2022 Chevy Silverado 1500: A 13.4-inch Touchscreen, and GM's Hands-free-driving Tech

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  • In 2022, the Chevy Silverado received significant interior and technology upgrades to better compete with half-ton Ford and Ram competitors.
  • Thanks to better materials, as well as a fully digital instrument panel and 13.4-inch touch screen, most Silverado models now have a more stylish cab.
  • GM’s hands-free driving technology Super Cruise can also be installed on the top trim.


Although pickup trucks used to be the industry's body frame tool defined by their maximum towing rating and engine output, today's full-size pickup trucks are usually judged by their luxury-class interior and technical features. The current Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is not as elegant or technically proficient as the Ford F-150 and half-ton Ram, but this situation will begin to change in the 2022 model year.

In addition to the new Silverado ZR2 model for off-road that we separately introduced, the most significant changes in the 2022 Silverado are also reflected in the interior. The dashboard design is modern, and many materials now look more upscale. Before businessmen started dreaming about fancy work trucks or custom models, Chevrolet limited new interiors and upgraded features to LT interiors and beyond. The top-notch High Country benefits from new materials such as perforated wood. This should help it better align with the equally expensive F-150 Platinum and Ram 1500 Limited models, but we have to experience it for sure.

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The driver for the updated Silverado interior now faces a configurable 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. In the center of the dashboard is a horizontal 13.4-inch touch screen. Peek inside the F-150 or Ram 1500 and you will see that the largest infotainment screen is only 12.0 inches. In addition to wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Chevrolet’s new infotainment system also includes Google’s voice assistance, maps and application stores.

It's easy, the most notable addition to the 2022 Silverado's high-tech assist list is GM's hands-free driving function Super Cruise. It is currently only available in the highlands, but we expect it will eventually penetrate into the lower trim. Currently, the system will control the truck for a long time under certain conditions without the driver's hands. Super Cruise is also very useful when pulling a trailer. It can also automatically make the truck change lanes instead of when towing.

Although the lowest-level Silverados missed the above-mentioned upgrades, they did get a series of driver assistance technologies that have now become comprehensive standards. The safety package includes everything from automatic emergency braking to automatic high beams to lane keeping assist. Every 2022 Silverado has a new front-end styling, and select models with wing-shaped driving lights now have an animated lighting sequence.

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Chevrolet said it enhanced the turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine to make it more refined, and retuned the eight-speed automatic transmission paired with the engine. Previously, the four-cylinder engine produced 383 pound-feet of torque, but this number has increased by 20% to 420 pound-feet. Silverado models equipped with Duramax diesel 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engines benefit from chassis updates and compatibility with the Max Trailering Package, and now enable them to tow up to 13,300 pounds (previously the maximum was 9,500 pounds).

Chevrolet has not disclosed the price of the 2022 Silverado, but we hope to know it before it starts selling to dealers in the spring of 2022.

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