No one wants to go off-road and find out their truck has limitations that can’t be overcome. The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited AT4 gives you a truck with unlimited potential, one that can take it to the limit one more time, just like Randy Meisner of the Eagles once sang. You never know what you’ll encounter when off-roading, which is why you need a truck with unlimited potential. This is what does 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited stands out from the pack and makes the AT4 trim the model of choice for serious mountain bikers. If this is you, then you know that off-roading is not just a sport; it’s a way of life.
GMC offers the 2022 Sierra 1500 Limited in 6 different trims, from the entry-level Pro all the way up to the fully loaded Denali luxury trim. But when it comes to a truck that can handle the trail, nothing is as capable as the 2022 Sierra 1500 Limited AT4. So when you’re looking for your freedom, get yourself a Sierra 1500 Limited AT4 and find out that there are few limits to this truck when it comes to off-road driving.
A choice of two powerful engines to push it to the limit
GMC has made the 2022 Sierra 1500 Limited AT4 standard with a diesel engine. That’s right, where other automakers make you pay a premium to get a diesel truck, GMC gives it to you as a standard feature on this awesome truck. The 3.0-liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel I6 is powerful and efficient. Even with standard four-wheel drive (another big plus), the diesel in the Sierra 1500 Limited AT4 will give you exceptional fuel economy. This engine is equipped with a diesel exhaust brake and is capable of 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.
If you prefer a conventional gas engine, GMC also offers the Sierra 1500 Limited AT4 with a 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8. It has dynamic fuel management technology and delivers decent fuel economy on the road. It’s also powerful, delivering 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. That’s a best-in-class horsepower figure and will give you a bit more acceleration than the Duramax will.
Both engines come mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission to give you exceptional performance and better control. The transmission features powertrain braking, which automatically downshifts the engine and transmission, so you can maintain your speed without having to brake when driving your truck downhill. Plus it has cruise control braking so if you use the AT4’s cruise control it will automatically downshift to make sure you don’t exceed the speed you set.
While you may have your sights set on pushing the off-road limits of your 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited AT4, you can do so without losing the features you expect in a full-size truck. The AT4 with Duramax Turbo-Diesel can tow up to 8,900 pounds and carry up to 1,580 pounds of cargo. If you want to expand the capabilities of your AT4 truck, you can choose the available 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8, with the ability to tow up to 9,100 pounds and carry 1,660 pounds of cargo. Best of all, the bed comes standard with the GMC MultiPro tailgate, making it easier than ever to access and secure your cargo.
An exterior built to transcend boundaries
The GMC Sierra 1500 Limited AT4 has a rough and rugged exterior that starts with its massive, powerful grille. You can tell with just one look that this is a truck that means business. You’ll also notice that the AT4 is taller than any other truck in the 2022 Sierra 1500 Limited lineup. That’s because GMC gave the AT4 a two-inch factory lift. Where other trucks in the lineup have 8.09 inches of ground clearance, the 2022 Sierra 1500 Limited AT4 gives you 10.88 inches of ground clearance, so you’ll have no problem getting over many obstacles without risking hitting something important in your truck’s undercarriage. Even so, GMC has equipped the AT4 with a set of skid plates strategically placed over the front undercarriage, oil pan, transfer case and differential case to provide exceptional protection.
The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited AT4 also has a set of red recovery hooks. These not only look cool, but will also come in handy when you have to clear some particularly scary obstacles on the trail. There’s also a set of LED fog lights to help in areas of the trail with lower light, especially forests with heavy canopies.
GMC has fitted the AT4 with a set of Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac Mud-Terrain tires wrapped around 18-inch machined aluminum wheels. These give you grip and grip on and off road. If you really want to push the limits, you can choose available off-road or mud tires on 20-inch wheels. Why drive around obstacles in your path when you can simply roll right over them in your AT4?
Some of the most crucial parts of an off-road vehicle are the ones you can’t even see. GMC understands this, which is why the 2022 Sierra 1500 Limited AT4 rides on a suspension system designed to handle the rigors of the trail while giving you and your passengers a comfortable ride. Additionally, the standard two-speed AutoTrac transmission will do an excellent job of making sure that each of the four wheels on your AT4 gets a sufficient amount of horsepower and torque to operate. At the same time, the automatic rear differential will ensure that your wheels do not slip, which is especially important when driving on muddy trails and rushing streams.
An interior that has no boundaries
Rugged and luxurious may sound like opposites, but GMC has figured out how to give the 2022 Sierra 1500 Limited AT4 an interior that fits both definitions. The available jet black leather interior features Kalahari tan accents that carry over the AT4’s aggressive exterior appearance into the passenger cabin. These seats are so luxurious you’ll forget you’re sitting in a truck, with the front seats heated and ventilated for added comfort. Even the steering wheel gets a kick out of it, as it’s heated and wrapped in leather to complement the look of the interior.
GMC has given the AT4 premium front and rear floor liners with removable mat inserts, making it easier to keep your truck clean. Whether you’re coming in on a snowy day or heading out on a muddy trail, you don’t have to worry about damaging the stakes as they can be safely stowed away either under the seats or inside the clever rear seatback storage compartment.
Every 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited AT4 comes with the Premium GMC Infotainment System on an 8-inch color touchscreen, which includes Bluetooth streaming, wireless Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay. You can leave the annoying phone cables at home and enjoy the freedom of wireless smartphone connectivity. For those who really want to take things to the limit, you can choose an available wireless charging pad for your devices and a Bose Premium Sound System. This Bose sound system has 7 speakers and a Richbass woofer to really get that heavy bass sound. You can provide your own soundtrack when you’re out riding off-road.
The Sierra 1500 Limited AT4 helps you push it to the limit once more
If you’re a serious off-road enthusiast or just want a full-size truck that has no limits, then the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited AT4 may be the model for you. With standard four-wheel drive, a choice of two powerful engines, a rugged exterior and a luxurious interior, the AT4 truly has everything most drivers could ever want in a pickup truck. So put me on the highway, show me a sign and take a GMC Sierra 1500 Limited AT4 to the limit one more time!