First Impression: 2022 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate

Final Thursday we traveled to San Diego, California to check drive two of GMC’s new vehicles, the Sierra Denali Final and the Sierra AT4X, each first within the GMC Sierra truck sequence with the Final sub-brand for the Denali and AT4X being added. to the well-known Sierra AT4 off-road truck.

Our first metropolis and freeway check drive is essentially the most luxurious truck in its class ever, the brand new 2022 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimatewhich is obtainable at a base value of $82,795, together with supply fees.

Principal Options

This truck showcases a number of distinctive exterior particulars, in addition to inside particulars and options which are unique to the Final sub-brand. All of that is complemented by many premium options that come commonplace, together with Tremendous Cruise expertise with optionally available towing functionality.

One element that basically caught my consideration is the protecting materials for the cargo field, CarbonPro, an unique materials for the phase. CarbonPro is comprised of the identical uncooked materials present in supercars and is even utilized in some aerospace parts. It’s a lighter materials than the one used to date as a protector. Additionally, it’s extra sturdy and scratch resistant.

The entrance is distinguished by a novel unique chrome Vader grille, which works nice with up to date headlamps, which embody animated lighting that prompts when approaching, beginning or shifting away from the car.

The unit we examined featured distinctive 22-inch wheels completed in Low-Gloss Black with machined accents and that includes the chrome GMC Vader emblem. Additionally they provide different aluminum alloy wheels with a unique design.

Additionally commonplace is GMC’s unique six-way MultiPro tailgate, segment-exclusive Denali Premium suspension with Adaptive Experience Management, and power-assist steps on either side.

Inside is the place you see most how extraordinarily luxurious this Sierra Denali Final is. The Alpine Umber inside relies on the Denali’s inside, which is already very luxurious.

The cabin contains full-grain leather-based trim, leather-based that stands out as being the least broken. It’s the most pure leather-based, which differs from different leather-based components that have to be handled to take away defects or stains. Additionally seen are open-pore Paldao wooden trim, with a darkened end, which creates a novel coloration scheme.

Additionally highlighting the individuality of the inside of the brand new Sierra Denali Final is a sequence of topographical maps of the summit of Mount Denali, the very best peak in North America. These maps are laser etched into the pale wooden on the entrance passenger-side sprint, the full-grain leather-based on the back and front of the entrance seats, the rear seat and door panels, in addition to the the outer fender vent badges.

One other unique element is seen within the new and distinctive entrance seats, with 16 digital adjustment positions and built-in massager.

The infotainment system features a 13.4-inch coloration touchscreen, which is complemented by a brand new 12.3-inch configurable digital instrument cluster and a 15-inch diagonal multi-color HUD show. Additionally for the primary time in a Sierra Denali, Google, beforehand introduced within the 2022 GMC Hummer EV and 2022 Yukon, is built-in.

The audio system is a Bose Premium with 12 audio system and Middle Level encompass sound expertise with AudioPilot and Richbass woofer.

The brand new 2022 GMC Sierra Denali Final comes commonplace with a 6.2-liter GMC V8 engine, which delivers 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. This engine works along with a 10-speed automated transmission with precision digital shifting. 4-wheel drive with a two-speed digital switch case additionally comes commonplace. This luxurious truck will also be bought with the three.0 liter Duramax Turbo Diesel engine.

The 2022 Sierra Denali Final provides a number of trailer-aware security and driver-assist options together with Trailer-Aspect Blind Zone Alert, which takes trailer size into consideration when altering lanes, and Cruise Management enhancements. adaptive cruise to permit use whereas towing.

Moreover, GMC Professional-Security is commonplace and contains Ahead Collision Alert, automated emergency braking, ahead pedestrian braking, lane-keep help, following distance indicator, and IntelliBeam automated excessive beams.

Tremendous Cruise expertise comes commonplace on the Sierra Denali Final, with a three-year subscription to allow the performance. This driver help expertise allows hands-free driving on appropriate roads and is already usable for greater than 200,000 miles (320,000 km) on appropriate roads within the US and Canada.

The tow-capable Tremendous Cruise contains as much as 14 out there digital camera views, together with clear trailer, GCW alert, in-vehicle towing app and extra. Plus, the brand new GCW Alert indicators when the utmost weight the Sierra can safely carry is exceeded.


I can say with nice confidence that this 2022 Sierra Denali Final is likely one of the finest vehicles I’ve ever pushed and essentially the most full relating to options and features. This truck cannot solely transport and even tow a number of tons, it additionally provides a drive like only a few automobiles of its sort provide, particularly on the highway.

Though I had the chance to drive this truck for a few hours, it was sufficient to comprehend how nice it’s to drive, how quiet and cozy it’s and naturally with out forgetting the massages offered by its entrance seats, which particularly on lengthy journeys they arrive very properly.

For some time, on Interstate 5, I used to be capable of check the Tremendous Cruise expertise. This was one thing that I used to be keen on attempting out and seeing dwell, to see the progress that GMC has made on this facet of autonomous driving.

Whereas driving with Tremendous Cruise energetic, this expertise labored very easily, with out jerking, turning on the flip sign and altering lanes after we approached a slower-moving car and passing it with no drawback.

Within the corners at 70 miles per hour, he stayed calm and did not make any sudden strikes to remain inside the lane, even in additional than reasonable visitors.

Even when an 18-wheeler pulled somewhat to the facet of the passenger (with out going over the lane), the truck itself moved easily somewhat to the left. In one other comparable state of affairs, on a piece that was below development, when a The truck approached the identical approach, the Denali Final started to maneuver somewhat to the left, however this time and simply in case, I took the wheel, because it was very near a concrete retaining wall, positioned there for the evening. development.

Normally, I can say that the Tremendous Cruise at this stage of autonomous driving works very properly and contains features that assist keep away from issues, reminiscent of the sunshine that’s included within the higher a part of the steering wheel, which reveals the inexperienced coloration, when the whole lot is ideal for the truck to drive itself and when there have been issues, reminiscent of very heavy visitors, that gentle modified to pink, which indicated that we must always take the wheel and drive.

One other expertise that I used to be additionally keen on testing with the Tremendous Cruise is the system that if you end up not paying consideration, for instance seeking to the facet and never on the highway forward, the system begins to supply a sequence of alerts till when you not take note of the highway, the truck safely stops.

However all these constructive points of those applied sciences don’t imply that one will be distracted and never take note of the highway when the Tremendous Cruise is in motion. Quite the opposite, this technique is just not 100% environment friendly, however it’s seen that GMC is heading in the right direction.