Trucks continue to get fancier and fancier. Take one look at the redesigned 2022 GMC Sierra, which has received some styling updates, but more importantly an upgraded and more luxurious interior.
Up until now the Sierra Denali’s interior hasn’t been as luxurious as the Ram 1500, but now GMC has fixed that. Starting with the SLE trim level, the Sierra gets a new 12.3-inch digital instrument panel and a 13.4-inch touchscreen. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard, while a head-up display is available. The center console has also been redesigned with a new T-shaped shifter. Models with the front bench seat have a more old school column-mounted shifter.
For buyers that want the most luxurious truck than can get, theres the new Denali Ultimate model, which features Vader chrome trim and 22-inch wheels. Inside there’s a microsuede headliner and the front seats have a massaging function. A Bose premium audio system with 12 speakers is also there and to make driving on the highway a breeze, the Denali Ultimate comes standard with the Super Cruise hands-free driving tech. Super Cruise is optional on the standard Denali.
For off-roading fans, there’s the new AT4X model, which is the most off-road capable version of the Sierra 1500. It gets Multimatic spool-valve dampers, underbody protection, electronic locking front and rear differentials and black 18-inch wheels that are wrapped in Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac Mud-Terrain tires. The Sierra 1500 AT4X also gets a new Terrain Mode that provides one-pedal driving at low speeds.
Under the hood there are several options, including the turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder, the 355 horsepower 5.3-liter V8 and the 420 hp 6.2-liter V8. A 3.0-liter inline-six Duramax diesel is available, while the previous 4.3-liter V6 is no longer available. GMC has updated the four-cylinder to give it more torque (420 pound-feet compared to 383). It’s eight speed automatic transmission has also been tweaked a bit.
The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 will arrive in the first quarter of next year.