GMC Sierra Towing Capacity

July 24th, 2021 by
2020 GMC Sierra HD Parked


The GMC Sierra is a renowned truck known for its performance capabilities. Whether on industrial worksites or long road trips, the new GMC Sierra performs to expectations with its mechanical and engine capabilities.

The GMC Sierra towing capacity is an aspect that frequently arises when Longmont shoppers are looking to upgrade trucks to the Sierra. Its maximum towing capacity reaches 11,800 pounds with the available 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine and the Max Trailering Package. “How much can the GMC Sierra tow?” Contact us or visit our Boulder dealership for more information and to schedule a test drive.

The Towing Capacity and Specs of the GMC Sierra

As mentioned above, the GMC Sierra 1500 can tow up to 11,800 pounds of weight with the 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine and the Max Trailering Package. Other specs and features that help with the GMC Sierra towing capacity include:

  • Drivetrain: 4WD or 2WD
  • Truck Bed Length: Short Box or Standard Box
  • Engine Options: 2.7L turbo engine, up to a 6.2L ECOTEC3 V8 engine
  • Trim levels and accessories options
  • Cab Style: Crew Cab or Double Cab

Additional Towing Features of the GMC Sierra

So, how much can the GMC Sierra tow? You can rest assured that many additional features help haul your heavy equipment with ease. Some of these features include:

  • Max Trailering Package: This package can reach the 11,800-pound towing capacity. It equips your Sierra with a 9.76-inch rear axle and 3.42 axle ratio, revised shock tuning, heavier-duty rear springs, an enhanced cooling radiator, and a 220-amp alternator.
  • Industry-First Auto Electric Parking Brake Assist: Keep your truck from rolling with the Electronic Parking Brake that automatically sets when you put the vehicle in Park.
  • Trailering Camera Package: This package adds two side-view mirror cameras to make changing lanes and reversing easier and safer when hauling equipment that can abstract your view.
  • Traction Select System with Tow/Haul Mode: This system adjusts the transmission shift points, StabiliTrak, and throttle mapping, depending on which drive mode you’re in.
  • Integrated Trailer Brake Controller: These control buttons found on the center console allow drivers to control and monitor the trailer brakes to increase the safety of the drivers.

See How Much the GMC Sierra Can Tow at McCaddon Buick GMC

Don’t let these details determine whether you love this truck or not. Come down to our Louisville-area dealership and test drive these incredible trucks and see the GMC Sierra towing capacity. Schedule a test drive today and contact us for more information!


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