The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited is here, serving as a stop-gap model between the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 and refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500. Now, fans and interested customers can spec theirs to taste using the official online configurator.
General Motors originally planned to introduce a full model refresh for the GMC Sierra 1500 at the start of the 2022 model year. However, as a result of delays incurred as a result of the global microchip shortage, the refresh was delayed to the 2022 calendar year. Thus, the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited serves to bridge the gap, offering many of the same trim levels, options, paint colors, and interior colors as the pre-refresh 2021 model year.
That said, there are still several noteworthy differences between the 2021 model year and the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited we can point out. For starters, the base-level Sierra trim level was renamed as the Sierra Pro, while interior features like single-zone air conditioning and HD Radio are no longer available. Rear heated seats are now an available option on SLT, AT4, and Denali trim levels.
As for the mechanical bits, the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited deletes the naturally aspirated 4.3L V6 LV3 gasoline engine and naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L82 gasoline engine from the powertrain options list. The six-speed automatic transmission (RPO code MYC) has also been deleted.
Further mechanical changes include designation of the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine as standard on the base-level Pro 1SA trim level, with the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 now offered on the Pro as an optional upgrade. The off-road-ready 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited AT4 trim level also equips the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax engine as standard, while the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine is no longer available on the trim.
Finally, the Denali Ultimate package has been renamed as the Denali Reserve Package.