The chief rival of the Ford F-150 – the refreshed 2022 Chevrolet Silverado and the new off-road-focused Silverado ZR2 – were just revealed last month, which meant that it was only a matter of time before GM pulled the covers off the also-refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra. Now, we’re getting our first look at the revamped Sierra, which features changes similar to its Bow Tie twin – including revised styling, a brand new interior, and a variety of new trim levels to choose from.
On the outside, the 2022 GMC Sierra has been treated to a new front grille, and a revised headlight design with lighting animation, dual projector LEDs, and a C-shaped lighting signature. Three new exterior colors are available – Titanium Rush Metallic, Dynamic Blue Metallic, and Desert Sand Metallic – and new wheel designs have been added for SLT and Denali trims.
On the inside, the 2022 Sierra – like the 2022 Silverado – has received a complete overhaul, with a new 13.4-inch-diagonal horizontal infotainment touchscreen and a 12.3-inch-diagonal digital, configurable instrument cluster, both standard on SLE trim and above. The center console has been completely redesigned, while Electronic Precision Shift has been added on models with front bucket seats.
Meanwhile, the new Elevation Premium Package includes a Jet Black leather-appointed interior with bucket seats, rear-seat storage, the Sierra Safety Plus Package, and a spray-on bedliner, while a power-adjustable steering column is standard on upper-level trims. Google compatibility comes built-in with every model except for the work-focused Pro, while GM’s Super Cruise is standard on the new Denali Ultimate.
The 2022 GMC Sierra gets the same powertrain lineup as the 2022 Silverado, which starts with GM’s turbocharged 2.7L I-4 that produces 310 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque – the latter representing a 20 percent improvement over the outgoing model. Models equipped with the 3.0L I-6 Duramax diesel can also now get the Max Towing Package, which bumps capability up to 13,200 pounds. Other engine options include GM’s 5.3L V8 and 6.2L V8.
Aside from the new, ultra-luxurious Sierra Denali Ultimate trim, the 2022 Sierra is also available in the off-road-focused twin to the Silverado ZR2 – the first-ever Sierra AT4X, which adds Multimatic DSSV spool-valve dampers, unique springs, a two-speed transfer case, front and rear e-locking differentials, and 18-inch black wheels with LT265/70R18 Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac Mud-Terrain tires.
The 2022 GMC Sierra Sierra Pro starts at $32,495, $43,895 for the SLE, $45,495 for the Elevation, $50,895 for the SLT, $60,995 for the AT4, $61,295 for the Denali, $74,995 for the AT4X, and $80,395 for the Denali Ultimate. The refreshed pickup is slated to launch in Q1 of 2022.