2021 GMC Sierra Towing Capacity Compared by Engine

2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Towing Capacity Compared By Engine Options

2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Towing Capacity Compared By Engine Options

When looking for a durable yet capable pickup truck that's built for light-duty tasks, look no further than the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500, available in our new inventory at Cochrane GM, your one-stop dealership for all automotive needs in Alberta. We strive to deliver our customers the best selection of vehicles, and all of our offerings are competitively priced. To get more details about the Sierra 1500's features or inquire about model availability, don't hesitate to contact us today. Our friendly associates are eager to help, and they can match you with the model that best suits your requirements.

Towing Capacity Comparison By Engine Options

4.3-litre V6

With the 4.3-litre V6, the GMC Sierra can tow up to 7,900 pounds, a sizable amount for the base model. This engine's towing gets the same rating as the previous year's model, showing no changes.

2.7-litre turbocharged four-cylinder

A tremendous upgrade for towing comes with the 2.7-litre four-cylinder in 2021, as it can now tow a maximum of 9,100 pounds, much more than last year's 6,900-pound tow rating for the same engine.

5.3-litre V8 AFM

The 5.3-litre V8 AFM can tow 9,900 pounds in the 2021 model, 100 pounds less than the 2020 model's towing with this engine.

5.3-litre V8 DFM

Like the previously mentioned 5.3-litre V8, this version also has 100 pounds of towing less than last year's, but it still retains a higher towing capacity of 11,200 pounds.

3.0-litre Turbo-Diesel

For diesel towing, you will see a 100-pound increase to the 3.0-litre Turbo-Diesel's towing capacity, now coming in at 9,200 pounds.

6.2-litre V8 DFM

Achieving maximum towing for the GMC Sierra 1500 is its top-of-the-line 6.2-litre V8 engine, getting a towing capacity of 11,800 pounds. Last year's Sierra with this engine was capable of 12,100 pounds, slightly higher by only a 300-pound difference.

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