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In every life, a bit of rain must fall. This is not only true of the ups and downs we face in life, but in the vehicles, we drive. There’s no such thing as the perfect car, truck, or SUV. That said, some offer much more of what you want than others. The GMC Sierra 1500 is thought of as the most luxurious pickup truck in the market. While impressive, some aspects of this truck might turn you away, or at least make you think twice.

1. You can’t get the best tech at lower trims of the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500

The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 could be the wrong truck for you.
2022 GMC Sierra 1500 | GMC

It’s not a big secret that you must move up through the trims of any vehicle to enjoy the best tech and most features. The prices increase with the addition of more gear, but it certainly would be nice to have some of the features available at lower trims. The massaging front seats come to mind as an item that would be great across all models of the Sierra pickup truck.

2. Super Cruise is only standard on one trim of this truck

The GMC Sierra 1500 comes in a new Denali Ultimate trim, which is the most expensive top trim of this truck. This is the only trim that offers you the benefits of Super Cruise. This feature is available for the Denali trim but as an option. This hands-free, semi-autonomous driving feature should be included in more than one trim.

3. The GMC Sierra is a luxury truck with an unrefined ride

This GMC truck needs to have fewer vibrations and rattles than it has. Yes, this is a pickup truck, and it’s made for work, but Car Buying Strategies tells us this truck has more noise and stiffness than it should at higher speeds. Your crew will feel every bump on the road, something that shouldn’t be part of a modern truck.

4. Fuel economy leaves a lot to be desired

A red 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X
The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X | General Motors

If you buy the GMC Sierra 1500 with the 6.2-liter V8 engine, you will pay a lot at the pump. This engine barely reaches 18 mpg on the highway. Of course, if you opt for the 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine, you will see 30 mpg, but you’ll have to pay the higher price at the pump for diesel fuel.

5. You can’t get a long bed in the Crew Cab model of the GMC Sierra 1500

If you want the long bed that holds an entire 4×8 sheet of plywood in the bed with the tailgate up, you have to choose the Regular Cab model. The Sierra Crew Cab does not come with a long box configuration, which limits the carrying ability of this truck. You’ll have to choose whether you need to bring more people or materials in your GMC truck.

6. The price of the Sierra is pretty high, especially for a work truck

The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 could be the right truck for you
2022 GMC Sierra 1500 | GMC

Most consumers looking for a work truck won’t reach the top trim, but the prices jump rapidly through the trims. The pricing structure of the GMC Sierra 1500 is:

  • Pro – $34,600
  • SLE – $47,555
  • Elevation – $49,195
  • SLT – $53,095
  • AT4 – $63,395
  • AT4X – $77,395
  • Denali – $63,695
  • Denali AT4X Ultimate – $82,795

Should you buy this GMC truck?

If you want the cache that comes with the GMC Sierra name and looking for a comfortable truck to drive, the Sierra is a good choice. We’ve given you six reasons you might want to think twice about buying this truck, which might turn you away if any of them are sticking points for you.

Next, check out how a woman turned her Toyota Tacoma into a full-time camper, or enjoy some additional warnings about the GMC Sierra in the video below:

This article was updated on 7/27/2022.


Luxurious Pickup Trucks of 2022 Don’t Sacrifice Capability for Luxury