2021 GMC Yukon Towing Capacity

November 11th, 2021 by
2021 GMC Yukon Towing a Trailer

If you’re looking for an SUV that is not only spacious enough for your family, but also powerful enough for towing your motorboat or trailers past Frazee for your weekend getaways, then the 2021 GMC Yukon will do the trick. How much can the GMC Yukon tow? When properly equipped, it can pull up to 8,400 pounds, making it capable of going toe-to-toe with many trucks. Continue reading for more information today, and then contact us to get behind the wheel, so you can experience its power for yourself.

How Much Can the GMC Yukon Tow?

Beneath the hood of the GMC Yukon, you’ll find a capable 5.3L V8 EcoTec3 engine that generates 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque and can tow up to 8,400 pounds. The GMC Yukon towing specs are enhanced by the standard trailering hitch, which features a seven-wire harness with independent fused trailering circuits. These are mated to a seven-way connect and 2-inch trailering receiver.

Then, there’s the available Heavy-Duty Trailering package, which provides the following, as well as the above-mentioned features:

  • Integrated Trailer Brake Controller
  • 3.42 Axle Ratio
  • Two-Speed Active Transfer Case on 4WD Models Only
  • Premium Smooth Ride Suspension with Rear Air Leveler
  • Yukon Maximum Payload: 1,910 pounds
  • Yukon Maximum Towing: Up to 8,400 pounds
  • Yukon XL Maximum Towing: Up to8,300 pounds

GMC Yukon Towing Packages

Also standard to the GMC Yukon are a 2-inch trailering receiver and trailering hitch that features a seven-wire harness with independent fused trailering circuits that feed into a seven-way connection. Upgrade to the Heavy-Duty trailering package before towing near Perham, and you’ll benefit from:

  • Premium Smooth Ride Suspension with Rear Air Leveler
  • 3.42 Axle Ratio
  • Integrated Trailer Brake Controller
  • Two-Speed Active Transfer Case on 4WD Models Only

GMC Yukon Towing Technologies

The GMC Yukon offers up a suite of technologies that makes towing down the highways of Callaway safer than ever. Highlights include:

  • Hill Start Assist: This system holds the trailer brake for you when you switch between your brake pedal and accelerator while towing on steep inclines, so you don’t slide back or slide forward on accident.
  • Trailer Sway Control: This system uses StabiliTrak to perfect your traction when towing and intelligently manages trailer sway when you’re changing lanes or driving at high speeds.
  • Trailer Brake Control: Your trailer’s brake control is conveniently located behind your steering wheel.

Take Home Your GMC Yukon Today from Norseman Motors, Inc.

Now that you know how much a GMC Yukon can tow, you’re going to be ready for anything that is thrown your way. But first, let our finance department handle the hard part, by simplifying the car buying process so that you can take home a 2021 GMC Yukon today. Apply for financing so that once the right Yukon pops out to you, you’ll be able to enjoy it immediately.


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