2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Interior and Cargo

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2022 Silverado 1500 Interior

This year, Chevrolet has spent a lot of time on the Silverado's cabin, with higher trims especially benefiting from classier materials, a more appealing design, and a better infotainment interface. It is a huge improvement over last year's model. What has never been an issue is space: the Crew Cab is especially commodious. The spartan Work Truck is built for a rough life so only makes do with basics like a 12-volt front power outlet, a 3.5-inch driver information display, a four-way manual driver's seat, single-zone semi-automatic climate control, and a rearview camera. Upper trims couldn't be more different. As you work your way through the lineup, the Silverado adds heated front seats, 10-way power front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, an HD rearview camera, and a driver's memory system.

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Seating and Interior Space

Depending on the body style and trim, the Silverado 1500 seats either three, five, or six occupants. Basic vinyl or cloth upholstery makes way for smart leather upholstery on higher-spec variants. The Regular Cab has a 40/20/40-split bench seat for three, with covered armrest storage. On more expensive Double and Crew Cab versions, the front bench seat is replaced with two separate chairs, decreasing overall capacity to five occupants. All models besides the Regular Cab have a standard rear bench seat. The seats offer good comfort and are spacious; the Crew Cab has especially abundant legroom for those seated at the back. The driving position is good, with power-adjustable front seats on higher trims. Visibility isn't perfect, though, because the A-pillars are quite large and the tall hood hampers the front view out to an extent. Assist handles make it easier to enter the big truck, but it would have been helpful if the rear doors opened a bit more widely than they do.

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Interior Dimensions:

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 TrimsWork TruckCustomLTCustom Trail BossRSTLTZLT Trail BossHigh CountryZR2
Seating366665655
Headroom Front Seat43 in.43 in.43 in.43 in.43 in.43 in.43 in.43 in.43 in.
Headroom Back Seat39.9 in.39.9 in.39.9 in.40.1 in.39.9 in.40.1 in.40.1 in.40.1 in.40.1 in.
Legroom Front Seat44.5 in.44.5 in.44.5 in.44.5 in.44.5 in.44.5 in.44.5 in.44.5 in.44.5 in.
Legroom Back Seat35.2 in.35.2 in.35.2 in.43.4 in.35.2 in.43.4 in.43.4 in.43.4 in.43.4 in.
Shoulder Room Front66 in.66 in.66 in.64.5 in.66 in.66 in.64.5 in.66 in.64.5 in.
Shoulder Room Rear64.9 in.64.9 in.64.9 in.64 in.64.9 in.65.2 in.64 in.65.2 in.64 in.
Hip Room, Front60.9 in.61.2 in.61.2 in.60.8 in.61.2 in.61.2 in.60.8 in.61.2 in.60.8 in.
Hip Room, Rear60.2 in.60.2 in.60.2 in.59.3 in.60.2 in.60.2 in.59.3 in.60.2 in.59.3 in.

Interior Colors and Materials

On the base Worker Truck, the Silverado is as spartan as it gets, with a black interior and seats in hard-wearing Jet Black vinyl and with a rubberized vinyl floor covering. Cloth upholstery is available, though. The Custom is a gentle step up, with default cloth and carpeted flooring, but it's only once you get to the LT trim that the Silverado feels a bit more comfortable for daily use - this trim has access to leather-upholstered seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Depending on the exterior color, you can also choose a less drab Gideon interior color.

At the higher end of the range, the Silverado gets perforated leather seats, while the range-topping High Country adds a Jet Black/Nightshift Blue interior color option and front bucket seats. The new ZR2 also has perforated leather seating but with a Jet Black/Graystone color scheme.

2022 Silverado 1500 Trunk and Cargo Space

With three bed sizes, the Silverado can cater to a wider variety of cargo-hauling needs. The short five-foot-eight bed measures 62.9 cubic feet, increasing to 71.7 cubes for the standard bed (6' 6") and a massive 89.1 cubes for the long bed (eight-foot). The Silverado's short, standard, and long beds provide a good amount of extra cargo storage than the Ford's equivalents. The high-strength steel floor can handle heavy loads, while 12 standard tie-downs are useful for securing various items. On higher-spec models, the power-up/power-down tailgate makes it more convenient to access the bed area. The maximum payload capacity is 2,270 lbs.

In the cabin, there is a large reconfigurable center console storage compartment and well-sized door pockets. The front center console on upper trims houses cupholders, cell phone storage, and power cord management. Select trims have a fold-down rear armrest with cupholders, along with underseat storage.

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2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Bed Size:

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 TrimsWork TruckCustomLTCustom Trail BossRSTLTZLT Trail BossHigh CountryZR2
Box Length (Floor)69.92 in.69.92 in.69.92 in.69.92 in.69.92 in.69.92 in.69.92 in.69.92 in.69.92 in.
Box Width (Floor)71.4 in.71.4 in.71.4 in.71.4 in.71.4 in.71.4 in.71.4 in.71.4 in.71.4 in.
Box Width (Wheelhousings)50.63 in.50.63 in.50.63 in.50.63 in.50.63 in.50.63 in.50.63 in.50.63 in.50.63 in.
Box Height (Area)22.4 in.22.4 in.22.4 in.22.4 in.22.4 in.22.4 in.22.4 in.22.4 in.22.4 in.
Cargo Box Volume22.4 cu. ft.22.4 cu. ft.22.4 cu. ft.22.4 cu. ft.22.4 cu. ft.22.4 cu. ft.22.4 cu. ft.22.4 cu. ft.22.4 cu. ft.

2022 Silverado 1500 Infotainment and Features

Features

The WT Regular Cab is the worker of the range, so it gets little more than single-zone air conditioning, a rearview camera, a 12-volt front power outlet, and four-way manually-adjustable front seats. It has old-school manual window winders, too, but thankfully has six airbags and a tire pressure monitoring system. The Custom trim adds LED taillamps, power-adjustable and heated mirrors, and cruise control, while the LT gets remote keyless entry, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, and a heated, multi-function steering wheel. Pricier trims enjoy additions like ten-way power-adjustable front seats, front/rear park assist, heated front/rear seats, and a rear-window defogger. Only the top-dog High Country has standard wireless phone charging, and driver's seat memory, but adaptive cruise control, hitch guidance with hitch view, rear cross-traffic alert, and trailer tire pressure sensors are available. All models with the upgraded interior have an advanced 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.

The Advanced Trailering Package with trailer view and guidance, trailer tire-pressure monitoring, and trailer brake controller is available on the LT trim and up, as well as an even more fully-featured Max Trailering Package.

Infotainment

Cheaper Silverados come equipped with a standard seven-inch color touchscreen interface with features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, an AM/FM radio, and Bluetooth connectivity. The major change for 2022 is that the LT trim and above now receive a larger 13.4-inch touchscreen interface with Google built-in. That allows seamless access to features like Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Google Play. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on upper trims takes the hassle out of hooking up your phone to the system, too. We found the new screen to be clear and user-friendly on the move. This updated Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system also packs in SiriusXM satellite radio and voice-activated technology.

The basic Regular Cab WT makes do with just two speakers for its sound system, but this is increased to six speakers for the Double Cab WT and most other trims. Once you get to the LTZ and above, a seven-speaker Bose sound system with a Richbass woofer replaces the standard system and sound quality is generally better.

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