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2019 TRAILERING AND TOWING

2019 TRAILERING AND TOWING

MAXIMUM TRAILER WEIGHT RATINGS (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


2.7L Turbo

Up To

6,900 LBS.


4.3L EcoTec3 V6

Up To

7,900 LBS.


5.3L EcoTec3 V8 (L82)

Up To

10,000 LBS.


5.3L EcoTec3 V8 (L84)

Up To

9,700 LBS.


5.3L EcoTec3 V8 (L84)

with Max Trailering Package 

Up To

11,400 LBS.


6.2L EcoTec3 V8

Up To

9,300 LBS.


6.2L EcoTec3 V8

with Max Trailering Package 

Up To

12,200 LBS.

SIERRA 2500HD


6.0L Gas V8

Conventional

Up To

14,500 LBS.


6.0L Gas V8

Fifth Wheel/Gooseneck

Up To

14,500 LBS.


6.6L Diesel V8

Conventional

Up To

14,500 LBS.


6.6L Diesel V8

Fifth Wheel/Gooseneck

Up To

15,400 LBS.

SIERRA 3500HD


6.0L Gas V8

Conventional

Up To

14,200 LBS.


6.0L Gas V8

Fifth Wheel/Gooseneck

Up To

14,300 LBS.


6.6L Diesel V8

Conventional

Up To

20,000 LBS.


6.6L Diesel V8

Fifth Wheel/Gooseneck

Up To

23,100 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, cargo 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.

  • 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.

  • Requires properly equipped 2WD Crew Cab model.

  • Requires properly equipped Double Cab Standard Box or Crew Cab Short Box 2WD model.

  • Requires properly equipped Regular Cab Long Box 2WD model.

  • Requires properly equipped Double Cab Standard Box 2WD model.

  • Requires properly equipped Crew Cab Short Box 2WD model.

  • Requires properly equipped Double Cab Standard Box or Crew Cab Short Box 4WD model.

  • Requires properly equipped Double Cab Standard Box 4WD model.

  • Requires properly equipped 2500HD  Regular Cab Long Box 4WD model.

  • Requires properly equipped 2500HD  Crew Cab Long Box 2WD or 4WD model.

  • Requires properly equipped 2500HD  Crew Cab Standard Box 2WD model.

  • Requires properly equipped 3500HD Crew Cab Long Box SRW 2WD model.

  • Requires properly equipped 3500HD  Crew Cab Standard Box SRW 2WD model.

  • Requires properly equipped 3500HD Crew Cab Long Box DRW 2WD or 4WD model.

  • Requires properly equipped 3500HD Crew Cab Long Box DRW 2WD model.

  • Canyon’s 7700-lb rating requires 2WD Crew Cab model with available Duramax 2.8L I-4 Diesel 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.

  • 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.

  • Requires 4WD Double Cab with available 6.2L V8 and 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.

  • Requires 2WD Crew Cab DRW equipped with 6.6L Duramax Diesel and fifth-wheel or gooseneck hitch. 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.

  • Requires properly equipped 3500 Regular Cab DRW Long Box 2WD model with available 6.6L Duramax Turbo Diesel engine and gooseneck hitch. 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.

  • Seating for 9 requires SLE with front bench seat.

  • Requires 2WD Denali Short Box model with 5.3L V-8 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 9,600-lb rating requires a 2500 or 3500 Regular wheelbase model with available 6.0L V8 engine and trailering equipment 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.

  • Savana Cargo’s 10,000-lb rating requires  the available 6.0L V8 engine and trailering equipment 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.

  • Savana Cutaway’s 9,006-lb rating requires a 4500 Series 159" Wheelbase model with available 6.0L V8 engine. 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.

  • 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.

  • Maximum Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). When properly equipped; includes weight of vehicle, passengers, cargo and equipment.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Requires properly equipped 3500 Regular Cab DRW Long Box 2WD model with available 6.6L Duramax Turbo Diesel engine and gooseneck hitch (late availability). 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.

  • 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.

  • Available. Requires 2.0L Turbocharged gas engine.

  • Terrain's 3,500-lb rating requires available 2.0L Turbocharged gas engine and available trailering equipment. 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.

  • Requires available 3.6L V6 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.

  • Yukon’s 8,500-lb rating requires short wheelbase 2wd with 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine and HD 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.

  • Requires 2WD Denali Short Box model with 5.3L V-8 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.

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