The Best 2022 Chevy Trucks That Come with Real-World Towing Capabilities

July 12th, 2022 by

If you are in the market for a new truck that offers the technology you love, plus the utility you need, look no further – Chevy has you covered.

Available in plenty of appealing models, Chevrolet trucks offer robust towing capacity, power, and safety. These models are or soon will be available at Dan Cummins in Paris, KY, and Georgetown, KY.

Read on to learn more about each Chevrolet truck.

2022 Chevrolet Colorado

The versatile Chevy Colorado is great for all your needs – from trailering to off-roading. The starting MSRP is $25,200, making it the most affordable Chevy truck. It has a maximum towing capacity of 7,000 lbs., making it a perfect choice to tow your boat to a lake in Kentucky or your four-wheeler to an off-roading trail near Lexington.

Engine

The 2.5L four-cylinder engine is standard, which gives 200 hp, 191 lb.-ft. of torque, and 3,500 lb. maximum towing capacity. There is also a 3.6L DOHC V6 available. It has 308 hp, 275 lb.-ft. of torque, and 7,000-lb. towing capacity. Finally, a diesel option is available – the Duramax 2.8L Turbo-Diesel offers 181 hp, 369 lb.-ft. of torque, and a 7,700 lb. towing capacity.

Trims

The 2022 Colorado is available in four trims, including the:

  • ZR2, starting at $42,550
  • Z71, starting at $34,700
  • LT, starting at $27,700
  • WT, starting at $25,200

Safety

Chevy made sure to keep safety at the top of their mind while designing the Colorado. A reinforced safety cage is standard, along with Stabilitrak with traction control, a rear vision camera, forward collision alerts, and lane departure warnings.

2022 Silverado 1500

The Silverado is powerful and ready to take you from city streets in Lexington to off-roading in the Kentucky countryside. It has a maximum towing capacity of 13,300 lbs. and 460 lb.-ft. of maximum available torque. As if it couldn’t get better, the Silverado is also affordable, with a base MSRP of $34,600.

Engine

You have a choice of power when you purchase the 2022 Silverado. It starts at a 2.7L, with an eight-speed automatic transmission and two-wheel or four-wheel drive. This engine gives 310 hp and 420 lb.-ft. of torque. Then, it moves up to the 5.3L V8 with 355 hp and 383 lb.-ft. of torque. You can also upgrade to a 6.2L V8 with a ten-speed automatic transmission on select models, which gives 420 hp and 460 lb.-ft. of torque. Finally, you can choose to get a diesel engine – the 3.0L turbo with ten-speed automatic transmission, which gives 277 hp and 460 lb.-ft. of torque.

Trims

The 2022 Silverado comes in eight trims, including the:

  • High Country, starting at $59,000
  • ZR2, starting at $67,600
  • LTZ, starting at $53,900
  • LT Trail Boss, starting at $54,500
  • RST, starting at $49,100
  • Custom Trail Boss, starting at $48,700
  • Custom, starting at $40,800
  • WT, starting at $33,800

Safety

Every 2022 Chevrolet Silverado comes standard with Chevy Safety Assist, which includes:

  • Forward collision alert & automatic emergency braking
  • Front pedestrian braking
  • Lane-keep assist with lane departure warning
  • Following distance indicator
  • Intellibeam high beam assist

 

Silverado LTD

The Silverado LTD is the “strongest, most advanced Silverado ever.”[1] It has a starting MSRP of $30,400, continuing the trend of affordability of Chevy trucks. There is a maximum available trailering of 13,300 lbs. and 89.1 cu. ft. of maximum available cargo, making it perfect for your next interstate road trip, especially if you want to tow a boat or your other toys with you.

Engine

The Silverado LTD is available with six different types of engines. The first is the 2.7L Turbo, which gives 310 hp and 348 lb.-ft. of torque. Next are the 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 L84 and NSS, which have 355 hp and 383 lb.-ft. of torque, which are available as an eight-speed automatic or a 10-speed automatic. Then, you can get the 6.2 L EcoTec3 V8 as L87 or NSS, both of which give a booming 420 hp and 460 lb.-ft. of torque. Your final option is the Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel I-6, which gives a 277 hp and 460 lb.-ft. of torque.

The 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 has the highest towing capacity, being able to tow up to 13,300 lbs.

Trims

There are eight trims of the Silverado LTD, which are:

  • High Country LTD, starting at $54,700
  • LTZ LTD, starting at $50,200
  • LT Trail Boss LTD, starting at $54,500
  • RST LTD, starting at $46,300
  • LT LTD, starting at $43,700
  • Custom Trail Boss LTD, starting at $45,200
  • Custom LTD, starting at $39,900
  • Work Truck LTD, starting at $36,700.

Safety

Chevy Safety Assist is available on all Silverado LTD trims.

Silverado HD

If you’re looking to tow heavier trailers, the Silverado HD would be your best choice. The Silverado 2500 HD can tow up to 18,510 lbs. and the 3500 HD can tow up to 36,000 lbs. – making the HD the strongest Silverado by far. The starting MSRP is $38,500.

Engine

There are two engine options for the 2022 Silverado HD. The first is the Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8, which has 445 hp and 910 lb.-ft. of torque. It also has a 10-speed automatic transmission and can impressively tow up to 36,600 lbs. The second option is the 6.6L V8 gas engine, which gives 401 hp and 464 lb.-ft. of torque. It has a six-speed automatic transmission and a max trailering weight of 17,370 lbs.

Trims

There are five trims of the Silverado HD, which are:

  • High Country, starting at $66,200
  • LTZ, starting at $52,000
  • LT, starting at $42,400
  • Custom, starting at $42,700
  • Work Truck, starting at $38,500

Safety

Intellibeam, a safety alert seat, rear park assists, lane change alerts with side blind zone alerts, rear cross-traffic alerts, forward collision alerts, lane departure warnings, and automatic emergency braking are available on the Silverado HD truck.

Where can I purchase a 2022 Chevrolet truck?

Once you’ve made a decision on which Chevy truck is best suited for your needs, head on over to Dan Cummins Chevrolet in Paris or Georgetown, KY to test drive a Chevrolet truck today.

[1] https://www.chevrolet.com/trucks/silverado/limited