2021 GMC Sierra Towing Capacity

February 10th, 2021 by

2021 GMC Sierra 1500

How much can the GMC Sierra tow? When equipped with the Max Trailering Package and the 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine, Wasaga Beach drivers will enjoy up to 5,352 kg of towing. Read on to learn about the 2021 GMC Sierra towing capacity and towing features. Then fill out a pre-approval and schedule for a test drive at Mike Jackson GM in Collingwood. 

How Much Can the GMC Sierra Tow? 

As we mentioned, The Sierra 1500 can handle up to 5,352 kg with the Max Trailering Package, 4WD Crew Cab, and 6.2L V8 engine. However, here are all of the choices This pickup truck has a wide array of styles, features, and sizes that all affect its towing capability. Some of those choices include:

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

Available GMC Sierra Towing Features

  • Max Trailering Package: Barrie drivers will need this to hit 5,352 kg of towing. It equips our Sierra with a 3.42 axle ratio, a 9.76-inch rear axle. Heavier-duty rear springs, revised shock tuning, a 220-amp alternator, and an enhanced cooling radiator. 
  • Industry-First Auto Electric Parking Brake Assist: When you’re in Hitch View, your electronic parking brake will automatically set on whenever you shift into “Park” to avoid roll-back while hitching. 
  • Traction Select System with Tow/Haul Mode: This system adjusts throttle mapping, StabiliTrak, transmission shift points to correspond with the drive mode you’re in. 
  • Integrated Trailer Brake Controller: Easel manipulate your trailer brakes from easy access control buttons on your centre console. 
  • Trailering Camera Package: Add on an extra two side-view mirror cameras to make lane-changing and reversing that much easier when you are towing a trailer. Up your visibility with an optional trailer-mounted camera. 
  • Traction Select System with Tow/Haul Mode: This system adjusts the transmission shift points, StabiliTrak, and throttle mapping, depending on which drive mode you’re in.

What Is the GMC Sierra ProGrade Trailering System?

Opt for the available ProGrade Trailering System, and you’ll gain high-resolution cameras, and a bevy of additional high-tech towing features. Here are just some of the cool towing features you’ll enjoy: 

  • Trailer Light Sequence Test: These lights help you line your hitch up with your trailer, so you can hitch your load up without help.
  • In-vehicle trailering app and phone app: Programmable trailer brake settings, Trailer Theft Detection, and other smartphone apps help to streamline your towing experience. 
  • Hitch Guidance with Hitch View: This feature shows you a dynamic grid line and offers a zoom capability to help you hitch up your trailer correctly on the first try.

Experience the GMC Sierra Towing Capacity in Person 

The best way for Meaford drivers to really learn just how much a GMC Sierra can tow is to schedule for a test drive at Mike Jackson GM. Our phone number is 888-901-8063. If you have any other questions about GMC features, be sure to explore our research guides for more informative reads about the differences between the GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevy Silverado 1500 and more!


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