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2001 GMC Jimmy Towing Capacity

How much can a 2001 GMC Jimmy pull? Compare 11 trim levels.

What will it tow?

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2001 GMC Jimmy 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.

  • SLE 4dr 4x2 - 5,900 lbs
  • SLT 4dr 4x2 - 5,900 lbs
  • JDE 4dr 4x2 - 5,900 lbs
  • SLS w/1SA 2dr 4x2 - 5,700 lbs
  • SLS 2dr 4x2 - 5,700 lbs
  • SLE 4dr 4x4 - 5,600 lbs
  • SLT 4dr 4x4 - 5,600 lbs
  • JDE w/1SH/1SJ 4dr 4x4 - 5,600 lbs
  • JDE w/1SK 4dr 4x4 - 5,600 lbs
  • SLS w/1SA 2dr 4x4 - 5,400 lbs
  • SLS w/1SB 2dr 4x4 - 5,400 lbs

SLS w/1SA 2dr 4x2

Maximum Towing Capacity - 5700 lb

The maximum weight that GMC Jimmy 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) - 4450 lb

This is the maximum amount of weight GMC Jimmy 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 - 3603 lb

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

Payload Capacity - 847 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 - 190 hp

It is the same for all trims.

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

Torque - 250 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 - 3.42

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 - no data

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

Transmission - no data

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 - 100.5

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) - 2200 lb

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

Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - 2600 lb

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

SLS 2dr 4x2

SLS w/1SA 2dr 4x4

SLS w/1SB 2dr 4x4

SLE 4dr 4x2

SLT 4dr 4x2

JDE 4dr 4x2

SLE 4dr 4x4

SLT 4dr 4x4

JDE w/1SH/1SJ 4dr 4x4

JDE w/1SK 4dr 4x4

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 2001 GMC Jimmy maximum towing capacity?

When preparing much-awaited excursions outside, you will need to remember the 2001 GMC Jimmy towing capacity, which is the key attribute for such endevour. The towing capacity in reality is the vehicle's greatest volume of weight that it can safely pull. This info can generally be found on a sticker located on the inside of the driver's front door near the door latch. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is the optimum functional weight (that includes cargo and passengers) and should not be violated. As a good rule of thumb, the mass of the trailer being towed is recommended to be 10-15 percent of the GVWR.

Below, we provide the info on the towing capacity of the 2001 GMC Jimmy with all trims and generations. Take note that the maximum towing weight can vary greatly according to the braking system of what is being towed. If a trailer is equipped with its own brakes then its "braked capacity". Otherwise, it is called unbraked capacity. When purchasing the future trailer, you must keep in mind that the weight and score is provided by the the trailer's manufacturer plus all the additional payload you are going to take in it must never go over the 2001 GMC Jimmy towing capacity. Violating this essential principle will have an impact on your capability to control and make a full stop in time and may someday bring about long-lasting injury to your vehicle or even trigger crashes on the streets.


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

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The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has developed the J2807 set of recommended practices. The tow test procedures designed by the big brains at the SAE consist of a series of rigorous real-world challenges to determine the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of a vehicle and trailer combination.