It may be hard to believe, but the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country is actually pretty decent value.
The term “value” is always relative, but most days when I look up a particular truck’s price, all I can do is hold my head in my hands. Trucks these days — even half-tons — can get insanely expensive depending on how you build them. Go for a “luxury truck” like this High Country, and you’ll probably expect a cataclysmic hit to your bank account. But all things considered…the truck Andre features in the video below isn’t that bad for everything you get.
Now, before you scoff too loudly, of course it’s not cheap. While the entry-level WT starts off the range at about $35,000, the 4×4-only High Country bumps that up to around $62,000. Still, you can pretty much stop right there (or even bump down to the LTZ) and have all the equipment you’d probably want. That’s about $3,000 less than the Ford F-150 Platinum, and it’s a similar story against the Ram 1500 Limited 4×4.
You can go farther with all of these trucks, though, and that’s the case with our High Country. In fact, Chevrolet shipped this truck out to Colorado with $11,375 in options — and a couple omissions due to the chip shortage.
Options add up, but the pricing isn’t too crazy
This truck houses the powerful 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V-8 with 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. That’s an extra $2,495. However, you don’t have to have this engine with a High Country, and can instead get the 5.3-liter engine with 355 horsepower/383 lb-ft of torque. You can even split the difference on price with the 3.0-liter Duramax I-6 turbodiesel. If you are shopping the diesel, though, you may want to wait for the 2023 model changeover, where GM plans to upgrade its output to 305 horsepower and 495 lb-ft of torque (up from 277 hp/460 lb-ft).
Other options on this Silverado include the High Country Premium Package, which includes a power sunroof, dealer-installed all-weather floor liners, 22-inch wheels and all-season tires (Bridgestone Alenzas in our case) for $2,425. GM’s Super Cruise is finally available for 2022, and costs another $2,200. The Technology Package, with a rear camera mirror, 15-inch head-up display, adaptive cruise control and upgraded automatic emergency braking, is $1,870 more.
By the time you add in power running boards ($1,195), adaptive ride control suspension ($900), the multiflex tailgate ($445) and a set of wheel locks ($85), you’re at that $11,375 figure. However, GM did not equip rear heated seats or front and rear park assist in this particular truck. That’s something to keep in mind as you’re building a 2022 truck. Eventually, dealers will be able to retrofit that functionality into High Countrys that have already been built, but many vehicles have lost some functionality thanks to the lack of readily available chips as the trucks are being assembled.
So, is the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country worth it overall? It may bring some value, but Andre covers items he both likes and dislikes about this latest truck. Check that out in his full video below: