The 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Custom is one of nine different trims available for the 2022 model year of the Silverado. It's a step up from the base WT (Work Truck) trim, offering a lot of functionality, utility, and technology without being outside the price range of those who need something affordable and dependable. In fact, that's one of the key selling points of the Silverado 1500 Custom: dependability.
The trim is anchored by some of the most reliable performance technology that has powered the Silverado throughout the years, enhanced by some newly added features and equipment. Not to be overshadowed by the all-new ZR2 trim, which was made available to customers for the very first time with the 2022 Chevy Silverado, the Custom comes with the brand new overhauled and enhanced 2.7-liter Turbocharged High-Output engine. That's right, it's a turbocharged 2.7-liter designed to give you great power, range, and utility, without the gas-guzzling appetite of a V8 or the weight of the diesel.
The 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Custom, much like the truck's other trims, is available in multiple color schemes. In fact, there are seven colors to choose from when personalizing your Custom just the way you want. The exterior colors for the 2022 model year include Glacier Blue Metallic, Dark Ash Metallic, Red Hot, Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White, Black, and Northsky Blue Metallic.
Built to be as dependable and sturdy as a rock, the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Custom is paired with a 2.7-liter Turbocharged High-Output 4-cylinder. This engine has undergone a complete rework for the new model year, focusing more on providing a lot of low-end torque for drivers who need a gasoline engine that's perfect for towing but still offers great gas mileage on the road. You can expect to get 310 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque out of this new powerplant. Paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, you get smooth shifts, great drivability, and plenty of power to handle the task at hand.
Available in rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, you can get the most out of the Silverado 1500 Custom, whether it's for work or for play. Four-wheel antilock disc brakes, a 220-amp alternator, and automatic start/stop for fuel-efficient travel all come standard. In fact, you can get up to 19 MPG in the city and up to 22 MPG on the highway with the 2022 Silverado 1500 Custom. An available automatic locking rear differential and heavy-duty 730 cold-cranking amps battery means that when you need a truck for work purposes, towing, off-road traversal, or toughing it through difficult weather conditions, the Silverado Custom is more than ready for the job.
The optional Autotrac transfer case gives full four-wheel drive capability to those who need it, or you can opt for a rear-wheel drive powertrain if you prefer that configuration. Whichever option you choose, stability is never going to be an issue, thanks to the Stabilitrak electronic stability control system. This means you can rely on the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Custom to get you where you need to go, even if the roads aren't cooperating. Stabilitrak provides you with stability management and traction control to ensure that you don't get stuck, waylaid, or held up by obstructions or bad weather. Overall, the Silverado can tackle almost anything that Mother Nature might attempt to throw in its way.
Many people buy full-size pickup trucks like the 2022 Chevy Silverado for their capabilities. Capability is determined by the powertrain and frame of the vehicle, how much horsepower it has, and how much stress the axles can handle when towing and trailing. With the Silverado 1500 Custom, in addition to having rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive options, you can configure it with different cab and bed types. Rear-wheel drive configurations include a Double Cab Standard Bed and a Crew Cab Short Bed. In four-wheel drive, the Custom is also available as a Crew Cab Standard Bed.
The Custom has a max payload of 2,201 lbs, giving you plenty of capacity for workloads you can haul in the bed of the truck. This means you can make full use of the 62.9 cu.ft. of cargo volume in the Short Bed or even the 71.7 cu.ft. of cargo volume in the Standard Bed. When it comes to hitching trailers to the rear of the truck, the Custom again leaves little to be desired in a full-size pickup, topping out at 9,500 lbs of towing capacity.
You can also take advantage of various exterior features designed for practical purposes, such as the available assist steps, work steps, and tonneau cover. Features like recovery hooks, cargo tie-downs, and LED cargo bed lighting also come standard for the Custom. With the available Multi-Flex Tailgate, you can make use of six different tailgate functions for load-bearing purposes, working around your truck, or carrying extended loads. Inside, the Silverado 1500 Custom offers seating for up to six people when configured as a Crew Cab. You can also upgrade the four-way manual driver and front passenger seats with a ten-way power adjustable driver seat. Additionally, the option to upgrade the Custom trim with the Rally Edition package gives you a lot of opportunities to explore the full range of capabilities the Custom has to offer.
The tech powering the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Custom provides drivers and passengers alike with a lot of great functionality. From the available 4.2-inch digital driver information center to the standard 7-inch color touchscreen, you have everything you need to access media and check vehicle health information. With the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System, you have access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability for smartphones, along with wireless Bluetooth audio streaming for voice command pass-through. The Silverado 1500 Custom gives you complete access to voice-activated phone calls and text messaging, so you never have to take your hands off the wheel to make the most of the truck's in-cabin infotainment and connectivity features.
Safety is also a big part of the 2022 Silverado 1500 Custom's identity. Some great driver assist features and collision mitigation systems are standard, such as forward collision alert, automatic emergency braking, and front pedestrian braking. Other standard features include OnStar and Chevrolet Connected Services, so you can always access support and emergency assistance wherever you travel. Thanks to the tire pressure monitoring system, you can keep tabs on the tires, so you'll know exactly when it's the right time to get them refilled. Features such as Teen Driver are standard as well, giving parents an incredible amount of information and confidence when allowing their teen drivers to take to the road on their own.
With other standard features, such as a rear vision camera and hitch guidance for trailering, the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Custom is perfectly attuned for work and recreation alike, especially with features like Wi-Fi hotspot support. Even if you're out on the road and away from networking hotspots, you can utilize the Silverado 1500 Custom as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot to stay connected and access all your favorite online material. No matter what you need to use the Silverado 1500 Custom for, it's designed to accommodate your needs.