The fully refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 has arrived with a variety of changes and updates compared to the 2021 model year and pre-refresh 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited. Now, we’re taking a closer look at the refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra SLE trim level.
The SLE trim sits just above the entry-level Pro in the 2022 GMC Sierra trim level cadence, offering a bit more equipment, but at a relatively low price point. As a reminder, the entry-level trim was renamed from simply “Sierra” to “Pro” with the 2022 model year. Additionally, the fully refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 introduces two new trims to the lineup, including the off-roader-spec AT4X and the range-topping Denali Ultimate.
In terms of styling, the 2022 GMC Sierra SLE is equipped with the restyled front fascia seen across the refreshed model lineup. The grille insert comes with gray horizontal slats and a silver upper trim bit with twin “notches” along the upper edge, while the lower fascia does not include visible tow hooks like the Elevation trim and above. The revised headlights, however, are present and accounted for, including the new lighting signatures. In back, the SLE includes GMC’s signature MultiPro tailgate.
Inside, the 2022 GMC Sierra SLE features the same updated cabin layout as the rest of the refreshed 2022 model year, save the base GMC Sierra Pro. As such, the SLE comes standard with a 13.4-inch diagonal center touchscreen, which pairs with a 12.3-inch diagonal Driver Information Center to offer an abundant amount of infotainment screen real estate.
Under the hood, the 2022 GMC Sierra SLE comes standard with the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, which is rated at 310 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, mated to an updated version of the GM eight-speed automatic transmission. Alternatively, customers can elect to equip the optional 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine or the the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax, both of which pair to the GM 10-speed automatic transmission.
Pricing for the 2022 GMC Sierra SLE starts at $43,895. Deliveries for the refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 are expected to kick off in Q1 of next year.