If you’re looking for a stylish pickup truck that turns heads wherever it goes, consider getting the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado RST. This truck model offers the impressive capabilities and features that make the Silverado one of the most highly rated trucks on the market. It distinguishes itself from the other trim levels with an array of sporty features. Check out our detailed guide to the new Chevy Silverado RST to see if it can meet your expectations.
The RST is the first trim that gives you access to all four engines available on the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado. Mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, the standard engine is a 2.7-liter turbo-four that produces 310 horsepower. However, if you need more power, you’ll be better off choosing the 355-horsepower 5.3-liter V-8 or 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V-8. There’s also a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel six-cylinder rated at 277 horsepower. The two V-8s and the turbo-diesel engines are fitted with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, but you can upgrade to the available four-wheel drive.
The Chevy Silverado RST performs most driving tasks confidently when equipped with the base engine, from cruising around town to passing on the highway. This power plant is a good option if you plan to use your truck for daily commuting or light towing.
The two V-8 engines deliver better work capability, faster acceleration, and a more engaging driving experience. They never feel underwhelming, even in demanding situations such as climbing uphill or trailering. With these engines, this Chevy truck is very quick for a full-size truck. The smaller V-8 can propel the truck to 60 mph from a standstill in 6.1 seconds, whereas the larger one needs only 5.4 seconds to do the same. Opt for a model with the 6.2-liter V-8 or the turbo-diesel engine if you need to transport hefty loads.
When it comes to handling, a few full-size pickup trucks can hold a candle to the Chevrolet Silverado RST. Despite being a hefty truck, this Chevy model drives more like an SUV. It’s surprisingly agile, allowing you to easily navigate sharp turns and winding roads, and its light and responsive steering make it easy to maneuver in tight spaces. The compliant suspension ensures you’ll enjoy a smooth ride over uneven surfaces, and the strong brakes provide confident stopping power. Whether you’re running errands in town or hitting the open road, you’ll find this truck a pleasure to drive.
The towing capacity of the Chevrolet Silverado RST depends on which engine you choose. You’ll need a model equipped with the 6.2-liter V-8 or turbo-diesel engine to unleash the truck’s maximum towing potential. This will give you an excellent tow rating of 13,300 pounds, one of the best in the full-size truck segment. The 5.3-liter V-8 enables the truck to tow up to 11,500 pounds, while the turbo-four can handle as much as 9,500 pounds.
When it comes to hauling, your choice of engine matters less. The payload rating of the RST ranges from 1,870 to 2,280 pounds.
The Chevrolet Silverado RST strikes a commanding presence on the road with its powerful stance and tough looks. It features a suitable front-end and dominant grille that give it an imposing appearance and a heavily sculpted hood that adds a muscular touch. However, it looks decidedly modern and stylish thanks to its slim headlamps and C-shaped turn signal lights.
As the sporty version of the Silverado, the RST has several unique exterior features that set it apart from the other trims. These include body-colored grille bars and bumpers, blacked-out trim elements, and painted aluminum machined face wheels. This model comes with 18-inch wheels, LED headlamps, and fog lights.
One of the most attractive aspects of the Chevrolet Silverado RST is its refined and well-equipped interior. The cabin is solidly put together and uses a generous amount of quality materials, which makes it look and feel upscale. It also provides excellent outward visibility and does a good job of muffling road and wind noise.
Available in Double Cab and Crew Cab body styles, the RST can seat up to six people in its standard configuration. Choosing the available front bucket seats reduces the seating capacity to five. The Double Cab provides adequate legroom and headroom to accommodate adults of most sizes. However, if you want your passengers to feel more comfortable, opt for the Crew Cab, which offers downright cavernous rear seats with a relaxed seat-back angle.
The Silverado RST has various standard interior features, such as cloth upholstery, a power driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, remote start, proximity keyless entry, and a power-locking tailgate. It also has a wide range of standard infotainment features to keep you informed and entertained behind the wheel, including a 13.4-inch touch-screen display, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, four USB ports, a Wi-Fi hot spot, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and satellite radio.
Another benefit of getting the Chevrolet Silverado RST is that it gives you access to a long list of driver-assistance technologies. These features can lower your risk of accidents by helping you detect and avoid safety hazards promptly. The RST comes standard with forward-collision alert, automatic high-beam headlamps, pedestrian monitoring, forward automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance, lane-departure alert, a rearview camera, and teen-driver monitoring. It also comes with a rear-seat reminder, potentially life-saving since it reminds you that a child or pet may be in the back seat.
The RST is a mid-range trim level in the Chevy Silverado’s nine-model lineup. It comes with a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $49,100. It’s a good choice if you want a stylish truck that balances cost and exciting features.
If you’re considering purchasing the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado RST in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, you can view it in person at Huffines Chevrolet Lewisville. Regardless of which engine, body style, or paint color you prefer, you can get your ideal RST model at our dealership. Contact us today to arrange a test drive.