When you think of trucks that best represent America, do you immediately think of Chevrolet? Louis Chevrolet and William C. Durant, the founder of General Motors, would certainly be proud of the legacy they started in 1911 with the birth of the Chevrolet Motor Car Company. The racecar driver and the businessman envisioned an automotive lineup that would offer unprecedented value and efficiency, ultimately making transportation more reliable and affordable for Americans. Today, this vision continues in models like the 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500HD, a workhorse that extends Chevy’s legacy of delivering capable road warriors that continue to revolutionize how Americans live and work.
Chevy capitalized on its presence in America with a marketing campaign that slated the brand as “the heartbeat of America” from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s. While that campaign has come and gone, trucks like the Silverado 2500HD embody that slogan and continue to serve as America’s heartbeat. The Silverado 2500HD is vastly capable, and because of this, it’s the truck of choice for American ranchers, farmers, construction workers, business owners, adventurers, professionals, and countless others who believe in the Chevy brand.
The 2022 Silverado 2500HD is positioned for another year of greatness as one of the best heavy-duty trucks in America. It’s also one of the most affordable, and that reflects Durant’s and Chevrolet’s initial goal of delivering exceptional value to American drivers. It doesn’t get any better than the 2022 Silverado 2500HD that starts at $35,300* and promises to be the strongest and most capable Silverado HD ever made. It certainly lives up to that reputation and holds its ground as the heartbeat of America and the workhorse of choice for drivers from coast to coast.
The 2022 Silverado 2500HD is one of the most powerful workhorses you’ll find on the road. This power comes from two available powertrains that ready the truck for any and every demand. The 2500HD comes standard with a 6.6-liter V8 gasoline engine that’s mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, both of which work together to deliver smooth acceleration and responsive handling to give you more control and confidence in the driver’s seat. The pairing also delivers plenty of power and capability to the tune of 401 horsepower, 464 lb-ft of torque, and a max payload of 3,979 pounds on two-wheel drive models or 3,965 pounds on four-wheel drive models. As far as towing, the gas-powered 2500HD can haul up to 14,500 pounds on a conventional trailer or 17,370 pounds with a fifth-wheel or gooseneck.
It’s no secret that diesel-powered trucks are the most capable, and that’s no different with the 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel that’s available on the 2500HD. Paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, the Duramax boosts the Chevy’s capability and responsiveness whether or not you’re towing a heavy load. The engine churns out 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque, the latter of which gives the truck enough pulling power to haul loads up to 18,500 pounds with a conventional trailer, fifth-wheel, or gooseneck. The Duramax only slightly decreases the truck’s payload from the 3,979-pound maximum of the gasoline engine to 3,715 pounds on either two-wheel or four-wheel-drive models, which means you can still haul a significant load in the bed.
Trucks like the Silverado 2500HD are designed to work hard and make your job behind the wheel easier. To do this, Chevy equips the 2500HD with a suite of innovative trailering technology that gives you all the tools and the confidence you need to tow even the heaviest load. There’s no second-guessing if the trailer’s lights work, if the tires are properly inflated, or if you can navigate the parking lot. Why? Because Chevy answers all those needs in the 2022 Silverado 2500HD.
The 2500HD’s trailering technology starts with its extensive camera system that delivers 15 unique camera views, the most in the segment, using eight strategically positioned cameras. From inside the cab, you’ll see four available hitch views that give you a better view behind the truck so that you can easily align it with the trailer for convenient connecting and disconnecting. The Surround View gives you a bird’s eye view of the truck’s surroundings, while the Rear Top-Down View shows the clearance between the truck bed and objects nearby. The Bed View with enhanced tools like the all-new Cargo Bed Zoom and Bed Hitch Guidance are ideal for checking on your cargo or for hooking up to a fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailer.
The 2500HD camera system also works when you’re driving and offers six available views. Transparent Trailer allows you to see through the trailer, Front Camera View shows you the view ahead of the truck, and Pic-In-Pic Side View combines the Rear Side View and the Rear Trailer View. The Rear Camera Mirror gives you a wider and less obstructed view, and the Inside Trailer View lets you check on the contents of your trailer with the available accessory camera, which is ideal if you’re hauling livestock. You’ll also find the five available parking views helpful for navigating tight parking areas.
Beyond the segment-leading camera system, the 2500HD also offers the first Advanced Trailering System. You can use the tool via your myChevrolet app or the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system to create custom trailer profiles and keep vital information at your fingertips. But what if you’re not towing a trailer and, instead, are hauling a heavy load in the bed? Chevy has the answer for that, too, with its all-new Multi-Flex Tailgate that offers six unique functions to extend the versatility and usability of the bed. These functions extend beyond the primary gate and include a primary gate load stop that keeps long items from sliding out of the bed, an easy access inner gate, a full-width step that can support 375 pounds, an inner gate load stop, and an inner gate with a work surface that’s ideal for reading blueprints, using a laptop, or completing paperwork at a job site.
The 2022 Silverado 2500HD is designed to get the job done while keeping you safe and connected at every turn. To do this, Chevy equips the truck with the latest connectivity and safety features starting with either a 7-inch or 8-inch touchscreen display that’s home to the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system. Through the system, you’ll have access to navigation, a WiFi hotspot, and your smartphone via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto integration. However, this is only the beginning of the Silverado’s innovative tech.
Chevy knows that keeping your focus on the road ahead is vital to your safety regardless of whether or not you’re towing a heavy load. To ensure your eyes stay on the road, Chevy offers a 15-inch Head-Up Display that projects your speed, safety alerts, navigational cues, and other vital data onto the windshield. This minimizes the need to constantly glance at the dash or the center touchscreen, which maximizes your focus and your safety.
Along with the Head-Up Display, Chevy offers a suite of available safety and driver-assist tools that actively work to minimize the potential for front, rear, and side collisions. Automatic Emergency Braking works with Forward Collision Alert and can bring the truck to an emergency stop or enhance your braking when a frontal collision is imminent. Rear Cross Traffic Alert monitors behind the truck for passing traffic and other obstacles while Rear Park Assist takes the guesswork out of parking. Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert helps you change lanes with confidence by alerting you to vehicles or objects in your blind spots while the available IntelliBeam headlamps automatically brighten and dim based on oncoming traffic.