2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate: Live Photo Gallery14
General Motors pulled the sheets on the fully refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 in October to reveal a long list of updates and changes, including the debut of the GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate, a new range-topping, fully loaded trim level for the popular light-duty pickup. Now, we’re getting up close and personal to the luxurious new truck with the following GM Authority Live Photo Gallery.
This particular example of the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate was spotted on the floor of the 2022 Chicago Auto Show, strutting its stuff in an attractive paint color dubbed Titanium Rush Metallic. Tagged with paint code G6M, Titanium Rush Metallic is one of three new paint hues introduced for the 2022-model-year refresh, and looks great on the restyled lines of the updated GMC Sierra 1500.
To make the new GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate stand apart from the rest of the lineup, the truck is adorned with a number of unique exterior bits, starting with a unique Vader Chrome grille treatment. Additional Vader Chrome can be found elsewhere on the body, including the GMC logo and front fender trim.
Lower in the front fascia, we spot polished trim for the bumper surround, as well as chrome recovery hooks, the latter of which are tagged with RPO code VLQ. Given the Denali Ultimate’s long list of standard features, it should come as no surprise that the options list is rather limited – that said, this particular example is equipped with optional Front and rear Black molded splash guards, tagged with RPO code VQK and priced at $205.
Moving over to the sides, the 2022 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate rides on exclusive 22-inch wheels with a Low Gloss Black finish and Machined accents. The wheels are wrapped in 275/50R22SL all-season tires. The window surrounds carry a polished chrome finish, complementing the Denali badge, sideview mirror caps, and door handles.
Finally, the rear end of the vehicle presents the CarbonPro Carbon Fiber Composite Bed (RPO code E3Z), equipped as standard on the GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate. Also check the Vader Chrome rear GMC badge.
As for the greasy bits, the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate is equipped with the atmospheric 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine as standard, with the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax offered as optional. Under the skin is the GM T1 platform, while production takes place at the GM Silao plant in Mexico and GM Fort Wayne plant in Indiana.
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Its a good thing GM put the big UGLY un-finished wheel lip moldings with the un-finished mud guards on that 90K truck. high gloss black paint with unfinished plastic is just a superior great look for you gm loyalist. LOOK at the wonderful looking new style bumper steps , aren’t they cool in the unfinished black plastic. and this model has the tail gate that hits the hitch receiver, and the tiny little low mount door mirrors. Yup, you GM boy’s are proud of this and you can’t even see the new sissy car like dash inside !!
Its a shame you don’t get to drive a 19-22 my. Those little annoyances you typed, don’t matter after putting seat time in one. The Denali just floats over terrain/roads/interstates.
While I will admit these newer trucks ride vastly better than they used to and far more quite than ever. The trim and materials used, along with the seating being rather hard for long rides is inexcusable for the prices they are charging. It seems that we are living in times, where electronic gimmicks are more important than the rest of the vehicle. Best example of that is the Cadillac line, unfortunately closely followed by the pickup trucks and full-size SUV’s.
GM really does have awful seats though. It’s crazy that my tiny GTI has better seats then a 1/2 ton truck or large SUV
Gayle, your right they ride very well, GM is the only with Torsion bar front suspension ( 2500 models), but there no reason what so ever a top of the line Denali that’s 90K should have any annoyances , or crap trim pieces all over it. or tail gates design that hits the hitch receiver, or thin seats, its all unacceptable.
It’s also very foolish that you can only get the carbon-pro bed in the shortbed!
Sounds like this high-end F150 guy is a little nervous.
Mickey, how is this different than your King Ranch with it’s unfinished plastic caps on both front and rear bumpers, unfinished plastic lower driving light bezels, unfinished plastic step pads on your running boards, unfinished plastic bed caps, and unfinished plastic on your mirrors? I do agree painted flares should be standard on upper trims but they do ask if you want painted flares when ordering. Half the things you complain about don’t make sense anyway. Why paint surfaces your going to be stepping on or abusing? The new interior looks great and should fit in nicely with the “sissy” interiors from Ford and Ram.
Your wrong man, I have chrome bumpers front and rear, only plastic is were you step on rear, only piece on front is the valance and both are coated. GM does not coat the pieces. The mirrors on the Ford have chrome and the black plastic but they have a clear coat . GM mirrors ( trailer tow) are beyond stupid looking and you know it and many others say the same dam thing. GM discontinued the painted wheel lip moldings months ago, and Gm has the stupid unfinshed mud guards built in and they are not available painted, its so stupid looking. Read the comments above, they say the same thing I say, the seats are cheap thin crap. the new interior sucks peroid. Its a 90K truck and I’m cool with that as I don’t give a dam what they cost, but when the truck is two years old, and looks 7 years old it only means cheap product was used.
I own all 3 as I told you before , 2019 denali, 2022 Ford, & 2021 Ram 3500 mega cab , There are plus’s and minus’s to them all, but GM has the most cheap crap of any company. GM with there stupid bed steps, Bumper steps, ect on light color trucks look cheap as hell, not to mention no two tone paint, mostly dark colors , ect. fake allison trans, Duramax diesels being bought back, I hate what gm has done.
I know you have chrome bumpers from previous conversations, that’s not what I’m referring to. Your front bumper has an unfinished black plastic step section on top as well as the entire center filler area and lower driving light surrounds, not to mention the choo choo train air dam. The back bumper also uses a large amount of black plastic, as well as all the other areas mentioned and some I didn’t. I just find it interesting that you only call out GM when they all use a lot of plastic. Like I said, I agree they should have standard painted flares on upper trims, but painted is an option when ordering despite what you just said. (I just looked) I will simply agree do disagree about the new interior. I just spent 4 days and many miles in a 2022 super duty limited. The seats felt ok initially but I was sore every time I got out after a long journey, seats were also thin in the F-350. There are so many small buttons on the interior that it can be confusing to use. I found the headlight switch area especially irritating as everything is well below your left knee and on an angle that makes it nearly impossible to see. Not to mention the ride was terrible with a large trailer in tow.
The seats in the Ford are like sitting in a recliner at home, period. The ride is thru the roof in my 350 ( SRW) you may have been driving a dually, but still the seats are great. I just bought my wife a Expedition and even she commented the seats are nicer than her 2019 Yukon was.
Yes they all have black plastic.
I call out the plastic because the wheel lip moldings ( which you agree are stupid in black), the 2″ mud guards, plastic on bed edges, bed steps on HD’s which is not needed and look like an eye sore, once again the bumper steps no one uses, and now there redesigned smaller and on a 45 degree angle to the bed, the giant pieces of black plastic on the hood, the new all black grills on gm are half painted and half un-finished, ect, and gm loves painted bumpers which get chipped all to hell from road debris, gm don’t even offer chrome any longer on upper models, but the chrome looks as good the day you buy it and looks the same the day you sell. Gm use to be nice, they changed, they look cheap, and a lot of the guys on this site say it too. the Ford headlight deal , there fully automatic , and its a big ass dial, but Ill agree its facing down. just like fords trailer brake, its mounted down, its stupid too. the headlight switch on my denali is less than 3/4″, like the whole dam dash it has tiny little knobs, but GM addressed that in there new car dash. The Ford nav screen and back up camera is nice as hell, im sure you agree. its so clear , you can see the pebbles in the asphalt. I also like how a bunch of you bloggers that are loyal to GM, drive super duty’s. the super duty has a nice high console , the door panels are nice and wide for your arm, and its easy to fasten a seat belt in the Ford, unlike my denali, its to cramped. Gm console has that big hole in the middle to charge your cell phone, and we have not found a cell phone that even fits, its stupid. Then you have ford that put there’s in a closed compartment, frigging dumb too. Truckz , you ever notice that GM uses the same brackets for there running boards no matter what truck it is, the 1500, 2500, 3500 all have the same brackets, yet the 2500-3500 sit 3″- 4″ higher, don’t you agree thats dam stupid. right on I agree, the fords headlight switch area, all the switches are confusing till you learn them. I’ll give you some credit to for GM , the duramax 6.6 is a nice everyday motor, and my 2500 rides good with that torsion bar front end. the duramax lags compare to Ford or my Ram at highway speeds above 12000 lb’s towing, meaning you can tell the Ford and Ram have more power. Ford has it best over all as it fits ya well, its fast, it pulls, and its comfortable. The Ram just plain wants to work and pull, it don’t care hook it on and its going with you. GM and Ford should figure out the air bag suspension, it works well. Do I want to drive the Ram everyday, no I don’t the 3500 HO with Aisin is designed to pull but can be cumber sum as a daily driver. it is not a fast truck, and the Ram flip up mirrors are beyond stupid, but its gets the most compliments between the three and is a dam nice truck.
I’ll be glad when my new 2022 Sierra Denali arrive. I’m excited about the opportunity to drive it! I purchased it in March and I’m hoping I get it by the end of next month.
It’s a sharp-looking truck with all the cutting-edge tech and creature comforts that the pre-refresh 19-22MY GMC’s/Silverados were missing. Old timers will wine that it’s too expensive, or too pretty, or too impractical. If that’s you, then don’t worry, this truck simply wasn’t meant for you. This is a luxury vehicle catered to people who will probably never use it for what a truck is for, and yes those people exist in significant numbers, whether you know any or not isn’t relevant. There’s a reason why RAM overtook the Silverado when it started putting luxury SUV interiors in their 1500’s, and why Ford continues to lead with new and more luxurious features in every generation of their F-150. GM is simply responding to customer demand, and they still have the GMC Pro/SLE and Silverado Work Truck/Custom for those of you who want/need a cheaper alternative. Someone else will willingly buy this one.
Nice truck, but why just ‘vader’ chrome on the grille and not all the chrome trim on the ultimate? the first 3 pictures really highlight what a poor choice that was