Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Price More Than Raptor: Here’s Why


MC&T can confirm that Chevrolet dealers have started pricing the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2, with an MSRP of $ 66,795, which includes a destination charge of $ 1,695. That’s nearly $ 1,000 more than the 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor, which starts at US $ 65,840, which also includes an identical destination at $ 1,695. The more extreme 702bhp Ram 1500 TRX starts at US $ 75,680.

Maybe the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 is priced a bit higher than people expected. And that’s right, because compared to the Ford F-150 Raptor and the Ram 1500 TRX, the Silverado ZR2 is less powerful, has less suspension travel, smaller tires and a narrower track.

Why the 2022 Chevrolet ZR2 costs more than a Ford F-150 Raptor

So, what gives? It probably comes down to standard interior content, comfort and technology. As its own trim level, the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 comes standard with a 13.4-inch horizontal touchscreen, as well as a 12.3-inch digital dash display. Compared to the Ford F-150 Raptor with the standard 800A package, which has a 12-inch instrument cluster and 12-inch infotainment screen, the ZR2 has larger light rectangles that you can look at. . All measurements are diagonal. The Silverado ZR2 2022 also comes with Google Built-In technology, something its competitors have yet to integrate. Various driver memory settings, such as mirrors and seats, are also standard on the ZR2. It seems like a pretty nice place to spend your time.

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Interior cabin of the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor
Interior of the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor. Image by Ford.
Ram 1500 TRX interior
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For these amenities in the Ford F-150 Raptor, customers must purchase the 801A High Package, which costs an additional US $ 6,150. That brings the Raptor to a net MSRP of $ 71,990, which is a more realistic parity against the 2022 Silverado ZR2 price vs. interior content.

In short, none of those big off-road trucks are exactly what you’d call “cheap,” but when it comes to spreading the cost between gadgets and interior gadgets versus all-equipment higher caliber terrain, we at MC&T would rather see the money in more competitive tire sizes and equipment of this nature. Customers would likely need less conviction to ditch Corvette silver (the new standard unit of measure for buying cars) for a truck as well, if that was the case.

Don’t worry, GM truck fans. Expect race-proven additions to Chevrolet performance accessories that will allow customers to outfit their Silverado ZR2 with a longer-travel Multimatic DSSV suspension, lift, better brakes and other quick gear. all over. We’re seeing such upgrades available for the Colorado ZR2, after all.

If you’re looking to spend more money on a GM off-road truck beyond the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2, there’s the 2022 GMC Sierra AT4X (US $ 74,995), as well as the six-figure GMC Hummer EV.

The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 will be available at dealerships starting in the first quarter of 2022.

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 ZR2 Price Specifications Engines Details Interior technology
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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 ZR2 2022: Details

The design of the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 ZR2 is easily distinguished from the rest of the lineup thanks to a unique steel front bumper that has been designed with removable end caps for easier replacement in the event of a close encounter with rocks or other off-road objects. At the rear, the dual exhaust system was placed before the rear bumper to eliminate potential damage.

The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2’s overall design helps the truck deliver a best-in-class 31.8-degree approach angle. These state-of-the-art standard measurements continue with a break angle of 23.4 degrees and a respectable departure angle of 23.3 degrees. By comparison, the F-150 Tremor has an approach of 27.6 degrees, a threshold of 21.2 degrees, and a departure angle of 24.3 degrees. Better yet, the Silverado ZR2 beats the standard Ford F-150 Raptor (35-inch tires) in approach and crossover angles (31-degree approach, 22.7-degree crossover, and 23.9-degree departure for the Raptor).

Ground clearance for the Silverado ZR2 is just under a foot, at 11.2 inches. All of these measurements are made with 33 inch tires.

Minor exterior finishes of the Silverado ZR2 are a black hood insert, unique grille with integrated lighting and flow-tie emblem, ZR2 badges, unique 18-inch wheels and a unique interior trimmed in black leather. jet / stone gray.

The Silverado ZR2 is only available in a crew cab configuration, with a short box. That might change later, but considering the take rates on double cabins, we wouldn’t expect that.

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2022 Silverado ZR2 Engine and Powertrain

As MC&T first reported, the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 will only have one engine choice, with the 6.2L L87 V8 engine producing 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. All that pushrod goodness is sent to the wheels via GM’s 10-speed automatic transmission, which is now controlled via a console-mounted gear selector instead of a shifter on the steering column. Power is sent to the rear wheels or all of them via an electronically controlled transfer case.

Following the same formula as the smaller Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, the Silverado ZR2 will also feature locking differentials up front and rear, which will help the truck excel at rock exploring. A one-pedal low-speed driving mode is also a standard feature, which will help drivers during low-speed events, which could be the difference between the truck overcoming an obstacle or receiving a nasty trail battle scar.

Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Hall Racing 2022 Best Desert Championship Racing Truck
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Race-proven suspension and chassis

Much like the Colorado ZR2, the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 will feature a set of Mutlimatic DSSV shocks and unique springs as the main suspension upgrade, measuring 40mm in diameter. These dampers are enriched with three separate distributors to control damping and three connected chambers for fluid flow and thermal management. Chevrolet claims that the maximum front and rear suspension travel is also increased compared to the Silverado Trail Boss. The underbody is also reinforced with a unique skid plate set that protects critical truck components, such as the oil pan and fuel tank.

As first announced with the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hall Racing which made its debut at the 2019 SEMA show, the chassis of the new Silverado ZR2 has not only been validated by GM engineers by taking things to the trails all over the world. North America, but also through the grueling Best in the Desert Off-Road Racing Series. In fact, the Silverado ZR2 shares most of the chassis and drivetrain components with the Hall Racing truck, including the frame, drivetrain, 2-speed transfer case, and the 6.2L L87 V8 engine.

The choice of tire size seems to be the only confusing decision with the Silverado ZR2. At 33 inches, the size of these Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires is eclipsed by the standard 35-inch BFG KO2 tires of the Ford F-150 Raptor, and even larger with the truck’s 37-inch giant tire set (an option of $ 7,500). And those big rubbers are great for low speed crawl, this is where the ZR2 would be most comfortable. Unlike the Hummer EV, the Silverado ZR2 does not have a built-in wheel speed sensor calibration in case customers choose to upgrade their tire size.

The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 maximum payload is 1,440 pounds and conventional towing capacity is 8,900 pounds

2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 1500 Design
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