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Big news incoming from GM. We are excited to announce the upcoming release of the 2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD! This article will cover the 2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD release date, news, engines, towing capacity, trim levels, fuel economy, specs, interior and exterior features, updates from 2021, and more.

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2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD Release Date

Production on the 2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD began July 12th, 2021 and will be available for purchasing starting in the middle of 2022. This release date might change due to any incoming changes relating to the Covid-19 Pandemic and manufacturing delays.

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2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD Price & Trim Levels

White 2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD AT4 off-road truck splashing through water

The 2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD will come in 5 trim levels:

  • 2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD PRO | $36,200 - Key features of this trim level include standard 6.6L V8 gas engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, RWD standard, available 4WD, heavy-duty cargo box volume, trailering package, trailering mirrors, standard LED c-shape daytime running lights, Android Auto capability, and Apply CarPlay capability.
  • 2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLE | $41,600 - Key features of this trim include everything from the PRO trim plus available Duramax® 6.6L turbodiesel V8 engine with Allison® 10-speed automatic transmission, standard multiPro tailgate, available X31 off-road package with twin-tube Rancho® shocks and skid plates, and standard 8" GMC infotainment system with available SiriusXM® 360L.
  • 2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT $51,600 - Key features of this trim include everything from the SLE trim plus available HD Surround Vision with industry-first transparent trailer view, standard perforated leather-appointed front seating, standard digital variable steering assist, wireless Android Auto capability and Apply CarPlay capability, and available Bose premium audio.
  • 2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD AT4 | $59,100 - Key features of this trim include everything from the SLT trim plus available 20" high gloss black aluminum wheels with all-terrain tires, available multicolor 15" diagonal head-up display with off-road inclinometer, standard x31 off-road package with twin-tube Rancho® shocks and skid plates, and exclusive Athletic interior with Jet Black and Kalahari accents.
  • 2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali | $65,500 - Key features of this trim include everything from the AT4 trim, except exclusive AT4 offerings, plus standard 20" polished aluminum multi-dimensional wheels (single rear wheel models only), forge perforated leather seating surfaces with heated and ventilated front bucket seats, Denali-exclusive authentic open-pore ash wood, brushed aluminum trim, chrome accents (and more Denali exclusives), and Bose† premium sound system with Richbass subwoofer.

2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD AT4 Off-Road Truck

Close up profile view of a new 2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD AT4 off-road truck in white exterior color

The AT4 trim level on the 2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD emphasizes its off-road capabilities. Due to its high popularity in comparison to the Denali trim level. This model features all-wheel drive, darker exterior accents, and additional off-road features. The AT4 off-road truck is in high demand due to its accessibility for off-road trips and powerful engine that allows for more versatility. The AT4 Off-Road Truck comes complete with:

  • Premium Black Chrome Accents
  • Trailering Mirrors
  • Signature C-Shaped Lighting
  • Dual Path Air Induction System
  • Side Bed Step
  • Red Recovery Hooks
  • 18" Darkened Wheels
  • Available High Clearance Step

The AT4 off-road trim is available with both the Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD trucks. The 2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD AT4 price starts at $59,100 and increases based on customizations and upgrades.

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2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali Luxury Truck

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The Denali trim is known as the luxury model of the 2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD. With a towing capacity of up to 36,000 pounds, its upgraded exterior and interior finishes help it live to its name as the luxury model of the 2022 GMC Sierra HD. The Denali Sierra HD was built strong so it can tow strong during your toughest days, with its large drive shaft and real axle, it contains a power of up to 10-speed automatic transmission, a first in a heavy-duty truck in its class. The GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali also presents an eye-catching exterior with features such as:

  • A signature detail grille with high-gloss mesh and chrome inserts.
  • 6" chrome Assist Steps.
  • Trailering Mirrors.
  • Chrome Vertical Front Recovery Hooks.
  • Standard 20" Multi-Dimensional Polished Aluminum Wheels.
  • Multipro Tailgate.

These are not all of the features included with the new GMC Sierra HD Denali trucks, but they are some of our favorites. The 2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali price starts at $65,500 and will increase based on customizations and additional package upgrades.

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New 2022 GMC Sierra HD Denali Black Diamond Edition

Driver side view of the new blacked-out 2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali Black Diamond Edition package

A little something new for the 2022 model year is the GMC Sierra HD Denali Black Diamond Edition. This special package for the 2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD Denali trim levels include features such as a power sunroof, power-retractable assist steps with led perimeter lighting, Duramax 6.6L turbodiesel V8 engine with an Allison® 10-speed automatic transmission, auxiliary trailer camera, multipro audio system by kicker®, premium all-weather floor liners with removable carpet inserts, trailer tire pressure monitor sensors, unique 20" high-gloss black painted aluminum wheels, and ebony twilight metallic exterior paint.

2022 GMC Sierra 3500HD

In-motion view of a new 2022 GMC Sierra 3500 Denali heavy duty truck towing a large cabin trailer with ease

Compared to the 2500HD, the Sierra 3500HD features heavy duty maximum conventional trailering capacity of up to 20,000 lbs. (compared to 18,500 lbs. with the 2500HD diesel). The maximum fifth wheel/gooseneck tow rating of the 2022 GMC Sierra 3500HD reaches up to a whopping 36,000 lbs. (compared to 18,500 lbs. with the 2500HD diesel). Additionally, you can expect a maximum payload up to 7,442 lbs. (compared to 3,862 lbs. with the 2500HD gas-powered). There's hardly a heavy-duty truck out there more capable than the new GMC Sierra 3500HD. The Sierra 3500HD comes with the same trim levels as the Sierra 2500HD, along with similar features. Here are some staring prices to expect with each 2022 Sierra 3500HD trim level:

  • 2022 GMC Sierra 3500HD PRO - $37,400 MSRP.
  • 2022 GMC Sierra 3500HD SLE - $42,800 MSRP.
  • 2022 GMC Sierra 3500HD SLT - $54,600 MSRP.
  • 2022 GMC Sierra 3500HD AT4 - $60,300 MSRP.
  • 2022 GMC Sierra 3500HD Denali - $66,700 MSRP.

2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD Interior & Cab Configurations

Front interior cabin design inside the all-new 2022 GMC Sierra heavy duty truck

The 2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD offers multiple options for interior cab configurations, such as:

  • Regular Cab, Long BedBox length: 98.27 inches. Price starts at $37,895.
  • Double Cab, Standard Bed - Box length: 82.25 inches. Price starts at $40,495.
  • Double Cab, Long Bed - Box length: 98.27 inches. Price starts at $40,695.
  • Crew Cab, Standard Bed - Box length: 82.20 inches. Price starts at $42,295.
  • Crew Cab, Long Bed - Box length: 98.27 inches. Price starts at $42,495.

Interior color options include Jet Black, Perforated Leather, or Dark Walnut/Slate perforated leather. All Sierra HD trucks have a seating capacity up to 5 individuals. Other interior features of the 2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD include a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, available heated and ventilated front leather-appointed seats, HVAC system with dual-zone climate control and rear-seat outlets, ample storage behind and under the folding rear seats, and a lighted center console storage with available lockable console vault accessory.

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2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD Exterior Design & Appearance

The 2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD exterior features come with multiple upgraded features, including:

  • 17" steel wheels painted silver.
  • All-season, blackwall tires.
  • Front chrome lower and rear chrome bumpers with CornerSteps.

In addition, there are various exterior color options to choose from including Cardinal Red, Onyx Black, Pacific Blue Metallic, Quicksilver Metallic, Forest Metallic, Ebony Twilight Metallic, Cayenne Red Tintcoat, and White Frost Tricoat.

2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD Engine Options

The GMC Sierra 2500HD comes with a standard 6.6L V8 engine with Direct Injection and Variable Valve Timing. The GMC Sierra 2500HD 6.6L V8 engine pumps out 401 hp [299 kW] @ 5200 rpm with 464 pounds-per-foot (lb-ft) of torque [629 N-m] @4000 rpm. Paired to this V8 engine, you will find a 6-speed automatic, heavy duty transmission. If you want to take power and capability to the next level, you will want the available Duramax 6.6L turbodiesel V8 engine with 445 hp, 910 lb-ft. of torque, and a 10-speed automatic transmission.

2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD Towing Capacity & Payload Rating

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The towing capacity for the GMC Sierra 2500HD is truly what we consider to be heavy duty and offers up to 18,500 lbs. of maximum towing. The maximum payload rating of the 2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD is 3,862 lbs. As a note, the diesel-powered GMC 2500HD trucks tend to have a higher tow rating where the gas-powered GMC 2500 HD trucks have a higher payload rating. For maximum towing and payload ratings, you will need a 4WD Crew Cab configuration.

2022 vs. 2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD Changes & Updates

With new models come new features! Below are all of the new and improved updates of the 2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD versus the 2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD model.

Model/Year

2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD

2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD

Price (MSRP)

$37,700

$36,200

Towing Capacity

Up to 36,000 lbs.

Up to 36,000 lbs.

Maximum Payload

Up to 7,442 lbs.

Up to 7,442 lbs.

Maximum Torque

Up to 910 lb.-foot

Up to 910 lb.-foot

Trim Levels

5

5

Technology

Prograde Trailering System, myGMC Mobile APP Trailering Features, Smart Trailer Integration,

Prograde Trailering Sytsem, Available Camera Views, and Intelligent Safety Features, Wireless Connectivity (Apple CarPlay & Android Auto), and Amazon Alexa.


2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD Safety Ratings & Technology

Driver eye view of the interior display behind the steering wheel and head up display inside the new 2022 GMC Sierra HD trucks

The 2022 GMC Sierra comes fully equipped with new and improved safety features such as:

  • Advanced Safety and Driver Assistance Technology, which enhances your awareness of the road and surrounding vehicles.
  • Available Lane Departure Warning, with alerts you if you might be unintentionally drifting out of detected lanes so you can act quickly.
  • Front and Rear Park Assist, which provides distance alerts to nearby detected objects in front or behind your truck.

Additional safety alerts include:

  • Safety Alert Seat, which uses left, right, or both-side driver seat vibration pulses to help you identify the direction of potential crashes.
  • Intellibeam, which uses auto high beams that can automatically turn on and off to surrounding traffic conditions.
  • Teen Driver, which encourages safe driving habits for new drivers and activates safety systems that allows parents to limit on other features.

No matter which trim level you choose, the 2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD delivers excellence on and off the road, no matter where you go.

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