2022 GMC Sierra Interior

February 17th, 2022 by

If you’re in the market for a full-size pickup truck with a great cabin, then the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 should be on your list. This truck not only has a strong engine and impressive work capabilities, but it also has a spacious, well-equipped interior. From the modern dash, gauge cluster, and center stack, this update to the Sierra is one of the best yet. Learn more about the inside of the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 with our in-depth guide.

Trim Levels and Interior Features

gmc sierra dashboard, steering wheel, console, and glove box

Let’s take a look at the key interior features on each of the Sierra’s trim levels. Up first is the starting trim level, also called the Sierra, with triple-sealed inlaid doors, sound-absorbing carpet area and dash designs, and quality soft-touch cabin materials mixed with tasteful chrome embellishments. Drivers have access to various packages to customize the Sierra for different purposes, from Snow Plow to Max Trailering. For more features and options above the initial Sierra trim, drivers have five other trims to consider: SLE, Elevation, SLT, the off-road-ready AT4, and the range-topping Denali.

When you upgrade to the SLE, you’ll get heated front seats for the driver and front passengers, dual-zone temperature control, Jet Black or Dark Walnut/Slate interior, and lockable under-seat storage in the front row. In-seat and under-seat storage are both available as upgrades to carry tools, gear, and more.

The Elevation has a 40/20/40 cloth bench seat with covered armrest storage and lockable under-seat storage. It includes a Jet Black interior, heated driver seats and outboard front-passenger seats and the optional front bucket seats as an upgrade.

The Sierra SLT steps up the comfort further with front 10-way power-adjustable bucket seats with leather upholstery. Heated front seats are standard, while adding ventilation is optional. Second-row heated outboard seats are also standard. The SLT also adds a 120-volt outlet on the instrument panel.

The 2022 Sierra AT4 adds 10-way power-adjustable bucket seats, a unique Jet Black interior with Kalahari highlights, dark-finish metal detail, heated and ventilated perforated front leather-seating surfaces, premium front and rear floor liners with replaceable carpet inserts, and embroidered AT4 badging on the front headrests.

The Denali is where GMC carries the most luxurious and advanced interior upgrades, like Dark Walnut with contrasting Ash Gray Denali-style Premium Forge comfort leather, unique premium floor liners and carpets, leather Denali-embroidered headrests, open-pore ash wood trim pieces, and heated and ventilated 10-way power adjustive front seats.

Infotainment Features

gmc sierra interior console

The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 is equipped with an impressive array of infotainment features to keep you engaged while driving. The GMC infotainment system is simple and easy to use, with an intuitive UI, quick reaction time, and accurate speech recognition. Depending on the model, you can make use of a 7- or 8-inch multicolor touch screen with wireless phone use through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Navigation, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and an in-vehicle trailering app are available as well. 

Up to two devices can connect to the 2022 Sierra 1500 at the same time, with up to 10GB of storage. Amazon Alexa and MYGMC mobile app are both available on the right trim and package. Heated rear steering and several USB charging connections are included on higher specification crew cabs.

Cargo Space and Bed Storage

2021 gmc sierra exterior talegate

Trucks are judged by their towing and hauling potential alongside the quality of their cabins. Alongside the world-first six-function multipro tailgate, the Sierra boasts a class-exclusive industry-first carbon-fiber composite bed. This alternative material is lighter and stronger than a steel storage bench. 

If you don’t want to store something in the bed, make use of two pockets inside the rear outboard seatbacks, ideal for storing tablets, umbrellas, or charging cords. Rear under-seat storage is ideal for shoes, sports equipment, and on-the-go tools and emergency gear. Front storage includes a spacious lower lockable glove box and an upper glove box, as well as lighted center console storage with a console-mounted safe attachment.

A deep center console with a flat phone holder on top, as well as segregated door pockets, a dual glove box, and other ingenious storage places, may convert the vehicle into a mobile office or family locker. Even with the largest cabs carrying the most seats, storage options are generous without compromising passenger space.

Seating Capacity and Comfort

GMC Sierra Seating Layout

Depending on the body type, the seating capacity of the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 varies. The Regular Cab is a single-row truck with seating for up to three passengers, but the Double Cab and Crew Cab have two rows of seating for a total of six people. Some Double Cab and Crew Cab vehicles include front bucket seats, setting the capacity to five.

While pickup drivers will enjoy the quiet and composed interior, the seats stand out the best. The posture is towering and bold on the outside, set well with the cabin’s high roof for class-leading front head and leg space. Wider rear-door openings and ample rear-seat legroom make your passengers feel more at ease, while rear climate-control vents and optional leather-appointed heated rear-outboard seats can help keep them warm. 

Safety Features

gmc sierra interior backseat storage

The Sierra’s cabin emphasizes functionality, practicality, and space, but it’s no slouch in safety either. Starting models of the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 come standard with a rearview camera along with teen-driver mode and performance monitoring.

Moving up the trim ladder unlocks a long list of optional driver-assistance features like forward-collision alert, front pedestrian braking, tire-pressure monitoring, automatic emergency braking, front and rear parking sensors, rear cross-traffic warning, adaptive cruise control, and surround-view parking. Some features, like adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, forward collision alert, and the follow-distance indicator, have been made accessible from lower trim levels compared to 2020.

We hope that our guide has clarified what the 2022 GMC Sierra’s interior has to offer. Sweeney Buick GMC is here to help you make an informed decision when buying your next truck. We invite you to get in touch with us and browse our new inventory until you find a few models worth considering for purchase or reservation. We’re dedicated to not only finding you the best model and deal, but also to answering your questions about pre-owned vehicle financing, services, parts, and more.

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