2023 GMC Sierra 1500 Towing Capacity

What is the towing capacity of a GMC Sierra 1500? Can this truck handle all the towing you need to do on our McMinnville roads? The maximum 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 towing capacity is a massive 13,000 pounds when properly equipped. But how much can the GMC Sierra tow when it is equipped with a turbo diesel engine? Let’s take a closer look at the 2023 GMC Sierra towing capacity. 

What the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 Towing Capacity Can Handle

Is the GMC Sierra towing capacity enough to handle your boat or camper? It just so happens there are lots of things this SUV can pull along our Newberg roads, thanks to its 13,000-pound towing capacity. Here is just a partial list:


What You Can Tow with the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 Towing Capacity

  • Large travel trailers
  • Large flatbed trailer
  • Small horse trailer
  • Car trailer
  • Popup camper
  • Some large boat trailers
  • Jet skis
  • Motorcycles
  • ATVs
  • Bass boat
  • Sailboat
  • Speed boat
  • Ski boat
  • Cabin cruiser

How Much Can a GMC Sierra 1500 Tow by Engine?

How much can a GMC Sierra 1500 tow when it has the 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 under the hood? What about when it is equipped with the 2.7L Turbo High Output engine? Here is how the GMC Sierra towing capacity breaks down by engine:


2023 GMC Sierra 1500 Towing Capacity by Engine

  • 2.7L Turbo High Output – 9,400 pounds
  • 5.3L V8 – 11,200 pounds
  • 3.0L Duramax Turbo Diesel – 13,000 pounds
  • 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 – 13,000 pounds

GMC Sierra 1500 Towing Accessories

Experienced Salem drivers who do a lot of towing will tell you just how important it is to have the right accessories. Here are some essential towing accessories that are available at the time of purchase or from our parts center:


  • Hitch Ball Mount
  • Hitch Ball
  • 7-Way Trailer Wiring Electrical Adapter
  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch King Pin Lock
  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock
  • Trailer Wiring Harness Adapter
  • Pintle Hook Trailer Hitch Mount

GMC Sierra 1500 Towing-Related Features

Accessories aren’t the only things that make towing safer and easier. The right features do that, too. The new Sierra 1500 is loaded with driver assist features. Here are just a few:


  • Prograde™ Trailering System
  • 15 Camera Views
  • Transparent Trailer View
  • Hitch Guidance with Hitch View
  • Rear Trailer View
  • Inside Trailer View
  • Jack-Knife Alert
  • Trailer Length Indicator

Check Out the New GMC Sierra 1500 at Lum's GMC 

Don’t just take our word for how well this truck performs. Come see for yourself when you take it for a test drive. Or, if you’d like to learn more, check out our detailed overview of the 2023 Sierra 1500, as well as some of our other GMC model research. We’re conveniently located near Hillsboro. So, swing by or contact us today!

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