The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited is a carryover of last year's Sierra 1500. The Limited will serve as a placeholder for the redesigned 2022 Sierra 1500, which will arrive this spring. GMC has removed the V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission from the list of powertrain possibilities, and the base trim is now called Pro. The six-function MultiPro tailgate is now standard starting with the SLE trim.
Choosing Your GMC Sierra 1500 Limited
The GMC Sierra 1500 Limited comes in six trim levels: Pro, SLE, Elevation, SLT, AT4, and Denali. Pricing starts at $32,895 including destination and tops out at $62,490 for the Denali before options.
The Sierra 1500 Limited is available with four engines, ranging from a four-cylinder turbo to GM's largest V8 engine.
The 2.7-liter turbo comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 5.3-liter V8 uses an eight-speed on all trims except the Denali, which gets a 10-speed automatic. The 10-speed is standard with the turbodiesel and 6.2-liter V8
Four-wheel drive adds $3,300 and is mandatory with the 6.2-liter V8. 4WD is standard on the AT4 only.
|Engine Type||Horsepower||Torque||Max Towing||Fuel Economy (Combined)|
|2.7L Turbo 4-Cylinder||310 hp||348 lb-ft||9,600 lbs||21 mpg|
|5.3L V8||355 hp||383 lb-ft||11,500 lbs||19 mpg|
|3.0L 6-Cylinder Turbodiesel||277 hp||460 lb-ft||9,500 lbs||27 mpg|
|6.2L V8||420 hp||460 lb-ft||13,300 lbs||18 mpg|
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The Sierra 1500 Limited Regular Cab (Pro only) seats three passengers, while the two-row Double Cab and Crew Cab can handle up to six. The Crew Cab features full-size rear doors and rear seating for full-size adults.
A 98-inch bed is exclusive to the Regular Cab, while the Double Cab gets a 79-inch bed. The Crew Cab comes standard with a 70-inch bed, and the 79-inch bed is available on 4WD models for $300.
The Pro trim doesn't offer any standard driver assistance features, but option packages are available. The Safety Confidence Package ($615) furnishes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, along with a 4.2-inch driver info display, steering wheel audio controls, and cruise control. These features are standard on subsequent trims.
The Driver Alert Package I includes blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear parking sensors, and outside perimeter lighting. The package costs $1,115 on the Pro and $890 on other trims except for the Denali, where it's standard.
The Driver Alert Package II ($1,045) for the SLE, SLT, AT4, and Denali adds lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, a vibrating safety alert in the driver seat, and a following distance indicator.
The Technology Package for the SLT and AT4 ($2,075) and Denali ($1,875) includes a color head-up display, a rearview camera mirror, a bed view camera, and a surround-view camera with integrated trailer length monitoring and jackknife alert.
The Sierra 1500 Limited comes standard with a seven-inch touchscreen, six speakers, two front USB ports, wi-fi capability, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Starting with the SLE, all models get an eight-inch touchscreen, two rear USB ports, and satellite radio.
The Preferred Package for the SLE ($995) includes HD radio and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Elevation Preferred Package ($1,270) also furnishes a seven-speaker Bose sound system. These features are standard on the SLT and AT4 except for the Bose system, which is available in their respective Preferred Packages ($1,070 and $1,420), along with navigation and wireless device charging. The Denali gets it all as standard.
The Pro comes modestly equipped with manual climate control, vinyl flooring, vinyl or cloth seats, and 17-inch steel wheels. The Double Cab and Crew Cab also get power windows and locks. Carpeting costs $100.
The Sierra Value Package ($1,140) adds plenty of useful features, including keyless entry, cruise control, a rear defogger, a trailer hitch, rear privacy glass, trailer guidance in the rearview camera display, heated side mirrors, LED bed lighting, and a power lock and release tailgate with lift and lower assist. The bundle includes power windows and locks on the Regular Cab.
The 2.7-liter turbocharged engine is standard on the Pro, and the 5.3-liter V8 is available for $1,790.
The SLE adds full chrome exterior trim, upgraded cloth upholstery, a 10-way power driver seat, heated front seats, remote start, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, LED headlights and running lights, aluminum wheels, and an auxiliary power outlet in the rear quarters and cargo bed. GMC's MultiPro configurable tailgate is also standard. The Regular Cab is no longer available, which accounts for much of the price increase over the Pro.
In addition to its connectivity upgrades, the SLE Preferred Package contains a power-sliding rear window and a universal home remote. Models equipped with the Preferred Package are eligible for the ProGrade Trailering System ($490) with in-vehicle trailering apps, a hitch view display, and an integrated trailer brake controller.
The 2.7-liter is standard here, too. Buyers can upgrade to the 5.3-liter V8 ($1,320) or the turbodiesel ($2,315).
The Elevation goes in a sporty direction with a monochromatic exterior with black accents and 20-inch black wheels. Buyers also get LED fog lights and selectable driving and traction modes. Most other equipment and options, including engines, are shared with the SLE.
The SLT gains a leather interior with a 10-way power passenger seat and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The outside gets additional chrome trim, power-folding mirrors, and 18-inch machined aluminum wheels. The ProGrade Trailering System, 5.3-liter V8, and Crew Cab configuration are also standard. The turbodiesel costs $920, and the 6.2-liter V8 becomes available on 4WD versions for $2,370.
The SLT Convenience Package ($1,245) furnishes ventilated front bucket seats, heated rear seats, a power-sliding rear window, and a universal home remote. These features also come in the SLT Premium Package ($2,845), along with chrome entry steps and 20-inch polished aluminum wheels.
The AT4 comes prepped for off-road duty with standard 4WD, a two-speed transfer case, a two-inch suspension lift, underbody skid plates, all-weather floor liners, and mud-terrain tires. Leather seats and the contents of the SLT Convenience Package are also standard.
The AT4 Premium Package ($2,905) includes everything in the Preferred Package and Driver Alert Package I, plus high-clearance entry steps.
The turbodiesel engine is standard on the AT4. The 6.2-liter V8 is a $1,375 upgrade.
The plush Denali receives an upgraded leather interior with wood trim, an adaptive suspension, and 20-inch multidimensional polished wheels.
The Denali Ultimate Package ($5,810) brings together the Technology Package and Driver Alert Package II, and then adds a sunroof, power-deploying entry steps, and 22-inch wheels. Engine choices are shared with the SLT.
The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited covers the regular-duty pickup market from top to bottom. The Pro is rather handsome for a work truck, but that's still what it is. The SLE and Elevation serve as entry points for personal use.