2022 GMC 2500 Towing Capacity

October 21st, 2021 by
2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD Towing

The new GMC Sierra HD looks like it could easily dominate any Denver job site. But is it tough enough to handle all of the towing you need to do? Well, the GMC Sierra 2500 towing capacity is a massive 18,500 pounds. But the 3500 is capable of towing an unbelievable 36,000 pounds when equipped with a fifth-wheel. Let’s talk about that in more detail, as well as discuss the important engine specs of this beast of a truck.

GMC Sierra 2500 Towing Capacity – What You Can Tow

What can you tow with the 18,500 GMC Sierra 2500 towing capacity? What about the 36,000 pound towing capacity of theSierra 3500? The fact is, there’s very little you can’t tow with either of these impressive GMC Sierra HD models. Here are a few examples: 

What You Can Tow with the 18,000-pound GMC Sierra 2500Towing Capacity

  • 32-foot camper trailer
  • Small horse trailer
  • Large flatbed trailer
  • Medium sailboat
  • Fiberglass fishing boat
  • Wake boat

What You Can Tow with the 36,000-pound GMC Sierra 3500Towing Capacity

  • Gooseneck flatbed trailer
  • Large livestock trailer
  • Toy hauler
  • Fifth-wheel camper
  • Dump trailer
  • Large livestock trailer
  • Large sailboat
  • Multi-Car trailer
  • Cabin cruiser

GMC Sierra HD Horsepower and Other Engine Specs

What accounts for the impressive GMC Sierra 2500 towing capacity? That would be the powerful V8 engine found under the hood. Here are the engine specs for both GMC Sierra HD models:

GMC Sierra 2500Engine Specs

  • Engine – 6.6L gas V8 engine, 6.6L Duramax Turbo-Diesel V8 engine
  • Maximum Payload – 4,626
  • Maximum Horsepower – 445 hp @ 2800 rpm
  • Maximum Torque – 910 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm

GMC Sierra 3500Engine Specs

  • Engine – 6.6L gas V8 engine, 6.6L Duramax Turbo-Diesel V8 engine
  • Maximum Payload – 7,442 pounds
  • Maximum Horsepower – 445 hp @ 2800 rpm
  • Maximum Torque – 910 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm

GMC Sierra HD Towing Accessories

Brighton drivers who do a lot of serious towing, know that it’s about more than the GMC Sierra 2500 towing capacity. You need the right accessories. Here are some of the towing accessories you can get with the truck or buy from our parts department:

  • Transparent Trailer View Camera
  • Gooseneck / 5th Wheel Prep Package
  • Trailer brake controller
  • Bed View Camera
  • Chain tiedown kit with case
  • Hitch Ball
  • and more!

Check Out the New GMC Sierra HD Trucks at Transwest GMC of Henderson

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