2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited Safety and Reliability

GMC Sierra 1500 Limited Reliability Rating

2022 Sierra 1500 Limited Safety

The NHTSA awarded the 2022 Sierra 1500 Limited an overall safety rating of four stars. The IIHS only has crashworthiness ratings for the Crew Cab model and it managed Good scores in every category besides the small overlap front: passenger-side test, for which it received a Marginal rating. In a sign of the truck's age, the IIHS rated the headlights as Poor.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

  • Overall Rating
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
  • Side Crash Rating
  • Rollover Rating

2022 Sierra 1500 Limited Key Safety Features

Every GMC Sierra 1500 Limited has six airbags, including curtain airbags for all outboard seating positions. LED daytime running lamps, a rearview camera, electronic stability control, a teen driver function, and tire pressure monitoring are all standard. Unfortunately, the safety specification is less impressive after that as most driver-assist technologies are optional, even on upper trims. The SLE adds hitch guidance which helps when towing a trailer, as well as a rear-seat reminder. Moving up to the SLT adds hitch view to the hitch guidance system along with a crisper HD rearview camera.

The more advanced Denali comes with front/rear parking sensors, lane change alert with side blind-zone alert, rear cross-traffic alert, and a safety alert seat. However, even on the expensive top trims, you'll need to pay extra for adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, an HD surround-view camera system, forward collision alert, front pedestrian braking, a following distance indicator, automatic emergency braking, a bed-view camera, and an auxiliary trailer camera.

GMC Sierra 1500 Limited TrimsProSLEElevationSLTDenaliAT4
Back-Up CameraSOOOOO
Cross-Traffic AlertOOOOSO
Rear Parking AidOOOOSO
Blind Spot MonitorOOOOSO
Lane Departure WarningN/AON/AOOO
Lane Keeping AssistN/AON/AOOO
Night VisionN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Tire Pressure MonitorOOOOOO
Brake AssistN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Stability ControlSSSSSS
Traction ControlSSSSSS

2022 Sierra 1500 Limited Reliability

J.D. Power gave the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited an overall rating of 85 out of 100, including an impressive 84/100 for quality and reliability. Equally encouraging is that no recalls have affected the 2022 models. However, the 2021 GMC Sierra was recalled four times for issues with a spare tire that may disrupt the proper functioning of the ABS system, two recalls for seat belt-related issues, and tires that may be overcured. Even worse, the 2020 model was recalled 10 times with problems including a driveshaft that could separate. However, the benefit of a continuation model like this is that enough time has passed that teething issues should be out of the system already.

The pickup comes with a three-year/36,000-mile warranty, a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty (increased to 100,000 miles for the Duramax turbodiesel), and roadside assistance for five years or 60,000 miles (once again, increased to 100,000 miles for the diesel). GMC will cover one scheduled maintenance visit within the first year of ownership.


  • Warranty Note:
    Preliminary 2022 Warranty \ 
  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Note:
    HD Duramax Diesel: 5 Years \ 100,000 Miles; Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years
  • Rust-Through:
    6 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance Note:
    HD Duramax Diesel: 5 Years \ 100,000 Miles; Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years
  • Maintenance Note:
    1 Year \ 1 Visit
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