10 Reasons Why You Should Consider the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali If You Want a Luxury Car

America runs on pickup trucks. They are workhorses that never complain, they ride hundreds of thousands of miles, and they never care about what the terrain has in store for them. As said, GMC has been one of the giants in the market when it comes to American pickups and SUVs. It cannot be denied that every car owner wants a bit of luxury in their cars, regardless of segment. That said, we’ve seen how even pickup trucks over the years have become more technologically advanced than ever before, with cabs getting more attention than ever before.


When it comes to luxury pickups, no one likes the GMC Sierra 1500 Denali, which is truly the most extravagant pickup money can buy. Of course, 2023 will also see the Sierra Denali arrive in an electric avatar, but the gas-powered Sierra 1500 Denali is just as impressive, if not more so, thanks to its plethora of luxury features that put it head and shoulders above the competition. So if you want the road presence and capability of a pickup truck without ever compromising premium luxury, here’s why the GMC Sierra 1500 Denali is the truck for you.

10/10 The GMC 1500 Sierra Denali gets extremely comfortable interiors

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Second-row comfort and legroom often take a back seat (wink, wink) in many pickups, but the Sierra Denali makes sure its luxury reaches every seat in the cabin. With plenty of interior space in the back, the GMC Sierra Denali’s second row even comes with heat and ventilation.

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Many family SUVs limit this feature to the front row only, but not the Denali. At the front, the driver can also have a heated steering wheel as a function, which increases the luxury of driving regardless of the temperatures outside. Unfortunately, due to the chip shortage worldwide, GMC has cut back on the feature.

9/10 The GMC 1500 Sierra Denali boasts a 15-camera system

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A massive truck like the GMC Sierra 1500 Denali takes some work when maneuvering through tight spaces. For the Denali, however, it’s nothing to sweat about, thanks to its phenomenal camera system that transmits 15 different viewing angles around the truck.

GMC Sierra Denali 15 camera view setup
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In off-road scenarios, a front camera view makes it much easier to watch the trail, and a hitch guidance view relays the camera feed from the back of the truck if your rear view mirror is blocked.

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8/10 The Super Cruise Driving System allows for semi-autonomous driving in the Sierra Denali

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The ultimate trim of the Sierra 1500 Denali comes with GMC’s Super Cruise Semi-Autonomous driving system. On over 200,000 miles of (compatible) road surface in the US and Canada, this system allows hands-free driving.

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Lane Change on Demand and Automatic Lane Change features are standard with the Super Cruise system, and it also works when towing. The Sierra Denali raises the bar for pickup technology and also has adaptive cruise control. There is no doubt that hands-free driving will become more popular over the years.

7/10 The GMC Sierra Denali comes with a world-first Multipro tailgate

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The bed is the most crucial part of a pickup, and while the Sierra Denali has a very spacious cargo box, it still raises the bar with the world’s first Multipro tailgate. The Multipro tailgate lets you manage whatever you’re carrying in multiple ways and comes with six different functions.​

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It comes with a built-in load stop, which can also double as a step supporting up to 375 lbs. The tailgate can even be halved to facilitate loading and you can always use it as a workstation out in the field. In addition, GMC also offers Kicker audio speakers in the tailgate itself when you’re out camping.

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6/10 Adaptive ride control ensures absolute driving comfort regardless of weight

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The GMC Sierra 1500 Denali also provides luxurious driving, and like this. If you’re ever hauling heavy loads in the pickup bed, the Sierra Denali Damping uses Adaptive Ride Control that adjusts the truck’s suspension according to the payload.

2022 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate Front View
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This system even takes into account the driving surface, sensing the weight of the load and the speed of the truck to adjust the suspension to a new position, ensuring the most comfortable drive possible.

5/10 The GMC Sierra Denali comes loaded with technology

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No luxury vehicle is ever complete without a plethora of technology and features to enhance the cabin experience. As such, the GMC Sierra Denali’s stunning 13.4-inch infotainment system comes packed to the brim with features that support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard.

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With Bluetooth connectivity and a seven-speaker Bose sound system, the infotainment system makes media consumption in the GMC Sierra Denali quite remarkable. Remote keyless entry, Wi-Fi hotspot and wireless charging are also available in the Sierra Denali, which never once fails to provide you with the best luxury features.

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4/10 The GMC Sierra Denali selectively uses engine cylinders for better efficiency

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The Sierra Denali comes with powerful engine options, ranging from a Duramax 3.0-liter turbo inline-6 ​​to a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 and a 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8, producing 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft torque. In the 2023 avatar of the truck, the base engine is now a 2.7-liter four-cylinder unit. Through these engine options, GM’s Dynamic Fuel Management Cylinder Deactivation System remains impressive.

Sierra Denali engine
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This system shuts down other cylinders in the truck and runs the Sierra Denali on only a single pair when the others are not needed to improve fuel efficiency. Plus, to ensure that no two cylinders run down faster than the others, the system alternates the active cylinders constantly.

3/10 Three massive screens enhance the GMC Sierra 1500 Denali’s cockpit

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If you thought the Sierra Denali’s massive 13.4-inch infotainment touchscreen was luxurious and impressive, wait until you see the other two. The luxury pickup is truly a command center, with the driver’s instrument cluster as impressive as the screen.

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The 12.3-inch instrument cluster is highly customizable, allowing drivers to stay on top of what they’re seeing. Along with that, there’s also a huge 15-inch multi-color heads-up display on the windshield, all of which add up to a total of 40.7-inch screens for the driver. HotCars contributor Bradley Hasemeyer had a chance to test drive the GMC Sierra Denali at its most luxurious. While the interior luxuries for passengers impressed our reviewer, he claims the truck’s luxury never takes the driver for granted.

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2/10 Sound absorption technology in the GMC Sierra Denali provides a quiet, luxurious cabin to enjoy

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The powerful 420-horsepower V8 engine of the GMC Sierra Denali is free to do its worst, because sitting inside you wouldn’t hear a sound. GMC made sure the Sierra Denali had a very quiet cabin to enhance the luxury and leave you alone to enjoy all the features they loaded their truck with.

GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Interiors
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This is thanks to the doors being triple sealed on the Denali trim. In addition, there is sound-absorbing technology embedded in the dashboard as well as the floor mats, leaving the noise of the world outside, where it belongs.

1/10 Fuel efficiency on the GMC Sierra Denali is improved via Active Thermal Management

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The Dynamic Fuel Management Cylinder Deactivation system on the Sierra Denali isn’t the only way the Denali manages its power unit. The Sierra Denali also comes with GM’s Active Thermal Management system, which aims to further improve engine performance through targeted cooling and heating.

2022 GMC Sierra Denali
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The GMC Sierra Denali’s Active Thermal Management system warms up the engine by determining temperature levels for the best possible combustion conditions, thereby achieving ideal engine heat faster. It also targets cooling through the powertrain, providing the most optimal fuel economy it can by recovering wasted exhaust heat. There’s simply no denying that the GMC Sierra 1500 Denali delivers one of the most premium luxury pickup experiences money can buy today. For those who really don’t want to compromise on luxury without giving up the power, capability and presence of a massive pickup truck, the GMC Sierra 1500 Denali proves to be a no-brainer.

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