2021 GMC Towing Capacity

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When it comes to towing, you won’t find a more reliable line than the GMC brand of vehicles. From the GMC Yukon, to the Acadia, every one of the vehicles you can find at Velde Buick GMC is capable of handling whatever Peoria throws at you. You can learn more about what is needed to achieve the best towing and maximum GMC SUV towing capacity. After you discover the best model to fit your needs, contact us to schedule a test drive, so you can take home a powerful new SUV today.


How Much Can a GMC Tow?

It’s an extremely common question, especially when you’re faced with so many choices, but how much can a GMC tow? Do you want the Terrain? What about the Yukon XL? Each one has different engine specs, as well as configurations that can influence its power. The GMC SUV towing capacity varies depending on the model you select, however, this handy breakdown will help you quickly compare them, so you know what you’ll need as you head out to Morton.

GMC Towing Capacity

Below you’ll find a quick look at the Yukon, and the XL, as well as the Terrain, and Acadia so that you can at a glance compare them. Find out how much can each GMC tow for your Bloomington needs.

GMC Yukon:

Under the hood of the base trim 2021 Yukon SLE, you will find a powerful 5.3L V8 EcoTec3 engine that delivers 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque with the ability to tow up to 8,500 pounds. The GMC towing capacity is further bolstered by the standard Yukon trailering hitch featuring a seven-wire harness with independent fused trailering circuits mated to a seven-way connect, and a 2-inch trailering receiver. When you also include the Heavy-Duty Trailering package upgrade, drivers can expect the features listed above, as well as:

  • Integrated Trailer Brake Controller
  • Premium Smooth Ride Suspension with Rear Air Leveler
  • 3.42 Axle Ratio
  • Two-Speed Active Transfer Case on 4WD Models Only
  • Yukon Maximum Payload: 1,705 lbs
  • Yukon Maximum Towing: Up to 8,500 pounds
  • Yukon XL Maximum Towing: Up to 8,3000 pounds

GMC Acadia:

At its base-level, the 2021 GMC Acadia towing capacity is only 1,000 pounds. While this is on the lower end, it can still tow quite a bit, but if you require a bit more muscle, you can opt for an available V6 engine. With this optional engine increase, the GMC Acadia towing capacity to the maximum of 4,000 pounds. To ensure a safe trailering experience while driving, you can take advantage of the GMC Acadia Tow Package, which equips your SUV with the following towing features:

  • GMC Acadia trailer hitch
  • Class III hitch
  • 7-pin wiring harness
  • Hitch Guidance with Hitchview
  • Heavy-duty cooling system

GMC Terrain:

The 2021 GMC Terrain comes equipped with a 1.5L gas turbocharged engine, delivering 170 hp and 203 lb-ft of torque. When you opt for this engine, your towing capacity reaches 1,500 pounds – enough to haul a small trailer or pop-up tent trailer. The GMC Terrain is capable of Front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, off-roading, as well as has an available trailering package for further enhanced towing capacity.

Find how GMC SUV Towing Capacity Today with Velde Buick GMC

Are you ready to experience what the GMC SUV lineup is capable of? After you find your favorite SUV, you’ll be able to experience the difference it makes when you come into Velde Buick GMC today. Our finance department is ready to help you through the car buying process today.

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