A black 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited AT4 is shown from the front off-roading in the woods.

Take it to the Limit in a 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited AT4

Nobody wants to go off-roading and find out that their truck has limitations that just cannot be surpassed. 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 are going to encounter when off-roading, which is why you need a truck with unlimited potential. This is what makes the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited stand out from the pack and makes the AT4 trim the model of choice for serious off-roaders. 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, running 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 has the capabilities of 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 off-roading.

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 great truck. The 3.0-liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel I6 is powerful and efficient. Even with four-wheel drive standard (another great perk), the diesel in the Sierra 1500 Limited AT4 will give you exceptional fuel economy. This engine comes 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. This features dynamic fuel management technology and gets decent fuel economy on the road. It is also powerful, delivering 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. That is a best-in-class figure for the horsepower and will give you a bit more acceleration than the Duramax will.

Both engines come paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission to give you exceptional performance and greater control. The transmission features powertrain grade braking, which will automatically downshift the engine and transmission, so you maintain your speed without having to ride the brakes when driving your truck downhill. In addition, it has cruise grade braking so that if you are using the AT4’s cruise control, it will automatically downshift to make sure you don’t exceed the speed you set.

Even though you might have your sights set on pushing the off-road limits in your 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited AT4, you can do this without losing the capabilities you expect in a full-size truck. The AT4 with the Duramax Turbo-Diesel can tow up to 8,900 pounds and carry up to 1,580 pounds of cargo. If you want to push the capabilities of your AT4 truck, you can opt for 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 accessing and securing your load easier than ever.

The black interior of a 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited AT4 shows the steering wheel and infotainment screen.

An Exterior Built to Exceed the Limits

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 will also notice that the AT4 stands taller than any other truck in the 2022 Sierra 1500 Limited lineup. That is because GMC has given 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 will have no problem getting over many obstacles without the risk of hitting something vital in your truck’s undercarriage. Even so, GMC has equipped the AT4 with a set of skid plates strategically positioned over the front underbody, oil pan, transfer case, and differential case to provide exceptional protection.

The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited AT4 also sports a set of red recovery hooks. These not only look cool but also will come in handy when you have to clear some particularly daunting obstacles on the trail. There is also a set of LED fog lamps that will help out in areas of the trail with lower light, especially forests with heavy canopies.

GMC has equipped the AT4 with a set of Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac Mud-Terrain tires wrapped around 18-inch machined aluminum wheels. These will give you the grip and traction on and off the road. If you really want to push the limits, you can opt for available all-terrain or mud-terrain 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 ones you cannot 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 providing you and your passengers a comfortable ride. In addition, the standard two-speed AutoTrac transfer case will do an excellent job of making sure each of the four wheels on your AT4 gets a sufficient amount of horsepower and torque to operate. Meanwhile, the automatic locking rear differential will make sure that your wheels don’t slip, which is especially vital when driving on muddy trails and fording creeks.

An Interior That Has No Limits

Rugged and luxurious might 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 aggressive exterior looks of the AT4 into the passenger cab. These seats are so luxurious you will forget you are in a truck, with the front seats heated and ventilated for greater comfort. Even the steering wheel gets into the act, as it is heated and leather-wrapped to compliment the look of the interior.

GMC has given the AT4 premium front and rear floor liners with removable carpet inserts, which will make it easier to keep your truck clean. Whether you are coming inside on a snowy day or going out on a muddy trail, you won’t have to worry about damaging the inserts as they can be safely stowed away either under the seats or inside the smart 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 those annoying phone cables at home and enjoy the freedom of wireless smartphone connectivity. For those who want to really take things to the limit, you can opt for an available wireless charging pad for your devices and a Bose Premium Sound System. This Bose sound system features 7-speakers and a Richbass woofer to really get that heavy bass sound. You can provide your own soundtrack when out off-roading.

A white 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited AT4 shows a row of logs in the bed of the truck.

The Sierra 1500 Limited AT4 Helps You Take It to the Limit One More Time

If you are 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!