The 2022 Chevy Silverado Just Got More Expensive

If you’re shopping for a new full-size pickup truck, there are plenty of options. Most likely, you’re a fan of either the Ford F-150, Ram 1500, or Chevy Silverado. Before buying, you should know that the 2022 Chevy Silverado just got more expensive. How much does it cost, and what makes it worth a higher price?

Why did the 2022 Chevy Silverado get more expensive?

Chevy Silverado ZR2, the price of the 2022 pickup just got higher. What's the deal?
Chevy Silverado ZR2 | GM

After only two months of sales, the 2022 Chevy Silverado is getting a price increase. With global supply chain problems and the increased price of transporting materials thanks to oil prices, that isn’t a surprise. Because of the demand for Silverado pickups along with the cost to make them, Chevy increased prices. The 2022 Chevy pickup isn’t entirely new, but as KBB stated: “we’d understand if, seeing one, you thought it was.”

For the current model year, the Silverado received a refresh. That’s different from a redesign, which involves altering just about every detail of a particular model. In short, a refresh usually involves some minor design changes, new features, and maybe even a never-before-seen trim level. For the Silverado, that’s the ZR2 off-road trim.

What’s new for 2022?

2022 Chevy Silverado, why did it just get more expensive?
2022 Chevy Silverado LT | Chevrolet

The 2022 Chevy Silverado is new and improved in a few different ways. Firstly, every Silverado comes with a restyled front end. A new fascia gives the pickup a bulkier look while viewing it head-on. Reshaped headlights sit above and below the centerline, displaying the iconic Chevrolet logo. The dark grille outlined with chrome trim stands out on the Silverado, as well as from other pickups.

Additionally, the LT model and up have a redesigned interior. This includes new, higher-quality cabin materials and a more modern layout. Technology like a 13.4-inch touchscreen, Google voice commands, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, and more come with the LT trim and higher. Additionally, most active safety features are now standard across the board. Forward collision alert, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and many more make up the new 2022 Chevy Silverado safety suite.

How much will the 2022 Chevy Silverado pickup truck cost now?

All the features in the world are excellent to have, but what’s the final price. Well, the Silverado got more expensive for 2022 because of the improvements we just mentioned. However, because of the supply chain problems and other increased production costs, the Silverado just got more expensive just a few months after going on sale. That begs the question, how much more costly did each Silverado trim level get?

Chevy Silverado TrimNew PricePrice Increase
WT$32,500+$1,000
Custom$39,500+$1,000
Custom Trail Boss$48,000+$1,200
LT$43,600+$1,000
RST$47,800+$900
LT Trail Boss$53,200+$1,200
ZR2$66,300+$1,200
LTZ$52,600+$800
High Country$57,700+$900
Trims and price increases from KBB.

Is the 2022 Silverado available?

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Yes, the refreshed Chevy Silverado is available now. Due to popular demand, there might not be a massive number at your local dealer. If you’re interested, shop online before traveling to a store. A few months after becoming available, the Silverado is more expensive than ever before. While we expect price increases yearly as new features are introduced, an additional price jump a few months later was unexpected. Like many other businesses, supply chain issues and oil costs have been detrimental to automakers. That’s why the 2022 Chevy Silverado just got more expensive.

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