When it comes to the best truck lineups at the moment, you just have to include the 2022 GMC Sierra Lineup. And while Ford, Ram, and Chevrolet are leading the segment, Sierra is not that far. Whatsoever, we think Sierra is just as good as the mentioned lineups. Sierra is definitely more upright than its rivals, especially the 1500 variant.
Moreover, Sierra HD is also right there on the top. However, this lineup is slightly behind its rivals in terms of power, capability, and versatility. On the other hand, new updates for the 2022MY will deliver a certain level of improvement. Here’s what to expect from this impressive lineup of trucks and everything else you need to know about it.
2022 Sierra 1500
The 2022 GMC Sierra Lineup starts with the 1500 pickup truck. It is a light-duty variant that competes with Ford F-150 and Ram 1500. This model is very upright, both in and out. The 2022MY should deliver some sort of electrification, most likely a hybrid powertrain. The manufacturer will introduce numerous improvements and the biggest one is the Super Cruise hands-free system. However, this model will be exclusively available in the range-topping Denali trim level.
The Sierra 1500 is available with five different engines, three different transmissions, and rear- or all-wheel drive. The base configuration is a 285-hp V6 coupled with a six-speed automatic. Optional V8 engine develops 355 horsepower and it comes with either six- or eight-speed gearbox. A larger 6.2-liter V8 diesel with 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque comes exclusively with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The Sierra 1500 can also be equipped with adjustable dampers and other features, which set it apart from the Chevy Silverado variant.
Additional modifications will happen to the upcoming 2022 GMC Sierra Lineup. The heavy-duty variants are offering an appealing style, a sleek interior, and excellent performance. The 2022MY will receive modest cosmetic refreshments, but the interior will undoubtedly receive more dramatic upgrades. Although competitors such as Ram HD and Ford Super Duty have better results, the Sierra 2500HD is equally dependable.
The Sierra HD comes standard with a 6.6-liter V8 engine that produces 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The available Duramax diesel 6.6-liter V-8 produces 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque, and it is powered by an Allison 10-speed automatic transmission. The rivals are providing more torque, but Sierra HD is an absolutely perfect option in the heavy-duty truck segment.
2022 GMC Sierra Lineup Price, Release Date
The 2022 GMC Sierra Lineup will arrive at the dealerships later this summer. The price will be slightly higher, so the base Sierra 1500 will now cost $30,000. On the other hand, the range-topping Denali trim level is available for $57,000.
As for the Sierra HD, base Sierra 2500 will cost $38,000 and Denali variant around $60,000. As we said, the biggest upgrade is the brand-new Super Cruise system. It is a hands-free advanced driver-assist system and it will be available as an option in the Sierra 1500 Denali model.