Both The Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 & GMC Sierra AT4X Configurators Are Live: Which Would You Choose?

Here's how much each truck costs

Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 and GMC Sierra AT4X
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Configurators for the Silverado ZR2 and Sierra AT4X are live! Here are all your current options

There’s more choice in the world of off-road-focused trucks than ever, as GM expands its own lineup with a two new options. After Chevrolet revealed the Silverado ZR2 and GMC unveiled the upgraded AT4X, you can now actually build and price both trucks.

The 2022 GMC Sierra AT4X offers up the refreshed styling available across the rest of the range, as well as some more off-road kit for those let down by the (still available) standard AT4. That includes Multimatic DSSV spool-valve shocks also on the ZR2, as well as selectable front and rear lockers and a one-pedal off-road driving mode. The Sierra gets 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac MT tires as part of the package.

As for the Chevrolet Silverado ZR2, you get the bolder styling this generation’s known for, and once again more off-road upgrades. The new grille and “flow-tie” emblem are standout elements for the look, while you get the DSSV-backed suspension and more travel both front and rear than the Trail Boss. Like many of its rivals these days, the Silverado ZR2 gets 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires.

Both trucks pack the familiar 6.2-liter gas V8 with 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. Both retain the 10-speed automatic transmission, and neither configurator offers up the 3.0-liter Duramax turbodiesel as an option, the smaller 5.3-liter V8, or the 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder — all of which you can get on the Trail Boss. The standard GMC Sierra 1500 AT4, for its part, does have the diesel as an alternative to the big 6.2 V8.

Building the Silverado ZR2

Kicking off with Chevrolet’s offering, there’s only one cab configuration with which you can get the ZR2: the 4WD, short-bed Crew Cab. At this time, pricing starts at $67,920, including a $1,695 destination fee. The truck’s signature Glacier Blue Metallic is a $395 option, while you can choose from seven other no-cost paint colors: Dark Ash, Red Hot, Northsky Blue, Silver Ice, Summit White, Black and Sand Dune Metallic. No matter which exterior color you select, you’ll get a Jet Black/Graystone interior with perforated leather seating.

Three optional packages are available for the Silverado ZR2. The $1,970 Technology Package adds a digital rear camera mirror, adaptive cruise control, a power-tilt and telescoping steering column, and a 15-inch head-up display. The other two packages are closely related, though the package content and pricing are a few hundred dollars apart. The Assist Step and Tonneau Value Package II, a $1,295 option, adds in a tri-fold soft tonneau cover and 4-inch black round tubular steps. Step up to the third level of that package, and you’ll spend $1,895 for a REV hard-folding tonneau cover, and 6-inch black rectangular steps.

One thing to bear in mind: Some of the standalone options listed below (like alternative steps or rocker protectors) are not available to choose if you pick either one of the value packages.

Other ZR2 options

Standalone exterior options are more or less what you’d expect, though you can choose lower profile steps, rocker protectors and Chevrolet’s Multi-Flex tailgate (that’s $445). Another option that stands out is the $1,295 off-road sport bar, shown above. A power sunroof is also available as a $995 standalone option.

Interior options on the list tie into the aforementioned packages, with two standalone options. Rear under-seat storage is $285, while trailer TPMS sensors are $50. GM currently knocks $75 off the price by not fitting the ZR2 with a heated steering wheel or rear park assist due to the chip shortage. Those features will eventually be available as a dealer retrofit.

All in, a fully-loaded ZR2 (minus accessories) tops out on the build & price page at about $73,745.

Building the GMC Sierra AT4X

Head over to GMC’s build page, and your fundamental choices more or less mirror the ZR2. Four-wheel drive (obviously), crew cab and short bed are must-haves for the Sierra AT4X. Starting prices here come in above where the ZR2 stops, with your least expensive version coming in at $76,045 at time of writing. Unlike the Chevy, Summit White is the only no-cost color. Opting for GM’s premium truck brand means paying a premium for the other six available paint schemes. Onyx Black, Quicksilver, Titanium Rush, Dynamic Blue and Desert Sand are $495 extra. Choosing Cayenne Red Tintcoat (shown above) costs an additional $645. All colors bring an Obsidian Rush interior.

Only one option package is presently available for the GMC Sierra AT4X. The $535 Cargo Convenience Package adds a console-mounted safe and rear under-seat storage. Standalone exterior options include an $1,895 cat-back performance exhaust which you can’t get on the ZR2 (at least from the factory). Higher-clearance steps, rocker guards and tonneau covers are still available on GMC’s configurator, and you have a little more freedom here since they’re all standalone options. The MultiPro tailgate is a standard feature, though you can pay $210 extra for step lights.

What about interior options? There are only two, if you don’t pick the Cargo Convenience Package. Sport pedal covers are $185, while you can also get an auxiliary trailer camera for $595. Again, GMC is not equipping the Sierra AT4X with rear park assist for the moment, so you get a $50 discount there.

The top-end AT4X costs over $83,000

Tick off all the options, and the price spread between the “base” AT4X and the fully-loaded model is pretty close to that of the ZR2. However, that fully-loaded truck (including Cayenne Red, because it looks cool) comes out to $83,320. As with the Chevy, that includes a $1,695 destination fee.

Would you pay $10,000 extra for the Sierra AT4X over the ZR2? Would you stick with the less expensive AT4? Let us know which way you’d go.