2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Trims: Which One Should You Buy?

The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 is a perennial favorite on the pickup truck market thanks to its combination of function and style. If you’re thinking about buying the new GMC truck, you might be overwhelmed by all the trim levels you can choose from. Here’s a breakdown of the 2022 GMC Sierra trim levels, and how much you’ll pay for each one.

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The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 trim levels start with the Work Truck

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The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Work Truck is the base model GMC Sierra. It’s called the Sierra 1500 Pro, and it starts at $32,495. This price does include the destination charge, which is a mandatory and non-negotiable fee. The exterior of the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 has a new grille, LED headlights, and daytime running lights. The lights light up in sequence when you start the pickup truck or walk away from it.

The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 has a new 12.3-inch distal instrument panel, as well as a 13.4-inch touchscreen, according to Car and Driver. It also comes with a 15-inch diagonal multicolor heads up display and is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also comes with the ability to access Google’s app store, which will open the Sierra1500 up to lots more apps.

The Sierra 1500 AT4X is the off-road version of the GMC truck

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The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X is the off-road Sierra and it starts at $74,995. The AT4X has a 6.2-liter V8 matched to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The 2022 AT4X also has a two-speed transfer case that allows for easy selection of off-road modes. Then there’s an Off-Road mode to give your truck momentum when you’re traveling over surfaces that are difficult to get traction on, like gravel.

The 2022 GMC Sierra AT4X also has rear e-locking differentials for low traction surfaces. There’s also a Terrain Mode for one-pedal driving when you need more control in a technical environment. Underbody skid plates protect the underneath of your 2022 GMC T4X, and an increased suspension makes the ride smoother. One of the ways you know the difference between the Sierra 1500 AT4 and the Sierra 1500 AT4X is the black wheels and the AT4X-specific grille.

The AT4X is not without its luxury touches.. It has all leather and wood and heated seats, which are always a hit in cold-weather climates. There’s even a microsuede headliner in the Obsidian Rush model. The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 has a 12-speaker Bose Premium Series sound system with a 6-function tailgate option for when you want to listen to music outside of your truck.

The Denali Ultimate is the most-high end Sierra

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The 2022 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate is the most expensive Sierra, at $81,100. The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate has a 6.2-liter V8 engine that can make 420-hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. That’s matched to a ten-speed automatic transmission and 4WD. It only comes with a diesel engine.

The Sierra Denali Ultimate comes with GMC’s Super Cruise driver-assistance technology. This includes a hands-free driving system that will work on over 200,000 mapped roads, and can even change lanes. Although it will work while towing, you won’t be able to change lanes using the hands-free system while towing. Speaking of towing, it will be easier than ever in the new Sierra 1500 with 14 camera views.

The Denali Ultimate also offers a CarbonPro composite cargo box and a six-way adjustable tailgate, and 22-inch wheels. Other nice features in the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate include a power-sliding rear window and sunroof. All new vehicles have to come with a backup camera, but the Denali Ultimate also has a rear camera mirror.

In addition, the Denali Ultimate has 16-way seat massagers and a 15-inch head-up display. Its 12-speaker Bose sound system is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500’s trim levels offer lots of options for just about anyone. Whether you want something basic but hardy or something upscale and luxurious, the GMC Sierra’s choices make it easy to get exactly what you want.

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