The 2022 GMC Sierra Only Needs to Change 3 Things Our week with the Sierra 1500 was very informative. We’ve been climbing into the truck like spider monkeys to see all the details we can do. While it’s one great truck, there are three things that could be improved.
Three things the 2022 GMC Sierra can do better
We’d love to spend some time with the 2022 GMC Sierra. It got a host of exceptional upgrades for 2022, including an upgraded cabin with more comfort and higher-quality materials.
The package appeared for the first time.
Plus, new tech like the SuperCruise hands-free diving system is fierce, but there are still things Sierra can improve.
1. GMC Sierra can enjoy more intuitive technology
The 2022 GMC Sierra has a 13.4-inch infotainment system operated by Google. This is fun, and we love Google Assistant. You can ask him about the animal of the day, directions, and make jokes. However, it is not the most intuitive program.
Trying to do things like access truck settings, map routes, and tweak the layout isn’t exactly easy to spot. We were with, “How do you do this?” Several times and even had to google a few things.
We googled how to use the MultiFlex tailgate and how to access the Kicker in-bed audio system. But later we found guidebooks that could have saved us time.
Also, the massage chairs are controlled by the buttons on the side of the chairs. You can’t see the controls, but a list of them appears on the infotainment screen. It will be much easier to use if the menu responds to touch.
The infotainment system is a touch screen, however it does not control the functions of the massage chairs. It’s mind boggling.
2. The 2022 Sierra could be better in terms of gas
The 2022 GMC Sierra Only Needs to Change 3 Things
With a 6.2-liter V8, the 2022 gets 16 EPA citywide mpg and up to 20 mpg city citywide when paired with all-wheel drive. We averaged about 18 mpg, but on some winding mountain roads, we got about 10.6 mpg.
It could do a little better on fuel at today’s prices. However, the engine puts out 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, which is a lot of fun. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in around 6.2 seconds. The transmission shifts smoothly, and the handling is responsive.
We had the most fun in Sport mode, with faster response times and a stiffer suspension. The off-road mode was fun too, as the Sierra slid over the impacts without any fuss. It was composed on the dips that made the Toyota Tundra and Ford F-150 rattle.
3. Sierra could have better headlights
We love the way 2022 looks. The larger LED lights frame the grille perfectly. However, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHHS), headlights are insufficient.
They got a poor rating. While driving through the black tunnels carved into the mountainsides, the automatic lights lag. They won’t turn on for about 15 seconds, leaving us in the dark. But they gave a lot of visibility to both sides on the direct roads.
We’ve found excellent things to share about the GMC Sierra 1500 and some minor flaws. Stay tuned for our full review of all the specs.