Test Drive of the 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500 4×4 Duramax Diesel
Thursday on Sunrise LBK with Dave King and Tom Collins, The Car Pro Jerry Reynolds joined Dave and Tom to talk about his test drive of the week, how to avoid buying a previously flooded car after Hurricane Ida, as well as other auto industry news.
This week The Car Pro was test driving the 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500 4x4 Duramax diesel, a GMC version truck that has not changed much since its redesign in 2021. Jerry started the discussion by saying that Ford, Chevy, and Ram have been competing lately to see who can have the most horsepower, the most torque, and the most towing capacity, and this truck is certainly a contender with a towing capacity of 18,500 lbs. The 2500 has a 6 liter Duramax diesel engine that is quiet both on the inside and outside, which he says is a change from how loud and annoying they used to be.
The 2500 has a larger cabin, a good drive, and a decent enough ride. It also has fantastic, foldable mirrors, as well as a wide angle camera that you can put on the back of your trailer, with a display up in the front. These features comes at a price, however, and that price is $73,500. Unfortunately, Reynolds says that the truck does not come with everything you might expect. He notes the lack of a moonroof, and one critical missing feature being a running board to help you get into the truck. Jerry says that the place that he steps into is above his knee, and so, "all you can do is put your foot in, as high as you can, grab that handle, and pull with all your might."
The Car Pro also talked about some stories on his website carprousa.com. One story has a list of the J.D. Power Annual Initial Quality Award winners. Another story talks about dealing with insurance adjusters. And finally, in the midst of Hurricane Ida, a story where Jerry tells you what to look for to make sure you're not buying a flooded car. Reynolds explains that, with hundreds of thousands of cars recently flooded, you will very quickly see these cars all over the market, and even shipped further away to avoid suspicion.
Read more stories at carprousa.com and listen to the full interview in the audio above.