How To Tow with your GMC Vehicle

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Towing

If you already own or are interested in owning a GMC, you'll benefit from understanding more about the towing limitations associated with your particular model. Nearly every GMC model is designed to tow a trailer, so it's relatively easy to check the guidelines whenever you need. Here, we will go through a brief overview of the towing guidelines for some of the more popular GMC models.

Towing Capacity for Smaller GMC Vehicles

The GMC Terrain, Terrain Denali and the Canyon pickup truck equipped with the 2.5 I-4 engine each have a maximum capacity of 3,500 lbs. The Acadia and Acadia Denali models have a maximum trailer weight of 4,000 lbs. The GMC Canyon equipped with the 3.6L V6 engine has a maximum capacity of 7,000 lbs. When it's equipped with the 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 engine, the Sierra 1500 pickup has a max towing capacity of 7,600 lbs.

Towing Capacity for Mid Sized GMC Vehicles

2019 GMC Sierra Safety Technology

If you opt for the Canyon Denali with the 2.8L diesel I-4 engine, the maximum towing capacity is 7,700 lbs. The GMC Sierra 1500 with the 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine has a max towing capacity of 9,800 lbs. When it's equipped with the trailer package, the maximum towing capacity is increased to 11,100 lbs. The GMC Sierra 1500 equipped with the 6.2 EcoTec3 V8 engine and the trailer package has a maximum towing capacity of 12,500 lbs.

Towing Capacity for Larger GMC Vehicles

The base models for the GMC Sierra 2500HD and Sierra 3500HD each come equipped with a 6.0L gas V8 engine and have a maximum capacity of 14,500 lbs. When you upgrade to the 6.6L diesel engine, the towing capacity for the Sierra 2500HD increases to 14,500 lbs and the Sierra 3500HD increases to 20,000 lbs. With the fifth wheel, the towing capacity for the Sierra 2500HD increases to 18,100 lbs and the Sierra 3500HD increases to 23,300 lbs.

Evaluating Tow Ratings for GMC Vehicles

There are a number of factors that go into the tow and trailer capacity ratings for GMC vehicles. Some of the leading factors in determining towing capacity are vehicle structure, chassis, and suspension design, hitch design and class and tire ratings and load capacities. Axle ratios, engine type, and other drivetrain variables are also important factors affecting how much a vehicle can tow.

If you want to know more about the towing guidelines for the GMC model you have in mind, call or stop by Husker GMC today.

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