The 2022 GMC Sierra Lineup Has Been Introduced – Cool Trucks But Does Your Wallet Have The Payload Capacity?


The 2022 GMC Sierra Lineup Has Been Introduced – Cool Trucks But Does Your Wallet Have The Payload Capacity?

(By Tom Lohnes) – Since 2018, the GMC Sierra 1500 and all of its attached models have sort of been a mid-tier pickup truck. It wasn’t anything bad, just nothing too great either. Well, for 2022 the 1500 gets a refresh, and it is a legitimately nice truck now.

First off, the new trims. Based off of the Chevy Silverado ZR2, the GMC Sierra 1500 AT4x has been added to the lineup to combat the Ford Raptor and other related trucks. It rides on adaptive DSSV dampers, has a big, hearty, 6.2-liter V8 under the hood, and a whole suite of features to make this thing a legit Baja blaster.

If you like your truck to be a bit more grown up (and a lot more expensive), the 2022 Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate is the truck for you. Starting at a whopping $80,395, this truck is expensive. But, from the looks of it the rig appears to be somewhat worth it. Aimed square at the Ford F-150 Limited, this thing does not play around. With a sueded headliner, etched steel speaker grilles, a map of Alaska’s Denali mountains etched into its matte wood interior trim, and 16-way adjustable massaging seats, this is the Denali we should’ve had in the first place. Oh yeah, SuperCruise is optional too.

Besides the work-truck Pro model, every new Sierra 1500 benefits from a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, plus a 13.2-inch infotainment system. The interior styling mimics the Yukon SUVs, but adds more stuff due to this pickup being a more expensive vehicle.

Finally seeing GM trucks competitive in fields other than powertrains again is refreshing. The 2022 GMC Sierra starts at $32,495, and can range all that way to the $90k range.


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7 thoughts on “The 2022 GMC Sierra Lineup Has Been Introduced – Cool Trucks But Does Your Wallet Have The Payload Capacity?

  1. 71C10SWB

    “But, from the looks of it the rig appears to be somewhat worth it.”…starting at $80K. Really – “worth it??”
    If you’ve owned a GM vehicle in the past 1-15 years you know what all of these electronics do for you. I’m not talking about the basics like engine controls. I’m talking about all of the extras like mutli-use tailgates, hand-holding driving devices, etc. Every late model GM I’ve ever had ended up with some form of “check engine”, “Air Bags”, etc…
    Nope…even if it was trouble free, “worth it” is a subjective term.
    And these new “off-road” trucks don’t hold a candle to a Raptor or TRX in performance or styling.

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  2. Labweiler

    I agree with 71C10SWB. I could care less about all the useless electronic BS. All it does is cause a huge repair bill at the dealer.
    Not sure who decided all that crap was needed but it isn’t for me.

    When did the term affordable mean the sticker price equals your gross pay for a year. Absolutely stupid.

    My ideal truck: One ton, SRW, super cab, devoid of all electronics except the fuel injection and radio. Gas motor since the new diesels are ridiculous with the emissions. DPF/Catalyst goes out you’re looking at thousands to replace. They can’t be cooked out and cleaned like the big rigs.

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  3. Patrick

    Just when you thought Chevy and GM couldn’t design an uglier truck than this year, they double down on 2022! Good luck beating the new Tundra sales. Don’t even bother with trying to catch Ford seems to be their plan.

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  4. Schtauffer

    GM pickups have very problematic electronics. The more electronics, the more problems. We were buying Fords because of it. But they have their unique problems too. Wish someone would make a work truck without consistent problems.

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