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2022 GMC Sierra Arrives With More Tech, Upgraded Interior


A quick rework for 2022 gives the GMC Sierra new styling inside and out, plus a host of additional tech features.

The outgoing Sierra was criticized for its blocky styling, something the new model largely alleviates. By eliminating a band around the outgoing model’s grille, GMC makes the front end look broader. C-shape headlights remain, though their detailing is a bit different.

2022 GMC Sierra Front Right off Road in Red
The 2022 GMC Sierra alleviates its predecessors boxy shape and goes for a broader look.

 

The Sierra maintains a distinct exterior appearance compared to the redesigned 2022 Chevrolet Silverado, the General Motors pickup with which it shares the vast majority of its mechanical parts.

Bigger changes arrive inside, where SLE and higher trim levels feature a 13.4-inch touchscreen for infotainment and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. The redesigned dash is matched by a new center console with an electronic shifter (in models fitted with bucket front seats).

Higher-end trim levels gain nicer materials than before. The new Denali Ultimate tops the line with near-Cadillac levels of opulence, including leather trim extending from the seats to the dash, center console lid, and door panels. A 15-inch-diagonal head-up display and a 12-inch Bose audio system are included, as are massaging front seats with 16-way power adjustment.

2022 GMC Sierra Interior
The 2022 GMC Sierra off leather trim on the new Denali Ultimate.

A new AT4X trim level includes special dampers and springs for more suspension travel, plus various off-road modes, front and rear e-locking differentials, and Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires wrapped around 18-inch alloy wheels. The AT4X is no dedicated work truck, though, as its cabin features leather upholstery and the same 16-way power-adjustable and massaging seats at the Denali Ultimate.

Denali and Denali Ultimate trim levels offer the automaker’s Super Cruise system, allowing limited hands-free driving and automatic lane changing in certain highway situations.

Engine choices vary by trim but include a 2.7-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder with a bump in torque to 420 lb-ft (up from 348 last year), a 5.3-liter V8, a 6.2-liter V8, and a 3.0-liter turbodiesel. Aside from the 4-cylinder, which uses an 8-speed automatic gearbox, a 10-speed automatic transmission is standard across the lineup. Last year’s base V6 was dropped.

The lineup starts at $32,495 for the Sierra Pro base model and skyrockets from there to the $80,395 Denali Ultimate. Those prices include a $1,695 destination charge. See GMC Sierra models for sale

Andrew Ganz
Andrew Ganz is an author specializing in helping in-market consumers get the most bang for their buck -- and the best car, while they're at it. When not virtually shopping for new and used cars, Andrew can probably be found under the hood of a vintage classic that's rapidly losing fluids.

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