The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Will Supposedly Cost More Than A Ford Raptor

GM Authority has published a report that claims the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 will cost more than the Ford Raptor, which starts at $65,840. According to their undisclosed sources close to the matter, the revamped ZR2 pickup truck will have a starting price of $66,795. Chevrolet unveiled the ZR2 back […]

GM Authority has published a report that claims the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 will cost more than the Ford Raptor, which starts at $65,840. According to their undisclosed sources close to the matter, the revamped ZR2 pickup truck will have a starting price of $66,795. Chevrolet unveiled the ZR2 back in September, and has not released official pricing or launched its online configurator yet.

If GM Authority‘s report pans out, Chevy may have a pickle on its hands. That’s because the 2022 ZR2 houses a 6.2-liter V-8 rated at 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque under its hood. Its roughly equivalent rival, the Ford F-150 Raptor, packs a twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 generating 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque. That’s an extra 30 hp and 50 lb-ft over the ZR2. Neither the ZR2 nor the Raptor is a direct competitor to the Ram 1500 TRX, which starts at $72,120, given the Ram’s 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 producing 702 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. That rig is in a different league.

The Silverado ZR2 otherwise gets a Raptor-style makeover for more off-road heroics than a regular Silverado, including DSSV shock absorbers, a front electronic locking differential, a new high approach steel front bumper, an upgraded skid plate package, and enhanced springs. This truck rides on 33-inch tires and offers 11.2 inches of ground clearance. Moreover, it has a trailer weight rating of 8,000 lbs and a 1,440-pound maximum payload capacity.

By comparison, the F-150 Raptor comes with next-gen Fox shocks, an all-new five-link rear suspension, and an equal-length active exhaust system that features a unique trombone loop design. Additionally, it has a revised front suspension and standard 35-inch tires. The Raptor can tow up to 8,200 pounds and offers a ground clearance of 9.4 inches. Its maximum payload capacity checks in at 1,400 pounds.

Step inside either of these well-equipped trucks, and you’ll encounter high-quality materials, excellent ergonomics, the latest tech, and supersized comfortable seats. If we had to choose an interior, though, the ZR2 knocks it out of the park in this category. A price difference of $955 above the Raptor may not be a dealbreaker—and, hey, you can’t currently get a Raptor with a V-8, so the Chevy has that going for it. Nonetheless, the power deficit could make the ZR2 less appealing for a buyer seeking the best value for money truck in the respective class.

https://www.motortrend.com/news/5612538/

Shaqil Heaton

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