2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. 2500

2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs 2500
2022 Chevy Silverado 1500


2022 Chevy Silverado 2500


2.7L 4-cylinder,
3.0L 6-cylinder diesel,
5.3L V8, 6.2L V8

Engine Options

6.6L V8 gas,
6.6L Duramax diesel
13,300 lbs

Max Towing Capacity

18,510 lbs
310 hp / 420 lb-ft (2.7L)
355 hp / 383 lb-ft (5.3L)
420 hp / 460 lb-ft (6.2L)
277 hp / 460 lb-ft (3.0L)

Engine Performance

401 hp / 464 lb-ft
445 hp / 910 lb-ft
Work Truck, Custom, Custom Trail Boss,
LT Trail Boss, ZR2, High Country

Trim Levels

Work Truck, LT, Custom,
LTZ, High Country
Standard: Forward collision alert,
lane keep assist, lane departure warning,
automatic emergency braking,
front pedestrian braking


Available: Rear park assist,
lane change alert,
side blind zone alert,
rear cross-traffic alert,
automatic emergency braking,
forward collision alert

Shopping for a new pickup truck? You may be looking at Chevy’s iconic Silverado line, designed with powerhouse performance and rugged capability in mind. However, if you’re not sure whether to pick the heavy-duty 2022 Silverado 2500 or the upcoming 2022 Silverado 1500, Sunset Chevrolet can help! 

We’ve outlined all the most important factors in comparing the Chevy 1500 vs. 2500 below, including price, trim levels, engine configurations, performance specs, and more. So read on, then check out our online inventory of 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500 models (the Silverado 1500 is forthcoming).

Chevy 1500 vs. 2500: Trim Levels

Whether you end up choosing the Chevy Silverado 1500 or 2500, you’ll be getting plenty of ways to customize your ride. The 2500 comes with two engine options and five available trim levels, while the upcoming 1500 comes with four engine options and a staggering nine trim levels to choose from, including Chevy’s first-ever ZR2 model! Both trucks are also available in two- and four-wheel drive configurations, giving you another layer of customization based on your Tacoma lifestyle.

Here are the trim levels you’ll be getting with the upcoming 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500. We expect that the 2022 Silverado 1500 will have a starting MSRP of around $31,000. 

  • Work Truck
  • Custom
  • Custom Trail Boss
  • LT
  • LTZ
  • RST
  • LT Trail Boss
  • ZR2
  • High Country

Here are the available trim levels for the 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500, which has a starting MSRP of $35,300.

  • Work Truck
  • LT
  • Custom
  • LTZ
  • High Country

If you have price on your mind, you should know that whether you choose the 1500 or 2500, you’ll get more for your money at Sunset Chevrolet, with Oil Changes for Life and Warranty Protection for Life.

Chevy 1500 vs. 2500: Towing & Performance Specs

The 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 and 2500 both have the powerhouse towing capacity that Chevy is famous for, along with impressive specs for all engine configurations. Check out the full specs for the Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. 2500 towing and engine performance below:

2022 Chevy Silverado 1500

  • 2.7L 4-cylinder gasoline: 310 hp / 420 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.3L V8: 355 hp / 383 lb-ft
  • 6.2L V8: 420 hp / 460 lb-ft
  • 3.0L 6-cylinder diesel: 277 hp / 460 lb-ft
  • Max towing capacity: 13,300 lbs.

2022 Chevy Silverado 2500

  • 6.6L V8 gasoline: 401 hp / 464 lb-ft of torque
  • 6.6L Duramax diesel: 445 hp / 910 lb-ft
  • Max towing capacity: 18,510 lbs.

Chevy 1500 vs. 2500: Safety Features

How does the Silverado 1500 vs. 2500 Silverado compare when it comes to safety? You’ll be pleased to know that when it comes to protecting your rides on the Auburn roads, neither the Chevy Silverado 1500 or 2500 compromise on safety features. The major difference is that most of the standard features on the 1500 are only available on higher trim levels with the 2500 models. Here are just some of the standard and available safety features you can expect on the 2022 lineup of Chevy Silverado pickups:

  • Forward collision alert
  • Lane keep assist and lane departure warning
  • Lane change alert
  • Side blind zone alert
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Front pedestrian braking

Shop All Things Chevy at Sunset Chevrolet!

Contact our team with any questions or to schedule a test drive of a new Chevy truck today. We think you’ll quickly see why Sunset is Trucks. Check out the 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500HD vs. 3500HD comparison and learn more about the 2022 Silverado 1500 LTD towing capabilities!

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