2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited: Review, Trims, Specs, Price, New Interior Features, Exterior Design, and Specifications

The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited is available in a choice of six trims: Pro, SLE, Elevation, SLT, AT4, and Denali. Lower trims come with a 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 310 hp, while the 3.0-liter turbodiesel with a useful 460 lb-ft of torque is available higher up in the lineup. Completing the engine options are two V8s, a 355-hp 5.3-liter, and a 420-hp 6.2 liter. The 2.7-liter has an eight-speed automatic transmission, as does the 5.3-liter V8 in Pro guise and/or with 2WD. In all other cases, the Sierra uses a 10-speed automatic. 2WD is standard on every model but 4WD is available, although the AT4 comes with 4WD as standard. Regular, Double, and Crew Cab body styles are available.

The Pro is the workhorse of the range and comes with 17-inch steel wheels, black manual outside mirrors, and LED headlamps. Inside, the seats are manually-adjustable and upholstered in either hard-wearing cloth or vinyl. Single-zone semi-automatic climate control, six airbags, two USB ports, and a rearview camera are standard.

The SLE is a little less utilitarian than the Pro. It sports 17-inch alloy wheels, body-color door handles, and LED cargo bed lighting outside. Inside, it gains a 4.2-inch color driver information display, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a larger eight-inch touchscreen interface.

Next is the Elevation and it looks much better with its large 20-inch alloys, body-color bumpers, and LED fog lamps. A rear-window defogger and black vertical recovery hooks are other additions.

The SLT is the first trim that is limited to the Crew Cab body style. It has 18-inch alloys but with classy Dark Grey Metallic accents. Chrome door handles, chrome mirror caps, and full chrome surround window moldings identify this as a more premium option relative to prior trims. Heading inside, the SLT gains a 10-way power front passenger seat, the premium infotainment system, and an HD rearview camera.

Another step up is the Denali. This model comes with flashy 20-inch polished wheels and chrome full-length assist steps. It’s the most advanced trim since it comes with the Driver Alert Package I with features like lane change alert and front/rear parking sensors. Full perforated leather upholstery finds its way into the Denali.

Finally, the most capable trim is the AT4 which gets 4WD as standard along with a two-speed transfer case, hill descent control, and an off-road suspension with a two-inch lift. This model has Kalahari accents in the cabin.

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