How much can the 2018 GMC Sierra tow?

By Product Expert | Posted in GMC Sierra on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 at 10:48 am
Profile view of black 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 parked in front of saddle-style building

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Performance Features

Few automotive brands are as specialized as the GM family, as you’re sure to find just what you need out of a pickup, SUV or sedan with each of the different lines that the company offers. We’re focusing on trucks today, as we’re sure that you’ve been in search of a high-performance pickup that’s able to cut through snow and haul all your cargo without much effort. That’s not a problem for the GMC model line, and we invite you to join our Palmen GM team in checking out the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Performance Features; we’re sure you’ll be impressed at what it brings into the fold!

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 engine options and maximum tow ratings

No matter what your goal is for the daily drive, whether for longer commutes or a hard 8 hours on the work site, the 2018 Sierra 1500 has an engine to suit each of your needs. Check out the three ultra-powerful motors it offers below, as well as the towing and payload capacities you can expect from each one!


Isolated shot of GMC Sierra 1500 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V6 engine

4.3-liter EcoTec3 V6 engine

Horsepower: 285 hp

Torque Output: 305 lb-ft

Maximum Towing Capacity: 7,000 pounds

Maximum Payload Capacity: 1,770 pounds

Isolated shot of GMC Sierra 1500 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine

5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine

Horsepower: 355 hp

Torque Output: 383 lb-ft

Maximum Towing Capacity: 11,000 pounds

Maximum Payload Capacity: 2,170 pounds

Isolated shot of 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine of GMC Sierra

6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine

Horsepower: 420 hp

Torque Output: 460 lb-ft

Maximum Towing Capacity: 11,800 pounds

Maximum Payload Capacity: 2,110 pounds


2018 GMC Sierra 1500 drivetrain features and specs

Of course, what’s listed above isn’t all that the 2018 Sierra 1500, in all of its various trims, is capable of providing. With Hill Descent Control, an automatic locking rear differential, and available 8-speed automatic transmission all there for the taking, it’s easier than ever to take control of the road with a trusted pickup in tow.


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Test drive the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 in Kenosha WI

If you need more information on the 2018 Sierra 1500 or would like to schedule a no-obligation test drive, feel free to contact our sales team right here at Palmen GM! We’re always happy to help get you behind the wheel and off the lot in a vehicle that will last you with care for a long time.

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