Which 2022 Silverado Engine is Best For Your Towing?

The 2022 Chevy Silverado showing the tailgate by mountains.

Engine Menu for the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado

Outfitting a vehicle is one of the most enjoyable parts of the entire buying process. Platforms like the redesigned 2022 Chevrolet Silverado come with more customers’ required choices than many other vehicles. Among the most important choices an Ernie Dean GM customer will make is picking what they need from the engine and powertrain menu for the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado. Let’s take a look at the various ways you can set up your 2022 Silverado’s powertrain, and what will come with it.

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When someone is equipping their future 2022 Chevy Silverado, each choice will affect the availability of subsequent options. Cab style and cargo bed length are two choices that have major implications for powertrain options. For our purposes today, we’ll use a 2022 Chevy Silverado with the crew cab and standard cargo bed because it makes the most powertrain and drivetrain options available to buyers.

Turbo., 2.7-L, 4-Cyl. 5.3-L, V-8  6.2-L, V-8 Turbo., 3.0-L, I6-Cyl. (Diesel) 
Horsepower 310 355 420 277
Torque (lb.-ft.)  420 383 460 460
Transmission 8-speed automatic 10-speed automatic 10-speed automatic 10-speed automatic
Drivetrain 4×2 or 4×4 4×2 or 4×4 4×2 or 4×4 4×2 or 4×4
Availability  WT, Custom, Custom Trail Boss, LT, LT Trail Boss WT, Custom Trail Boss, LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ, High Country RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ, High Country Custom Trail Boss, LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ, High Country

What Else Comes With Each 2022 Silverado Engine?

While every choice a customer makes for their 2022 Chevy Silverado can change the available options down the line, a few things will follow each engine around. All of them are designed to support the truck and apply the performance created by each powertrain as efficiently as possible. 

Tow/Haul Mode

This broadly available feature will automatically adjust the transmission’s shift points to make pulling heavy loads easier, while also making it possible to use engine compression to slow down. Compression braking will help preserve the lifespan of the truck’s brakes.

Powertrain Grade Braking

The 2022 Chevy Silverado is built to go where it’s needed. Powertrain grade braking employs certain aspects of the engine and transmission to help the truck to maintain a constant speed going downhill. This will also help preserve the health of the truck’s brakes.

Cruise Grade Braking

Drivers will have to deal with a lot of ups and downs while on the road. Cruise grade braking will automatically downshift the transmission to help the 2022 Silverado maintain a constant speed if the set cruise control speed is exceeded because of a downslope.

Make an appointment with an Ernie Dean GM product expert, today, if you would like to learn more about the options available to you for the 2022 Chevy Silverado.