Americans love their pickup trucks, as confirmed by the number of them are carrying out of showrooms. The Chevrolet Silverado, Passage F-Series and Smash pickups are the three top selling vehicles in the U.S., and the GMC Sierra isn’t a long ways behind — so when the opportunity arrives for an update, it’s no joking matter.
At the point when GM last upgraded their standard pickups for 2019, we were intrigued with their expanded capacity, improved powertrains and driving elements. However, the one key region that actually required work was their insides, which falled behind the nature of contending models from Passage and Smash. For 2022, a broad renewing has to a great extent helped that, with enormous upgrades in the GMC Sierra 1500’s lodge. The progressions make it both more utilitarian and a more pleasant spot to be. Put-togetherness are immensely improved, alongside materials quality.
GMC made a few different changes while they were busy, with refreshed styling, added tech highlights and a rearranging of trims. By and large, the outcomes are great, making the Sierra 1500 a substantially more serious choice in a controversial market.
Not everything is great nonetheless, as Cars.com’s Aaron Bragman as of late figured out in the wake of investing some lengthy seat energy in a refreshed Sierra 1500 AT4X. Raise a ruckus around town above to peruse his total survey; for a speedier look, read on for four things we like about the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X and three things we don’t.
Things We Like in GMC Sierra
1. Upscale Off-Roading
The new AT4X trim adds more luxury and tech features to the still-available AT4 off-road trim, offering added capability in a more posh environment. Most significant is a raised, adaptive suspension, with special springs, dampers and increased travel. Other distinctive goodies include class-exclusive locking differentials, 18-inch black wheels with more aggressive off-road tires, extensive use of blacked-out trim and LED foglights.
2. Stout Powertrain
The only powertrain choice with the ATX4 is a 420-horsepower, 6.2-liter V8 engine matched with a 10-speed automatic transmission. That’s OK because it’s a good one. With 460 pounds-feet of torque, the big powerplant is quick to respond and has no trouble getting the ATX4 smoothly up to speed with a pleasing V-8 soundtrack. Towing capacity is 8,900 pounds.
3. Lap of Luxury
Off-road considerations aside, the biggest improvement with the 2022 freshening is in the cabin, which is a vast upgrade over the previous Sierra 1500. Lower trims have lost their low-rent look in favor of better plastics and added soft-touch materials, while upper trims are downright luxurious and ready to compete with the best in the category. There’s also more to distinguish the Sierra from its Chevy Silverado counterpart, including a different dashboard.
4. Updated Tech
A new reconfigurable 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster lets drivers choose among several options and looks, and it’s augmented by a big 15-inch full-color head-up display that’s also configurable and quick to respond, with all kinds of information to choose from. There’s also a giant 13.4-inch touchscreen in the middle of the dash that now runs the Google Built-In operating system.