This Is The Refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 150084
The fully refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 is here, breaking cover with a long list of changes and updates over the preceding 2021 model year and pre-refresh Sierra 1500 Limited. Highlights include new exterior styling, a completely overhauled cabin, and powertrain improvements, as well as the addition of the AT4X off-roader and range-topping Sierra Denali Ultimate.
Let’s start outside, where we find the refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 receives a new front end consisting of revisions to the front bumper, grille, and headlights. The new headlights house dual-projector LEDs and reshaped C-shaped lighting signatures, while animated lighting sequences activate when the driver is walking towards or away from the vehicle, as well as on vehicle start. The 2022 Sierra also offers new wheel designs for SLT and Denali trims, while three new optional exterior paint options (Titanium Rush Metallic, Dynamic Blue Metallic, Desert Sand Metallic) join the lineup.
One of the most important updates for the refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 is inside the cabin, where we find a completely overhauled cockpit design. The new interior addresses criticisms levied against the pickup since the introduction of the 2019 model year, while also incorporating a wealth of new technologies. Highlights here include an all-new 13.4-inch infotainment screen and 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster as standard on SLE and above, plus a new center console, Electronic Precision Shift for models with front bucket seats (column shift available for models with a front bench seat), and standard power-adjustable steering column for up-level trims.
To note, all models in the refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 lineup are equipped with the new interior design, with the exception of the base-model GMC Sierra Pro (previously known simply as the “Sierra,” now renamed as the Pro trim level).
Further tech highlights include built-in Google compatibility standard on all models except Pro, as well as GM’s Super Cruise semi-autonomous drive system with trailering capabilities included as standard on 2022 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate.
The powertrain lineup mirrors that of the fully refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500, with the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine included as standard with 20-percent more torque, up to 420 pound-feet. Peak power ratings for the L3B are unchanged, rated at 310 horsepower, although trailering ratings get a boost to 9,600 pounds for two-wheel drive models and 9,300 pounds for four-wheel drive models.
Models equipped with the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax are also offered with the max tow package, which boosts max tow ratings to 13,200 pounds.
The rest of the powertrain lineup consists of the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine and naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine. The naturally aspirated 4.3L V6 LV3 gasoline engine and naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L82 gasoline engine are no longer offered.
The fully refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 is slated to hit dealers in Q1 of the 2022 calendar year. Pricing (including destination charge) starts at:
- $32,495 for Sierra Pro
- $43,895 for SLE
- $45,495 for Elevation
- $50,895 for SLT
- $60,995 for AT4
- $61,295 for Denali
- $74,995 for AT4X
- $80,395 for Denali Ultimate
Reservations are now open at GMC.com. Complete pricing details are expected closer to production start.
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Hmmmmmmm, don’t know what to say, not particularly impressed by that grill.
The grille looks like an electric razor for Christ’s sake.
Who cares about the grille? The statement in the article above about the 3.0L is available with the max towing option and can tow up to 13,200 lbs is completely wrong. I chatted with two different GMC agents yesterday and they both told me the most the 3.0L is rated to tow is 8,800 lbs. They need to get their facts straight.
No it’s correct! However, it depends on the Trim. You can get “UP TO” 13,200 lbs of towing, if it isn’t the AT4/AT4X.
The GMC agents are mistaken or misunderstood your question. The current 2021 is rated at 8,800 lbs max. The new 2022 has been adjusted to allow up to 13,200 lbs depending on trim level. As Nebula correctly mentioned the AT4 and AT4X have a lower towing capacity.
The new grill looks too big in relation to the the size of this truck. If I were to get one, it would have to be with body color trim around grill. Chrome is just too overpowering.
Interior looks good. Fire the team in charge of the exterior.
No matter what, they always manage to mess something up.
Matter of opinion, I think the exterior is a knock out
I love the grills. Looks amazing!
Love the looks! Always liked the GMCs better than the Chevys.
Of course you do you are a fanboy you praise everything they do. Everyone here knows what to expect from you.
It is true… Nebula and C8.R are both ridiculous in their defense of GM, not objective at all. I agree with Nebula here though, the Sierra’s look better then Silverado’s in exterior design, and the new interior is just what the doctor ordered, not perfect, but good enough to at least compete.
Here’s what I took away:
Bad: 75k for AT4X (probably ZR2 as well)
Good: Leather optional in elevation trim
Bad:can we get a picture of the STL and SLE trims? Some of us can’t afford a Denali or AT4X. I’m more excited to see the trims Im in the market for, though I do like the new grill shape. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the 2019 Nissan croma-titan look.
take a look at the GMC website
Think about this… If GM showed the new trucks which looked better and had more features and priced them competitive with the outgoing models what do you think would happen to current sales? So they price the new models high to make the outgoing models look cheap, and get people to keep buying for the next 6 months before these hit the market. The market will eventually set the price for the new models, likely lower than what GM showed last night.
Awesome Improvement on the interior, the front, kinda looks okay, I like the current gen. This one looks like that awful concept on GMDesign instagram.
Otherwise it’s a grand slam….materials wise and interior wise. But a strike on the $80k PRICE TAG?!? The Rivian will surely eat away at that market share, along with the new hummer which at this point is affordable when compared to this truck.
The Escalade is only $5k more…practically same bed length….
The AT4x??? Nothing really different than the ZR2, like not even higher figures other than $….
I have a buddy back in Illinois who was for years a die-hard Chevy guy (yes, I said Chevy but the GMC is near identical). In fact, he was such a Chevy guy that he got really upset with me one time when I said that I like the Ram better. Now fast forward 4 years to now. He’s now owned a Ram for just under 4 years. He called me the other day asking my opinion about the market and if he should get a new truck or wait. I gave him my thoughts and then asked him Chevy or another Ram. His response? Ram. The Chevy just can’t cut it. Granted, he’s looked at 2021 models Chevy’s and compared to the 2021 Ram, so maybe if he looked at a 2022 he would change his mind? Don’t know, but my point is that both Ram and Ford are making GM’s truck life a living hell.
Why are you being downvoted? It’s true lol
Because the gm nut swingers on here don’t like when you say anything that isn’t praising them.
John: don’t pay attention to the stupid up/down votes. This isn’t Facebook! haha. And you are right, it is true.
And as you can see from Alex’s and Mayor Bill’s comments, there’s just too many people on here who either are just here to hate on GM or they will defend GM at any costs. Personally I find that to be quite silly and will say what I know to be true or what I feel if it’s my opinion. It shouldn’t matter that I am a huge fan of GM and especially Cadillac! If Ram (in this case) is the better truck, admit it. I truly feel Chevy and GMC have such a long way to go just to catch up to Ford and Ram and this refresh will get them close. But then those two will most likely jump ahead in another year or two again.
Other than I disagree that 100% RAM is better. Please explain why you think RAM is better. I’m a power train guy, and do use my truck off road on my cattle farm in the Appalachian Foothills and beat it all to heck. If you ask me, 5.3 or hemi? 5.3 all the way! It’s low end torque is much better, doesnt need premium fuel to get it’s power and I don’t feel like fishing out extra money for Ford aluminum trashcan that guzzles gas while working and will need it’s turbos overhauled at 3000 engine hours. GM is the best truck out there -for me. Mopars are good street V8’s but I have yet to find an engine that outworks a SBC. So don’t trash my Chevy, and if you want to, I’ll show you what a real truck is made of.
Jake: The nice thing about sites like this is that we can and do give our opinions. Are facts important? Absolutely. But let’s admit here that most of what we (all) say on here is opinion. In my words above yours, I say “If the Ram is the better truck”. I clearly did NOT say Ram IS the better truck. Huge difference. My point was simply to say that it should not matter if you are a GM fan, a Ford fan or a Ram fan. If you know one truck is better, just admit it. That doesn’t mean that you much go buy one.
As for the 5.3 vs the hemi? Sounds to me like opinion again. I’m sure I could find hundreds of people who would say the hemi is the better engine. Personally, I’d take the hemi over the 5.3, but I do like the 5.3. Now, why do I feel the Ram is the better truck?
1. Exterior styling.
2. Interior design/styling.
3. Ride and refinement.
4. Comparable engines if not better.
5. Features and content.
But if you disagree, fine. But please don’t give veiled threats on here because you “think” I’m trashing your Chevy. How childish at best.
He didn’t trash “your Chevy” he was saying what he told his friend. And the idiotic comment of If YoU wAnT tO iLl ShOw YoU wHaT a ReAl TrUcK iS mAdE oF, does nothing but show your age.
jake: You should go read the new article on here about GM benchmarking the Ram.
He can’t Dan that doesn’t go with the narrative he wants to push. He would have to admit he is wrong and that’s not possible for a person like him.
Wait for the lower trims before I decide. Industry problem but if to get a nice truck is 70k+ and the lower price ones are dull stripped models then a hard no.
You get more features and options with the Ram for your money. I will be heading that way in 13 months when the lease is up on my TrailBoss.
Dan, your story might have been cool a year or two ago but times change as have the trucks. This article is about the refresh… which shuts down the narrative of your tale.
Ford Guy. That’s not true. I clearly said in my comment that he’s looking at the 2021 and not the 2022, so maybe that would make a difference. But even though, I’d still take the Ram over even this refreshed 2022.
Found on road dead guy you don’t say this is about the refresh? How could anyone tell without you pointing that out? I mean it just says that in the description and the pictures are obviously of a truck that is not on the street now. Ram was in 3rd place for how many decades? And when I say 3rd place like not even close to catching 2nd now look at them. Funny thing is nobody needs to defend anything let the numbers do the talking. Ram must be doing something right to gain as much as they have and they will continue to gain.
Paul, you are gullible at best. Separate out sales of the Ram Classics from the new model and that shatters your ‘Ram is in second because the new truck is sooooo much better’ lie.
Here’s an ancient pro tip for ya: “Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.”
The old Ram was still better than the 2021 Chevy
But but but I thought sales numbers were the ultimate indication of superiority…?
I’m just glad you are here to point out this article is about the refresh nobody would of known without you saying that. Numbers are numbers my friend I’m sorry you don’t like that but unfortunately you don’t get to dictate how that works now do you?
If ignoring the point I made makes you feel better, by all means publicly confirm my assertion you are gullible.
Lol how can you talk about how ram combines sales when ford does the exact the same. The f150, 250, 350, 450 plus fleet plus hd that’s how ford has that record. Also people aren’t stupid here everyone knows this is about the refresh that’s why the headline says it.
They are all F-series are they not? Oh and Ford is not selling its last generation (dirt cheap) simultaneously with the new one and attributing the total sales to the new one. That’s disingenuous but it makes fanbois (like Paul) feel good. If it makes you feel better I agree sales of GM’s duo should be combined as they are essentially the same engineering in different wrappers… in which case GM does sell the most.
Ok fan boy nobody cares. It’s a car it’s not that serious.
It’s a car bro chill out. Ford is the best there that should please you.
Chevy /GMC full size pickups outsold the F-150 and Ram in 2020, and have so far in 2021 also. Some living hell!
Quick first impression:
Beautiful truck, but to me the appearance seems to be targeting an older demographic—something your grandpa would drive, and that’s not said with any disrespect.
The refreshed Chevy Silverado is the complete opposite. Looks much more geared toward a younger audience. Appearance is more aggressive, sporty and unpolished.
Interiors are basically identical, but based on the exterior, I’d have to choose the Chevy. Maybe once I see it in-person my opinion will change.
I tend to disagree, the interior of the GMC is more simplistic, less lines and details, what do younger sophisticated buyers want? Who buys Tesla’s ?
The new Silverado interior looks cluttered, and like they were trying to fit too many details in. This to me appeals to older buyers who see more detail as more value.
Younger people think there is beauty in simplicity, look at modern houses? Look like a box of frosted flakes kicked over on its side, and young sophisticated buyer suck them up as fast as they can be built.
No pano roof still. I know its not for everyone but needs to be an available option for 22… Find it odd how little exterior difference there is between the AT4X and AT4. Basically wheel color and badges. The ZR2 at least looks different and has increased approach angles. Should have been more distinction.
I’m no engineer, but from what I’ve heard, GM would need to basically redesign the structure of the truck in order to allow for a full panoramic sunroof. Since this is only a refresh, GM wouldn’t go to those lengths. The Silverado EV is confirmed to have a glass roof, and I think it’s safe to say the 2025 ICE redesign will also have a glass roof or pano sunroof.
The redesign is coming late 2025, as a 2026 model… I think the modern trend is full glass roofs, with no opening, that is what the Silverado and Sierra EV’s will have.
Awesome! Love everything about it. Front, interior, back. They nailed it.
I know that all of the pictures are preproduction but did anyone else notice that the dual exhaust is gone from the AT4X?
They did the same with ZR2, increases departure angles.
Has the dual exhaust but it’s hidden. If they left the exhaust visible, you risk ripping off the tips when off-roading. So you decide, what’s really important, a true off-roader or seeing the dual exhausts?
Wow this is hideous
Lol what else did you expect it’s a gm product.
Ever since 2014 I’ve started out liking the more traditional style of the Sierra more than Silverado, but Silverado grows in me and I end up liking it more over the long haul. Same is true with these 2022 updates.
But I do like the dash layout more in the Silverado.
Very nice update, exterior evolved a great looking truck. Doesn’t change my.mind though, I’ll be buying a 2022 Silverado duramax RST/LTZ
The front looks like a terrain and that’s not a good thing. It’s an awkward smile. Like he has to poop but he is holding it and it kind of feels good, but it kind of hurts.
Last good looking GMC was the k2xx Sierra.
I agree with your smile comment. I immediately noticed that and it’s the only part I don’t like. It gives the bumper a weird bulge as it wraps into the fender. They stuck a vent(?) into that bulge that seems like an afterthought. If it had resolved at the bottom of the grille to make the grill flush with the bumper it might have looked cleaner? Who knows. I’m curious to see it in person to see if it is as bad as the terrain. Otherwise I love the new headlights. They seem tighter and cleaner. The grille blades seem thinned out which makes the chrome grilles less in your face. This grille doesn’t overwhelm the front.
I don’t see why it won’t sale.. they fixed the problems that plagued the 2019 model. Exterior didn’t needed to be touched as much. They just need to offer a supercharged AT4X and ZR2 period. This is a great truck inside and out.
Ram kept the same body style for 10 years before they did a real refresh. They just updated the truck throughout the years. If GM did that with there truck they could keep it another 5 years. For me, they have the best looking trucks out there, and then the Ram will be after them.
Whoever mentioned the Rivian getting some of the market share. I don’t believe they share the same demographic. Rivian will probably steal more market share from Tesla buyers than GMC Sierra buyers.
With that being said, the GMC Hummer will be a great act to follow for other automakers. My only compaint is that it’s 110,000 for the one everyone wants.
Kind of anticipating GM’s electric Silverado and Sierra offer. Going to be hard getting used to no rumble though, not gonna lie.
Sell* excuse me for my spelling.
I’m gonna say it again. When it comes to looks the GM twins has a winner. Now with a great interior. There is t much to complain about. Other than offering an LT4 in the ZR2 and AT4X. I believe the majority of unbiased people would agree that this is a good truck. Best look, now better interior, and best features. Only lacking a supercharger option.
Rivian isn’t stealing sales from any truck producer. From BMW? Probably. I agree on that 100%.
Ditto on ram. In not impressed at all with the current ram. The frame, chassis and engine all date back from 2009. It was incredible back then, bit it’s just a bunch of lipstick on a pig now. It needs new bones, muscles and heart. The only 2 things ram has going for them is 1, price 2, well not anymore but their interiors. Nothing else. Heck I wasn’t even looking Into them with the 2019 refresh for those afformentioned reasons.
Rivian will get Tesla, Land Rover, Lexus, customers, and a few here and there from the big 3. Rivian is in the right place, at he right time, and with the right product. Talking to people who have test drove the R1T, Rivian has a winner, and is best in class in many ways. If not for the Maverick, the R1T would be the undisputed truck of the year. HummerEv is too expensive to win that award, and appeals to too small a market, but also an amazing truck, maybe the most amazing in many ways.
I assume the price tag got Carmax buyers to suddenly praise Ram and Ford here. Great job GMC.
What are you smoking people have been praising them on here for a long time now.
The same stuff you’re on, as said it seems the main complaint for the new one is price ( don’t forget the base $80k or so 1500 Big Horn, TRX, or F150 Raptor, Platinum, King Ranch, etc) suddenly many “GM fans ” here is recommending the other guys. So said good job GMC, now pass the smoke along…
Going the way of full size SUVs. Low volume high price. Everybody else gets a bland CUV or a fake FWD truck
Ahh nice I was smoking Cush last night what about you?
Hey I’ll smoke with you if you live near me I have no issue meeting up and burning one together.
The heck? That front end is hideous. Interior looks great. GM changed the the exterior for the sake of change without thinking it through: THAT hasn’t changed.
The chrome “upper bumper” on the Elevation and lesser models, but then having the grill and lower bumper being of a different finish doesn’t sit well with me.
The front end designer must be fired. Sierra was the best looking truck, now it passed the trophy for the RAM.
I am not clear about the dash. From the pictures released, it looks like the Denali and AT4X at least will get a dash that is basically the same as the Yukon Denali.
So, what will the SLE/Elevation dash look like? Will it be the same as the Chevy? The same as the Denali? Will the dash you get be different if you have buckets or bench?
I am assuming that the Pro will get the previous dash.
From the article:
“To note, all models in the refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 lineup are equipped with the new interior design, with the exception of the base-model GMC Sierra Pro”
Yukon Denali shares the same dash as the current Sierra Denali. The dash on these 2022 Sierra Denalis are different.