GMC Introduces Advanced 2022 Sierra 1500 Lineup

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2022 GMC Sierra. PHOTO GMC

The all-new 2022 GMC Sierra, which includes a trailering-capable Super Cruise, arrives in Canadian dealerships in the first quarter of 2022

The lineup is led by the new Sierra Denali Ultimate trim and the first-ever Sierra AT4X.

2022 Sierra engine

The 2022 Sierra includes an enhanced 2.7L Turbo High-Output engine, standard on Pro, SLE and Elevation.


  • Torque GM estimated at 420 lb.-ft. (569 Nm) — a more than 20-percent increase over the current engine
  • A new, more rigid cylinder block casting is complemented with a 30-percent-stiffer crankshaft, which enabled engineers to enhance smoothness, reduce noise and tune the engine for greater torque production, particularly in the usable low-mid rpm range
  • Higher maximum trailering ratings of 9,400 pounds with 2WD models and 9,100 pounds with 4WD models are achieved with the new 2.7L Turbo
  • Shift scheduling revisions with the 2.7L Turbo’s eight-speed automatic transmission enhance refinement and deliver quicker downshifts, for a greater feeling of power on demand.

Additional Sierra propulsion lineup updates include improvements with the available 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel, along with chassis changes that now allow the inclusion of the max tow package, so the 3.0L Duramax, with 277 class-leading diesel horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, now has a max tow rating of 13,200 pounds (Double Cab 2WD with 20-inch wheels and Max Trailering Package).

Also available are the proven 5.3L V-8 and the 6.2L V-8 with Dynamic Fuel Management. All V-8 engines and the available 3.0L Duramax are matched with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Sierra Denali Ultimate trim

The first-ever Sierra Denali Ultimate trim is the most advanced and most luxurious pickup in its class, taking the popular Denali sub-brand to an even higher threshold of capable luxury.

The Sierra Denali Ultimate trim comes with a trailering-capable Super Cruise and the segment-exclusive CarbonPro composite cargo box, offering short-bed cargo volume.

Additionally, GMC’s six-way MultiPro tailgate, the Denali Premium Suspension with segment-exclusive Adaptive Ride Control and power assist steps are standard.

When it comes to propulsion, the Sierra Denali Ultimate’s standard engine is GMC’s 420-horsepower 6.2L V-8 and it is matched with a 10-speed automatic transmission featuring Electronic Precision Shift. Four-wheel drive, with an electronically controlled two-speed transfer case, is standard.

Super Cruise hands-free driver assistance technology 

The new 2022 Sierra Denali Ultimate offers Super Cruise with trailering for divided and compatible highways.

It features specific calibrations designed to account for the additional drag and increased braking distance that comes with trailering.

Available trailering-capable Super Cruise adds to Sierra’s roster of trailering assistance technologies, which also include up to 14 available camera views, including Transparent Trailer, GCW alert (signals when the maximum weight that can safely be carried is exceeded), in-vehicle trailering app and more.

The 2022 Sierra Denali Ultimate also offers additional safety and driver assistance features with trailering in mind, including Trailer Side Blind Zone Alert which accounts for the length of the trailer when changing lanes and enhancements to Adaptive Cruise Control to enable use while trailering.

Additionally, GMC Pro Safety is standard on all Sierra trims and includes:

  • Forward Collision Alert,
  • Following Distance Indicator,
  • Automatic Emergency Braking,
  • Front Pedestrian Braking,
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning,
  • IntelliBeam auto high beams

Sierra AT4X

As GMC continues to break ground in the premium truck category, the all-new Sierra AT4X — a balanced execution that delivers advanced off-road capability when called upon without compromising the on-road comfort, tech, towing, and payload capability expected from a premium pickup.

The functional features are complemented with a unique, luxury-focused AT4X Obsidian Rush interior that balances the off-roader’s capability with comfort and convenience.

The cabin is awash with premium leather, including full-grain leather-wrapped and technical grain leather accents, all of which is highlighted with white piping and red stitching.

The interior also features authentic, dark Vanta ash wood trim, best-in-class 16-way power-adjustable and massaging front seats, standard on AT4x and Denali Ultimate, a premium suede headliner, a 15-inch-diagonal Head-Up Display, power sliding rear window, power sunroof, a 12-speaker Bose Premium Series audio system with Center Point technology and more.


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