We drive many large trucks like the GMC Sierra 1500 and Toyota Tundra. While the 2022 Toyota Tundra was in the spotlight, the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 also deserves attention. It has new upgrades that can make it a better option.
2022 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2022 Toyota Tundra
We spent a lot of time driving the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 and 2022 Toyota Tundra to learn their strengths and weaknesses. There’s a lot to consider in both form city driving, daily commuting, and off-roading.
The Tundra, however, seems to be more popular as it gets its first redesign in 15 years. But the Sierra also gets refreshed features like a new interior, suspension upgrades, modern technology and improved off-roading capabilities.
1. The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 is more practical
The 2022 GMC Sierra is more versatile than the 2022 Toyota Tundra. It has more cargo space and storage. For example, there’s a cubby above the glove box that the Tundra doesn’t have.
Also, the rear seats fold flat against the wall to provide more storage with a flat cargo floor. The Tundra’s lower seat area is blocked, and there is a hump in the middle of the floor. It is more difficult to load and store products
The Sierra is available with four engines to suit different needs, including a rare diesel option. The Tundra has only two engines.
Also, the Tundra’s i-FORCE MAX hybrid setup doesn’t have the best fuel economy. We got about 15 mpg on most and the Sierra got about 18.7 mpg. Although both trucks are thirsty, we had high hopes for the hybrid Tundra.
Accessing the GMC Sierra is even easier. The bumper has built-in steps and the multi-function tailgate has a built-in step and handle. With the Tundra, you can opt for a fold-out step, but that limits easy access to one side of the bed.
2. Sierra is more comfortable
The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 offers a more refined ride than the 2022 Toyota Tundra. While both trucks offer a smoother ride over pavement, the Sierra absorbs impacts a little better. The Tundra is stiff and jerky over big bumps.
The Tundra TRD Pro grips surprisingly well on dirt and gravel roads, while the Sierra maintains a comfortable ride quality. Also, the Sierra features less body roll and more passenger space in the back.
We are very impressed by Sierra’s turning radius. Easy to park and navigate through tight spaces.
Both trucks have a quiet interior at low speeds. Wind and road noise are noticeable in the Tundra at highway speeds. Also, the hybrid engine is constantly droning. The sound is piped into the Tundra’s cabin.
3. The GMC Sierra 1500 has more technology
The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 feels a bit more advanced than the 2022 Toyota Tundra. But both trucks have large touch screens, built-in navigation, wireless phone charging pads and wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto.
The Sierra SuperCruise takes things a little further with hands-free driving technology that can adjust your speed, change lanes, and keep you moving in stop-and-go traffic. Just keep your eyes on the road.
Plus, the Sierra has multiple camera views to make towing and hauling easier. You can look at the ground in front of your truck, at the bed, at the bed and all around.
Adaptive suspension keeps the ride comfortable and the digital rearview mirror enhances visibility. Also, you can opt for tailgate speakers and a wireless Bluetooth system.
The Toyota Tundra may be more reliable, but the Sierra feels more comfortable, more convenient, and a bit more modern.