The Denali Ultimate is the new range-topping trim level for the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500, and is easily identifiable thanks to its exclusive “Vader Chrome” exterior trim and logos as well as standard 22-inch Low Gloss Black wheels (RPO code Q7L).
Apart from exclusive dark chrome trim and wheels, the Denali Ultimate is otherwise similar in appearance to the refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra Denali. Out front, it features the refreshed Sierra’s new larger grille, along with C-shaped LED headlights and a redesigned front bumper garnish with chrome tow hooks. We can spot the truck’s power-retractable running boards from the side, while GMC’s MultiPro tailgate, which is standard on the Denali Ultimate, resides out back.
A set of redesigned C-shaped LED taillights flank the six-way tailgate on either side. The dual exhaust setup remains the same as the pre-refresh Sierra 1500, although the cutouts for the CornerStep rear bumper do appear to be slightly smaller on this trim level compared to the 2021 model.
The new Sierra Denali Ultimate comes standard with the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque and mated to a GM 10-speed automatic transmission with Electronic Precision Shift, as well as four-wheel drive and an electronically controlled two-speed transfer case. Denali Premium Suspension with Adaptive Ride Control is also standard equipment.
Pricing for the 2022 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate 1500 starts at $80,395 including destination and freight.