For a long time, Sierra has been criticized for not having a genuine off-roader in its lineup. Of course, the standard AT4 is a pretty capable machine, with all those upgrades but it still lags behind models like Chevy Silverado ZR2. Fortunately, this has changed, considering that the 2022 update has brought a lot of novelties, including a more capable AT4 with the “X” suffix. This one brings some additional upgrades, so we are pretty sure that the next year’s, 2023 GMC Sierra AT4X will be a typical carryover.
This means that you may count on a pretty capable off-roader, which comes with all necessary off-road hardware for dealing with the toughest terrains. Besides significant mechanical upgrades, it also comes with lots of exclusive styling details that make it look pretty aggressive. On the inside, you may count on a completely new interior that has been introduced last year.
As there are no significant changes to come, we expect that the 2023 Sierra AT4X will hit the market in the last quarter of 2022.
2023 GMC Sierra AT4X Design
Design-wise, the 2023 GMC Sierra AT4X will continue in the same way as the 2022 model. Of course, this truck is heavily based on the standard Sierra but it comes with lots of upgrades too. Just like the more basic AT4 model, it also comes with goodies like hill descent control, skid plates, an off-road suspension, a two-speed transfer case etc. However, there is much more. Some of the biggest upgrades are new Multimatic spool-valve dampers, the same one that can be found in the ZR2. Furthermore, you may count on electronic locking front and rear differentials, as well as on additional underbody protection and rocker guards that keep door sills safe. Furthermore, there are Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac Mud-Terrain tires, while we also like the Terrain mode, which allows one-pedal driving in the most challenging situations.
Of course, you may also count on lots of exclusive styling details, starting from a blacked front face, red tow hooks, unique wheels and other things that make this truck look pretty capable.
On the inside, the 2023 GMC Sierra AT4X will benefit from the recent updates. The new cabin looks miles better than before. You can notice a completely new dashboard design, which looks more attractive and also utilizes nicer materials. Furthermore, the gear shifter has finally been relocated to the center console, which improves ergonomics significantly.
Also, this truck comes packed up with all kinds of tech and convenience features. Of course, the first things that come to mind are a massive 13.4-inch touchscreen, as well as a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. Things like upgraded bucket seats that are also ventilated are also part of the standard equipment.
2023 GMC Sierra AT4X Engine
Under the hood, things are pretty familiar and definitely won’t change for the next year. The 2023 GMC Sierra AT4X will continue with a familiar 6.2-liter V8, which puts out around 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. The engine comes in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission, which sends power to all wheels. As we’ve just mentioned, a two-speed transfer case is a standard, as well as electronic locking front and rear differentials.
The whole setup works really fine. Driving dynamics are pretty good, while the engine and transmission are paired well.
2023 GMC Sierra AT4X Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 GMC Sierra AT4X will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of 2022, with a starting price of around 75.000 dollars. Key competitors will be models like Ford F-150 Tremor, Chevy Silverado ZR2, Toyota Tundra TRD Pro etc.