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2017 GMC Acadia Limited Towing Capacity

How much can a 2017 GMC Acadia Limited pull? Compare 2 trim levels.

What will it tow?

RV   Car   Boat   Typical trailers

2017 GMC Acadia Limited Trims
Towing capacity by engine

Choose a towing vehicle wisely. Make sure the engine has enough power, the gearbox is capable of withstanding heavy loads, and the axle ratio is optimal for hauling.

  • 3.6L V-6, 3.16 axle ratio, 281 hp, 266 lb/ft - 5,000 lbs

Limited Front-wheel Drive

Maximum Towing Capacity - 5000 lb

It is the same for all trims.

The maximum weight that GMC Acadia Limited is allowed to tow. The maximum trailer weights listed are only applicable for altitudes up to 3280 ft (1,000 m) above sea level. With increasing altitude the engine power and therefore the car's climbing ability are impaired because of the reduced air density, so the maximum trailer weight has to be reduced accordingly. The weight of the car and trailer must be reduced by 10% for every further 3280 ft (1,000 m) (or part thereof).

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) - 6411 lb

This is the maximum amount of weight GMC Acadia Limited is rated to carry (engine, chassis, fluids, passengers, cargo, load - everything). It is often determined by the manufacturer and is indicated in the owner's manual or on the inside of the drive's door panel.

Curb Weight - 4656 lb

This is how much GMC Acadia Limited weighs sitting on the curb with no driver, passengers, no cargo and no load with all standard options.

Payload Capacity - 1755 lb

Payload is considered all the extra stuff you put inside your vehicle, whether it be passengers or a pile of rocks, that weight is all considered payload. You can increase it by:

  1. Upgrading the Rear Springs.
  2. Adding Coil-Over Shock Absorbers.
  3. Installing a Longer Truck Bed.
  4. Attaching a Trailer.
  5. Adding Bed Racks.

Horsepower - 281 hp

It is the same for all trims.

The higher the power of your engine, the more weight your car can pull.

Torque - 266 Lb-Ft

It is the same for all trims.

High torque is essential for towing because it allows you to pull the trailer at a lower RPM, reducing the strain on the engine.

Axle Ratio - 3.16

It is the same for all trims.

The higher the axle ratio, the more power your vehicle produces, and as a result, the more weight this car can tow.

Drive Type - front-wheel

All-wheel or rear-wheel drive vehicles are best suited for towing, while front-wheel drive vehicles can haul much less weight.

Transmission - 6-spd auto w/OD

It is the same for all trims.

Do not overload your vehicle while towing, as this can cause the transmission to overheat and fail. If your transmission has "Towing mode" - be sure to turn it on.

Turbocharger - no data

Turbocharged engines produce more power, so if you need a vehicle for towing, choose the one equipped with a turbo.

Wheelbase - 118.9

It is the same for all trims.

The longer your vehicle's wheelbase, the less likely the trailer you tow will push down on the rear axle and lift the front end.

Front Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - no data

It is the maximum allowable weight that can be placed on a front axle of your GMC Acadia Limited.

Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - no data

It is the maximum allowable weight that can be placed on a rear axle of your GMC Acadia Limited.

Limited All-wheel Drive

Trailers that Your Vehicle Can Tow



Inside the RV, you will find everything you need for a comfortable stay, even away from civilization.

Car Trailers

If you need to transport your car over a long distance - use a car trailer - this method is much safer and more reliable than towing with a rope.

Choose the car you want to haul:


Boat Trailers

If you need to transport a boat, make sure you choose the right size trailer.

Boat trailer

Typical Trailers

Whatever your needs, you can find a trailer that's perfect for you.

Boat trailer

What is a 2017 GMC Acadia Limited maximum towing capacity?

When organizing exhilarating outings into the great outdoors, you will need to bear in mind the 2017 GMC Acadia Limited towing capacity, that is the important feature for such venture. The towing capacity is really the vehicle's greatest volume of weight that it could safely tow. This info can typically be seen on a sticker located within the driver's front door near the door latch. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) will be the greatest operating weight (that includes freight and passengers) and ought not to be exceeded. Typically, the body weight of the trailer being towed is recommended to be 10-15 per cent of the GVWR.

Below, you may find the information about the towing capacity of the 2017 GMC Acadia Limited with all trims and generations. Please be aware the maximum towing weight may vary depending on the braking system of what is being towed. In case a trailer has its own brakes then its "braked capacity". On the contrary, it would be unbraked capacity. When buying the future RV, you should keep in mind that its weight and score is coming from the trailer's maker plus all of the additional payload you will put in it should never surpass the 2017 GMC Acadia Limited towing capacity. Violating this essential rule will impact your capability to control and make a full stop in time and may someday result in long-lasting damage to your automobile or even result in accidents on the streets.


Drivers must not exceed the GMC Acadia Limited towing capacity as it can have serious consequences such as interfering with your car's braking ability