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The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate is here. It was revealed on Thursday, October 21, 2021, and by all accounts, it’s going to be a pretty impressive truck. With all of the different trim lines that will be available, you may find yourself trying to decide between them. While the base 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 certainly offers a whole lot of truck at a reasonable price, perhaps you want more – a whole lot more. So how much is a fully loaded 2022 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate?

A black 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate.
2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate | GMC

The most high-end 2022 GMC Sierra Denali is called the Denali Ultimate

When you’re browsing on GMC’s website, looking for the most expensive fully loaded pickup you can find, you’ll want to search for the “Denali Ultimate.” That’s what GMC has named the newest and nicest version of the 2022 GMC Sierra Denali. The 2022 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate will start at $80,395 (including destination fee). CNBC says this will make it the most expensive pickup truck on the market. In fact, the regular GMC Denali trim sells for 24% more than the average pickup truck, and the Denali Ultimate is even more.

The Denali Ultimate will have a hands-free driving system

Who needs their hands for driving these days? Not you if you buy the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate. It will come with GMC’s Super Cruise driver-assistance technology. According to Motor Authority, the hands-free driving system 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.

The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate will also have 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 interior of the 2022 Sierra Denali Ultimate is really, really nice

If you imagine that a pickup truck that starts at nearly $80,000 has an incredibly luxurious interior, you’d be right. Do you want a massage while you drive your Denali Ultimate? No problem. The upscale Sierra has 16-way seat massagers. Just don’t get so comfortable that you fall asleep.

The infotainment system will include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and wireless updates. There’s also a 15-inch head-up display and a 12-speaker Bose radio.

The Denali Ultimate is sure to raise the game of all pickup trucks with its luxury touches. You can order the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate now, though it won’t be at dealerships until the first quarter of 2022.


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