2021 GMC Sierra Towing Capacity

October 26th, 2021 by
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When properly equipped, the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 can tow up to 11,800 pounds with the available 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine and the Max Trailering Package. This makes it a great light-duty pickup truck for Kettering drivers looking for superior capabilities on their job site. Learn more about the new GMC Sierra towing capabilities and more with Bob Ross Buick GMC, then give us a call to set up your test drive.



How Much Can the GMC Sierra Tow?

The Sierra 1500 has a maximum towing capacity of 11,800 pounds when equipped with the 4WD Crew Cab, 6.2L V8 engine, and Max Trailering Package. This top-rated pickup truck offers a wide range of sizes, features, and styles that affect its towing capability. Some of those options 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

Available GMC Sierra Towing Features

  • Max Trailering Package: This is required to reach the 11,800-pound towing capacity. It equips your powerful 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: When using Hitch View, the Electronic Parking Brake automatically sets when your truck is in Park to avoid rolling.
  • Trailering Camera Package: This adds two side-view mirror cameras to make changing lanes and reversing easier when you’re towing a trailer. It can also be paired with a trailer-mounted camera for better visibility.
  • Traction Select System with Tow/Haul Mode: This system adjusts the transmission shift points, StabiliTrak, and throttle mapping, depending on the drive mode that you’re in.
  • Integrated Trailer Brake Controller: Control buttons on the center console provide drivers the ability to manipulate and monitor the trailer brakes.

What Is the GMC Sierra ProGrade Trailering System?

The ProGrade Trailering System gives you access to advanced towing technology that uses high-resolution cameras, your vehicle’s infotainment display, and integrated smartphone apps to make towing through Springboro safe and easy.

  • Hitch Guidance with Hitch View: This shows you a dynamic grid line and offers a zoom capability so you can hitch up your trailer correctly and easily on the first try.
  • Trailer Light Sequence Test: Even on your own, you can test your trailer lights before hitting the road with the trailer light sequence test.
  • In-vehicle trailering app and phone app: Includes pre-departure checklists, Trailer Theft Detection, programmable trailer brake settings, and more.

Get Behind the Wheel at Bob Ross Buick GMC!

We’ve answered, “How much can the GMC Sierra tow?” and explored the different towing features, and now we want to get you behind the driver’s seat for a test drive. Be sure to get pre-approved for financing and explore our vehicle specials before stopping by our dealership. If you have any questions in the meantime, don’t hesitate to give us a call.


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