2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD Double Cab

MSRP $45,000 - $52,100

Ranked #4 in Fullsize Pickup-truck

2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD Double Cab Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 1, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The new GMC Sierra 2500HD Double Cab is gifted with a fine-looking exterior styling and a deluxe cabin that feels comfortable and spacious. Under the hood, it packs a brawny 6.6 L V8 engine that has an impressive towing capacity, power, and performance. Sierra 2500HD also comes with a Duramax Turbo-Diesel unit that pushes the torque figure to 900 plus for those who want more power and torque and this diesel unit would be covered in a separate review.

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Pros

Powerful 6.6L V8 engine

Class-leading exterior appeal

Spacious and comfortable cabin

Impeccable safety

Cons

Expensive with options

Rivals possess better towing potential

It's big and Behaves like one!

What's New?

Added optional packages and features

Addition of Seat Belt Adjustable Guide Loops

Optional 20-inch machined-face aluminum wheels


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$45000

bodystyle

4dr Double Cab

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$45,000 Est. onwards

SLT$52,100 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD Double Cab in Brownstone Metallic color
Brownstone Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


For 2022, the base trim has been renamed Pro, and this GMC truck comes with more optional packages and features this year. All models of the 2022 Sierra 2500HD Double Cab are available in both 2WD as well as 4WD configurations. Pricing starts at $40,495 for the new Sierra 2500HD. 2022 Sierra 2500 HD Double Cab is strongly opposed by the Ford F-250 Super Duty SuperCab, Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Double Cab, and the RAM 2500 Crew Cab. Let’s see if the Sierra is the best among them. 

2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD Double Cab Features

The 2022 Sierra 2500HD Double Cab is offered in 3 trims: Pro, SLE, and SLT. All the trims are fitted with a 6.6L V8 engine as standard. An optional 6.6L turbocharged diesel engine can be equipped for better power and towing potential. Standard features include 6-speed transmission with OD, External engine oil cooler, Heavy-Duty Air Filter with monitoring, 7" diagonal color touchscreen with GMC infotainment system, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 6-speaker audio, Vinyl or cloth seats, tilt and telescopic steering, 3.5" diagonal monochrome driver’s display, 17" steel painted Silver wheels, Chrome front, and rear bumper, LED tail lamps and many more.

Additionally, there is a wide range of optional equipment and attributes that GMC offers for further customization of your truck. These include 18" steel painted Silver wheels, pickup bed, flex-fuel capability, block heater, 220-amp alternator, skid plates, larger assist steps, SiriusXM, Cruise control, and better safety features. The higher trims like SLE come with added or improved features like Standard MultiPro Tailgate, Available X31 Off-Road package, LED head and tail lamps, 8” touch screen with SiriusXM. The SLT is equipped with an HD to surround rear camera, perforated leather seats, digital variable steering assist, premium audio by Bose, and many others. The long bed option costs around $200 extra.

Trims

PRO

SLE

SLT

MSRP (2WD)

$40,495

$45,295 

$53,295

MSRP (4WD)

$43,295

$48,095 

$56,095

Features

6.6L V8 engine

Adds or replaces existing

Adds or replaces existing

 

17" steel painted Silver wheels

17" LT245/75R17E all-season, Blackwall tires

18" machined aluminum wheels with Dark Grey Metallic accents

 

Chrome front and rear bumper

OnStar & GMC Connected Services

Perforated leather seating in jet black or dark walnut/slate

 

Teen Driver

GMC MultiPro Tailgate

ProGrade Trailering System

 

Trailering Package

4.2" color driver’s display

Integrated trailer brake controller

 

7" diagonal color touchscreen with GMC infotainment system

Available X31 Off-Road Package with Twin-Tube Rancho Shocks

Wi-Fi hotspot

 

6-speaker audio system

8” touch multi-media display

10-way power driver seat with power lumbar with driver memory

 

4-way manual driver seat

Wi-Fi hotspot

10-way power front passenger seat

 

60/40 split-folding rear bench seat

SiriusXM 3-month Trial

Heated driver and front outboard passenger seats

 

3.5" diagonal monochromatic Driver Information Center

Capless fuel fill

Leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted controls

 

Single-zone climate control with rear air vents

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Keyless Open and Start

     

Dual-zone automatic climate control with rear vents

Which Trim should you buy?

The SLE being $8,000 lesser than the SLT offers the best value. It brings with it many essential features and creature comforts. Additionally, the SLE can be customized with a wide variety of additional packages and options which will further enhance your experience inside the truck and its looks.

2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD Double Cab Release Date

The 2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD is already available for booking and you can get one specced up according to your preference from the GMC website or from your nearest dealership right now. 

2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD Double Cab Engine and Performance

The performance of your 2500HD heavily depends on the engine you fit your truck with. GMC offers 2 engines that you can fit in your truck. All the trims come fitted to a 6.6L V8 engine as default. An optional 6.6L turbocharged diesel V8 engine that offers more power, performance, and towing can be equipped for the better. The standard 6.6L V8 engine in default is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and can be had either with a 2WD or 4WD drivetrain. The engine generates a hefty 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft torque. It can hit 0-60 mph in 7.5 seconds and covers the quarter-mile distance at 15.1 seconds. The higher torque offers an advantage to the truck of towing 18,500 pounds and a payload capacity of 3,811 pounds.

The engine behavior of the regular 6.6L V8 feels pleasant and quite potent. The transmission feels responsive and smooth. The truck, when equipped with the optional diesel engine, behaves like a beast on the highways. The 2022 Sierra 2500HD Double Cab is a heavy truck weighing 6,421 pounds. It has a big, hefty body. This makes it quite challenging to drive. While taking a sharp turn or treading through the corners, the body roll is significantly visible and you can understand the truck weight very easily. Inside the city, the large stance makes it challenging to maneuver through the city conditions. It is also quite a difficult task to park it in tight spots and drive through narrow alleys.

Models

2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD Double Cab 

2022 Ford F-250 Super Duty Super Cab 

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Double Cab

2021 RAM 2500 Crew Cab

MSRP

$40,495

$37,285

$37,700

$39,395

Engine 

6.6L V8

6.2L V8

6.6L V8

6.4L V8

Drivetrain

2WD

2WD

2WD

2WD

Transmission

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power 

401 hp @ 5,200 rpm

385 hp @ 5,750 rpm

401 hp @ 5,200 rpm

410 hp @ 5,600 rpm

Torque

464 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm

430 lb-ft @ 3,800 rpm

464 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm

429 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm

0-60 MPH (sec)

7.5

7.7

7.7

7.9

Quarter mile (sec)

15.1

15.3

N/A

16.1

Top Speed (MPH)

130

100

130

105

The Sierra 2500HD is one of the most expensive trucks in comparison. It also happens to be the most torquey and packed among the others. It is a deluxe version of the Silverado and a grand extra makes sense when you look at the feature list. On the contrary, RAM’s 2500 Crew Cab being more powerful than the GMC also is priced lower, making it an excellent choice in terms of value for money.

2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD Double Cab Fuel Economy

The efficiency is hardly a thing you should give a thought about when you’re on a truck that comes with a 6.6L V8 engine. V8 engines are known to be low on efficiency but high on power. Answering the high fuel need, GMC has fitted the truck with 36 gallons of fuel capacity that should very well help the truck perform any task with ease. However, we speculate the fuel efficiency to be 17-19 mpg on the highways.

Models

2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD Double Cab

2022 Ford F-250 Super Duty Super Cab

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Double Cab

2021 RAM 2500 Crew Cab

MPG (City)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

MPG (Highway)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

MPG (Combined)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

36

34

36

31

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

After taking a look at the Ford and RAM’s low power and performance figures and smaller tank capacity, we expect them to offer better mileage. However, the Silverado and Sierra being cousins with different names offer similar mileages which are lower than the other two. But the GMC cousins are expected to provide more range as they come with a higher capacity fuel tank compared to the others. 

2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD Double Cab Interior

You can’t expect a deluxe cabin from a pick-up truck. On the contrary, that’s where the Sierra excels. Inside the muscular-looking exterior lies a cabin that is beautifully created and exhibits talents of excellent American craftsmanship. The cabin accommodates 6 people with adequate head and legroom in the front, while the rear seats lack space, and are primarily suited for children and storage. Upholstery depends on the trim you choose. The Pro trim’s seats come covered with jet black cloth or vinyl. The SLE trim’s seats can be covered with jet black or dark walnut cloth and slate interior trim. 

Going upwards, the SLT trim’s seats come with jet black or dark walnut-colored perforated leather. The seats are cushioned well and wide. Standard features on the Pro include a 4-way manual driver and passenger seat, 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat, Rubberized vinyl floor covering, manual tilt-telescopic steering wheel, Power windows, Power door locks, and Single-zone climate control with rear vents. The SLE comes with added or improved standard features like leather-wrapped steering with mounted controls and a leather-wrapped gear shifter. Upgraded features on the SLT include 10-way power-adjustable and heated front seats with driver’s memory settings, carpeted floor covering, leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control with rear vents, rear window defogger, and additional power outlets of 12 and 120 volts.

Models

2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD Double Cab

2022 Ford F-250 Super Duty Super Cab

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Double Cab

2021 RAM 2500 Crew Cab

Seating Capacity

6

6

6

6

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

43.03/66.02/44.53

40.8/66.7/43.9

43.03/66.02/44.53

40.9/65.9/40.9

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

39.88/64.88/35.24

40.3/65.8/33.5

39.88/64.88/35.24

39.8/65.6/40.2

Cargo Capacity (cu ft)

69.5

65.4

69.5

57.5

All the trucks have a standard seating capacity of 6 people. The best passenger space in the cabin is offered by the Sierra and Silverado. At the rear part of the truck, the Sierra offers a big cargo box that is 69.5 ft3 in terms of volume. Compared to its rivals the cargo box is on the larger side, and it can be used to store a generous amount of items. Combined with the engine’s massive power and torque, the truck can haul 3,591 pounds of payload. In terms of cargo box capacity, the Sierra and the Silverado offer the largest cargo box and also the largest payload capacity. Standout interior features in the 2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD Double Cab are:

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control with rear vents
  • Leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel
  • 10-way power adjusted and heated front seats
  • 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat
  • Carpeted floor covering

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The infotainment system on the 2022 Sierra 2500HD Double Cab depends on the trim you choose. The brand offers a wide range of features when it comes to infotainment and multimedia. The Pro trim comes equipped with a 7” color touchscreen with 6-speaker audio system. Additionally, it supports Bluetooth audio streaming and voice recognition, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. 

The SLE brings with it a standard 8” touch display with 6-speaker audio, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a SiriusXM 3-months trial. The SLT brings an upgraded infotainment system that is better in functionality and brings additional features- A standard 8” premium GMC Infotainment System with multi-touch support, HD Radio, and SiriusXM Radio w/ 360L Trial Subscription. Standout infotainment features in the 2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD Double Cab are:

  • 8" diagonal Premium GMC Infotainment System
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • SiriusXM Radio and 360L trial subscription
  • Wi-Fi hotspot capable
  • Wireless Phone Projection for Apple Carplay and Android Auto
  • Voice-activated technology for phone
  • HD Radio

2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD Double Cab Exterior

The 2022 Sierra 2500HD Double Cab is unchanged in terms of looks. The 18” machined aluminum wheels fit the bully-like body of the truck and give it a professional look. At the front, the LED reflector HID lamps with the C-shaped DRLs look awesome. It is followed by the LED Fog lamps below which look large and distinct. The fog lamps are large compared to what we have seen in other trucks and vehicles. The large chrome grille with the red GMC logo gives a pleasant look to the car. 

At the back, the LED C-shaped tail lamps along with the chrome bumpers make the truck look classy. There are ample reasons why the Sierras are so popular and its handsome appeal is one of the justifications. In terms of specs, the 2500HD is on the heavier side with a curb weight of 6,239 pounds. It’s big and the bigger body size is significant when you’re driving it in the city conditions. However, the truck enjoys a laudable 10.2” of ground clearance which comes in handy and makes it easy to operate the Sierra in off-roads and terrains.

Models

2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD Double Cab

2022 Ford F-250 Super Duty Super Cab

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Double Cab

2021 RAM 2500 Crew Cab

Curb weight (lbs)

6,239

5,952

6,229

6,340

Length (inches)

240.45

238.2

240.45

238.8

Width (Inches)

81.85

80

81.85

79.5

Height (Inches)

79.95

79.3

79.95

78.2

Ground clearance (inches)

10.2

8.7

10.2

7.4

Wheelbase (inches)

149.4

148

149.4

149

The Sierra and Silverado are based on the same platform. As a result, the dimensions are the same starting from the wheelbase to the ground clearance. In terms of curb weight, the RAM is the heaviest with the lowest ground clearance. The 2022 Ford F-250 manages to stay under 6000 pounds, making it the lightest and smallest in the segment. Standout exterior features in the 2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD Double Cab are:

  • 18" machined aluminum wheels with Dark Grey Metallic accents
  • Chrome front and rear bumper
  • LED Fog lamps
  • Cargo bed LED lighting
  • Tailgate with EZ Lift assist, power lock & release
  • GMC MultiPro Tailgate
  • Solar-absorbing glass
  • Corner Step rear bumper
  • Pickup bed
  • External engine oil cooler

2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD Double Cab Safety

GMC equips the 2022 Sierra 2500HD with capable enough brakes for an efficient deceleration of the truck. All the wheels are fitted with disc brakes; the front wheels come equipped with 14” rotors, while the rear wheels come with 14.1” rotors. The braking system also comes with ABS, EBD, and Emergency Brake Assist. The brakes are responsive and work well, it brings this 6-ton monster to a stop within 138 feet.

The 2022 GMC Sierra hasn’t yet been tested by the NHTSA or the IIHS. The Sierra is based on GMS’s K2XX platform and the chassis is made of steel primarily, and aluminum. Additionally, the presence of several driver assistance and active safety programs make the truck safer and merit in the mitigation of accidents. Standout safety features in the 2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD Double Cab are:

  • Hitch guidance and hitch view
  • Teen Driver
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Blind-spot Monitoring System
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • HD Rear Vision Camera
  • Automated Emergency Brake Assist
  • Trailer Sway Control
  • Hill Start Assist

2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD Double Cab Competition

2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD Double Cab vs 2022 Ford F-250 Super Duty Super Cab

The F-250 Super Duty Super Cab costs less than the Sierra here, which makes it affordable at the cost of lesser performance and features. On the other hand, the Sierra justifies itself with better power and performance. The GMC also looks better, is more spacious, and has a feature-packed cabin, more responsive braking. And most importantly the GMC gets a great set of safety features. 

2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD Double Cab vs 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Double Cab

It’s a matter of choice here. The Chevy Silverado is the less decorated sibling of the Sierra. Right from power and performance to safety, everything is the same between the Sierra and Silverado. Being priced more than the Silverado, the Sierra offers better features, an opulent cabin with a generous amount of features, class-leading safety, and a bold exterior look. If you want a truck that comes with great appeal and features, the Sierra is the one to go for. 

2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD Double Cab vs 2021 RAM 2500 Crew Cab

The RAM goes into a head-to-head conflict with the Sierra with similar payload and towing capacity, power, and performance, and features. RAM offers better value when it comes to practicality. However, the RAM misses out on present-day appeal and features, where the GMC justifies itself. The GMC looks better and offers better cosmetic decorations and features. Moreover, the Sierra has a bigger fuel tank and a 10 ft3 difference in cargo capacity which gives it a clear win.

2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD Double Cab Final Verdict

The new GMC Sierra 2500HD Double Cab comes with a class-leading payload and towing capacity. The exterior of the truck looks awesome with modern elements fitted that give it a classy look. The bold and handsome exterior fits an opulent and feature-loaded cabin inside that feels comfortable and airy. Moreover, GMC has loaded the truck with all the necessary features that make it safe. Being the deluxe version of the Silverado, it justifies itself for the added price.

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