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TRAILERING AND TOWING

TRAILERING AND TOWING

MAXIMUM TRAILER WEIGHT RATING (KG/LB.)

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).

  1. 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.
  2. For comparison purposes only. See the Owner’s Manual and the label on the vehicle door jamb for the carrying capacity of a specific vehicle.

TERRAIN


1.5L Turbo Engine

UP TO (KG/LB.)

680/1500

 MAX. TRAILERING

ACADIA AT4


3.6L V6 Engine

with available Trailering Package

UP TO (KG/LB.)

1814/4000

AVAILABLE MAX. TRAILERING

YUKON


5.3L V8 Engine

with available Max. Trailering Package

UP TO (KG/LB.)

3810/8400

 MAX. TRAILERING

YUKON DENALI


6.2L V8 Engine

with available Max. Trailering Package

UP TO (KG/LB.)

3629/8000

 MAX. TRAILERING

YUKON XL 


5.3L V8 Engine

With available HD Trailering Package

UP TO (KG/LB.)

3765/8300

 MAX. TRAILERING

YUKON XL DENALI


6.2L V8 Engine

with available Max. Trailering Package

UP TO (KG/LB.)

3538/7900

 MAX. TRAILERING

CANYON


2.5L I-4 Engine

UP TO (KG/LB.)

1588/3500

AVAILABLE MAX. TRAILERING


3.6L V6 Engine

with available Trailering Package

UP TO (KG/LB.)

3175/7000

AVAILABLE MAX. TRAILERING


2.8L Duramax® Diesel I-4 Engine

with available Trailering Package

UP TO (KG/LB.)

3493/7700

AVAILABLE MAX. TRAILERING

SIERRA 1500


4.3L EcoTec3 V6 Engine

UP TO (KG/LB.)

3538/7800

AVAILABLE MAX. TRAILERING


2.7L Turbo Engine

UP TO (KG/LB.)

4173/9200

AVAILABLE MAX. TRAILERING


5.3L EcoTec3 V8 Engine

with Max Trailering Package

UP TO (KG/LB.)

5126/11,300

AVAILABLE MAX. TRAILERING


6.2L EcoTec3 V8 Engine

UP TO (KG/LB.)

4082/9000

MAX. TRAILERING


6.2L EcoTec3 V8 Engine

with Max. Trailering Package

UP TO (KG/LB.)

5352/11,800

AVAILABLE MAX. TRAILERING

SIERRA 2500HD


6.6L Gas V8 

Conventional

UP TO (KG/LB.)

6577/14,500

AVAILABLE MAX. TRAILERING


6.6L Gas V8 Fifth Wheel 

or Gooseneck

UP TO (KG/LB.)

7879/17,370

AVAILABLE MAX. TRAILERING


6.6L Duramax® Turbo Diesel V8 Engine

UP TO (KG/LB.)

8392/18,500

AVAILABLE MAX. TRAILERING


6.6L Duramax® Turbo Diesel V8 Engine

Fifth Wheel or Gooseneck

UP TO (KG/LB.)

8396/18,510

AVAILABLE MAX. TRAILERING

SIERRA 3500HD


6.6L Gas V8

Conventional

UP TO (KG/LB.)

7620/16,800

AVAILABLE MAX. TRAILERING


6.6L Gas V8 Fifth Wheel

or Gooseneck

UP TO (KG/LB.)

7802/17,200

AVAILABLE MAX. TRAILERING


6.6L Duramax® Turbo Diesel V8 Engine 

UP TO (KG/LB.)

9072/20,000

AVAILABLE MAX. TRAILERING


6.6L Duramax® Turbo Diesel V8 Engine Fifth Wheel

UP TO (KG/LB.)

14,515/32,000

AVAILABLE MAX. TRAILERING


6.6L Duramax® Turbo Diesel V8 Engine

with available Gooseneck hitch

UP TO (KG/LB.)

16,329/36,000

AVAILABLE MAX. TRAILERING

SAVANA 2500/3500 CARGO


DURAMAX® 2.8L
I-4 TURBO DIESEL ENGINE

UP TO (KG/LB.)

3175/7000

AVAILABLE MAX. TRAILERING


4.3L V6 ENGINE

UP TO (KG/LB.)

3357/7400

AVAILABLE MAX. TRAILERING


6.6L V8 Engine 

with available trailering Package

UP TO (KG/LB.)

4536/10,000

AVAILABLE MAX. TRAILERING

DETAILS ON TRAILERING

Whether its payload, torque, or transmission, finding the best pickup truck or SUV for you starts with knowing what you’re looking for. Learn more about trucks and trailering below.

GROSS COMBINATION WEIGHT RATING (GCWR)

Gross Combination Weight Rating is the maximum allowable weight, as determined by the manufacturer, for the truck, the trailer, all equipment, total payload, fuel, fluids and occupants. This is the total loaded road-ready rig.

GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATING (GVWR)

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating is the maximum allowable weight of the vehicle, as determined by the manufacturer, including all of its contents, fuel, optional equipment and occupants. Tongue Weight or Kingpin Weight is also included when trailering.

GROSS TRAILER WEIGHT

Gross Trailer Weight is the weight of a loaded trailer.

CURB WEIGHT

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

AXLE RATIO

Axle Ratio is the relationship between driveshaft revolutions per minute and the drive axle's revolutions per minute. Rear axle ratios are used so that a truck can be closely tailored to match load hauling and performance demands. Numerically higher ratios (such as 4.10) increase engine rpm relative to the road speed, resulting in greater load hauling power but less road speed and a reduction in fuel efficiency. Numerically lower ratios (such as 3.23) operate just the opposite, resulting in lower engine rpm relative to road speed, less hauling capability but improved fuel efficiency.

TRAILER TONGUE WEIGHT/KINGPIN WEIGHT

The Trailer Tongue or Kingpin Weight is the amount of weight put on the hitch ball or fifth-wheel hitch, respectively.

  • 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 3500-lb. rating requires an available 2.0L I-4 Engine with trailering equipement. 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.

  • Acadia’s 4000-lb. rating requires an available 3.6L V6 Engine with 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 8500-lb. rating requires a 5.3L V8 Engine with 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 Denali 8100-lb. rating requires a 6.2L 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 XL 8300-lb. rating requires a 5.3L V8 Engine with 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 XL Denali 7900-lb. rating requires a 6.2L 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.

  • 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.

  • Canyon’s 7000-lb. rating requires 2WD Crew Cab model with 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.

  • Canyon’s 3493 kg (7700 lb.) rating requires the SLE Crew Cab 4x2 short bed model with available 2.8L Duramax Diesel engine, Driver Alert Package, SLE Convenience Package, automatic locking rear differential 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 Regular Cab with 4.3L V6 engine and available 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 Regular Cab with available 5.3L V8 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 a 2WD Crew Cab or 4WD Double Cab with available 5.3L 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 4WD Double Cab with available 6.2L V8 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 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.

  • 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 2500HD Regular Cab Long Bed 2WD model with 6.0L Gas engine and fifth wheel or 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.

  • Requires properly equipped 2500HD Crew Cab model with available 6.6L Duramax Turbo 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.

  • Requires properly equipped 2500HD Regular Cab Long Bed 2WD model with available 6.6L Duramax Turbo Diesel and fifth wheel or 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.

  • Requires properly equipped 3500HD Crew Cab Long Box SRW 2WD model. 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 3500HD Crew Cab Standard Box SRW 2WD model. 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 3500HD Crew Cab model with available 6.6L Duramax Turbo 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.

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

  • Requires properly equipped 3500HD 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.

  • Savana Cargo’s 7000-lb. rating requires 2500 Regular Wheelbase, available trailering equipment package and 2.8L 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 7400-lb. rating requires 2500 or 3500 Regular Wheelbase, available trailering equipment package and 4.3L 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.

  • Savana Cargo’s 10,000-lb rating requires available trailering equipment package and 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.

  • Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price does not include freight, air conditioning charge or tire fee (if applicable). License, insurance, registration, fees associated with filing at movable property registry/PPSA, administration fees, duties and taxes extra. U.S. model shown. Dealers are free to set individual prices. See dealer for details.

  • Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price, includes freight, $100 air conditioning tax and dealer fees. License, insurance, registration, fees associated with filing at movable property registry/PPSA, administration fees, duties and taxes extra. Dealers are free to set individual prices. See dealer for details.

  • Requires 2WD Canyon Elevation Crew Cab short bed model with available Duramax 2.8L I4 Diesel engine, Driver Alert Package 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 4WD SLT Crew Cab Standard Bed with available 6.2L V8 engine 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 Sierra 3500 HD Regular Cab Long Bed 2WD DRW with available Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8, Max Trailering Package 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.

  • Requires available Duramax® 2.8L I4 Diesel engine (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.

  • Requires Crew Cab short box with 5.3L 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.

  • Requires properly equipped Sierra 3500HD Crew Cab Long Box 4WD DRW with available Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 engine and fifth wheel or 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.

  • Requires Canyon AT4 Crew Cab short bed model with cloth seats, available Duramax 2.8L I4 Diesel 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 Crew Cab short bed with 5.3L 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.

  • Requires properly equipped 2500 Crew Cab Standard Bed model with available 6.6L Duramax Turbo Diesel engine and fifth wheel/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.

  • Savana’s 4536 kg (10,000 lb.) rating requires the available 6.6L V8 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.

  • Savana’s 4354 kg (9,600lb.) rating requires a Regular Wheelbase model, available 6.0L V8 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.

  • Savana’s 4536 kg (10,000 lb.) rating requires the available 6.0L V8 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.