When it comes to full-size pickups, people will name three companies: Ford, Chevrolet, and Ram. Fervent fans are shared by all three, but we’ve heard more from Chevy drivers than anyone else, especially when it comes to the Chevy Silverado 1500. The Silverado is one of the most popular pickup trucks in the United States, ranking third overall and first in the Chevrolet family. The full-size pickup is perfect for those who want a heavy-duty vehicle at a lighter weight, excellent for towing, hauling, and carting your friends and family around, either in town or out to the country on the weekend.
So, what makes the Silverado 1500 so popular? Or perhaps what makes it unique and special? We’re going to explore that, particularly when it comes to the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ, a high-end trim that complements and enhances the Silverado’s already-plentiful attributes. Let's take a deeper look at the LTZ, and if any of this piques your interest, we welcome you to visit us here at DePaula Chevrolet, and let us show you everything the LTZ offers up close and personal.
Dependable and exciting are just two of the words that can describe the Silverado. The excitement factor is upped when introducing the LTZ, which allows for more customization and beefier engine options. When considering which engine option, consider what you will use the pickup for. Mostly commuting? As a work truck you can bring to the job site? Are you towing a trailer behind it? Or perhaps it will function as a fun weekend vehicle, hosting tailgate parties for your friends or going on long drives through the backroads. Whatever activities you plan on using the Silverado for, there's an engine option that is sure to meet your demands.
The turbocharged 2.7 four-cylinder engine comes standard and is just one of the four options for the Silverado with the LTZ trim. While it might not be as powerful as a V8, it is more efficient and will save on fuel in the long run, with an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 19 MPG in the city and 22 MPG on the highway. It also produces a notable 310 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque. If you'll be focused on commuting and downtown driving, this engine is perfect.
The 5.3L EcoTec3 V6 engine is another quite efficient engine with a beefier output than the previous four-cylinder, getting 355 hp and 383 lb-ft. This works well for those who might drive through town daily but want to venture off the pavement on the weekends, perhaps to a national forest, state park, or local fishing hole. It also gets 16 MPG in the city and 21 MPG on the highway.
Another EcoTech V8 engine is available, the 6.2L, which not only is a step up from the 5.3L but also retains some of its efficiency, getting a fuel economy of 15 MPG in the city and 20 MPG on the highway. With more power available, this is a great engine choice for those who want to tow trailers, campers, and equipment from place to place without compromising due to the extra weight. With a monstrous output of 420 hp and 460 lb-ft, this engine is up for any challenge you throw at it.
The last engine is the 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel, which is the only diesel fuel option in the lineup. It offers a great balance of power and efficiency, producing 277 hp and an impressive 460 lb-ft of torque. It also proves to be surprisingly fuel efficient for a truck this size, getting 23 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway. There is no hybrid engine yet, but if you’re looking to lower costs and get the most out of your truck, you might want to consider the diesel engine option.
For the 2022 model year, Chevrolet did a complete redesign of the interior of the Silverado 1500, leading to a cabin that is more spacious, luxurious, and hi-tech, especially when it comes to the driver and front seat passenger. Of course, the backseat passengers haven't been forgotten, and will also appreciate the little luxuries that allow for a more pleasant ride. The LTZ trim adds premium features, making this one of the most comfortable, up-to-date interiors for Chevrolet yet. If you’re looking for something that looks fierce on the road and offers unparalleled performance, then you’ll want to read all about what the LTZ can offer you.
The Silverado 1500 LTZ clearly delivers when it comes to providing luxurious quality for the driver and the front-seat passenger. Not only is there more space, but the seats are also perforated leather-appointed, a high-end feature synonymous with luxury in the automotive world. While this might not seem to make a difference, believe us when we say you can feel it. Instead of the entire seat being cloth or leather, you’re getting the best materials for a next-level ride.
Many of us driving newer vehicles have become accustomed to up-to-date technology features, such as a digital driving display, and the Silverado 1500 is no exception. Along with the updated seating, there’s a new infotainment center, as well as a new gauge display, both bigger and better than before, measuring 13.4-inches and 12.3-inches, respectively. The infotainment center is full color and touch screen, while the driver’s gauge has an enhanced multi-color display. Paired together, these two features promise instant access to all the information you’ll need right at the touch of a finger.
Chevy has made many safety features standard across the Silverado line and added some enhanced safety features to higher-end trims like the LTZ. If you want some help navigating the road while towing a trailer or ensuring that you’re looking out for anyone outside the vehicle, the LTZ has the safety and driver assistance tech you're looking for. Perhaps you could benefit from an advanced cruise control system for a long road trip. The 2022 Silverado 1500 LTZ has you covered! Let’s look at some of the special safety and tech features that make the Silverado stand out among its pickup truck peers.
Chevrolet has made many safety features standard for their Silverado line, but of course, there are a few special things that make the LTZ a trim level worth looking into. The standard safety features include automated emergency braking, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, and a forward collision alert. These alone comprise an incredibly up-to-date suite that will keep you safe; however, the LTZ also has some other perks, namely, the HD rearview camera and front and rear parking assist. Both of these ensure that you will have every angle covered, even if your eyes aren’t able to keep everything in view.
Perhaps one of the best features included in the LTZ package is the advanced trailering system, which adds even more cameras and views, allowing the driver to take advantage of having several “eyes” on the road. With eight cameras and up to fourteen views, you won’t have to wonder whether you’re going to accidentally back into something; the advanced trailering system will be with you every step of the way. This is especially helpful for people who have little experience and those who have the experience but want to take extra precautions with a new vehicle or trailer.