packed with copious interior cubby storage that's highlighted by a giant center-console bin. Some models can also be equipped with a storage compartment under the back seat and bins built into the backs of the rear-seat cushions.

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    Infotainment and Connectivity

    Every Silverado HD comes with a touchscreen that supports Chevy's Infotainment 3 software, which includes standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It features a useful volume and tuning knob as well as some physical buttons and voice commands that supplement the touch-sensitive display. A larger 8.0-inch touchscreen with a seven-speaker Bose audio system, additional power points, SiriusXM satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and wireless charging is available, too. Its infotainment system also allows users to store different trailer profiles to monitor maintenance and even control trailer functions via a smartphone app.

    Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

    Every Silverado HD is available with a host of driver-assistance technology, and there are several trailer-specific assists that make towing easier. There's even a useful multiview camera system that includes a transparent mode that makes maneuvering in parking lots and merging onto the highway easier when towing by allowing the driver to virtually see through the trailer. For more information about the Silverado HD's crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include:

    • Available forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking
    • Available blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert
    • Available lane-departure warning

    Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

    Chevy covers the Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD with a competitive warranty that matches competitors from Ford and Ram. Every heavy-duty Silverado also gets one complimentary scheduled maintenance visit.

    • Limited warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles
    • Powertrain warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles
    • Complimentary maintenance is covered for the first visit



    2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

    front-engine, rear- or rear/all-wheel-drive, 2–6-passenger, 2- or 4-door pickup


    pushrod 16-valve 6.6-liter V-8, 401 hp, 464 lb-ft; turbocharged and intercooled pushrod 32-valve 6.6-liter diesel V-8, 445 hp, 910 lb-ft

    10-speed automatic with manual shifting mode, 6-speed automatic with manual shifting mode

    Wheelbase: 141.5–172.0 in
    Length: 235.5–266.0 in
    Width: 81.9–96.7 in
    Height: 79.8 in
    Passenger volume: 69–139 cu ft
    Curb weight: 6100–8050 lb

    Zero to 60 mph: 6.1–6.6 sec
    Standing ¼-mile: 14.7–15.1 sec
    Top speed: 95–98 mph

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