GMC Sierra’s 2022 replace is right here, boasting a ground-up inside redesign, an up to date Tremendous Cruise package deal with trailering assist, and two new trims geared toward very totally different consumers. Whereas the GMC Sierra’s bones are undeniably good, its inside has actually held it again from our full-throated assist in recent times. The pricier trims of the refreshed 2022 mannequin could properly erase these shortcomings totally.
Sizzling on the heels of its revamped platform mate, the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado, the brand new Sierra arrives with an analogous suite of upgrades, plus a number of objects that can stay unique to the fancy-pants Sierra for now, like Enhanced Tremendous Cruise with obtainable computerized lane-change and trailering mode. As with the Silverado, the Sierra’s 2.7-liter four-cylinder will get an upgraded block and internals, permitting for a better torque output (420 pound-feet), which implies it makes much more torque than the 5.3-liter V8. Diesel fashions additionally take pleasure in some chassis upgrades that enable for the fitment of GMC’s Max Tow package deal. That enables a diesel Sierra 1500 4×2 to deal with 13,200 kilos and the 4×4 mannequin to tow as much as 13,000 even.
Nonetheless, the 2022 Sierra’s most noteworthy enhancements are to be discovered inside, and what higher option to showcase an upgraded inside however with a brand new, range-topping luxurious trim? Say hi there to the 2022 GMC Sierra Denali Final.
Denali represents an enormous chunk of Sierra gross sales, and when your branding relies round upscale sophistication, you certain need to put your finest foot ahead on the high of the pricing construction. GMC wasn’t fairly there with the outgoing Sierra Denali, however the brand new Denali Final may be the ticket to one-upping the likes of the swanky Ram 1500 Restricted.
That is the no-holds-barred, all-options-checked mannequin that basically makes GMC cash. The 6.2L V8, 10-speed computerized and Tremendous Cruise are commonplace on Denali Final. All the leather-based and wooden parts seen listed below are actual (critically, you possibly can contact them and all the pieces). There’s additionally a fake suede headliner, 16-way power-adjustable and massaging entrance seats, a 12-speaker Bose system and a 15-inch colour HUD included.
GMC included a number of distinctive parts for Final, together with topographical maps and the latitude and longitude of Mount Denali shaped into numerous inside trim items. The wooden sprint component on the passenger facet has each etched into it, and even with this darkish end, these particulars actually pop. This can be the costliest execution of the Sierra’s redesigned cabin, however there’s excellent news at lower cost factors too. The fundamental structure, 13.4-inch infotainment display and 12.3-inch instrument show trickle all the way in which down from right here to the SLE, albeit with totally different skins and software program suites which might be extra applicable to vans with fewer choices. The bottom mannequin Sierra sticks to the outgoing mannequin’s inside design.
The subsequent massive merchandise is the brand new AT4X mannequin, which slots in above the prevailing AT4 and presents consumers an additional bump in functionality to go together with the AT4’s present carry and off-road rubber.
The spotlight here’s a set of Multimatic DSSV shocks, which initially made their half-ton debut on the brand new Chevy Silverado ZR2 mannequin. These shocks are the Colorado ZR2’s secret sauce and ship each a incredible on-road experience and wonderful off-road management. Just like the Denali Final, the AT4X will get the 6.2L V8 commonplace. It additionally options digital locking entrance and rear differentials and elevated suspension journey (50 mm up entrance; 20mm within the rear). No mere look improve, this.
GMC additionally took observe of the truth that whereas efficiency exhausts with vibrant chrome finishers would possibly look nice at a automobile present, they’re magnets for pointy issues if you wander away the crushed path. Somewhat than engineer in one thing as complicated as Ford’s proposed retractable exhaust tip, GMC determined to only stick a set of turn-down pipes underneath the mattress and never have them stick out in any respect. Definitely, you’ve got heard the (apocryphal) story of the costly pen NASA solicited for its astronauts to make use of in area? Consider this as GMC’s proverbial pencil.
These new trims would be the 2022 Sierra’s headlining upgrades, however we’re wanting to see how a few of these enhancements influenced the lower-grade SLE and SLT trims, which we have not seen. Essentially the most primary Sierra, dubbed the “Professional” grade, will soldier on with the identical inside that was discovered within the 2019-2021 mannequin. You will additionally observe that GMC did not point out something like Ford’s Professional Energy Onboard (or any type of hybrid something) for the Sierra, so Ford will likely be free to proceed operating these performs with out anyone in protection in the meanwhile.
Whereas GMC has not formalized the pricing of the entire 2022 Sierra’s numerous choices and packages, here is a primary rundown of pricing by grade (with vacation spot included);
- Denali Final: $80,395
- AT4X: $74,995
- Denali: $61,295
- AT4: $60,995
- SLT: $50,895
- Elevation: $45,495
- SLE: $43,895
- Professional: $32,495