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2002 GMC Savana SLT Towing Capacity

How much can a 2002 GMC Savana SLT pull? Compare 1 trim levels.

What will it tow?

RV   Car   Boat   Typical trailers

2002 GMC Savana SLT 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.

  • Base G1500 Passenger Van - 6,400 lbs

Base G1500 Passenger Van

Maximum Towing Capacity - 6400 lb

It is the same for all trims.

The maximum weight that GMC Savana SLT 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) - 7100 lb

It is the same for all trims.

This is the maximum amount of weight GMC Savana SLT 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 - 5062 lb

It is the same for all trims.

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

Payload Capacity - 2038 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 - 255 hp

It is the same for all trims.

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

Torque - 330 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 - 3.73

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 - 135

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 Savana SLT.

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 Savana SLT.

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 2002 GMC Savana SLT maximum towing capacity?

When organizing family excursions into the great outdoors, you need to bear in mind the 2002 GMC Savana SLT towing capacity, which is the crucial attribute for such adventure. The towing capacity is a the vehicle's maximum volume of weight that it could safely pull. This information can often be located on a sticker label positioned within the driver's front door near the door latch. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is definitely the maximum operating weight (including freight and passengers) and must not be surpassed. Usually, the mass of a trailer being pulled is usually recommended to stay within 10-15 % of the GVWR.

In this section, we present the details on the towing capacity of the 2002 GMC Savana SLT with all trims and generations. Please note that the maximum towing weight may vary depending on the braking system of what is being towed. In case a trailer features its own brakes then its "braked capacity". Otherwise, it is actually unbraked capacity. When reviewing options for your trailer, you need to take into consideration its weight and ranking is extracted from the trailer's making company plus all of the added payload you might put in it needs to never surpass the 2002 GMC Savana SLT towing capacity. Violating this crucial rule will affect your ability to handle and stop in time and may eventually result in long-lasting problems for your vehicle or even result in accidents on the streets.


Drivers must not exceed the GMC Savana SLT 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.