2022 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD diesel Crew Cab

MSRP $45,000 Est.

Ranked #6 in Fullsize Pickup-truck

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD diesel Crew Cab Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 19, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD is a formidable name in the heavy-duty pickup truck segment. It is a hard-working truck that never disappoints even with the toughest of jobs. When equipped with a Duramax diesel engine, its desirability is further increased owing to its mountain pulling torque. The Silverado 3500HD can also be had with advanced driver assistance features and rear cameras to make the job of hauling heavy loads much easier. 

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Pros

Powerful diesel powertrain 

Superior towing and payload capacity 

Latest trailer-assist features 

Bold styling 

Cons

Steering feel could be better

Cabin lacks quality 

Rivals come with more active-safety tech 

What's New?

New exterior color: Greenstone Metallic

Power seat availability on a custom trim 

Multiflex tailgate is now standard


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$45000

bodystyle

dr Crew Cab

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$45,000 Est. onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD diesel Crew Cab in Agate Black color
Agate Black

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD diesel Crew Cab is available in four trims namely the WT, LT, LTZ, and High Country. The price for the WT trim starts at $52,100 and goes up to $75,050 for the top-of-the-line High Country trim. The modern-looking Silverado 3500HD diesel Crew Cab has a lot of challenges to face and establish itself as the king of the segment, facing stiff competition from the likes of Ford F-350 Superduty Crew Cab, GMC Sierra 3500HD Crew Cab, and RAM 3500 Crew Cab. 

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD diesel Crew Cab Features

The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD diesel Crew Cab is available in four trims namely the WT, LT, LTZ, and High Country. The price for the WT trim starts at $52,100 and goes up to $75,050 for the top-of-the-line High Country trim. The WT trim is mainly for commercial use and does not come with many comfort features. As you climb up the trim ladder, more car-like features become a prominent part of the cabin. The High Country trim is the top-of-the-line heavy-duty truck from Chevrolet and boasts of superior creature comforts. 

Trims

WT

LT

LTZ

High Country 

MSRP

$52,100 

$58,290

$66,385 

$75,050 

Key Features 

18-inch steel painted silver wheels 

Adds to or upgrades to the WT trim

Adds to or upgrades to the LT trim

Adds to or upgrades to the LT trim

 

Black door handles, front and rear bumper

Compass 

Chrome door handles, front and rear bumper

Body color front Body-colormap

 

Halogen reflector headlamps 

Front rubberized floor mats 

LED reflector headlamps 

Cargo bed LED lighting 

 

Optional multiflex tailgate 

OnStar and Chevrolet connected services 

10-way power-adjustable driver seat with power lumbar 

8.0-inch driver information display 

 

3.5-inch monochromatic driver information display 

Remote keyless entry 

120-V box mounted power outlet 

Bed view camera

 

40/20/40 split-bench front seat with covered armrest storage

Cloth trimmed upholstery 

4.2-inch monochromatic driver information display 

Bose Premium sound system 

 

60/40 split-folding rear bench seat

Steering wheel mounted controls 

Advanced trailering system 

Front and rear park assist 

 

7-inch infotainment touchscreen display 

8-inch infotainment touchscreen display 

Driver memory 

HD surround vision 

We Recommend 

We would recommend the LT trim considering its list of features and pricing. It offers many desirable features of the base WT trim and is only diminutively higher priced. Some features like steering wheel-mounted controls, cruise control, climate control, keyless entry, satellite radio, and an 8-inch infotainment screen are offered as standard. On top of it, we would like to add the Convenience Package which will further spec up the LT trim with features like power-adjustable seats, cargo LED lighting and a heated steering wheel. If you are more safety conscious then you can opt for the Safety Package as well which will add active safety features like front and rear park assist rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring system. 

Release Date 

The reservations for the 2022 model are open on the official website or you can walk into your nearest dealer. The deliveries are expected to begin in the third quarter of 2021.

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD diesel Crew Cab Engine and Performance

The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD diesel Crew Cab is equipped with a 6.6L Duramax diesel engine producing 445 hp and 910 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission from Allison. The transmission is electronically controlled with overdrive for smoother shifting. It also comes with a tow/haul mode for better control and reduced shifting when hauling heavy loads to improve the transmission cooling efficiency. All the trims except the High Country trim come with rear-wheel-drive configuration as standard and all-wheel drive is optional. One can also opt for dual rear-wheel-drive for higher payload capacity depending upon your usage scenario. 

The Duramax diesel engine is smooth and reliable as well. It performs just as intended and its ginormous torque is sufficient for your hauling needs. It can tow up to 36,000 pounds which is very commendable. The Silverado 3500HD Crew Cab can do a 0-60 mph sprint in about 7.4 seconds which is quite good for a truck of its size and ability. It also comes with an efficient braking system which is very much necessary when towing heavy loads. The steering lacks adequate feedback and accuracy and fails to inspire confidence over twisty roads despite having an electric-assist system. The suspension is tuned for comfort and it does not disappoint under most driving conditions. 

Model 

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD LT Diesel Crew Cab

2022 Ford F-350 SuperDuty diesel Crew Cab XLT

2022 GMC Sierra 3500HD SLE Diesel Crew Cab 

2021 RAM 3500 BigHorn diesel Crew cab 

MSRP

$58,290

$58,415

$60,985 

$57,985

Engine

6.6L Turbodiesel V8

6.7L Turbodiesel V8 

6.6L Turbodieselbetter-towing V8

6.7L Cummins diesel engine 

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

10-speed Automatic

10-speed Automatic

10-speed automatic

6-speed automatic transmission 

Power

445 hp @ 2,800 rpm

475 hp @ 2,800 rpm

445 hp @ 2,800 rpm

400 hp @ 280 rpm 

Torque

910 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm

1050 lb-ft @ 1,800 rpm

910 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm

1000 lb-ft @ 1000 rpm

0-60 mph 

7.4

6.3

NA

7.3

Quarter mile 

15.8

15.1 

NA 

15.2

Top Speed 

NA

NA

NA

NA

The GM twins are equipped with the smaller engines of the lot. However, they offer much better towing capacity as compared to others. The GM twins are expected to perform very similarly as they are based on the same platform. The RAM 3500 is equipped with a larger engine from Cummins and offers similar performance as the GM twins. As heavy-duty trucks are made for hauling, performance hardly matters. It is the torque output that matters the most for the seamless hauling of heavy loads. 

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD diesel Crew Cab Fuel Economy

All trucks are equipped with big bore diesel engines and produce enormous torque. Obviously, none of them offer satisfactory fuel efficiency. However, fuel efficiency must not be a matter of concern for most in this segment. Also, EPA has not given any official ratings for these trucks. So, by taking cues from 2021 customer reports and past data we estimate that the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD diesel Crew Cab might offer about 13 mpg in the city, 18 mpg on the highway, and 15mpg in combined driving conditions. With a fuel tank capacity of 36 gallons, it can travel about 468 miles in the city, 648 miles on the highway, and 540 miles in mixed driving conditions. 

Model 

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD LT Diesel Crew Cab

2022 Ford F-350 SuperDuty diesel Crew Cab XLT

2022 GMC Sierra 3500HD SLE Diesel Crew Cab 

2021 RAM 3500 BigHorn diesel Crew cab 

MPG (City)*

13

14.6

12

13

MPG (Highway)*

18

19

18

18

MPG (Combined)*

15

17

15

16

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

36

34

36

32

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)*

468/648/540

497/646/578

432/648/540

416/576/512

*Expected 

The Ford F-350 is slightly more fuel-efficient than other trucks in the comparison averaging 17 MPG. It is also equipped with a 34-gallon fuel tank and offers a higher range than its competitors, followed by the GM twins and the RAM 3500 diesel Crew Cab. Both the GM twins share their platform and are expected to offer an identical range as well. The RAM 3500 is equipped with a smaller fuel tank of 32 gallons and might offer just 512 miles of range on a full tank of gas.

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD diesel Crew Cab Interior

The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD diesel Crew Cab will continue to offer desirable interior features. However, most of the creature comforts are reserved for higher trims only. The WT is designed mainly for commercial use only while High Country is the most luxurious crew cab from Chevrolet. It can accommodate up to six passengers in its cabin. The dashboard is laid out quite well in an ergonomic fashion and all the controls are within the reach of the front passengers. 

The crew cab version comes with a longer wheelbase and shorter cargo bed. As a result, passenger space is good. The seats are comfortable and offer decent thigh support as well. The quality of materials inside the cabin is good but can’t match the RAM 3500’s interior design and quality. While the lower trims do offer features like a 4-way adjustable driver and passenger seat, 4.2-inch color driver information center, 40/20/40 split front bench seat, assist handles, single-zone climate control a/c, etc. 

But we are more interested in features like dual-zone climate control system, power-adjustable front seats, larger driver information center screen, heated and ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, heads-up display, and premium audio system, which are available with the higher trims or as a part of the optional package. The Silverado offers many cubby storage spaces inside the cabin and some trims offer a storage compartment under the back seat as well for better practicality.

Model 

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD LT Diesel Crew Cab

2022 Ford F-350 SuperDuty diesel Crew Cab XLT

2022 GMC Sierra 3500HD SLE Diesel Crew Cab 

2021 RAM 3500 BigHorn diesel Crew cab 

Seating Capacity

6

6

6

6

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

43.3/66.2/44.53

40.8/66.7/43.9

43.11/66.6/44.53

40.9/65.9/40.9

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

40.12/65.30/43.40

40.2/65.8/43.5

40.1/65.3/43.4

39.8/65.6/40.2

Cargo Capacity(cu-ft)

69.50

65.4

69.50

57.5

All the trucks can accommodate up to six passengers and offer very similar interior dimensions. The GMC Sierra 3500HD Crew Cab is based on the same platform as the Chevrolet and hence both trucks share identical interior dimensions. The GM twins offer better headroom in the first row than their competitors. Some of the standout interior features of the Silverado 3500HD Crew Cab are: 

  • Dual-zone climate control system 
  • Front bucket seats (High Country)
  • Heated front seats (LTZ and High Country)
  • Heated steering wheel (LTZ and High Country)
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror (LTZ and High Country)
  • Keyless open and start (LTZ and High Country)
  • Tilt and telescopic steering column (LTZ and High Country)

What’s there to keep you entertained? 

The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Crew Cab’s infotainment system is powered by Chevrolet’s own Infotainment 3 software. The lower trims get a 7.0-inch infotainment touch screen along with basic features like Bluetooth connectivity, SiriusXM satellite radio, steering mounted controls, and a six-speaker audio system. 

The upper trims get a marginally larger 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen display along with support for Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, WiFi hotspot, USB port, AUX input, wireless charging, Bose premium audio system with 7-speakers, and a subwoofer. Some of the mentioned features are available as optional for the lower trims also.

The infotainment system also facilitates the addition of different trailer profiles for maintenance monitoring and controlling trailer functions via a smartphone app. Such a feature adds to the convenience of the driver. Some of the standout infotainment features of the Silverado 3500HD Crew Cab are: 

  • 8.0-inch touchscreen display (Higher trims) 
  • SiriusXM satellite radio 
  • Android Auto (Higher trims) 
  • Apple CarPlay (Higher trims) 
  • Six-speaker audio system (Lower trims) 
  • Bose premium audio system (High Country)
  • Steering mounted controls 

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD diesel Crew Cab Exterior

The 2022 Silverado 3500HD diesel Crew Cab comes with a bold styling just like the 2021 model. The front fascia imbibes a rather large grille for our liking and a bold Chevrolet logo in chrome. The branding splits the headlamps into two distinct parts namely the DRL unit and LED reflector lights. We would consider the design as experimental rather than attractive. The front bumper holds the fog lamps. 

The hood scoop elevates the styling and lends the truck an SUV-like appeal. The side profile is like any other crew cab truck. The black cladding on the squarish wheel arches makes the truck look rugged. The rear profile comes with a cargo bed and two vertical tail lamps with Chevrolet branding on the tailgate of the cargo bed. Overall, the design is good and makes the truck look like it's built to last. 

Model 

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD LT Diesel Crew Cab

2022 Ford F-350 SuperDuty diesel Crew Cab XLT

2022 GMC Sierra 3500HD SLE Diesel Crew Cab 

2021 RAM 3500 BigHorn diesel Crew cab 

Curb Weight (lbs)

6,779 lbs

7,004 lbs

6,466 lbs

7,035 lbs

Length (inches)

249.5

266.2

250.1

260.8

Width (inches)

81.7

96

81.8

NA

Height (inches)

80.2

81

79.6

78.4

Ground Clearance (inches)

11.18

8.2

11.2

11.5

Wheelbase (inches)

158.9

159.8

158.94

150

The GMC Sierra 3500HD is the lightest truck in the comparison, followed by Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD, Ford F-350 SuperDuty, and RAM 3500. The GM twins are based on the same platform and come with identical exterior dimensions. The RAM 3500 Crew Cab sits on a shorter wheelbase of 150 inches which might help with better maneuverability in the city. However, the F-350 comes with a lower ground clearance which is almost 3 inches shorter than its competition. All other trucks offer nearly 11.0-inches of ground clearance, while both the Chevrolet and GMC offer wheelbases of 159 inches. Some of the standout exterior features are:

  • Body-color bumpers 
  • Cab mounted cargo area lamps 
  • Cargo bed LED lighting 
  • Corner step rear bumper 
  • Deep tinted glass
  • LED Reflector headlamps (LTZ and High Country).
  • LED fog lamps (LTZ and High Country)
  • Optional multi-flex tailgate 
  • Power up and down tailgate (High Country)

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD diesel Crew Cab Safety

The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD diesel Crew Cab has not been tested by the NHTSA or IIHS for crash test safety ratings. However, taking cues from its younger siblings like the Silverado 1500 and Silverado 2500 we can conclude that the Silverado 3500HD will be equally safe as well. Some of the standard safety features like six airbags, hitch guidance, OnStar and Chevrolet connected services, StabiliTrak electronic stability control system, teen driver, and tire pressure monitoring system. While some more active safety features like front and rear park assist, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, etc are available with higher trims or you can opt for the safety package as well. Some of the standout safety features are: 

  • Teen Driver 
  • Tire pressure monitoring system 
  • Rear cross-traffic alert 
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Lane change alert and side blind zone alert (High Country)
  • HD surround vision (optional or High Country)
  • Front and rear park assist (High Country)
  • Optional automatic emergency braking 

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD diesel Crew Cab Competition

2022 Silverado 3500HD diesel Crew Cab vs 2022 F-350 Superduty Diesel Crew Cab

The Ford F-350 SuperDuty is equipped with a more powerful engine and offers better performance than the Silverado 3500 Crew Cab. It also offers higher torque output as well. It is also slightly more fuel-efficient than the Silverado 3500 diesel Crew Cab. However, the Silverado 3500 diesel Crew Cab offers a staggering towing capacity of up to 36,000 pounds which is more than the F-350 SuperDuty’s towing capacity. The Silverado 3500 diesel Crew Cab offers higher ground clearance as well. So if you are looking for slightly better performance and interiors then go for the F-350 and if you are concerned about heavy duty hauling then go for the Silverado 3500 diesel Crew Cab

2022 Silverado 3500HD diesel Crew Cab vs 2022 GMC Sierra 3500HD diesel Crew Cab

As both the models belong to the same parent company, there are not many considerable differences between the two of them. Both the trucks come with the same drivetrain and offer the same towing capacity as well. However, their exterior and interior design is different to differentiate between two sister brands. So, choosing any one of them boils down to your personal taste as they are essentially the same wine in different bottles. 

2022 Silverado 3500HD diesel Crew Cab vs 2021 RAM 3500 diesel Crew Cab 

The RAM 3500 Crew Cab offers better interior styling and quality than the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 diesel Crew Cab. The Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Crew Cab offers better range as it is equipped with a larger fuel tank. It also offers better legroom than the RAM 3500 as it sits on a longer wheelbase. The performance of both the trucks is on par with each other although the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Crew Cab offers a higher towing capacity of 36,000 pounds. Also, it is equipped with a 10-speed Allison automatic transmission which is simply better than the RAM 3500’s 6-speed automatic transmission.

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD diesel Crew Cab Final Verdict

The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 diesel Crew Cab is one of the better trucks out there if you are not much concerned about interior creature comforts. It gets you a long list of desirable features but they are mostly reserved for higher trims or are optional in nature. However, it is equipped with a large fuel tank which will offer you very high range. It is also good with its safety quotient and offers class-leading towing capacity of up to 36,000 pounds. The warranty coverage and reliability reports are on par with some more established rivals. So we won’t mind recommending this truck to you.