GMC Sierra 1500 2022 – Cardinal Red
- FUEL TYPEPetrol
- MILEAGE23 MPG City / 30 MPG Highway
- ENGINE6195 cc
- CAR TYPESUV
The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup is as capable and versatile as it ever was, but now it's considerably fancier and packed with more high-tech features. Regarded as the ritzier alternative to the Chevy Silverado 1500, largely due to the popularity of its high-end Denali line, the Sierra has struggled to be as luxurious as rivals such as upper-crust Ram 1500s. With an influx of truly luxe materials, particularly on the new top-of-the-line Denali Ultimate, GMC's half-ton pickup is a lot more pleasing. The addition of Super Cruise means the truck can be driven hands-free, too. Most models feature fully digital dashboard displays with a Google-based infotainment system. The 2022 Sierra 1500 continues to offer a strong selection of engines, including a 420-hp V-8 and a diesel six-cylinder with 460 pound-feet of torque. The mightiest model can tow up to 13,200 pounds, and the newly added AT4X is basically GMC's version of the off-road-focused Silverado ZR2.
What's New for 2022?
GMC gives the 2022 Sierra 1500 a substantial makeover. While its outward appearance improves with a more striking front-end design, its interior is where the upgrades are most impressive. Except for the entry-level Pro model, every Sierra has a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a 13.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The cabin's revised styling is further enhanced with upscale materials throughout, and the new Denali Ultimate has real open-pore wood and leather-wrapped surfaces. All models come standard with myriad driver assists, and Super Cruise is available on the Denalis. The new AT4X represents the most rugged model with its electronic-locking front and rear differentials, special suspension components, and chunkier off-road tires. While the old V-6 engine is dropped, the turbo-four makes more torque and pairs with a more responsive transmission. Now that the Max Trailering package is compatible with the diesel engine, it's able to tow 4000 pounds more than before (13,200 pounds total).
Pricing and Which One to Buy
- Pro - $33,495
- SLE - $44,730
- Elevation - $46,370
- SLT - $51,770
- AT4 - $62,070
- Denali - $62,320
- AT4X - $76,045
Denali Ultimate - $81,940
We like the Sierra Elevation trim level because it occupies a middle ground in terms of price but comes with a desirable appearance package that looks cool. You'll also have to select between a few different cab configurations and bed lengths depending on what fits your needs. All-wheel drive is available at an extra cost should you require it. GMC is also simultaneously selling pre-facelifted 2022 Sierras that are identified as "Limited" models and cost less than their updated counterparts.
Features & Options
Overall Safety Rating (NHTSA) ★★★★★
The half-ton Sierra has a host of standard driver-assistance technology. It's also available with nifty off-road assists, such as a Terrain Mode that allows one-pedal driving in low-speed situations. The GMC can be fitted with a multicamera system that even has views where the driver can virtually see through a trailer if they're pulling one. The Denali can be equipped with GM's Super Cruise hands-free-driving tech, which operates on a vast network of roads across the country and can even be put to use with a trailer attached. However, it'll only change lanes on its own if there's nothing hooked up to the truck. For more information about the Sierra's crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include:
- Standard forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking
- Standard lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist
- Standard blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert
GMC provides a competitive warranty plan that can't match the Nissan Titan's coverage but does include one complimentary scheduled maintenance visit.
- Limited warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles
- Powertrain warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles
- Complimentary maintenance is covered for the first visit