2021 GMC Sierra Towing Capacity

September 21st, 2021 by
2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali towing capacity


The 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 can reach amaximum towing capacity of 11,800 pounds if properly equippedwith the available 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine with the Max Trailering Package. This alone makes the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 an impressive vehicle for Huntingburg drivers with heavy-duty responsibilities. Learn more about the GMC towing capacities and features before you come into Bob Luegers Buick GMC for a test drive!

How Much Can the GMC Sierra Tow? 

The Sierra 1500 can handle up to 11,800 pounds if paired with the 4WD Crew Cab, 6.2L V8 engine, and Max Trailering Package. The GMC Sierra is also equipped with a wide array of features, styles, and sizes that can affect its towing performance such as:

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

Available GMC Sierra Towing Features

Here are some more towing packages and features the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 can come with that further showcases how capable and utilitarian this automobile is for your daily needs:

  • The Max Trailering Package 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 to reach its 11,800-pound towing capacity.
  • Traction Select System with Tow/Haul Mode: This system adjusts transmission shift points, StabiliTrak, and throttle mapping depending on the drive mode.
  • Industry-First Auto Electric Parking Brake Assist: When using Hitch View, this feature automatically sets the Electronic Parking Brake to avoid rolling.
  • Integrated Trailer Brake Controller: Gives the driver the ability to manipulate and monitor trailer brakes via control buttons situated on the center console.
  • Trailering Camera Package: This package adds two side-view mirror cameras to make changing lanes and reversing easier while towing. It can also be paired with a trailer-mounted camera for greater visibility.

What Is the GMC Sierra ProGrade Trailering System?

With the available ProGrade Trailering System, you’ll gain access to high-resolution cameras, your Sierra’s infotainment display, and integrated smartphone apps to make towing through Loogootee an absolute breeze!

  • Hitch Guidance with Hitch View: Uses a dynamic grid line and offers a zoom capability to help hitch your trailer with ease.
  • Trailer Light Sequence Test: This allows you to test your trailer lights before you go for a drive near Evansville, even when you are on your own.
  • In-vehicle trailering app and phone app: Includes pre-departure checklists, programmable trailer brake settings, Trailer Theft Detection, and more.

Get Behind the Wheel at Bob Luegers Buick GMC

Ready to experience the power of the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500? Contact us to set up a test drive or check out our new Sierra 1500 inventory at Bob Luegers Buick GMC today!


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