2022 GMC Sierra Towing Capacity

May 31st, 2022 by
2022 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE Towing a Boat


How much can a GMC Sierra tow? The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 towing capacity is up to 13,000 pounds pounds with the available 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine with the Max Trailering Package and 20-inch wheels, meaning it’s a powerful light duty pickup ready to take on all your challenges in Detroit. Learn more about the GMC Sierra 1500 payload, towing capacity, and more with your sales and finance team here at Ray Laethem Buick GMC, Inc.. And as always, we’re your experts on the Sierra HD lineup as well.



How Much Can the GMC Sierra Tow?

The Sierra 1500 towing capacity tops out at 13,000 pounds with the 4WD Crew Cab, Short or Standard Bed, 6.2L V8 engine, and Max Trailering Package. However, there’s a wide range of styles that will provide you with an incredible drive no matter what you pick. Here’s what you should pick if you’re looking to maximize Sierra 1500 towing:

  • Drivetrain: 4WD
  • Truck Bed Length: Short Box or Standard Box
  • Engine Options for This Towing Capacity: 6.2L ECOTEC3 V8 engine
  • Cab Style: Crew Cab
  • Wheel Style: 20-inch (downgrading to 18” wheels with all else being equal will decrease towing capacity to 11,700 lbs)

Available GMC Sierra Towing Features

  • Max Trailering Package: You’ll need this package to get all 13,000 pounds of towing capacity. It gives your Sierra 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.
  • Industry-First Auto Electric Parking Brake Assist: When you use Hitch View, the Electronic Parking Brake automatically sets when you put your Royal Oak truck in Park to avoid rolling.
  • Trailering Camera Package: With this package, you add two side-view mirror cameras to make changing lanes and reversing easier when you’re working with a trailer. It can also be paired with a trailer-mounted camera to give you more visibility.

Try This Vehicle Out for Yourself at Ray Laethem Buick GMC, Inc.

Ready to learn more about the GMC Sierra 1500 payload and towing? We’re right here in Detroit, close by to Farmington Hills. We’d love to show you the world of GMC trucks in person and help you with the paperwork as well. If you’ve got a trade, value it today.


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