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2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD Towing Capacity

How Much Does a 2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD pull with 43 trims?

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2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD 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.

  • 6.0L V-8, 4.10 axle ratio, 360 hp, 380 lb/ft - 14000 lbs
  • 6.0L V-8, 4.10 axle ratio, 360 hp, 380 lb/ft - 13000 lbs
  • 6.0L V-8, 4.10 axle ratio, 360 hp, 380 lb/ft - 15000 lbs

Base 4x2 Regular Cab 133.6 in. WB SRW

Maximum Towing Capacity - 14000 lb

The maximum weight that GMC Sierra 3500HD 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) - 10400 lb

This is the maximum amount of weight GMC Sierra 3500HD 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 - 5958 lb

This is how much GMC Sierra 3500HD weighs sitting on the curb with no driver, passengers, no cargo and no load with all standard options.

Payload Capacity - 4442 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 - 360 hp

It is the same for all trims.

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

Torque - 380 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 - 4.10

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 - rear-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 - intercooled turbo

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

Wheelbase - 133.6

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 Sierra 3500HD.

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 Sierra 3500HD.

Base 4x2 Regular Cab 133.6 in. WB DRW

Base 4x4 Regular Cab 133.6 in. WB SRW

Base 4x2 Double Cab 158.1 in. WB SRW

Base 4x2 Double Cab 158.1 in. WB DRW

Base 4x4 Regular Cab 133.6 in. WB DRW

Base 4x2 Crew Cab 153.7 in. WB SRW

SLE 4x2 Regular Cab 133.6 in. WB SRW

Base 4x2 Crew Cab 167.7 in. WB SRW

Base 4x2 Crew Cab 167.7 in. WB DRW

SLE 4x2 Regular Cab 133.6 in. WB DRW

Base 4x4 Double Cab 158.1 in. WB SRW

Base 4x4 Double Cab 158.1 in. WB DRW

Base 4x4 Crew Cab 153.7 in. WB SRW

Base 4x4 Crew Cab 167.7 in. WB SRW

SLE 4x4 Regular Cab 133.6 in. WB SRW

Base 4x4 Crew Cab 167.7 in. WB DRW

SLE 4x2 Double Cab 158.1 in. WB SRW

SLE 4x4 Regular Cab 133.6 in. WB DRW

SLE 4x2 Double Cab 158.1 in. WB DRW

SLE 4x2 Crew Cab 153.7 in. WB SRW

SLE 4x2 Crew Cab 167.7 in. WB SRW

SLE 4x4 Double Cab 158.1 in. WB SRW

SLE 4x2 Crew Cab 167.7 in. WB DRW

SLE 4x4 Double Cab 158.1 in. WB DRW

SLT 4x2 Double Cab 158.1 in. WB SRW

SLT 4x2 Double Cab 158.1 in. WB DRW

SLE 4x4 Crew Cab 153.7 in. WB SRW

SLE 4x4 Crew Cab 167.7 in. WB SRW

SLE 4x4 Crew Cab 167.7 in. WB DRW

SLT 4x2 Crew Cab 153.7 in. WB SRW

SLT 4x2 Crew Cab 167.7 in. WB SRW

SLT 4x2 Crew Cab 167.7 in. WB DRW

SLT 4x4 Double Cab 158.1 in. WB SRW

SLT 4x4 Double Cab 158.1 in. WB DRW

SLT 4x4 Crew Cab 153.7 in. WB SRW

SLT 4x4 Crew Cab 167.7 in. WB SRW

SLT 4x4 Crew Cab 167.7 in. WB DRW

Denali 4x2 Crew Cab 153.7 in. WB SRW

Denali 4x2 Crew Cab 167.7 in. WB DRW

Denali 4x2 Crew Cab 167.7 in. WB SRW

Denali 4x4 Crew Cab 167.7 in. WB DRW

Denali 4x4 Crew Cab 153.7 in. WB SRW

What is a 2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD maximum towing capacity?

When going for family excursions outside, you will need to keep in mind the 2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD towing capacity, that is the key characteristic for such adventure. The towing capacity is a the vehicle's greatest volume of weight that it may safely tow. This information can often be seen on a sticker located within the driver's door near to the door latch. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) will be the optimum operating weight (that includes cargo and passengers) and should not be violated. As a rule, the load of a trailer being pulled is recommended to be kept within 10-15 % of the GVWR.

In this section, the info on the towing capacity of the 2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD with all trims and generations. Take note the maximum towing weight can vary according to the braking system of what is being towed. If your trailer features its own brakes then it is "braked capacity". On the contrary, it really is unbraked capacity. When buying the future trailer, you have to remember that its weight and score is provided by the the trailer's manufacturer plus all the added payload you might take in it must never go over the 2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD towing capacity. Violating this important guideline will have an effect on your ability to handle and make a full stop just in time and can in the end cause long term damage to your car or truck or even trigger crashes on the streets.

PAY ATTENTION

Drivers must not exceed the GMC Sierra 3500HD 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.