2022 GMC Sierra 1500 - Updated & Refresh
The GMC Sierra 1500 is a full-size pickup that marries exceptional performance with attractive value for money. The latest 2022 model in the range is known as the Sierra 1500 Limited, and is expected to be only available for a short period before a complete model update and refresh later in the year - almost certainly accompanied by a bump in price.
If you want to get your hands on this excellent iteration of the Sierra 1500 at its current affordable price, the 2022 Limited model shouldn't be missed. Let our 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 review be your guide to its key features.
Choice of Powertrains
The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 is available with a wide range of powertrains. At the entry level there's a V6 gas engine making a healthy 285 horsepower, passed to either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive through a six-speed automatic transmission. Moving up a grade to the 5.3L V8 pushes the output up to 355 horsepower, and adds an optional eight-speed automatic transmission to the mix.
Diesel fans will appreciate the turbodiesel option, which makes 277 horsepower while cranking the torque up to a huge 460lb-ft. And lastly, at the top end of the range there's a mighty 6.2L gas V8 making a formidable 420 horsepower, paired with a ten-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive for an exhilarating level of performance.
Towing and Payload Capacities
All this power adds up to some impressive capability figures. A properly equipped GMC Sierra 1500 can tow up to 5,545kg, while the pickup bed can carry up to 1,018kg, making this Sierra up to every task you set it.
Interior and Technology
A hard-working truck needs to provide a comfortable interior, and the Sierra provides plenty of spacious functionality combined with a generous level of technology. Heated and ventilated seats set the tone, while the dash layout is both practical and attractive.
Every model is equipped with a touchscreen infotainment system, with smartphone integration offered through both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. A Wi-Fi hotspot facility is standard, while available options include in-built navigation, wireless charging, multiple power points, and a high-end Bose sound system.
Excellent Safety and Driver Assist
Full-size trucks aren't always known for their great driver assist technology provision, but the 2022 Sierra 1500 bucks the trend with a wide range of standard and available systems on offer. Choose from:
- Forward collision warnings with automatic emergency braking.
- Head-up display on higher trims.
- Lane departure warnings and optional lane keep assist.
- Blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts.
Additionally, the GMC Super Cruise Technology is expected to arrive later in the year, offering a high level of semi-autonomous driving capability.
2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Review: The Verdict
The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 range includes a truck for every situation. From the entry level 285-hp model up to the 420-hp V8, you can find a pickup that gives you an ideal blend of power, capability, and fuel economy for your needs. Contact us now to book a test drive and see why the Sierra 1500 remains a best-selling full-size pickup among demanding Canadian drivers.