2021 GMC Sierra Towing Capacity

May 24th, 2021 by
2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD Towing

When properly equipped with the available 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine and the Max Trailering Package, the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 maximum towing capacity can reach 11,800 pounds, making it an excellent light-duty pickup truck for Bartow drivers interested in superior capabilities to handle their job sites. Get more details about the new GMC Sierra with the team at Kelley Automotive Group.

How Much Can the GMC Sierra Tow? 

As mentioned above, with the 4WD Crew Cab, 6.2L V8 engine, and Max Trailering Package, the new 2021 Sierra 1500 can handle up to 11,800 pounds. This top-rated pickup truck offers a wide range of features, styles, and sizes that affects its towing power. 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

What Are the Available GMC Sierra Towing Features?

  • The Max Trailering Package is needed to have the maximum 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.
  • When using Hitchview, the Electric Parking Brake Assist, an industry first, automatically sets when you put your truck in Park to avoid rolling.
  • The Trailering Camera Package adds two side-view mirror cameras to make changing lanes and reversing safer and easier when you have a trailer in tow. This can also get paired with a trailer-mounted camera for greater visibility.
  • The Traction Select System with Tow/Haul Mode system adjusts the transmission shift points, StabiliTrak, and throttle mapping, depending on which drive mode you’re in.
  • The Integrated Trailer Brake Controller iscontrol buttons situated on the center console that gives drivers the ability to manipulate and monitor the trailer brakes.

What is the GMC Sierra ProGrade Trailering System?

Thanks to the available ProGrade Trailering System, you get complete access to advanced towing technology that utilizes high-resolution cameras, your Sierra’s infotainment display, and integrated smartphone apps to make towing through Winter Haven even easier.

  • Hitch Guidance with Hitch View shows you a dynamic grid line and offers a zoom capability to help you hitch up your trailer correctly on the first try.
  • Trailer Light Sequence Test allows you to 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.

Test Drive the New GMC Sierra at Kelley Automotive Group!

You know about the GMC Sierra towing capacity and the exciting towing features available, now it’s time to get behind the driver’s seat and hit the roads near your local Kelley Automotive Group location for a test drive. Contact us with any questions! You can also get pre-approved for financing and explore our vehicle specials right at home before visiting. Schedule your test drive today!

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