2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Vs. Sierra HD

June 14th, 2022 by

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Vs. Sierra HD

2022 GMC Sierra Vs. Sierra HD: What’s Right for You?


To HD or Not HD: Which Truck Is Right for You?

Looking for an ultra-rugged pickup that’s geared toward helping you get the job done and ride in comfort? You’ve already made the right choice in opting for a GMC truck—but what’s better for you between the 2022 GMC Sierra vs. Sierra HD? Both pickups offer premium performance, luxury, and practicality—but the right answer depends on your needs. Stick with us today as we dive deeper into this question—and don’t forget to visit us at Spitzer Chevrolet Buick GMC DuBois near Falls Creek, PA, to test drive both the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 and GMC Sierra HD models to help find the perfect fit for your work and travel needs.

All About That Power…But How Much Do You Need?

One of the most notable differences between these trucks involves the power you’ll receive—but the question you need to ask yourself is how much strength you need. Inside the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500, you’ll get a choice from four powertrains, with the base 2.7L turbo 4-cylinder packing 310 horsepower and 420 lb-ft torque for a towing capacity of up to 9,400 lbs—which is all you’ll need for hauling utility trailers and power sport vehicles like ATVs to your weekend getaways. Plus, you’ll find no issues moving most travel trailers up to 35 feet in length for legendary camping trips or road trips across the country. And all that power tops off with the 6.2L V8 and 3.0L Duramax® turbo diesel motors, where each offer 13,000 lbs of towing for hauling bigger trailers and even fifth wheels up to 35 feet in length.

Need to haul massive loads? The 2022 GMC Sierra HD models are more your pace, where the GMC Sierra 2500 HD hauls up to 18,500 lbs, to carry most fifth wheels up to 42 feet in length. Meanwhile, the GMC Sierra 3500 HD tows up to 36,000 lbs, which is enough strength to pull toy carrier fifth wheels as well as some light commercial-grade trailers for your work needs.

However, keep in mind the HD trucks are wider than the base Sierra 1500 models, so before you think “more power is better,” remember handling becomes a factor—as will fitting down tighter roadways—so if you don’t need all that towing capacity, you’ll find the GMC Sierra 1500 usually works better for your daily cruises and tasks.

Don’t Forget About Comfort: Where Will You Find More?

Inside, both GMC trucks are geared to keep you comfortable, as both offer available luxury features like perforated leather-trimmed seats with heated and ventilated functions to help you gear up for virtually any season. Most differences are subtle, like the Sierra 1500 offering available 16-way front seats while the HD models cap at 10-way. Also, the dimensions are mostly similar as each model comes in Regular, Crew, and Double Cab forms to fit three, five, and six passengers respectively.

For technology, an infotainment screen is standard in the GMC Sierra 1500, with a 13.4-inch touchscreen available for effortlessly controlling your media. However, in the HD models, the infotainment screen maxes out at eight inches—which means you’ll find more luxury in the base models if you don’t need the extra power from the HD versions.

For peace of mind, GMC Pro Safety comes standard on the Sierra 1500, with systems like Forward Collision Alert and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning helping you avoid collisions on virtually any road you travel. In contrast, the HD models offer GMC Pro Safety as an available feature, still helping you cruise with confidence.

Your GMC Truck Awaits: Start in DuBois, PA

Both styles of GMC trucks help you get the job done in your style and pace—so the answer of which is better ultimately comes down to how much power you need. To help with your decision, visit us at Spitzer Chevrolet Buick GMC DuBois near Reynoldsville, PA, to test drive the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 and GMC Sierra HD. While you’re here, we’ll assist in any way possible from walking you through the 2022 GMC Sierra features to helping you fill out a finance application to fit your truck in your budget—it’s only the start of how we help as your local GMC dealership.

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