GMC towing capacity for each model

November 10th, 2023 by


Heavy loads!

When it comes to towing capacities for GMC models in 2024, the numbers are impressive! From the GMC Canyon and its various trim levels to the Sierra, it is important to know just what heavy load you can carry!


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For the GMC Canyon, most models, with optional ProGrade Trailering System looking over the numbers, boast towing capacities of 7,700 pounds, while the off-road focus AT4X and AT4X AEV Edition are rated at 6,000 pounds.

More of a break down is as follows:

Canyon Elevation, which is 2WD, has a maximum trailer weight of 7,700 pounds; the 4WD Elevation is also at 7,700 pounds as is the Canyon AT4. For the Canyon AT4X, that number drops to 6,000 pounds for the 4WD, and is the same at 6,000 pounds for the Canyon AT4X AEV Edition. For the top-of-the-line Denali, the capacity for the 4WD model is at 7,700 pounds.

Featuring a handful of updates, the 2024 GMC Canyon and its towing capacity is worth note, as are other facets of the model. For example, in conjunction with the introduction of a new generation, the GMC Canyon is featured with the TurboMax turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine as standard across all trims and brings forth 310 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque.

Output is directed to the ground through the second-gen GM eight-speed automatic transmission with all trim levels, regardless of powertrain configuration, utilizing a 3.42 axle ratio. 2WD is standard on the Elevation and 4WD is standard across every other trim, although available on the Elevation.

For the 2024 GMC Sierra, this model has a towing capacity that can reach up to an impressive 13,200 pounds. In addition to this incredible number, the Sierra pickup is presented with several engines, cab options, beds and features that appeal to all the needs of today’s driver.

The breakdown of the four engines and their max towing capacity is as follows:

The 2.7L TurboMax 4-Cylinder Engine, which has a horsepower of 310 with 430 lb-ft of torque has a maximum towing capacity of 9,500 pounds; the 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 Engine has 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque and a maximum towing capacity of 11,200 pounds. For the 6.2 EcoTec3 Engine with Dynamic Fuel Management, horsepower is 420 hp and torque is at 460 lb-ft with this model boasting a max towing capacity of 13,200 pounds.

For those desiring to skip the hitch and load up their bed, the 2024 Sierra has a payload capacity that can reach 2,240 pounds.

For the Sierra Heavy Duty Truck, built upon a supreme foundation, confident towing is a given. In essence, these vehicles are built for towing — and towing a lot! The Sierra Heavy Duty with 2500 Crew Cab max can tow unto 22,070 pounds, a maximum gooseneck/fifth-wheel raising of up to 22,430 pounds and a maximum payload of up to 4,178 pounds.

Those desiring the power of a 3500 Heavy Duty truck, the Sierra is presented with a maximum gooseneck/fifth-wheel rating of up to 36,000 pounds and a maximum payload of 7,290 pounds.

Built to tow, the Sierra Heavy Duty is presented with an available 6.6L Duramax Turbo-Diesel which is paired with an all-new turbocharger and 10-speed Allison transmission. The Sierra HD offers 975 lb-ft of torque, more power than the previous model, with the 10-speed Allison transmission serving to enhance the trailering capability when paired with the Sierra’s HD’s standard gas engine.

Whether the truck is towing a trailer or not, on-demand power is realized, but when you are towing, the trailering capacities are that much more enhanced.

In addition to the towing capacity, this vehicle comes with an all-new more efficient turbocharger, increased power and torque, improved engine braking new cylinder heads, an all-new combustion system, all-new engine controller and robustness improvements to the cylinder head and glow plugs.

With the Sierra 2500 for 2024, towing and payload capacity are incredible to say the least. Maximum Conventional Towing for the Regular Cab is 14,500 pounds; for the Double Cab, 17,900 pounds; and for the Crew Cab, 20,000 pounds. Maximum Fifth-Wheel/Gooseneck Towing is 22,430 pounds for the Regular Cab; 18,600 for the Double Cab; and 22,070 for the Crew Cab.

Maximum Payload Capacity is 4,039 for the Regular Cab; 3,884 pounds for the Double Cab; and 3,903 for the Crew Cab.

Choose with confidence the vehicle’s two engine options which include a 6.6L V8 gas engine with 401 hp and 464 lb-ft of torque sent through a 10-speed automatic transmission or the 6.6L Duramax Turbo-Diesel V8 engine with 470 hp and 975 lb-ft of torque sent via the Allison 10-speed automatic transmission.

The Sierra 3500 and its rugged good looks and top towing capacity make it a vehicle of great appeal. For starts, this pickup can tow an unbelievable 36,600 pounds with a max payload at an unreal 7,442 pounds. Built for all things tough, this vehicle is presented with a 6.6L gas V8 engine and a 6.6 Duramax Turbo-Diesel V8 engine. Max horsepower is 445 and torque is 910 lb-ft.

The list is lengthy when it comes to what one can tow with the 3500. It includes anything from a gooseneck flatbed trailer and multi-car trailer to a dump trailer, cabin cruiser, open utility trailer, jet skis and more.

GMC is known to be tough, and their towing capacity numbers make that all the more clear! For those desiring the ability to haul heavy loads, these models are your perfect choice. Reserve yours today!