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TRAILERING AND TOWING

TRAILERING AND TOWING

TRAILERING GUIDE

To ensure that your buying experience is easy, we’ve created an interactive trailering guide that shifts with your preferences. Begin by picking your truck or your payload to discover which GMC pickup truck best fits your lifestyle.  

MAXIMUM TRAILER WEIGHT RATING (LBS.)

This chart gives you an idea of the maximum amount of weight you can confidently trailer with different GMC model lines when your vehicle is properly equipped. When determining the total weight of trailer and cargo, include the weight of any additional passengers and optional equipment (driver weight and base equipment are already included).  

CANYON


2.5L I-4 Engine

with Trailering Package 

Up To

3,500 LBS.


3.6L V6 Engine

with Trailering Package 

Up To

7,000 LBS.


2.8L Diesel I-4 Engine

with Trailering Package 

Up To

7,700 LBS.

SIERRA 1500


4.3L EcoTec3 V6

Up To

7,600 LBS.


5.3L EcoTec3 V8

Up To

9,800 LBS.


5.3L EcoTec3 V8

with Max Trailering Package 

Up To

11,100 LBS.


6.2L EcoTec3 V8

Up To

9,300 LBS.


6.2L EcoTec3 V8

with Max Trailering Package 

Up To

12,500 LBS.

SIERRA 2500HD


6.0L Gas V8

Conventional

Up To

14,500 LBS.


6.0L Gas V8

Fifth Wheel

Up To

14,800 LBS.


6.6L Diesel V8

Conventional

Up To

14,500 LBS.


6.6L Diesel V8

Fifth Wheel

Up To

18,100 LBS.

SIERRA 3500HD


6.0L Gas V8

Conventional

Up To

14,500 LBS.


6.0L Gas V8

Fifth Wheel

Up To

14,600 LBS.


6.6L Diesel V8

Conventional

Up To

20,000 LBS.


6.6L Diesel V8

Fifth Wheel

Up To

23,300 LBS.

DETAILS ON TRAILERING

Whether it’s payload, torque, or transmission, finding the best pickup truck for you starts with knowing what you’re looking for. Learn more about trucks and trailering below, or download our Truck and Trailering guide for more information.

GROSS COMBINED VEHICLE WEIGHT

Gross Combined Vehicle Weight represents maximum weight of both your loaded vehicle (GMC truck or SUV) and your loaded trailer combined.

CURB WEIGHT

Curb Weight is the weight of an empty vehicle, without payload or driver, with standard equipment, fuel, coolant, and oil. It is also known as the vehicle weight.

GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT

Gross Vehicle Weight is the actual weight of the entire GMC truck or SUV and its contents, including fuel and occupants.

AXLE RATIO

Axle Ratio is the relationship between driveshaft revolutions and the tires revolutions.

GROSS TRAILER WEIGHT

Gross Trailer Weight is the weight of a loaded trailer. 

TRAILER TONGUE WEIGHT

The Trailer Tongue Weight is the amount of weight put on the trailer tongue to keep it balanced for a safer driving experience.

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  • The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. See your GMC dealer for details. Click here to see all GMC destination freight charges.

  • The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. See your GMC dealer for details. Click here to see all GMC destination freight charges. Bed/Roof-Mounted Bicycle Carriers shown. Requires crossbars or Thule Rack Solution. Non-GM warranty. Warranty by Thule®. See dealer for more information.

  • Canyon’s 7000-lb rating requires available trailering package and 3.6L V-6 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Sierra's 12,500-lb rating requires Sierra Double Cab or Crew Cab Short box 2wd with 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine and NHT Max Trailering Package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Sierra Denali's 9,300-lb rating requires 2wd. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming properly equipped vehicle, plus driver and one passenger. The weight of other optional equipment, passengers and cargo will reduce the trailer weight your vehicle can tow. See dealer for details.

  • These maximum payload ratings are intended for comparison purposes only. Before you buy a vehicle or use it to haul people or cargo, carefully review the vehicle loading section of the Owner’s Manual and check the carrying capacity of your specific vehicle on the label on the inside of the driver’s door jamb.

  • Savana Cargo's 10,000-lb rating requires 6.0L V8 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Savana Passenger's 10,000-lb rating requires 2500 Wheel Base with 6.0L V8 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR). When properly equipped; includes weight of vehicle and trailer combination, including the weight of driver, passengers, fuel, optional equipment and cargo in the vehicle and trailer.

  • When properly equipped; includes weight of vehicle, passengers, cargo and equipment.

  • Sierra Denali's 9,300-lb rating requires 2wd. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR). When properly equipped, includes weight of vehicle, passengers, cargo and equipment.

  • When properly equipped; includes weight of vehicle, passengers, cargo and equipment.