2022 GMC Sierra 1500 diesel Double Cab

MSRP $334,700

Ranked #4 in Fullsize Pickup-truck

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 diesel Double Cab Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 27, 2021

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The new GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab is all set to receive few styling updates in the form of a new front fascia and redesigned rear profile. It is also expected to come with many mid-cycle enhancements introduced by General Motors in its different lineup of vehicles. The enhancements will include interior, technological, and some mechanical changes as well to further strengthen the already good light-duty truck. 

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Pros

Spacious rear seats 

Stylish exteriors 

Well laid out interiors

Cons

Long term reliability 

Fit and finish levels could be better 

What's New?

New front and rear fascia design 

New exterior colors

Redesigned dash and center stack 

New gear selector will replace column shifter 

Larger moonroof 

New Global B platform for electric architecture

Better payload capacity 

New gauge cluster with full digital display 


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$334700

bodystyle

4dr Double Cab

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$334,700 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 diesel Double Cab in Agate Black color
Agate Black

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab will be available in three trims namely the Sierra Base, SLE, and Elevation. However, a diesel engine will be available as an option only in the SLE and Elevation trims. The price for the SLE trim is expected to start at $45,700 and go up to $47,300 for the Elevation trim excluding additional charges. It will face competition from the likes of Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab, Ford F-150 SuperCab, and RAM 1500 Quad Cab.

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 diesel Double Cab Features

The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab will be available in two trims namely the SLE and Elevation with a diesel engine option. Both the trims will be priced well and come in RWD configuration as standard. An AWD configuration would be available as an optional extra. Both the trims get access to only a single standard-size cargo bed. Both trims will get a decent list of features inside the cabin and with an updated interior design they’ll be even more desirable.

Trims 

SLE 

Elevation 

MSRP*

$45,700

$47,300

Key Features*

Tilt and telescopic steering wheel 

Adds to or upgrades to the SLE trim 

 

10-way power-adjustable driver seat 

Optional front center console 

 

4.2" diagonal color Driver Information Center

Push-button start 

 

6-speaker audio system

Two additional USB ports 

 

Dual-zone climate control system 

Premium synthetic seats 

 

Heated driver and passenger seats

Remote start 

 

Keyless open and start 

Rear window defogger 

 

Rear vision camera 

In-bed LED lighting 

 

17-inch aluminum wheels 

20-inch aluminum wheels 

*Expected features and 2021 data used for reference 

We Recommend 

We would recommend the SLE trim as it offers most of the needed features at a lesser price. With the SLE trim, you’ll get many useful features like a dual-zone climate control system, keyless open and start, a 6-speaker audio system, OnStar connected services, a rear vision camera, and many more. However, it comes with a gas engine as standard and you’ll have to opt for the torquey diesel engine. You can also opt for optional packages like Max Trailering Package and Driver Assistance Package to make your truck even more desirable. 

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab Diesel Release Date 

Currently, test mules of the 2022 Sierra 1500 Double Cab have been spotted testing and the new model is expected to launch in the third quarter of 2021.

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 diesel Double Cab Engine and Performance

The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 diesel Double Cab will be powered by a 3.0L Duramax inline-6 engine producing about 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of enormous torque. The diesel engine option is mainly for those who prioritize better towing and payload capacity than outright performance. The diesel engine is also bound to be more fuel-efficient than its gasoline counterpart. As per the current model, the engine will be mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission which is known to be smooth and responsive under different driving conditions. The 2021 model can tow about 9,300 pounds and we expect the 2022 model to tow higher loads. 

As the 2021 model offers good maneuverability and slightly stiff suspension, the 2022 model is expected to offer better handling and better suspension tuning. The suspension tuning isn’t bad on the 2021 model but it can get rough on bad roads. Around the corners, you will definitely feel the bulk of the truck and it's definitely not made for aggressive cornering as there is little body roll. The optional AWD will provide better traction on different road surfaces and improve the off-road compatibility of the truck. The 2021 Sierra 1500 diesel Double Cab does a 0-60 mph sprint in about 7-seconds and a quarter-mile drag is done in about 15.0 seconds.

Models(2022)

GMC Sierra 1500 diesel Double Cab

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 diesel Double Cab

Ford F-150 diesel Super Cab

RAM 1500 diesel Quad Cab

MSRP*

$47,090

$45,990

$42,430

$41,290

Engine*

3.0L Turbo-Diesel Inline-6

3.0L Turbo Diesel Inline-6

3.0L Turbo-Diesel V6

3.0L Turbo-Diesel V6

Drivetrain*

4WD

4WD

4WD

4WD

Transmission*

10-Speed automatic

10-Speed automatic

10-Speed automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Power*

277 hp @ 3,750 RPM

277 hp @ 3,750 RPM

250 hp @ 4,500 RPM

260 hp @ 4,000 RPM

Torque*

460 lb-ft. @ 1,500 RPM

460 lb-ft. @ 1,500 RPM

440 lb-ft. @ 1,600 RPM

480 lb-ft. @ 1,750 RPM

0-60 MPH*

7.0 secs

7.0 secs

7.2 secs

8.1 secs

Quarter Mile*

15.0 secs

15.0 secs

15.2 secs

16.7 secs

Top Speed*

130 MPH

130 MPH

130 MPH

130 MPH

Towing Capacity*

9,300 lbs

9,300 lbs

8,100 lbs

7,740 lbs

*Expected and 2021 data used for reference 

All the trucks in the competition are powered by a 3.0L diesel engine. The GM twins come with an inline-6 configuration while the Ford and RAM trucks offer a V-6 configuration. The GM twins offer higher power output and better acceleration as well. But the RAM truck offers better torque output which is necessary for better payload capacity. The 2022 GM twins will be made on the GM’s new global platform and are expected to offer class-leading towing capacity just like their 2021 models. 

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 diesel Double Cab Fuel Economy

The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 diesel Double Cab is expected to follow the 2021 model in terms of fuel efficiency as well. We expect it to offer decent fuel economy with a diesel engine under its hood. It will offer 22 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway, and 24 mpg in combined driving conditions. With a fuel tank capacity of 24-gallons, it might offer up to 528 miles in the city, 624 miles on the highway, and 576 miles in mixed driving conditions. 

Models(2022)

GMC Sierra 1500 diesel Double Cab

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 diesel Double Cab

Ford F-150 diesel Super Cab

RAM 1500 diesel Quad Cab

MPG (City)*

22

22

20

21

MPG (Highway)*

26

26

27

29

MPG (Combined)*

24

24

23

24

Fuel Capacity (Gallon)*

24

24

26

26

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)*

528/624/576

528/624/576

520/702/598

546/754/624

*Expected and 2021 data used for reference 

As all the trucks are powered by a diesel engine, you can expect good fuel efficiency from all of them. However, the Ford and RAM trucks are slightly more fuel-efficient than the GM twins. The Ford F-150 and RAM 1500 are equipped with larger 26-gallon fuel tanks and hence offer a better range. The RAM 1500 Quad Cab offers the maximum range on a full tank of diesel, followed by Ford F-150 SuperCab and GM twins.

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 diesel Double Cab Interior

The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Double cab will get some redesigned styling elements inside the cabin to remain up-to-date and give stiff competition to the rivals. As per some reports, it will get an all-new cockpit design which will include a redesigned dashboard and a center stack that will come with a larger infotainment screen. The center console will be modified too for better storage space. 

The instrument console will now have an option to go fully digital. The traditional shifter knob will be replaced by a selector knob for a better and modern look. Also, there might be a larger sunroof/moonroof on some of the higher trim levels. The seats will be covered in premium cloth upholstery and a dual-zone climate con system will be standard. The driver’s seat will also get 10-way power adjustability along with a heating function.

Models(2022)

GMC Sierra 1500 diesel Double Cab

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 diesel Double Cab

Ford F-150 diesel Super Cab

RAM 1500 diesel Quad Cab

Seating Capacity

6

6

6

6

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)*

43.0/66.0/44.5

43.0/66.0/44.5

40.8/66.7/43.9

40.1/66.0/41.0

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)*

39.9/64.9/35.2

39.9/64.9/35.2

40.3/66.1/33.5

39.7/65.7/34.7

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft.)*

79.4

79.4

62.3

61.5

*Expected and 2021 data used for reference 

As the interior dimensions of the 2022 Sierra 1500 Double Cab are not yet available and might change slightly, we’ll be considering the 2021 model data for comparison with rivals. The GM twins will be sharing the same platform and will be very identical with respect to the interior space. The GM twins also offer better cargo capacity than the Ford F-150 Super Cab and RAM 1500 Quad Cab. Some of the standout interior features are:

  • Dual-zone climate control system 
  • 10-way power-adjustable front seat 
  • 40/20/40 split-bench front seat with under-seat storage
  • Heated front seats
  • Keyless open and start 

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The 2022 Sierra 1500 Double Cab will come with some updated infotainment features and is expected to make the user experience even better. It is expected to come with a larger touchscreen display as standard and will be placed over the center stack. However, it will be powered by the same GMC user interface and come with features like AM/FM stereo, Bluetooth active streaming for two devices simultaneously as standard. 

You’ll also get access to SiriusXM satellite radio and for smartphone connectivity, there will be wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support for compatible phones. For a pleasant musical experience, it will also get a 6-speaker sound system. Also, the presence of OnStar and GMC-connected services will ensure better convenience. It will also support Google Automotive services to enable live traffic, mapping, and location search features. Some of the standout infotainment features are:

  • OnStar and GMC connected services 
  • Wired Apple CarPlay 
  • Wired Android Auto 
  • SiriusXM satellite radio 
  • AM/FM stereo 
  • Bluetooth connectivity and hands-free calling 

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 diesel Double Cab Exterior

The 2022 GMC Sierra is expected to receive exterior styling updates also. It will come with redesigned front and rear fascias. It will also come with some new wheel designs for some trim levels. As per the 2021 model, the headlights will be full LEDs and will be accompanied by daytime running lights. The tail lamps will also be LEDs and add a modern touch to the entire design. 

The side profile of the double cab will remain unchanged and it will retain its boxy profile along with a cargo bed. However, the cargo bed size will be limited to single size for the Double Cab. The 2022 Sierra 1500 Double Cab is expected to offer decent ground clearance and it will be available with 17-inch or 20-inch wheel sizes. Overall, we expect the styling changes to be modern and upmarket. 

Models(2022)

GMC Sierra 1500 diesel Double Cab

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 diesel Double Cab

Ford F-150 Diesel Super Cab

RAM 1500 diesel Quad Cab

Curb Weight (lbs)*

4,720

4,720

4,069

5,160

Length (in)*

231.8

231.7

231.7

229.0

Width (in)*

81.2

81.2

79.9

79.4

Height (in)*

75.6

75.6

75.5

77.2

Ground Clearance (in)*

7.9

7.9

8.4

8.1

Wheelbase (in)*

147.4

147.5

145.4

140.0 

*Expected and 2021 data used for reference 

We expect that the exterior dimensions of the 2022 Sierra 1500 Double Cab will be similar to the ongoing model and so we’ll be considering the 2021 Sierra 1500 Double Cab data for comparison. The GM twins will be sharing the new global platform and hence will offer very similar dimensions. The F-150 and RAM 1500 offer better ground clearance than the GM twins. Both of them also share a longer wheelbase as compared to the competition, leading to a better cargo capacity as well. Some of the standout infotainment features are:

  • LED headlights 
  • LED tail lamps 
  • Power assist tailgate 
  • LED cargo bed lights 
  • LED fog lamps (Elevation)
  • GMC MultiPro tailgate

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 diesel Double Cab Safety

Like the 2021 model, the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab will also come with few safety features as standard.The NHTSA has given the 2021 model a 4-star safety rating and the IIHS has also rated it as “Good” in most of the test parameters. However, it scores poorly in the headlights department and receives a “Marginal” rating for passenger’s side overlap crash test. However, the GMC 2022 will be well-built and will be capable of resisting high impact collisions. Most of the driver assistance features will be offered as optional just like the 2021 model. The optional Safety Confidence package would add many required safety features and ensure your peace of mind. Some of the standout safety features are: 

  • Teen Driver 
  • Tire pressure monitoring system 
  • Rear vision camera 
  • Optional rear cross traffic alert 
  • Optional lane keep assist 
  • Optional Front and rear park assist 
  • Optional Forward collision alert 

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 diesel Double Cab Competition

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 diesel Double Cab V/S 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 diesel Double Cab 

Both the trucks belong to the same parent company and will be sharing the same platform for the 2022 model as well. So we expect both the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado share many components including powertrain and drivetrain as well. Aesthetically they might be different but under the skin both the trucks would be very same. We are excited about the GM’s new Super Cruise functionality which will added to the 2022 models which will add some autonomous technology in both the trucks

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 diesel Double Cab V/S 2022 Ford F-150 diesel Super Cab 

The Ford F-150 SuperCab is known for its cost-effectiveness and value for money proposition. However, with the updates for the 2022 model, the F-150 won’t be a match for the new Sierra 1500 that would offer better aesthetics and interior tech as well. Currently, the Sierra 1500 provides better cargo capacity than the F-150 and we expect that to continue or even improve with the new model. The F-150 might be slightly fuel-efficient than the GMC Sierra 1500 but can’t really match its interior space and ergonomics. 

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 diesel Double Cab V/S 2022 RAM 1500 diesel Quad Cab 

The RAM 1500 Quad Cab is one of the compelling options in the light-duty truck segment and for many good reasons. It provides good value for money and is awarded by the IIHS for being high on the safety quotient. It also offers a class-leading range owing to a larger fuel tank. However, it can’t beat the GMC Sierra 1500 in terms of fuel efficiency, cargo capacity, and practicality. With the new 2022 model, it will be even more difficult for the RAM 1500 to offer a challenge to the newer and better GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab,

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 diesel Double Cab Final Verdict

The new model has been spotted testing several times and will be based on GM’s new global platform. So with all the exterior and interior updates, we believe that the new GMC Sierra 1500 diesel Double Cab will be a compelling option to buy in the light-duty truck segment. However, it falls back in terms of fuel efficiency and a number of safety features offered as standard, where some of its rivals excel. But it will make up for it by offering class-leading cargo capacity. Overall, it's a good choice in the light-duty truck segment and one must wait for its updated avatar to launch next year and experience it in full flesh before making a decision. 

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