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No, GM trucks don’t have adjustable pedals in 2022

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I’ve now written a couple stories about trucks and SUVs that have adjustable pedals. And as it stands in 2022, only Ford Motor Co. and Stellantis offer vehicles with adjustable pedals. That’s it. Yet, invariably, on every story, video or social post, someone makes a comment along the lines of: GM trucks have adjustable pedals, too.

What I want to say is this: Nope. They 100% do not. Not anymore.

And they’re not going to get them any time soon.

Patrick Sullivan, senior manager for product and brand communications at GMC confirmed this.

Adjustable pedals were removed in the light duty trucks in the 2019 model year, and they were removed for the HD trucks for the current generation.

However, at the same time, Sullivan said General Motors made the driving position itself more adjustable.

“As a result, the new 2022 Sierra 1500 now features class-leading crew cab front legroom as well as available 16-way adjustable seats and power-adjustable steering wheel,” he said.

While we are talking about GMC trucks here, it’s important to note GMC and Chevrolet are fraternal twins, so if GMC doesn’t have it, Chevy isn’t getting it.

Furthermore, if you follow us on YouTube (if not, you should), you may have seen the recent video I did on driving positions in full-size trucks. The GM truck we looked at didn’t fare well.

One commenter on that video mentioned GMC was bringing them back for 2022, so we followed up with Sullivan again, asking him if, in fact, GMC was bringing them back. He replied with a one-word answer: “No.”

So, no, GM trucks don’t have adjustable pedals, and there are no plans to bring them back. And while we’re on the topic of adjustable pedals, the full-size SUVs from GM don’t have them and won’t be getting them either.

Full stop.

The bottom line on GM trucks and adjustable pedals

I’ve had more than one automaker tell me adjustable pedals are “a gimmick,” and people don’t actually want them on their trucks. While there was one troll in the video comment section who basically called me short and said no one cares about my driving position, the vast majority of commenters said their wives were about my size or they’re taller and adjustable pedals are still important.

For me, not having adjustable pedals is a safety issue – not only do I have to worry about an airbag breaking my face, but as you can see in the video there’s also a more insidious problem: The underbelly of the dash would basically break both my legs in a collision.

Interestingly, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently did a study that talked about women being 73% more likely to be injured in a crash. Want to know where that injury occurs: legs.

Want to know what would solve that problem? IMHO: adjustable pedals.

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Jill Ciminillo

Jill Ciminillo is the Managing Editor for Pickup Truck + SUV Talk as well as a Chicago-based automotive writer, YouTube personality and podcast host, with her articles and videos appearing in outlets throughout the U.S. Additionally, she co-hosts a weekly radio show on car stuff for a local Chicago station. Previously, Jill has been the automotive editor for both newspaper and broadcast media conglomerates. She is also a past president for the Midwest Automotive Media Association and has the distinction of being the first female president for that organization. Jill is also currently a juror for the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY).

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  1. Mike March 5, 2022

    My 2021 F-150 Powerboost XLT SCREW has adjustable power pedals, it was $170 option. I’m 5’9″ tall and my wife is 4’11”. I drive the truck 99.95% of the time and can easily get by without it, but I’m glad I have the adjustable pedals for the few times my wife will drive it on long cross country trips. For $170 it is well worth having the option in my opinion. Who knows, maybe when I sell the truck that person may not be tall or has a significant other that is not tall.

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  2. Michael Kernen March 8, 2022

    I’ll bet Mary Bara would disagree with the statement that people don’t want adjustable pedals. People value safety very highly when considering a vehicle purchase-she ought to know that! Don’t see her wanting broken legs anymore than the average Jill car buyer.

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  3. Marilyn Beischel April 13, 2022

    Well it SUCKS big time without adjustable pedals as I’m short and guess my Tahoe days are gone after owning 4 I won’t buy one again!!
    To bad tall men make all the decisions!

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    1. Shawn July 9, 2022

      I’m the same way short and always had a Yukon now I’ll lookin to other now 😡

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  4. Chris welch November 30, 2022

    I just spent $82k on a 22 at4hd I’m still pissed 3 months later that this truck doesn’t have adjustable pedals. I’m 5’5 and I struggle to get comfortable in this truck. In order to comfortably reach the steering wheel and radio functions I have to move the seat so far forward. However every time I go to brake my knee hits the steering wheel. I can’t believe they took this option away. Anyone who says people don’t want it obviously is i very narrow minded person. Just one more reason I keep looking towards ford. Ford still gives customers many customizable options for their trucks.

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