All-wheel Steering for the Electric Chevy Silverado

The First-Ever 2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2

The 2022 Chevy Silverado debuted on September 9, 2021, introducing a long list of highly-anticipated changes over previous models. Most importantly, the new all-electric pickup truck from Chevrolet was launched with all-wheel steering as an option. This unique, exciting feature has many gearheads scratching their heads. 

How does it work? And even more puzzling, why does a truck need four-wheel steering? This article will address any questions about the 2022 Chevy Silverado's all-wheel steering feature. While you're here, we invite you to check out Valley Chevy Dealers' Silverado inventory in Phoenix, AZ. 

What Is Four-W0130 Wheel Steering?

All-wheel steering, quite simply, means steering power can be sent to all four wheels. Four-wheel steering allows the driver to turn the rear wheels left or right along with the front wheels and not necessarily in the same direction. The rear wheels can turn in the opposite direction of the front wheels to some degree. 

Four-wheel steering is not a new concept. In the early 2000s, Chevrolet introduced all-wheel steering on its trucks. Back then, the quad steers Chevy Silverado utilized a steer-by-wire system on the rear axle to steer the rear wheels up to 15 degrees in the opposite direction. Unfortunately, the steer-by-wire system was very expensive to implement and made the vehicles too heavy. 

There were no more 'Quadrasteer' Chevies after 2005. Twenty years after the first quad steer Chevy was introduced, times have changed, and the tech has improved drastically. The company uses electric powertrains to explore some novel four-wheel steering capabilities. Enter the 2022 2022 Chevy Silverado. 

How Does the Silverado All-Wheel Steering Feature Work?

Like Quadrasteer, the new Silverado's Four-Wheel Steer is a chassis feature that allows the truck to steer all four wheels. The only difference is that instead of the steer-by-wire system, the vehicle uses a set of electric actuators to make the rear wheels either turn in tandem with the front wheels or the opposite direction. 

When you are turning in a tight space and need some help, you can engage this feature, and the rear wheels in the opposite direction of the front wheels and increase the amount you will be able to turn significantly. The truck can even move diagonally while facing straight ahead if the front and back wheels are bent at a certain angle. 

Silverado Four-wheel Steering Benefits

So, why does a truck need four-wheel turning? Well, this feature offers Silverado drivers several benefits. Trucks, as you know, are bigger than regular vehicles, making them harder to maneuver in small spaces. Four-wheel steering solves that problem. 

Turning the rear wheels in the opposite direction to the front wheels will reduce the turning radius dramatically, making it easier to maneuver the truck in tighter areas. This feature can only be used at slower speeds. Attempting this operation on the highway can be dangerous. 

Additionally, four-wheel steering increases agility and improves the truck's handling and stability at higher speeds. Not to mention that four-wheel steering makes your truck almost as maneuverable as a sedan, which significantly enhances trailering dynamics for those towing trailers. 

Visit Valley Chevy Dealers to Test Drive a New Chevy Today!

With its four-wheel steering and a powerful, all-electric powertrain, the 2022 Chevy Silverado is a great daily driver and capable off-roader. Its ability to maneuver through tight spaces makes it the ideal choice for people who love trucks but don't have the luxury of a big garage — which, frankly, is most phoenix residents. 

If you are in the market for an electric truck, the 2023 Chevy Silverado EV will be a great choice. Visit the nearest Valley Chevy Dealers or contact us to test drive a New Chevy and learn more about pre-ordering the new Silverado in Phoenix Today!


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