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The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 and the 2022 Chevy Silverado are two of the top pickup trucks going head-to-head for the new year. Although there are some similarities between the two – okay, a lot of similarities – there are a few key differences. What are they, and is the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 or the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado a better deal?

Two 2022 GMC Sierra 1500s parked in front of a lake.
2022 GMC Sierra 1500 | GMC

How much is the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500?

The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 starts at $32,495. That’s for the work truck, called the GMC Sierra 1500 Pro. This price does include the destination charge, which is a mandatory and non-negotiable fee. It will have a 2.7-liter turbo engine that can make 277-hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. 2WD versions of the 2022 Sierra 1500 can tow up to 9600 pounds, and the 4WD can tow up to 9300 pounds. 

The exterior of the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 has changed since 2021, with a new grille, LED headlights, and daytime running lights. The lights do fun things like light up in sequence when you start the pickup truck. The interior has changed a bit, too for the 2022 model. If you opt for the GMC Sierra 1500 with the front bucket seats, your truck will also come with a T-shaped electronic shifter. If you go for the bench seat, you’ll have a column-mounted shifter.

The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 has a new 12.3-inch distal instrument panel, as well as a 13.4-inch touchscreen. It will also have a 15-inch diagonal multicolor Heads Up Display. The Sierra 1500 has upgraded entertainment, like 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.

How much does the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 cost?

The 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 price is likely to be around $33,000, according to Edmunds. The 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 base model comes with a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine. This makes 420 lb-ft of torque and is matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission. If you upgrade, you can get the 3.0-liter four-cylinder engine that’s capable of 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. Go one higher for the 5.3-liter V8 engine that makes 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. There’s also a 6.2-liter V8 that can do 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. While the Chevrolet Silverado previously had a 4.3-liter V6 engine, that’s gone for the 2022 model.

The exterior of the 2022 Chevy Silverado will have a new front fascia, as well as daytime running lamps. these will have animated functions when you walk up to the truck and away from the truck.

The 2022 Chevy Silverado will come standard with Google, which allows you to access Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Google Play. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay will also work with this. The 2022 Silverado will come with a 13.4-inch touchscreen infotainment screen and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.

When will the GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevy Silverado be available?

The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 should be available at car dealerships in the first quarter of 2022. In addition to the base trim of the Sierra 1500, there will be other trims as well. Two of these include the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate, which will cost $80,395, and the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X, which will cost $74,995. These are not cheap pickup trucks, but they should be worth the added expense.

The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 won’t be released until the spring of 2022. Chevrolet is likely to officially release the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 price closer to the 2022 Silverado’s debut.

The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 and 2022 Chevy Silverado are very similar pickup trucks, and should be similarly priced as well. Still, the 2022 Sierra 1500 has a slight advantage with a more powerful engine and better infotainment system. If you’re torn between the two, the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 may be the way to go.


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