Pickup Review: 2022 Chevrolet Silverado High Country
Luxury pickup trucks are both popular and profitable these days, and expect them to stay like that for a while. I’m in the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado High Country luxo-liner, which benefits from the numerous upgrades made across this Chevy’s lineup for 2022.
The High Country is no longer the priciest Silverado — that honour goes to the new ZR2 off-road racer — but it’s Chevy’s answer to its mechanical-twin GMC Sierra Denali. It might seem odd to have two such similar models from one automaker, but it makes sense in view of the much larger truck market to the south. Canadians buy GMC and Chevrolet trucks in almost equal numbers, with GMC often coming out the sales leader. In the U.S., Americans overwhelmingly choose Chevrolet, so offering a fully-loaded Silverado is an understandable business decision.
It ain’t such a bad decision up here, either. The High Country still isn’t quite as opulent as the Denali, but my 4×4 truck’s $73,748 starting price is $8,255 less than Denali’s, and even with several extra-charge options — including power running boards, Multi-Flex tailgate, adaptive suspension, sunroof, and 22-inch wheels that brought it to $79,468 before freight and taxes — it was still the lesser price of the two.
The across-the-board 2022 Silverado updates include a new interior, 13.4-inch colour centre screen, more power for the available 2.7L turbocharged engine, and optional Super Cruise hands-free driving, including when you’re pulling a trailer, but that’s a late addition for the model year and wasn’t added to mine.