2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate Review Gallery

We take a closer look at the most luxurious GMC pickup.

GMC released its 2022 Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate in a bid to sway those interested in a luxury pickup to their dealerships. With loads of leather, tons of tech, and trim-specific Mount Denali topographic map design elements, it’s got more going for it in the cabin credentials department than any other Sierra. We spent a week with the $80,840 truck seen here and put it to the test, so let’s take a look at some of the finer elements of GMC’s ultimate gas-powered pickup.

The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate.Ross Ballot
The MultiPro tailgate’s integrated step used to contact a trailer tongue when dropped, so GMC added a sensor to the hitch that prevents it from opening when a trailer is attached.Ross Ballot
This is GMC’s solution to preventing tailgate damage. The cover opens and hangs down when the hitch is in use.Ross Ballot
Integrated tie-down points make for the easy strapping down of four-wheelers.Ross Ballot
Herein lies a complaint with the interior. The dark, rich brown leather covers some surfaces but not all. It looks like a half effort.Ross Ballot
Plenty of room for all but the biggest ATVs.Ross Ballot
Short, thin back seats pale on the comfort scale in comparison to those in other manufacturers’ trucks.Ross Ballot
The digital rearview camera is great when towing a trailer or when unladen, but has its limitations when a big Polaris is in the bed.Ross Ballot
A cab-top camera allows for the ability to keep an eye on bed contents.Ross Ballot
A 50-inch-wide four-wheeler will just squeeze between the wheel wells.Ross Ballot
Buyers will need a long bed to fit the Polaris Sportsman XP 1000 S Ride Command Edition. Unfortunately, the crew cab short-box configuration is the sole option for Denali Ultimate buyers.Ross Ballot
Mount Denali’s topographic maps adorn the cabin.Ross Ballot
Ultimate badging greets cabin occupants upon entrance.Ross Ballot
The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate.Ross Ballot