How Much Can a 2022 GMC Sierra Tow?

April 13th, 2022 by
2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD towing a trailer


The crowd-favorite GMC Sierra is back for 2022, with powerful performance specs and impressive features inside and out. One of the highlights of the all-new Sierra is its towing capacity, which differs between models but is undeniably strong no matter what you choose. Whether you’re towing a boat, an RV, or a heavy load of cargo for your Frazee job, the Sierra can handle anything you throw at it! The team at Norseman Motors, Inc. has more details in the guide below. Check it out, then head to our inventory or chat with us to start picking out your next ride!


2022 GMC Sierra Towing Capacity: By the Numbers

There are three main variants of the 2022 GMC Sierra that are available to Perham drivers: the light-duty 1500, and the heavy-duty 2500 and 3500. As the name suggests, the Sierra 1500 has the lowest maximum towing capacity, while the 3500 has the highest. However, even the base-level Sierra 1500 can tow an impressive 13,000 pounds, beating out many competitors in the same class. Be aware that the maximum towing capacity can only be achieved through a careful combination of the correct drivetrain, truck bed length, engine, cab style, and trailering package, which we’ve noted below. From Lazy Loon Campground to the Detroit Mountain Recreation Area, any of the GMC Sierra models are ideal for towing heavy recreational cargo off-road! Check out the details:

How Much Can a GMC Sierra 1500 Tow?

  • Max Towing Capacity: 13,000 lbs
  • Drivetrain: 4WD
  • Truck Bed Length: Short Box or Standard Box
  • Engine for Max Towing: 6.2L ECOTEC3 V8 / 420 hp / 460 lb-ft of torque
  • Requires Max Trailering Package
  • Cab Style: Crew Cab

How Much Can a GMC Sierra 2500 Tow?

  • Max Towing Capacity: 18,500 lbs
  • Drivetrain: 2WD or 4WD
  • Truck Bed Length: Long Box
  • Engine for Max Towing: 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 / 445 hp / 910 lb-ft of torque
  • Requires Max Trailering Package
  • Cab Style: Crew Cab

How Much Can a GMC Sierra 3500 Tow?

  • Max Towing Capacity: 36,000 lbs
  • Drivetrain: 2WD 
  • Truck Bed Length: Long Box
  • Engine for Max Towing: 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 / 445 hp / 910 lb-ft of torque
  • Requires Max Trailering Package
  • Cab Style: Regular Cab 

2022 GMC Sierra Tow Packages and Features

  • Max Trailering Package: Regardless of which GMC Sierra model you choose, you’ll need the Max Trailering Package to reach its maximum towing capacity. This package

equips the 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.

  • Auto Electric Parking Brake Assist: This industry-first feature automatically sets your parking brake as soon as you put your Sierra in Park, so you don’t have to worry about rolling.
  • Trailering Camera Package: With this package, you’ll get two additional side-view mirror cameras so you can navigate while towing without fear.
  • Traction Select System with Tow/Haul Mode: Easily shift between drive modes and adjust your transmission points, StabiliTrak, and throttle mapping with this system.
  • Integrated Trailer Brake Controller: Braking can often be intimidating if you’re towing heavy cargo behind your truck, so this system makes it easy for you to monitor and engage your trailer brakes.

2022 GMC Sierra ProGrade Trailering System

The GMC Sierra ProGrade Trailering System is an optional add-on for your Sierra that gives you access to a suite of innovative towing technology designed to make towing safe, easy, and convenient. This technology includes:

  • Hitch Guidance with Hitch View: This feature displays a dynamic grid line and zoom to make it easier for you to guide and hitch up your trailer.
  • Trailering Light Sequence Test: Easily test your trailer lights before you hit the road to make sure everything is in working order with this feature.
  • Trailering App: Be sure to download the accompanying smartphone app for features like a pre-departure checklist, Trailer Theft Detection, Programmable Trailer Brake Settings, and more.

Discover the GMC Sierra at Norseman Motors, Inc.

Regardless of whether you’re making a worksite commute or taking the family to Detroit Lake for the weekend, the 2022 GMC Sierra is more than up to the challenge. If you want to see how the Sierra handles on the road, contact our office or stop by our dealership to set up a test drive around Callaway! You can also chat with us if you have any questions, or for more information about our lineup of GMC vehicles. And if you’re interested in saving on your next ride, we offer new vehicle specials updated every 24 hours!


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