2023 GMC Sierra 1500 Towing Capacity

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Ready for a rugged pickup truck for daily drives, weekly errands, and weekend getaways to the mountains or your favorite wilderness retreat? Take a look at the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500, filled from front to back with high-tech features, great engineering, and outstanding towing capabilities.



What Is the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 Towing Capacity?

When properly equipped, the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 towing capacity gives you the ability to handle up to 13,000 pounds. This happens when you invest in the 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine with the Max Trailering Package and 20-inch wheels. This configuration is the ideal light-duty pickup truck for San Pablo and Berkeley drivers who need a great work partner or tool to manage their area property. What can the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 tow? Learn more about what you need to reach the top towing capacity of the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 while exploring the towing features before you get behind the wheel!

2023 GMC Sierra 1500 Towing CapacitySpecs

Here’s what you should know about the specs that maximize your Sierra towing capabilities at 13,000 pounds:

  • 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: This package 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. This is what you need for the 13,000-pound towing capacity.
  • Industry-First Auto Electric Parking Brake Assist: When using Hitch View on the camera, the Electronic Parking Brake automatically sets when you put your truck in Park to avoid rolling.
  • Trailering Camera Package: This package adds two side-view mirror cameras to make changing lanes and reversing easier when you have a trailer in tow. You can also pair these cameras 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 you 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 get even more innovative towing technology. Get ready to integrate with high-resolution cameras, your Sierra’s infotainment display, and integrated smartphone apps to make towing through El Cerrito easier than ever. Get to know these fantastic, high-tech features below:

  • 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 if you’re the only one in the vehicle and don’t have a second set of eyes.
  • 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.

What Can the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 Tow?

With the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 towing capacity of 13,000 pounds, you can tow a lot of things for work and play. Head to Tahoe. Head to the mountains for skiing. Head to the beach. Set out on your next adventure wherever you want to explore.See what you can tow with the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500:

  • Cargo trailer
  • Livestock trailer
  • Boat
  • Camper
  • Utility trailer
  • ATV trailer
  • Personal watercraft
  • Jet Skis
  • Snowmobiles

2023 GMC Sierra 1500 Payload Capacity

You get four engines for the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500. Based on the engine you select, your max payload ranges from 1,820 to 2,500 pounds.

  • 6.2L V8 Engine: 1,820-pound payload capacity
  • Enhanced 3.0L Duramax Turbodiesel: 1,890-pound payload capacity
  • 5.3L V8 Engine: 2,500-pound payload capacity
  • 2.7L Turbo High-Output Engine: 2,240-pound payload capacity

Test Drive a 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 in Richmond

Ready to experience the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 towing capacity in person? Contact us or call (510) 662-7148 to schedule a test drive. Feel free to check out our new vehicle specials to see if you could save some money on your purchase. Connect with our finance center to get your budgetary details in order if you’re serious about buying a new vehicle from our Richmond dealership.


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