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2019 TRAILERING AND TOWING CHARTS

Every GMC truck, SUV and van is designed specifically for trailering, with power, handling and convenience features you can rely on for long hauls and heavy loads. The following specifications will help you match your trailering needs with the appropriate GMC model and trim. You’ll find ratings for maximum vehicle trailering weight, horsepower and torque, transmission as well as axle ratios. You’ll also find a link to the GMC Trailering Guide to enhance your trailering experience.

MAXIMUM TRAILER WEIGHT RATING (LBS)

This chart gives you an idea of the maximum amount of weight you can confidently and safely 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).  

MAXIMUM TRAILER WEIGHT RATING (LBS)

tbd

TERRAIN/TERRAIN DENALI

3,500

tbd

ACADIA/ACADIA DENALI

4,000

tbd

YUKON XL DENALI

8,100

tbd

YUKON XL

8,300

tbd

YUKON DENALI

8,400

tbd

YUKON

8,500

SELECTED HORSEPOWER AND TORQUE RATINGS

To enhance your trailering experience, GMC transmissions are engineered for convenience and improved performance. Terrain’s gas engines are paired with a smooth-shifting 9-speed automatic transmission while its diesel engine and all of Acadia’s engines use a 6-speed automatic transmission. Yukon and Yukon XL Denali models feature a 10-speed automatic transmission mated to the 6.2L V8 and a 6-speed transmission with the 5.3L V8 on other Yukon/Yukon XL models. To enhance the trailering experience, most GMC SUVs offer Tow/Haul Mode to make the most of horsepower and torque while trailering. This feature raises transmission upshift points to help accelerate and improve drivability when trailering or hauling heavy loads.

SELECTED HORSEPOWER AND TORQUE RATINGS

ENGINE

HP @ RPM

TORQUE LB-FT @ RPM

TERRAIN/TERRAIN DENALI

1.5L I4 TURBOCHARGED VVT DI (LYX)

1.6L I4 TURBO DIESEL (LH7)

2.0L I4 TURBOCHARGED VVT DI (LTG)

170 @ 5,600

137 @ 3,750

252 @ 5,500

203 @ 2,000-4,000

240 @ 2,000

260 @ 2,500-4,500

ACADIA/ACADIA DENALI

2.5L I4 VVT DI (LCV)

3.6L V6 VVT DI (LGX)

193 @ 6,300

310 @ 6,600

188 @ 4,400

271 @ 5,000

YUKON/YUKON XL

5.3L V8 VVT DI (L83)

6.2L V8 VVT DI (L86)

355 @ 5,600

420 @ 5,600

383 @ 4,100

460 @ 4,100

DINGHY TOWING CAPABILITY

This chart indicates which GMC vehicles are able to be towed behind another vehicle, such as a motor home, with all four wheels on the ground.

FLAT (DINGHY) TOWING CAPABILITY

2 WHEEL DRIVE

4 WHEEL DRIVE

ALL WHEEL DRIVE

TERRAIN/TERRAIN DENALI

NO

-

NO

ACADIA/ACADIA DENALI

YES (V6 ONLY)

-

YES (V6 ONLY)

YUKON/YUKON XL/YUKON
DENALI/YUKON XL DENALI

NO

YES

-

TRAILER WEIGHT RATINGS

These charts specify the maximum trailer weight for your vehicle, assuming use of a weight-distributing hitch. The maximum rating for a weight-carrying hitch is listed at left. Do not exceed the maximum trailer weight rating.Some models, when loaded with the driver, passenger and maximum tongue load, may exceed the maximum Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or rear-axle weight rating for that vehicle, which is not permissible. For more information, ask your GMC sales professional or call 1-800-GMC-8782.

2019 TERRAIN

1.5L TURBO I4

CONFIGURATIONS

AXLE RATIO

MAX TRAILERING/TOWING CAPACITY (LBS)

FWD/AWD

3.47

1,500

1.6L TURBO DIESEL I4

2019 TERRAIN

AXLE RATIO

MAX TRAILERING/TOWING CAPACITY (LBS)

FWD/AWD

2.89

1,500

2.0L TURBO I4

2019 TERRAIN/TERRAIN DENALI

AXLE RATIO

MAX TRAILERING/TOWING CAPACITY (LBS)

FWD/AWD

3.17

3,500

NOTES ON TERRAIN: Trailer tongue weight should be 10 percent to 15 percent of total loaded trailer weight. Addition of trailer tongue weight cannot cause vehicle to exceed Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (RGAWR) or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). Maximum towing capacity when ordered with available Trailering Package.

2019 YUKON

ECOTEC3 5.3L V8

CONFIGURATIONS

AXLE RATIO

MAX TRAILER/TOWING CAPACITY (LBS)

YUKON 2WD

3.08

6,500

YUKON 2WD WITH HD TRAILERING PACKAGE

3.42

8,500

YUKON 4WD

3.08

6,300

YUKON 4WD WITH HD TRAILERING PACKAGE

3.42

8,200

YUKON XL 2WD

3.08

6,300

YUKON XL 2WD WITH HD
TRAILERING PACKAGE

3.42

8,300

YUKON XL 4WD

3.08

6,000

YUKON XL 4WD WITH HD TRAILERING PACKAGE

3.42

8,000

ECOTEC3 6.2L V8

CONFIGURATIONS

AXLE RATIO

MAX TRAILER/TOWING CAPACITY (LBS)

YUKON DENALI 2WD

3.23

8,400

YUKON DENALI 4WD

3.23

8,100

YUKON XL DENALI 2WD

3.23

8,100

YUKON XL DENALI 4WD

3.23

7,900

NOTES ON YUKON: Trailer tongue weight should be 10 percent to 15 percent of total loaded trailer weight. Addition of trailer tongue weight must not cause vehicle to exceed Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (RGAW) or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). The Trailering Equipment Package includes trailer hitch platform and seven-wire sealed electrical connector.

2019 ACADIA

2.5L I4

CONFIGURATIONS

AXLE RATIO

MAX TRAILERING/TOWING CAPACITY (LBS)

FWD

3.87

1,000

AWD

3.87

1,000

3.6L V6

CONFIGURATIONS

AXLE RATIO

MAX TRAILERING/TOWING CAPACITY (LBS)

FWD

3.16

4,000

AWD

3.16

4,000

NOTES ON ACADIA: Trailer tongue weight should be 10 percent to 15 percent of total loaded trailer weight. Addition of trailer tongue weight must not cause vehicle to exceed Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (RGAWR) or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating(GVWR). Maximum towing capacity when ordered with available Trailering Package.

NEXT STEPS

  • 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.

  • 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 and 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 model with 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine and available 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 model with 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine and available 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.

  • Yukon’s 8,400-lb rating requires short wheelbase 2WD with 6.2L EcoTec3 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.

  • Yukon’s 8,500-lb rating requires short wheelbase 2WD with 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine and available 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 2-speed transfer case.

  • Requires [NHT] Max Trailering Package.

  • Requires (V92) Trailering Package. V6 engine limited to 1,000 lbs without V92 Package.

  • 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.

  • 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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