2020 GMC Sierra Towing Capacity

May 7th, 2020 by

2020 GMC Sierra Towing

When properly equipped the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 maximum towing capacity reaches 13,400 pounds, making it an ideal light-duty pickup option for Eugene drivers who need superior capabilities on the job. Learn more about what’s needed to reach that GMC Sierra towing capacity and explore Sierra towing features before you get behind the wheel at Clint Newell Chevrolet in Roseburg!

How Much Can the GMC Sierra Tow?

What does it take for the GMC Sierra 1500 to reach its maximum towing capacity of 13,400 pounds? You’ll need to opt for the Double Cab configuration with a standard cargo box, a 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine, and the Max Trailering Package. This light-duty pickup offers a wide array of styles, features, and sizes – all of which will affect the towing capabilities. Some of those options include:

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

When you opt for a Crew Cab, your towing capacity is 6,500 – 12,100 pounds. With the Double Cab, which has a smaller interior, you can tow 6,600 – 13,400 pounds.
Sierra Auto-Electric Parking Brake Assist

Available GMC Sierra Towing Features

  • Max Trailering Package: This package is needed to reach the 13,400-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.
  • Industry-First Auto Electric Parking Brake Assist: When using Hitch View, the Electronic Parking Brake automatically sets when you put your truck in Park to avoid rolling.
  • Trailering Camera Package: This package adds on two side-view mirror cameras to make changing lanes and reversing easier when you have a trailer in tow. It can also be paired with a trailer-mounted camera for greater visibility.
  • 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.
  • Integrated Trailer Brake Controller: Control buttons situated on the center console give drivers the ability to manipulate and monitor the trailer brakes.

What Is the GMC Sierra ProGrade Trailering System?

With the available ProGrade Trailering System, you’ll gain access to innovative towing technology that utilizes high-resolution cameras, your Sierra’s infotainment display, and integrated smartphone apps to make towing through Cottage Grove easier than ever.

  • 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.
  • Trailer Light Sequence Test: Even when you’re by yourself, you can test your trailer lights before you hit 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.

Get Behind the Wheel at Clint Newell Chevrolet

Ready to take on the power of the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500? Contact us to set up a test drive and check out our new Sierra 1500 inventory! Continue your research before your visit when you compare the Sierra 1500 vs. RAM 1500, and be sure to take a look at our vehicle specials. If you’d like to get the financing process started from home in Sutherlin, you can also apply online to get pre-qualified.

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