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The New Chevrolet Silverado makes getting your rear and gear easy but might not go until you buckle up. Buckle to drive is one of the new features included with the 2022 Chevy Silverado. This means that you have to buckle up to put your truck in drive. 

The 2022 Chevy Silverado makes you buckle up to drive 

A black 2021 Chevy Silverado parked next to a lake.
2021 Chevy Silverado | Chevrolet

Everyone knows that it’s important to put on your seatbelt for safety reasons. Also, you need to click it, or you could get a ticket. But the 2022 Chevy Silverado is taking things to a new level with the buckle to drive feature. 

If you want to put your truck in drive, then you’ll need to be wearing your seatbelt. This feature is helpful as studies show that seatbelts protect drivers and passengers. But we’re wondering if there is a way to turn this feature off. 

What if you’re driving around your farm or quickly jumping in and out of your cab to check on your trailer? Will you have to buckle up to make each minor move? This buckle-to-shift feature could seem inconvenient. 

But this feature could be for teen drivers only. We’re waiting to learn a little more about it. Also, the Silverado isn’t the only vehicle adopting this buckle-to-drive feature. The 2022 GMC Sierra and 2022 GMC Hummer will also have it. 

What else is new for the 2022 Silverado? 

We can’t wait to see the new 2022 Chevy Silverado. We’ve recently learned that the Silverado Limited LT, RST, and LT Trail Boss models are equipped with dual-zone automatic climate control. But these models will lose the digital displays located on the temperature control knobs. 

This isn’t much of a deal-breaker. You won’t be able to see how cold your side of the truck is compared to the other. You can still adjust the temperature, though. This could be a temporary change due to the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage. 

The change could also be a part of the Silverado 1500’s new interior style. We haven’t seen how the new interior or tech control layout will look. The revamped interior is supposed to remove its outdated feeling and replace cheap plastics with quality materials. 

Because of the effort to catch up with rivals such as the Ram 1500 with its large 12-inch screen, the Silverado will probably adopt more tech. The 8.0-inch infotainment screen will probably be replaced by a larger unit. 

What engines does the 2022 Silverado 1500 have? 

2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT parked in the woods
2021 Chevrolet Silverado LT | Chevrolet

We’re wondering if the 2022 Chevy Silverado will catch up to rivals such as the 2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost with a hybrid powertrain. But we will have to wait and see. The Silverado 1500 EV should arrive in 2023 or 2024. 

The Chevy Silverado Z2R is expected to carry over the 6.2-liter L87 V8 engine with 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. Also, the 2022 Silverado LT Trail Boss is going diesel. It will be available with the 3.0-liter Duramax I-6 engine with 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. 

At least we don’t have to wait much longer to learn more. The 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 will debut on September 9th. It will be available in the middle of 2022 and may receive a slight price increase. 


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