When you need a truck that can handle hard work, the 2022 GMC Sierra 2500 HD is the truck that delivers power in every configuration. For all the capability and technology features that come standard on the Sierra 2500 HD, GMC makes this truck affordable for use as a Pro base trim work truck, yet it becomes indulgently luxurious in the top-most Denali trim. Buyers gain GMC’s best-in-class front and rear legroom when purchasing the crew cab configuration and best-in-class cargo volume with the 8’ bed, both of which are available on any trim level.
Towing and hauling are made easy with the numerous standard and available features, from the standard trailering package equipment to the available “Transparent” Trailer View advanced technology. Every trim offers access to exciting features that improve functionality and provide convenient solutions to hitching, towing, and securing loads. Two engine options offer all the power you need to tow your trailer, for gooseneck, fifth-wheel, and standard trailer options, and the available dual-path air induction system keeps your engine cool no matter how hard it works.
New features show up in standard equipment on the exterior of 2022 Sierra 2500 HD models, and the interior has countless options for customizing technology, cab size, and entertainment. Configure your Sierra 2500 HD your way with bed sizes, lighting, and special appearance details available in five trims, including the AT4 off-road variant. Intelligent storage in the cab will keep your truck organized, and smart capability with features like the Multi-Pro Tailgate make the best use of your bed. There is a lot to love about the 2022 Sierra 2500 HD, a truck that has some of the most innovative features in its segment.
The power and capability of the 2022 Sierra 2500 HD begin under the hood with its standard 6.6-liter V8 gas engine. You will master trailering and hauling with 410 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque at your beck and call to tow up to 17,370 with the proper equipment. A max payload of 3,979 pounds allows for plenty of tonnage to be tossed into the bed so you can get more work done with your Sierra HD every day of the week.
Now your 2022 Sierra HD comes standard with the trailering package and mirrors so you can use your truck for towing right out of the gate. Standard rear-wheel drive or available four-wheel drive will move your truck with confidence, and the available Auto-Trac two-speed transfer case can automate your four-wheel drive mode with the intelligence to engage according to driving conditions.
When diesel is the only engine that will do the job, buyers can opt for the available 6.6-liter V8 turbo diesel engine paired to the exceptional 10-speed Allison transmission, offered first by the Sierra in the heavy-duty segment. Harness 445 horsepower and a whopping 910 lb-ft of torque that can tow the maximum weight of 18,510 pounds with any hitch you choose. The payload capacity of up to 3,715 pounds still allows for heavy loading in the bed, and the available dual-path air induction system can be a factory addition that will make the most of the hood scoop to draw cool air into the engine, so it continues to perform at its peak.
Driving the 2022 Sierra 2500 HD may surprise buyers with its smooth ride quality and unconventional ease in steering that make the Sierra HD one of the most effortless heavy-duty trucks to maneuver, even when towing uphill. For even easier driving, add the available traction select system to automate the traction and stability of your powertrain between driving modes. New for 2022, the tow/haul mode toggle location is moved to the dash, where the driver can conveniently engage the mode when you’re ready for trailering. Also new for this year is a name change for the off-road package, now called the X31, which features twin-tube Rancho shocks and skid plates available starting with the SLE trim level.
Technology and intelligent design have brought the 2022 Sierra 2500 HD into a vast world of convenience for today’s buyers. Right from the entry-level Pro trim, you have the advantage of thoughtful features like assist steps cut into the corners of the rear bumper and sides of the bed. Even with large feet clad in steel-toe boots, you can use these steps to access the bed from all four corners to secure loads, check your hitch assembly, and snag items out of the bed. Use the available Multi-Pro Tailgate in any one of its six configurations to accommodate long items, get a step up into the bed, or fold down into a workspace when you purchase the SLE trim or higher.
Trailering technology like the “Transparent” Trailer View utilizes a combination of 15 camera angles to allow the driver to “see through” the trailer, so you know what’s behind you on the road. This feature comes with the HD Surround View camera system, which provides 360-degree views around the truck so you can pull out of your parking space or maneuver with full visibility of your surroundings. Each of these features is optional, starting with the SLT trim. All trims benefit from the visibility of the standard LED daytime running and tail lights which stand out in their signature “C” shape. Starting with the SLE trim, LED headlights are standard for optimum night visibility.
Available LED lighting continues into the cargo bed, where buyers will find plenty of tie-downs for securing items, a handle at the back of the bed to assist you in climbing into the cargo area, and an available outlet near the tailgate. Extra lighting is available for better views of the hitch, especially at night, and spotlights can be added to the towing mirrors for lighting up a work site or camp at night. New for 2022, the access for plugging in the available engine block heater is now in the front driver’s side bumper, so you won’t need to have a cord dangling from beneath the hood. Easily plug in the heater, and it will automatically turn on when it senses the temperature dropping.
Generous standard features for the 2022 Sierra 2500 HD offer every buyer technology for smartphone connectivity, plentiful storage in the cab, and powered accessories for comfort and convenience. Every Sierra 2500 comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth pairing for two devices, and a seven-inch touchscreen to access infotainment features and vehicle settings. These features are found on the Pro trim renamed for 2022 from the former base trim level, which offers buyers a basic work truck with vinyl seating and flooring, a lockable tailgate, and 17-inch wheels. The standard bed size for crew and double cabs is 6’9” with the option to upgrade to 8’. For the regular cab, the 8’ bed is standard, and all sizes are options for any trim.
With the SLE trim, a larger eight-inch infotainment screen comes standard, along with powered trailering mirrors, remote keyless entry, and connected services capability with optional WiFi. Under-seat storage is added to this trim in the front, and seats are upgraded to cloth with carpeted flooring. Moving up to the SLT trim gives buyers wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an HD camera with hitch view for simplified towing, and remote starting. Luxuries like leather seats and dual-zone climate control make the cabin more comfortable, and larger 18-inch wheels add to the truck’s capability. Other comforts like a heated steering wheel and front seats will take the chill out of cold days.
Buyers seeking more excitement from their 2022 Sierra 2500 will love the AT4 trim that features sporty black chrome exterior accents offset by red tow hooks and the hint of red from the Rancho shocks. Interior details include jet black perforated leather upholstery with heated and ventilated seats, available wireless charging, and the available Bose sound system for premium sound quality. Standard features like the Prograde Trailering system will make towing precise, and the standard four-wheel drive, skid plates, and hill descent control system will make off-roading an adventure.
With the high-end Denali trim, stand-out appearance details like high-gloss chrome, multi-faceted wheels, and the signature Denali grille ensure you ride in luxurious style. The interior ash wood and brushed aluminum trim are matched by Forge perforated leather seating, and features which were only available in lesser trims are now standard for the ultimate sound system, technology, and convenience features.