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The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Review

The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup has as much capability and versatility as it ever had, but now it’s significantly fancier and packed with more high-tech features. Considered the ritzier alternative to the Chevy Silverado 1500, mainly due to the popularity of its high-end Denali line, the Sierra has found it difficult to be as luxurious as rivals such as the upper-crust Ram 1500s. With an influx of truly fancy materials, mainly on the new top-of-the-line Denali Ultimate, GMC’s half-ton pickup is much more pleasing. The addition of Super Cruise means the truck can be driven without using hands, too. The majority of models feature fully digital dashboard displays with a Google-based infotainment system. The 2022 Sierra 1500 still offers a strong selection of engines, like a 420-hp V-8 and a diesel six-cylinder with 460 pound-feet of torque. The best model can tow up to 13,200 pounds, and the recently added AT4X is basically GMC’s version of the off-road-focused Silverado ZR2.

Pricing and Which One to Buy:

We appreciate the Sierra Elevation trim level because it occupies a middle ground concerning price, but still, it comes with a desirable appearance package that looks cool. You’ll also need to select between a few different cab configurations and bed lengths depending on what you need. All-wheel drive is available at an additional cost should you require it. GMC is also at the same time selling pre-facelifted 2022 Sierras that are identified as “Limited” models and cost less than their updated counterparts.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance:

The Sierra comes with four different engines, two different transmissions, and both rear- or all-wheel drives. The basic setup is a turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder that produces 310 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. It features an eight-speed automatic transmission. There are a couple of V-8 options: a 355-hp 5.3-liter and a 420-hp 6.2-liter. A torque-rich diesel six-cylinder produces 460 pound-feet. All 3 engines hook up to a 10-speed automatic. The Sierra 1500 also may be had with adaptive dampers and wheels reaching 22 inches in length. Although the Sierra lacks the extreme off-road abilities of the high-flying Ford F-150 Raptor, it does propose two dedicated off-road variants. The rugged AT4 model comes with a 2.0-inch suspension lift and other legitimate equipment. The AT4X shares some features with the Silverado ZR2, including advanced spool-valve dampers, electronic-locking front and rear diffs, additional skid plates, and gnarly off-road tires attached to black 18-inch wheels. The Sierra has a ride that’s rougher than the Ram 1500, but it handles remarkably well thanks to responsive steering as well as restrained body roll.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

Inside, the Sierra is made with the driver in mind. The controls are quite easy to reach and the quality of the materials roughly increases with the trim levels. Starting on the SLE, a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel is now standard. Spending big on the upper trims unlocks even more amazing features, like a heads-up display and a power-adjustable steering column. The Denali Ultimate is, however, where things get seriously upscale thanks to open-pore wood trim and a surplus of leather-covered surfaces. The front seats also come with 16-way power adjustments as well as massage functions. Interior cubby storage is adequate for storing all manner of small items and stuff. While GMC does not offer any particularly innovative feature for storage, the Sierra 1500 can come with a trick tailgate that has multiple configurations. There’s also a class-exclusive carbon-fiber-reinforced cargo bed that is a bit lighter and stronger than steel.

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