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    2022 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Texas Edition Duramax Review

    This week we are looking at the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Crew Cab Texas Edition with the Duramax diesel.  This heavy-duty truck was redone in 2020, but the 2022 has even more capability.

    Exterior


    You can’t help but immediately notice the massive, menacing chrome front grill, and overall just how big this truck is. This truck has 20” chrome wheels,  huge trailer towing mirrors, LED fog lights, and a built in step just ahead of the rear wheels to help load things in the bed.  It also has steps in the rear bumper.  The hood has a large air scoop and proudly displays the logos of Allison transmission and Duramax.

    Powertrain


    Speaking of, under that huge aluminum hood you’ll find the unchanged 6.6-liter Duramax diesel that is pumping out 445-horses, but a very strong 910-pound feet of torque.  It has a 10-speed Allison automatic transmission and my review vehicle is a Z71 4-wheel drive.

    If you are not a diesel fan, there is also a 6.6-liter gas version that offers up a little over 401-horses but only 464-pound feet of torque.

     

    Interior


    This is the LTZ Texas Edition model.  The LTZ is next to the top-of-the-line High Country.

    Inside this large truck you find a massive, but not overly nice interior compared to the competition. It has captain chairs in the front and a 60/40 rear bench that folds up from the bottom to reveal a huge cargo area or a super comfortable space for Fido.

    All the controls in the center of the dash are easy to understand and operate.  The infotainment system is touchscreen and you operate audio, navigation, all the apps, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Alexa, and a Wi-Fi Hotspot.  It features voice recognition, a rear seat reminder, and a Bose Premium stereo system.  There are a wireless phone charger, USB ports, a 12-volt power source, and a very handy 110-volt electrical outlet.

    Back seat passengers get air conditioning vents, a couple of cup holders, USB ports, a power outlet, and heated rear seats.

    It has cooled front seats, forward collision alert, lane departure warning,  park assist, blind spot monitoring, remote start, surround vision camera with 15 views, a terrific head-up display, and a power multi-function tailgate.  You can lower the tailgate with the key fob or from a button on the center stack.  Note that 2022 is the first year you can get the multi-function tailgate that you’ve likely seen on GMC trucks the past few years.  

    Utility


    I want to touch on a few nice features.  Chevy did a great job with the trailer towing mirrors that will extend out or fold in with the push of a button.   

    Inside the 6-foot 10” bed, there is a bedliner, bed lighting, a 120-volt power outlet for tools, it is drilled for a 5th-wheel hitch, and one of the camera views will allow you to see the bed and any cargo back there.

    For trailer-towing folks, there is an optional camera you can mount on the back of your trailer to be able to see behind you.  AMAZING.

    Ride and Drive


    Although large, this truck rides very well thanks to independent front suspension. It is quiet in the cab and the diesel engine itself is super quiet.

    If there is a knock on this truck, it is the interior is sort of ho-hum and plastic is overused in my opinion.  If you want to go to a really nice interior, step up to the High Country, but that will cost you $12,400.

    What You'll Pay


    Total MSRP as equipped is $73,770 and that puts it in line with similar Ford and Ram offerings.

    One thing to make sure of: If you order one, get the running boards.  My tester did not have them and the truck sits up really high making it difficult to get in and out of.

    Verdict


    This Chevy Heavy-Duty is very nice, has a ton of great features, and is a pulling machine with a capacity of 18,500 pounds when properly equipped.

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    1. What I Liked Most: The torque and the new tailgate.
    2. What I would change: Would love to see an option for the gear shifter to be in the center console.
    3. Fuel Economy: N/A.  Heavy-duty trucks are not rated by the EPA.
    4. Odometer reading when tested: 1,200 miles.
    5. Weight:  7,700 pounds.
    6. Spare Tire:  Full-Sized.
    7. Length-Width-Height: 249.9” long/81.85” wide/79.82” high.
    8. Fuel Tank Capacity:  36 gallons with the fuel filler on the driver’s side.
    9. Towing Capacity:  18,500 pounds when properly equipped.
    10. Official Color: Northsky Blue Metallic.
    11. 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab in a few words:  It’s a beast of a truck and an enjoyable daily driver.
    12. Warranty:

      3-year/36,000 mile bumper-to-bumper, 5-year/100,000 mile power train coverage with roadside assistance, courtesy transportation, and free first maintenance visit.

    13. Final Assembly Location: Flint, MI.
    14. Manufacturer's website:  Chevrolet
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