2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab

MSRP $45,000

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2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 21, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The American automotive market has not accepted any other kind of vehicle with the same kind of enthusiasm as they have accepted pickup trucks. Due to this, these trucks have been some of the best-selling cars ever in the United States and continue to do so. On the forefront of that are legacy manufacturers from the United States that include Ford, Chevrolet, GMC, and RAM. The car in question here is the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab which has been selling like hotcakes due to its utilitarian as well as luxury nature combined in a package that is very hard to resist.

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Pros

Extremely wide variety of powertrains

Interior space is excellent

Excellent touchscreen display

Cons

Cabin design is dated

Ride is a little rough

Quality of materials not great for the price 

What's New?

Super Cruise semi-automated driving system

New premium trim level slotting above the Denali


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$45000

bodystyle

3dr Crew Cab

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$45,000 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab in Cardinal Red color
Cardinal Red

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Ratings

Engine and Performance

3.0

Fuel Economy

3.0

Interior

2.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

7.0

5.2

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

5.2

Overall Rating


Carrying over with very minor changes for the 2022 model year, the 2022 GMC Sierra is expected to come with a semi-autonomous driving system that is set to shake up the competition. There are also rumors about a luxury trim that is even more luxurious than the Denali trim set to arrive by the end of the year. It is also available in other body styles and these are reviewed separately. It represents the best of technology from the American brand and competes against the Ford F-150 SuperCrew, Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab, RAM 1500 Crew Cab.


3.0/10
Engine and Performance

3.0/10
Fuel Economy

2.0/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety

7.0/10
Competition


2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Features

The GMC Sierra is offered in a very wide variety of trim levels and a big number of powertrain options. Even though the most luxurious trim is the Denali that is reviewed separately along with the more luxurious top-level trim that is set to be unveiled soon. The rear-wheel-drive variants offer a 2.7 L turbocharged engine in most trims except the base. Even with the base trim, the car is very well equipped and comes with a 7-inch touchscreen display, LED headlights, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and so on. It is by no means the bare-bones car but it gets progressively well loaded to the point where it is almost a luxury car by the time you reach the top of the trim levels.

Crew Cab Trim

Base

SLE

Elevation

SLT

AT4

MSRP (2WD)

$37,940

$45,495

$47,395

$49,195

-

MSRP (4WD)

$41,240

$48,795

$50,695

$52,495

$56,395

Key Features

4.3-liter V6

2.7-liter turbo engine

2.7-liter turbo engine

5.3-liter V8 engine

2-inch suspension lift

 

7-inch touchscreen display

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

20-inch wheels

MultiPro Tailgate

Hill-descent control

Skidplates

 

Apple CarPlay/Android Auto

Cruise control

LED cargo bed lights & LED fog lights

ProGrade Trailering system

Red recovery hooks

 

LED headlights

Trailering System

Rear window defogger

The automatic locking rear differential

Chrome finish grille

 

 

Cruise controlKeyless entry

Remote start

8-inch touchscreen display

Heated/ventilated front seats

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When deciding which trim to buy, it is very hard to look at all the different options that are offered and zero in on what one would really need. One has to also take note of the fact that going from the base trim to the highest trim levels, the price of that but practically doubles and hence it satisfies a very wide variety of buyers and their preferences. 

However, considering everything, we feel that the SLT trim is the one that feels the best. This is because, at the price of $49,195, it is a proper luxury truck with 18-inch wheels, chrome exterior trim, leather upholstery, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 120 V power outlet as well as a more powerful 5.3 L V-8 engine that can satisfy anybody’s need for power. Everything considered this is the one we would pick. 

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Release date

GMC had initially promised to release the car around the middle of this year which is about now but due to the pandemic restrictions, the release has been pushed further ahead. As of now, from everything we can gather from official releases so far, we expect that this release date might be around late 2021. This is when we expect most announcements from the company but the car is light reaching dealerships and subsequently in the hands of customers only by early 2022.

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Engine and Performance

3.0/10

When it comes to the performance of the GMC Sierra, it depends on which particular configurations and trim level we’re talking about. There is a new 2.7 L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that has been known to fetch excellent fuel efficiency numbers. The car is rear-wheel drive and this makes for an excellent performing vehicle right from the get-go. Its engine makes an output of 310 hp and 348 pound-feet of torque. These numbers put it right on the cusp of competition that is happening in the class.

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab 2.7L Engine

There are much more powerful engines available with the GMC Sierra and those are a 5.3 L V-8, a 6.2 L V8, and so on. The base model comes with a 4.3 L V6 that is less powerful and also less fuel-efficient and is better avoided. Its acceleration is extremely quick because even the base engine has adequate power. This results in a 0 to 60 mph time of 7.1 seconds even for a four-cylinder engine. And no matter how much more powerful your engine is, it does not cut down by much because even the 6.2 L V-8 engine does 0 to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds.

Models

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

2022 Ford F-150 SuperCrew

2022 RAM 1500 Crew Cab

MSRP

$37,940

$36,910

$39,340

$32,745

Engine

2.7L Turbo Inline-4

2.7L Turbo Inline-4

3.3L EcoBoost V6

3.6L NA V6

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Horsepower

310 hp @ 5600 rpm

310 hp @ 5600 rpm

290 hp @ 6500 rpm

305 hp @ 6400 RPM

Torque

348 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm

348 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm

265 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

269 lb-ft @ 4800 RPM

0-60

7.1 seconds

7.0 seconds

7.3 seconds

7.5 seconds

Quarter-Mile

15.2 seconds

15.2 seconds

15.5 seconds

15.9 seconds

Top Speed

135 MPH

135 MPH

130 MPH

130 MPH

Max. Towing Capacity (lbs)

11,200

9,700

14,000

8,290

Max. Payload Capacity (lbs)

2,198

2,198

1,820

1,232

One can see that among the competitors, the GMC and the Chevrolet are the most powerful trucks both on paper as well as in terms of real-world tests. The Chevrolet manages to edge out the GMC by a little bit in terms of acceleration. The Ford is not anything close to the fastest on paper or in real life while it is the most expensive and this is a bad mark. 

When it comes to the more important aspects, however, like towing capacity, Ford manages to send the benchmarks in the class. However what was impressive is that the GMC manages to nip right at its heels in terms of towing capacity, set the benchmark in terms of payload capacity, and also strike a great balance in terms of performance and price.

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Fuel Economy

3.0/10

Another big advantage of switching to smaller turbocharged engines is that fuel efficiency figures improved a lot. And by this, we mean that the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 manages to sip on fuel and return as much as 23 MPG combined which is the class benchmark. These are excellent figures and are good enough for a range of 624 miles on the highway which is class-leading. Part of the credit for this goes to the supremely large 24-gallon fuel tank which makes the truck very capable of long-distance hauling.

Models

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

2022 Ford F-150 SuperCrew

2022 RAM 1500 Crew Cab

MPG (City)

21

21

19

20 

MPG (Highway)

26

26

25

25 

MPG (Combined)

23

23

22

22 

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

24.0

24.0

23.0

26.0

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)

504/624/552

504/624/552

437/575/506

520/650/572

Although the RAM has very decent fuel efficiency and is better than the Ford, it fails to deliver the same kind of efficiency as the GM twins. We also find that the Ford F-150 has a much smaller fuel tank and hence offers a much lesser overall range. But what is truly impressive is that GMC and Chevrolet manage to have nearly the same overall range as the RAM despite having a smaller fuel tank because these trucks are that much more efficient. This is an impressive feat because it actually means lower fuel bills.

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Interior

2.0/10

When it comes to the interior, GMC has slight faults that are more prevalent as its competitors have changed a lot in terms of interiors. Things are no different with the new Sierra 1500 and one can see that the interiors are not particularly enticing. Ingress and egress are, however, very easy and the interiors are very spacious. In the crew cab layout especially, both rows are very spacious and can fit five adults with ease.

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Dashboard

However, some controls are a bit hard to reach and bring down the total ergonomics of this cabin. One of the only complaints would be that the visibility outside the cabin is a bit low because of the thick roof pillars. The general layout of the cabin is very welcoming. However, there is no denying that some parts of the interior design have become dated and feel even more so next to the RAM and the Ford. Cargo capacity is decent at 71.7 ft.³ and is the class benchmark for the same.

Models

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

2022 Ford F-150 SuperCrew

2022 RAM 1500 Crew Cab

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

6

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

43.1/66.0/44.5

40.8/66.7/43.9

43.1/66.0/44.5

40.9/66.0/40.9

Second Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

39.8/64.8/35.2

39.8/64.8/35.2

40.8/66.7/43.9

39.8/65.7/45.2

Trunk Capacity (cu-ft.)

71.7

71.7

62.3

61.5

The cabin of all cars in this category are quite spacious but the RAM 1500 offers excellent room in every row. We felt that some of this space is actually not useful since even in the GMC we never felt a lack of space. The RAM 1500 is the only car that can seat six people while the rest of the competitors seat only five. What is even more impressive is that the GMC and Chevrolet offer the most cargo space which has been traded in both of the rivals in favor of more space inside the cabin. Some standard features include:

  • Ventilated seat type - heated and cooled
  • Heated and Powered seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Leather upholstery
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Cupholders

What’s there to keep you entertained?

When it comes to infotainment options, there is plenty on offer. The primary screen is not particularly large, at 8.0 inches but one can always opt for the optional system which has a screen that is 12.0 inches in size. But what has impressed us the most is that it offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard right from the base trim.

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Infotainment System

These systems have very sophisticated modern technology and make connectivity very simple. They also offer all the necessary features one would expect. But as you go up the trim levels, you can find that the infotainment system becomes very loaded and gives you everything that you would wish for. Some features of the infotainment system include: 

  • Sirius XM
  • Android Auto
  • Apple Car Play
  • Multi-colour 8-inch diagonal screen
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wireless charging
  • Bluetooth streaming
  • USB ports
  • Pro Trailering system
  • Bose speaker sound system

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Exterior

7.0/10

The GMC Sierra is a truck that has a very special presence. It had not had the same kind of acceptance as some of its competitors when it was launched initially but, over time it has matured into an excellent piece of design.

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Three Quarter View

We feel that the crew cab body style suits this design even more and hence it becomes one of the most exciting pickup trucks around. It is also quite large in size and has an extremely large footprint. But this also means that the road presence of this vehicle is absolutely insane.

Models

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

2022 Ford F-150 SuperCrew

2022 RAM 1500 Crew Cab

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,602

4,602

4,177

4971

Length (inches)

231.7

231.7

227.9

232.9

Width (inches)

81.2

81.2

79.9

82.1

Height (inches)

75.4

75.4

75.1

77.5

Ground Clearance (inches)

7.8

7.8

8.6

8.2

Wheelbase (inches)

147.4

147.4

141.0

144.5

The RAM is bigger than all of its competitors in every single aspect but we also have to remember that it is much heavier. The Ford F-150 offers the most amount of ground clearance but let’s face it, none of these vehicles are very capable off the road as they seem to be. In terms of weight, the GMC is rather on the heavier side and weighs 4602 lbs. It also has one of the longest wheelbase lengths in the segment. Being essentially the same truck, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 measures exactly the same in all of these dimensions. Some standout features include:

  • LED Headlights
  • LED Tail-lamps and LED DRLs
  • Standard Tailgate with locking
  • Cab-mounted cargo area lamps
  • Bed rail protection caps

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Safety

9.0/10

When it comes to safety, pickup trucks have been performing extremely well lately. It has been evaluated by the NHTSA and scored an overall four stars which are adequately safe. The truck was able to secure 5-star ratings in the side barrier as well as side pole ratings with a rollover rating of 4 and the risk of rollover of 19.80%. It comes with most of the advanced safety features available in the market today as standard features and one can rest assured that it is a safe car. The IIHS has not been able to test the car but we expected to be tested soon. Some of the standout safety features include: 

  • Side-impact beams
  • Brake Assist
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Backup Camera
  • Traction Control
  • Stability Control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Airbags
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Parking assist
  • Post-Collision warning
  • Four-Wheel Automated Braking System
  • Emergency Brake Assist
  • Hitch Guidance
  • Trailer Monitor

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Competition

7.0/10

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Vs. 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

As we have observed, the Chevrolet Silverado and the GMC Sierra are the exact same cars in terms of nearly every single aspect that one can think of. But however, the GMC line-up is filled with cars that are less utilitarian and it would depend on the buyer whether they need that much extra luxury and sophistication at the premium price. For that price, we still feel that the Chevrolet is a good pick but it is not merely a specialist GMC.

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab vs. 2022 Ford F-150 SuperCrew 

The Ford F-150 has excellent interior space and good looks but fails to impress in certain areas. It has also been a bit down on performance and fuel efficiency so unless you pick an engine that truly makes it special, the GMC makes for a better pick. The Ford F-150 is still a winner from a practical point of view and would be an excellent choice as it also offers much better resale value than any other truck in the segment.

2022 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Front View

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Vs. 2022 RAM 1500 Crew Cab?

 The RAM 1500 is an excellent truck but it is not as powerful or engaging to drive as the Porsche. It is much larger and also heavier. It also offers the best range when you compare it to the competitors despite being a little down on fuel efficiency when compared to the GMC. The 2022 RAM 1500 also has the honor of being the first truck that has earned the title of ‘Top Safety Pick’ from the IIHS. It also sets the benchmark in its class when it comes to interior quality and hence is a truck that we would consider.

2022 RAM 1500 Crew Cab Three Quarter View

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Final Verdict

The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab is a pickup truck that presents a lot of reasons for one to choose it over its competitors. It comes at a great price, offering excellent towing and payload capabilities as well as extremely frugal powertrains. On one hand, its design is a bit dated on the interior and can definitely improve in terms of a certain radius inside. But it takes someone who appreciates engineering to realize how special this vehicle is and how much of a great companion it would be in terms of daily life.

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