A high-tech powerhouse on wheels, the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 is truly exceptional and ushers the truck into a new era of luxury and capability. GMC’s best-selling truck is no stranger to American roads, with its introduction coming in the late 1980s. The first Sierra showed Americans that a truck could be more than a workhorse; it could be a luxurious chariot for families and a ticket to adventure. That’s the spirit we see today across the 2022 Sierra lineup.
GMC is renowned for combining luxury with affordability and capability across its fleet. For 2022, you can add cutting-edge technology to that list. Starting at $33,495, the 2022 Sierra is one of the most affordable in the segment, but it’s also one of the most innovative, with over 40 inches of digital displays throughout the cabin, the most in the class.* The Sierra’s new front grille, updated headlamps, and all-new interior make it one of the best-looking trucks on the road, replacing the utilitarian workhorses of decades past with a sophisticated road warrior that’s more than capable of getting any job done.
In true GMC fashion, the automaker raises the standards in the Sierra lineup with the addition of the all-new Denali Ultimate and AT4X trims. The Denali name is synonymous with luxury in the GMC lineup, and as you might expect, the Denali Ultimate takes that luxury to the next level to make the 2022 Sierra the most opulent truck in GMC history. While the Denali Ultimate focuses on luxury, the AT4X focuses on capability and transforms the Sierra into a rugged adventurer that can answer the call of the wild long after the pavement ends.
The Denali name gets an upgrade with the introduction of the first-ever 2022 Sierra Denali Ultimate, the most advanced and luxurious truck in the segment. The Denali Ultimate introduces drivers to a new realm of luxury and sophistication, starting with its exclusive front grille with Vader chrome detailing, complemented by Vader chrome GMC badging. Sitting on 22-inch low gloss black wheels, the Denali Ultimate also comes standard with GMC’s revolutionary MultiPro tailgate that offers six unique functions that make accessing the bed and loading or unloading cargo easier.
Inside, the Denali Ultimate is just as impressive with leather everywhere you look, from the trim on the instrument panel to the door panels, console lid, and both the front and rear seats. Making your comfort a priority, GMC equips the Denali Ultimate with best-in-class 16-way power-adjustable and massaging front seats that make your time in the driver’s seat truly luxurious, while the segment-exclusive Adaptive Ride Control ensures a smooth ride on any terrain.
Knowing that even the Denali Ultimate is still a workhorse, GMC equips the truck with a suite of tools to make your job easier, whether you’re navigating city traffic or cruising at highway speeds with a trailer in tow. The Denali Ultimate is outfitted with trailering-capable Super Cruise, an industry-first that allows you to take your hands off the wheel and let the Sierra navigate the road ahead even when towing a trailer. The trim also offers a 15-inch multicolor Head-Up Display, a Rear Camera Mirror, and over 40 inches of digital displays that transform the cabin into a digital cockpit ready for every job and adventure at hand.
The Sierra’s array of technology like Super Cruise is pointless if the truck isn’t a capable performer, which is why GMC ensures the Sierra Denali Ultimate delivers the power and capability you need, exactly when you need it. Equipped with four-wheel drive, the Denali Ultimate is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine that’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission with Electronic Precision Shift for maximum performance and efficiency. This pairing churns out 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, offering a maximum towing capacity of up to 13,200 pounds.
GMC proves that adventure and luxury are no longer mutually exclusive, at least not in the 2022 Sierra AT4X. The AT4X offers the same luxury you’ve come to expect from the GMC brand with a nod to more adventurous buyers. This is courtesy of the AT4X’s unique Obsidian Rush interior that can easily withstand rugged adventures without sacrificing comfort or convenience in the driver’s seat. Premium leather details with white piping and red stitching as well as dark, Vanta ash wood trim further distinguish the AT4X from every other trim in the lineup.
GMC’s keen attention to detail extends beyond the AT4X’s design to its functional features that optimize your comfort. You’ll find best-in-class 16-way power-adjustable front massage seats that will keep you and your passenger relaxed and comfortable, whether your journey lasts a few minutes or several hours. The power sunroof gives you a clear view of the sky as you navigate the road ahead, while the 12-speaker Bose premium sound system delivers a concert-like experience to every seat in the cabin, whether you’re listening to your favorite band, streaming a podcast, or catching up on the latest headlines.
While the AT4X’s luxury is impressive, its off-road capability is the real showstopper. Sitting on 18-inch wheels with Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac Mud-Terrain tires, the AT4X is more than ready for the trail with a 6.2-liter V8 engine and 10-speed automatic transmission under the hood. With the V8 delivering 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, the AT4X delivers plenty of power both on and off the pavement, while exclusive off-road components like its Multimatic dampers and e-locking differentials in the front and rear give the AT4X the ability to tackle every type of terrain.
As expected from an off-road adventurer, the AT4X is equipped with a two-speed transfer case that delivers a wide gear range to optimize the Sierra’s performance. GMC gives you even more control over the truck’s performance with selectable drive modes like Terrain mode. Ideal for off-road driving at low speeds, Terrain mode optimizes your control and focus with integrated features like one-pedal driving, which combines braking and acceleration into the accelerator pedal for immediate responsiveness and effortless command over the truck.
GMC promises the 2022 Sierra is the most luxurious and technologically advanced truck in the segment, so how does it deliver on that promise? GMC pulls out all the stops by equipping the Sierra Denali Ultimate with the industry’s first true-hands-free driver-assist technology––Super Cruise. This technology is a brand-new addition to the GMC fleet, and it sees several improvements over competing hands-free driving systems that make your time behind the wheel easier than you’ve ever imagined.
Compatible with over 200,000 miles of roads throughout the United States and Canada, Super Cruise now works when trailering and delivers hands-free towing on the 2022 Sierra. The system can sense the additional weight and drag of the trailer, adjusting the distance needed to brake and accelerate based on the weight of the truck and trailer. When you’re not pulling a trailer, Super Cruise can automatically change lanes as needed by monitoring your speed, the roadway, and traffic around the Sierra.
You’ll find Super Cruise notifications on the Sierra’s 12.3-inch driver information center with its customizable view and on the available 15-inch head-up display that puts a host of information in your immediate view. With over 40 inches of digital displays, the Sierra’s 13.4-inch center touchscreen display completes the digital cockpit and is home to everything from smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to Google built-in, which gives you immediate access to Google Assistant, Google Play, and Google Maps.
The Sierra’s state-of-the-art technology extends beyond the digital cockpit and Super Cruise to an array of safety and driver-assist tools that enhance your visibility and minimize the potential for collision. Designed to engineer confidence when you’re behind the wheel, the suite is known as GMC Pro Safety and comes standard across the Sierra lineup. It includes a Following Distance Indicator, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, IntelliBeam automatic headlamps, Front Pedestrian Braking, Forward Collision Alert, and Automatic Emergency Braking.