We know you love full-size trucks and there's plenty to love about the new 2022 GMC Sierra 1500. In fact, there are a lot of things that we just can't get enough of, from its bold, statement-making styling to its incredible array of tech, comfort, and capability features. Follow along as we detail our favorite things about the Sierra 1500 and how they help it stand out from the competition.

Numerous Trim Levels

One thing we love most about the GMC Sierra 1500 is how it gives buyers a multitude of options, starting with available trim levels. For 2022, the GMC Sierra 1500 shifts into high gear with several new trims to choose from, starting with the Sierra Pro.

Taking over from the Sierra SLE at the bottom of the stack, the Sierra Pro is the no-frills choice for contractors and buyers in search of an impressive bargain. Nevertheless, the Sierra Pro comes well-equipped with a variety of standard features, including LED headlamps and the six-function MultiPro tailgate.


The SLE, Elevation, and SLT trims are back for the 2022 model year, giving buyers an impressive array of standard and optional features, including available heated and ventilated power front bucket seats and a 13.4-inch touch screen display. The AT4 also returns for 2022 with everything you'd want in a rugged off-roading machine, including a 2-inch factory lift, 2-speed AutoTrac Transfer case, and more.

The new AT4X trim improves an already-capable off-roader by adding MultimaticTM DSSV spool-valve dampers, a model first. The AT4X also comes equipped with front and rear e-locking differentials, along with available rocker protection and a distinctive steel transfer case skid plate for enhanced protection on demanding trails. Capping things off is an Obsidian Rush interior with full-grain leather seats and Vanta ash wood accents.

The Denali trim also makes an appearance for 2022, but it's the new Denali Ultimate that receives top billing this year. The Denali Ultimate adds a wealth of signature features, including the signature Denali Vader Chrome grille, 22-inch low-gloss black aluminum wheels, and a distinctive Ultimate Alpine Umber interior with full-grain leather seating and more. You'll even find topographical map patterns of the Mt. Denali summit laser-etched and embossed throughout the interior.

A multitude of Engine Options

When it comes to powertrains, the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 gives you plenty of options to suit your daily driving, hauling, and trailering needs. First up is the enhanced 2.7-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, which comes standard on the Pro, SLE, and Elevation trims. This stout powerplant gives you 310 horsepower and an impressive 420 pound-feet of torque routed through an 8-speed automatic transmission.

If you're craving V8 power, the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 delivers with a dynamic duo of capable engines. The 5.3-liter V8 comes as an option on the Pro, SLE, and Elevation trims and standard on the SLT and Denali. This powerful engine comes alive with 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, allowing you to tow up to 11,200 pounds when properly equipped.


The 6.2-liter V8 lets you go big with 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque on tap. Dynamic Fuel Management helps deliver better efficiency on long trips, plus you can tow up to 13,000 pounds when properly equipped. The 6.2-liter V8 comes standard on the AT4X and Denali Ultimate, although you can equip it as an option on the SLT, AT4, and Denali trims.

Last, but not least is the exceptional 3.0-liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine. Designed to take on tough jobs, this powerplant provides up to 460 pound-feet of torque for heavy hauling and trailering tasks. Active thermal management helps keep things cool even on the steepest of grades. Choose this optional engine and pull up to 13,200 pounds, when properly equipped.

All engines except the 2.7-liter Turbo come backed by a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Premium Looks, Luxurious Feel

Another one of our favorite things about the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 is how fantastic it looks inside and out. There's no mistaking bold, confident front fascia, complete with the iconic GMC logo, for anything else on the road. Each trim has its own personality, from the AT4X's athletic and aggressive looks to the Denali Ultimate's sophisticated visuals.  


Inside, the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 exudes a premium look and feel no matter which trim level you choose. Nevertheless, the Denali and Denali Ultimate up the ante with high-quality full-grain leather seating, distinctive wood accents, and other thoughtful extras, including a premium microsuede headliner.

Awesome Trailering Tech

It's no secret that the GMC Sierra 1500 is brimming with trailering assistance features. Not only do you get up to 14 different available camera views, including a handy and innovative transparent trailer view, but you'll also have access to the in-vehicle trailering app. This feature lets you create up to five trailer profiles, track trailer mileage and fuel economy, and even utilize pre-departure checklists and maintenance reminders to make your trips safer.

Available Super Cruise Technology

The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 is more than just a hard-working full-size pickup truck with the luxury and comfort to match. It also stands out as the first in its class to offer available Super Cruise hands-free driver-assistance technology. Exclusive to the Denali Ultimate trim, this feature gives you a new way to experience the open road on long trips while reducing fatigue and heightening driver awareness.


With the help of real-time cameras, sensors, LiDAR map data, and GPS, Super Cruise lets you enjoy hands-free driving on over 200,000 miles of compatible roads throughout the U.S. and Canada. This feature can also change lanes hands-free to maintain your set cruising speed, as well as pull trailers hands-free.


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