5 April 2022

The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado LT Trail Boss

Getting things done, no matter how big or small, no matter what or when, no questions asked. That’s Boss. You can always count on the LT Trail Boss. It’s one serious off-road machine.

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Chevrolet Silverado LT Trail Boss
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Chevrolet Silverado LT Trail Boss

MODEL: Chevrolet Silverado LT Trail Boss
PRICE RANGE: $119,990 + ORC
ENGINE: 6.2L EcoTech3 V8
POWER: 313kW/624Nm
GEARBOX: Ten-speed automatic
ECONOMY: 7.2L/100km
STATUS : Currently available

The Chevrolet Silverado is certainly an imposing sight from the front, a rather good one I might add, with its full on piano black grille and large Chevrolet badge making sure its presence is known. It commands attention on the road, and it gets it and makes other regular double cab Utes seem small.

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Large presence

It’s easy to get comfortable driving the Silverado and the higher stance, extended length and the wide cab isn’t a problem to manage as it’s easy to keep in your lane. However, it’s not the most practical vehicle to take for the weekly grocery shop as you are unlikely to find a parking space that can accommodate the length, meaning you will have to park far away from everyone else and take more than one parking space.

The seats are large and comfortable, without being too soft, with plenty of leg room in the rear for adults, while the elevated seating position helps with good overall visibility around the vehicle.


It’s quick and the responsive throttle makes for some enthusiastic driving and puts an instant smile on your face, as I experienced when climbing the Bombay hills, which it does with ease. The 6.2L V8 has plenty of grunt to allow for serious towing while the towing safety features will ensure it’s done safely too.

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The stated fuel economy isnt too bad for a vehicle of this size. According to Rightcar, this truck consumes 13.7L/100km and has a CO2 output of 320g/km. During the drive time I found it to be averaging around 15L per 100km albeit with some bursts of driving enthusiastically. A tame right foot on a straight and flat road, will help to bring that figure down but hey, you don’t buy a big vehicle fitted with a 6.2L V8 petrol and then complain about the fuel economy.

Quality interior

The Interior is finished in some quality trim, and you would be hard pressed to find signs to indicate this vehicle come out of the factory in LHD with the RHD changes having taken place in Australia to a high standard.

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The overall drive is comfortable, and the well-tuned suspension soaks up bumps in the road well while staying composed. However, road noise is heightened due to the chunky All-Terrain tyres that are fitted, which might be great for off-road work but on tar seal it’s rather annoying.

At a glance


Chevrolet Silverado LT Trail Boss


6.2L EcoTech3 V8


$119,000 + ORC

ANCAP safety rating

Not Rated

Power and Torque



Ten-Speed Automatic

Fuel economy/CO2

13.7L/100km / 320g/km

Towing capacity

750kg unbraked or 3500kg braked

With 70mm ball up to 4260kg



Seating capacity


Luggage capacity/payload


Safety systems

  • Lane Change Alert w/ Side Blind Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • StabiliTrak® Electronic Stability Control w/ Traction Control
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Electric Trailer Brake Controller
  • Rear View Camera w/ Hitch Guidance & View

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