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2022 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X in Cayenne Purple Tintcoat (a $645 choice)

Consumer Guide Automotive 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X

Class: Massive Pickup

Miles pushed: 219

Gasoline used: 14.6 gallons

CG Report Card
Room and Consolation A
Energy and Efficiency A-
Match and End B
Gasoline Financial system C+
Worth B-
Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus different autos in the identical class. Worth grade is for particular trim degree evaluated, and should not replicate Client Information’s impressions of the complete model lineup.
Huge & Tall Consolation
Huge Man A
Tall Man A
Huge & Tall consolation rankings are for entrance seats solely. “Huge” ranking primarily based on male tester weighing roughly 350 kilos, “Tall” ranking primarily based on 6’6″-tall male tester.
Drivetrain
Engine Specs 420-hp 6.2L
Engine Kind V8
Transmission 10-speed computerized
Drive Wheels 4-wheel drive

Actual-world gas financial system: 15.0 mpg

Driving combine: 50% metropolis, 50% freeway

EPA-estimated gas financial system: 14/18/16 (mpg metropolis/freeway/mixed)

Gasoline kind: Premium fuel

Base worth: $73,300 (not together with $1695 vacation spot cost)

Choices on take a look at automobile: Rocker safety (dealer-installed, $1150), Cayenne Purple Tintcoat paint ($645)

Worth as examined: $76,790

 

Fast Hits

The good: Spacious cabin; much-improved inside supplies; brawny 6.2-liter V8 engine

The great: Lengthy checklist of customary consolation, security, and expertise options; distinctive upscale ambiance

The not so good: Journey high quality is a step behind most class rivals; off-road tires are noisier on the freeway; mediocre gas financial system

Extra Sierra worth and availability info

 

John Biel

In step with the overall drive to make the full-size pickup as many issues as potential to as many individuals as potential, GMC fleshes out its already-broad Sierra lineup in two methods for 2022. Luxurious-seekers are courted with the Denali Final, a brand new high trim with lusher inside supplies, 22-inch wheels, a black-chrome grille, and power-retracting facet rails. For the outdoorsier set, the AT4X builds off the prevailing off-road-oriented AT4 by including luxurious ending touches and distinctive shock absorbers, electronically locking entrance and rear differentials, and Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac mud-terrain tires.

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X

The GMC Sierra 1500 undergoes a freshening for 2022 that features up to date exterior styling, a considerably upgraded cabin, a extra-luxurious Denali Final trim degree, and the AT4X—an upscale off-road-focused model that gives upgrades in each luxurious and off-road functionality over the prevailing Sierra AT4 trim degree.

Client Information sampled a ½-ton Sierra 1500 AT4X that began at $74,994, supply included, however was flippantly optioned to $76,790. Along with the issues that made it an AT4X, the take a look at truck included different adjustments to 2022 GMCs together with a brand new grille and headlight design, up to date instrument cluster, and a 13.4-inch infotainment display.

As a member of the higher ranks of the Sierra household, the AT4X comes with a 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 and 10-speed computerized transmission. There’s a wholesome degree of “go” within the Ecotec3 engine with its 460 lb-ft of torque. It climbs easily to freeway speeds with the help of the 10-speed transmission, which kicks down promptly in merging and passing conditions. The AT4X additionally will get customary exterior engine and transmission oil coolers.

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2022 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X

The Sierra 1500’s inside is revamped by way of a brand new instrument-panel structure and a redesigned middle console. Among the many AT4X’s in depth customary options are upgraded leather-based upholstery, a microsuede headliner, 15-inch diagonal head-up show, heated/ventilated/massaging entrance seats, and a 12-speaker Bose-brand premium audio system.

The 6.2 has cease/begin expertise and Dynamic Gasoline Administration that may activate two, 4, six, or all eight cylinders as driving situations warrant. Even with all that—shock, shock—it’s no fuel sipper. This reviewer notched simply 15.47 mpg after driving 94.1 miles, 37 p.c of which have been city-type miles. That put the truck simply shy of the 16 mpg that the EPA estimates it ought to get in mixed metropolis/freeway operation and properly in need of the 18-mpg freeway projection. (Metropolis driving is pegged at 14 mpg by the feds.)

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2022 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X

All Sierras save for the bottom Professional model get a slick 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a 13.4-inch infotainment touchscreen for 2022.

The AT4, which bowed when the present era of Sierras made its debut for 2019, put GMC within the off-road-truck enviornment by dint of its 2-inch suspension elevate, skid plates to guard the bottoms of key mechanical programs, and off-road-tuned shock absorbers. AT4X is minimize from related fabric with Multimatic DSSV triple-spool-valve dampers, elevated suspension journey, the digital diffs, 3.23:1 rear axle ratio, the massive Goodyear skins on 18-inch gloss-black alloy wheels, hill-descent management, a 120-volt energy outlet within the cargo mattress, and trailer sway and braking controllers. As an city commuter—which is how CG editors used it throughout their take a look at—it’s not the quietest nor smoothest-riding large pickup when the nubby rubber meets the highway. Steering and dealing with aren’t notably carrying on the motive force, nonetheless.

Inside appointments permit AT4X passengers to tough it in relative consolation. Full-grain leather-based seats (in darkish Obsidian Rush with white piping) are heated in each rows. Entrance seats are additionally ventilated, have 16-way energy adjustment, therapeutic massage operate, and driver’s-seat reminiscence. The leather-wrapped steering wheel is heated as properly, and it’s mounted on an influence tilt/telescoping column. Above, a microsuede headliner makes room for an influence sunroof. Premium flooring liners are underfoot. Vanta ash wooden trim seems on the sprint and doorways.

Consolation and comfort come from a dual-zone climate-control system and Bose-brand audio with 12 audio system. The GMC Premium Infotainment system makes use of the brand new large touchscreen and built-in compatibility with Google gadgets. Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone mirroring is wi-fi. Different standard-equipment options are satellite tv for pc radio, wi-fi charging, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. Drivers get their info from a brand new 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 15-inch head-up show, and a rearview digicam mirror.

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The AT4X comes solely with GM’s burly 6.2-liter V8, which places out a wholesome 420 horsepower. The 2-inch elevate package and 18-inch black-finished wheels on Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac Mud-Terrain tires present off-road-ready functionality.

The present Sierra is roomy, exceptionally in order a crew cab, which is the one method the AT4X comes. Private-item storage within the take a look at truck was ample with twin gloveboxes; a big, coated console field; and massive pockets in all doorways. The backs of the extensive, 60/40-split rear seat comprise built-in storage bins. Nevertheless, driver imaginative and prescient is compromised considerably by thick entrance and facet roof pillars. Additionally, the raised trip top might problem shorter occupants. Although they weren’t supposed for it, the dealer-installed rocker protectors on the take a look at truck supplied one thing of a toehold for simpler entry however weren’t extensive sufficient to help exits. The massive infotainment display has massive menu icons, which makes it simpler to get proper to the part you need. Making audio presets was pretty intuitive and direct. The local weather system has useful dials for temperature settings however a cluster of buttons for its different options.

On the skin there may be LED lighting throughout—even for the cargo mattress—heated power-folding mirrors, and a spray-in liner for the 5.8-foot “quick field” mattress that’s the solely kind supplied for this model. The tailgate is the “MultiPro” pioneered by GMC, notable for its individually hinged “mini-gate” part that may be configured to carry a number of useful positions. Within the AT4X, the MultiPro has an integral Kicker audio system that performs content material streamed from linked Bluetooth gadgets—useful for out of doors gatherings. A weatherproof amplifier is hidden within the tailgate.

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2022 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X

The AT4X comes customary with GMC’s intelligent MultiPro tailgate, in addition to a spray-on bedliner with an AT4X brand

Quite a few security and driver-assistance applied sciences are tossed in, too. The checklist consists of computerized emergency braking, forward-collision alert, entrance pedestrian braking and rear pedestrian alert, rear cross-traffic braking, lane-keep help and lane-departure warning, following-distance indicator, adaptive cruise management, entrance and rear parking help, facet blind-zone alert for trailers, surround-vision digicam with mattress view, and computerized high-beam headlights.

Whereas maybe not as all-out an off-roader as some large vehicles available on the market (it doesn’t have modifications to maximise method and departure angles, as an illustration) the AT4X nonetheless pulls collectively a number of issues that folk with the must be the place the roads aren’t occasionally will recognize. They’ll recognize them much more whereas basking within the truck’s additional niceties.

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2022 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X

Though it’s dear and doesn’t provide the identical degree of off-road cred as a Ford F-150 Raptor (and even the Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 with which it shares some {hardware}) the GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X provides a compelling mixture of off-the-beaten-path performance, luxurious cabin trimmings, and high-end consolation/comfort options.

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