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2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 revealed: Is it the off-road truck you’ve been dreaming of?


Chevy announced this week that it would be adding a new trim option to the 2022 Silverado lineup. That’s right, the ZR2 package, which is a fan-favorite for the Colorado, will now be offered as an option for the Silverado. This is basically a step above the TrailBoss package with a few unique features to make the truck even more off-road capable. So, let’s get to know the 2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2.

Not a TRX competitor

The 2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 will only come with one engine option. The 6.2-liter V-8 engine paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission will produce 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. This is nowhere near the 700+ horsepower we see offered in the Ram TRX. So while it will be very capable of off-roading in all sorts of environments, this is not a desert racer.

What you need to know about the 2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2

New to the Silverado, and just for this ZR2 package, are the Multimatic 40mm DSSV spool-valve dampers. These, paired with the new uniquely tuned springs will increase maximum front and rear suspension travel. A new 2-inch lift, 18-inch wheels with 33-inch tires plus front and rear e-lockers which are user selectable provide an increased approach and departure angle. The one-pedal rock crawling feature and unique skid plate package also add to the off-road capability.

The 2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 only comes in the crew cab configuration with either the short or long bed.

TrailBoss or ZR2?

There isn’t just a whole lot of difference between these trucks. Because Chevy decided not to go the beastly Raptor/TRX route with the ZR2, deciding between this and the TrailBoss may be a little difficult.

Watch the video and let us know what you think! Would you choose the all-new Silverado ZR2 over a TrailBoss and why?

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Erica Mueller

Erica Mueller is a Texan, which means she believes that trucks are family vehicles and giant SUVs make good second cars. As part-time auto journalist for almost a decade, Erica enjoys driving all kinds of vehicles and sharing her experiences with others. Erica is the secretary of the board for the Texas Auto Writers Association as well as a contributor at A Girls Guide to Cars.

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