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Towing Ratings For 2002 GMC Trucks, Vans & Cars with Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels and Gooseneck Hitches

Includes ratings for towing with Receiver Hitch, Fifth Wheel and Gooseneck on GMC Trucks, SUV and Passenger Vehicles including Acadia Canyon Envoy Savana Cargo Van Sierra 1500 Sierra 2500HD Sierra 3500HD Yukon Yukon Denali
Vehicle Engine Tow Limit (lbs.), Options Required Note: Equipment options designated by the letters are listed at the bottom
Vehicle, Engine, Tow Limit (lbs.),
Options
 Astro/Safari and Venture Minivans
RWD CV 4.3 V-6 5,300a
RWD CV 4.3 V-6 5,800b
RWD PV 4.3 V-6 4,900a
RWD PV 4.3 V-6 5,400b
AWD CV 4.3 V-6 5,100a
AWD CV 4.3 V-6 5,600b
AWD PV 4.3 V-6 4,700a
AWD PV 4.3 V-6 5,200b
Venture 3.4 V-6 3,500d

Express/Savana
G1500 CV 4.3 V-6 4,700a
G1500 CV 4.3 V-6 5,200b
G1500 CV 5.0 V-8 5,600a
G1500 CV 5.7 V-8 6,100a
G1500 PV 4.3 V-6 4,200a
G1500 PV 4.3 V-6 4,700b
G1500 PV 5.0 V-8 5,100a
G1500 PV 5.7 V-8 5,600a
G1500 PV 5.7 V-8 6,600b
G2500 CV 4.3 V-6 4,500a
G2500 CV 5.0 V-8 5,400a
G2500 CV 5.7 V-8 5,900a
G2500 CV HD 4.3 V-6 5,200c
G2500 CV HD 5.7 V-8 6,600b
G2500 CV HD 5.7 V-8 8,100c
G2500 CV HD 6.5 TD 8,600b/c
G2500 LWB CV 4.3 V-6 4,300a
G2500 LWB CV 5.0 V-8 5,200a
G2500 LWB CV 5.7 V-8 5,700a
G2500 LWB CV HD 4.3 V-6 5,000c
G2500 LWB CV HD 5.7 V-8 6,400b
G2500 LWB CV HD 5.7 V-8 7,900c
G2500 LWB CV HD 6.5 TD 8,400b/c
G2500 PV 5.7 V-8 6,000b
G2500 PV 5.7 V-8 7,500c
G2500 PV 6.5 TD 8,000b/c
G2500 LWB PV 5.7V-8 5,800b
G2500 LWB PV 5.7 V-8 7,300c
G3500 CV 5.7 V-8 6,400b
G3500 CV 5.7 V-8 7,900c
G3500 CV 8.1 V-8 9,100b
G3500 CV 8.1 V-8 10,000c
G3500 CV 6.5 TD 8,600b/c
G3500 LWB CV 5.7 V-8 6,200b
G3500 LWB CV 5.7 V-8 7,700c
G3500 LWB CV 8.1 V-8 8,900b
G3500 LWB CV 8.1 V-8 10,000c
G3500 LWB CV 6.5 TD 8,400b/c
G3500 PV 5.7 V-8 5,800b
G3500 PV 5.7 V-8 7,300c
G3500 PV 8.1 V-8 8,500b
G3500 PV 8.1 V-8 10,000c
G3500 PV 6.5 TD 8,000b/c
G3500 LWB PV 5.7 V-8 5,600b
G3500 LWB PV 5.7 V-8 7,100c
G3500 LWB PV 8.1 V-8 8,300b
G3500 LWB PV 8.1 V-8 10,000c
G3500 LWB PV 6.5 TD 7,800b/c
LWB=Long Wheelbase; PV=Passenger 
Van; CV=Cargo Van; TD=Turbo Diesel;
a=3.42:1 axle ratio; b=3.73:1 axle 
ratio; c=4:10:1 axle ratio; 
d= requires heavy duty tow package.

Blazer
2dr. 2WD 4.3 V-6 4,700a,c
2dr. 2WD 4.3 V-6 5,700a,d
2dr. 2WD 4.3 V-6 4,200b,d
Blazer Xtreme 2dr. 2WD 4.3 V-6 
2,000a/b,d
4dr. 2WD 4.3 V-6 4,500a,c
4dr. 2WD 4.3 V-6 5,500a,d
2dr. 4WD 4.3 V-6 4,400a,c
2dr. 4WD 4.3 V-6 5,400a,d/e
2dr. 4WD 4.3 V-6 3,900b,d
Blazer ZR2 4.3 V-6 4,100b,e
Blazer ZR2 4.3 V-6 4,600a,e
4dr. 4WD 4.3 V-6 4,200a,c
4dr. 4WD 4.3 V-6 5,200a,d/e
4dr. 4WD 4.3 V-6 3,600b,d

S-10/Sonoma
Vehicle Engine Tow Limit (lbs)
Regular Cab 2.2 I-4 3,200a,f
Regular Cab 4.3 V-6 4,000a,c
Regular Cab 4.3 V-6 5,000a,c
Regular Cab 4.3 V-6 6,000a,d
Extended Cab 2.2 I-4 2,000b,f
Extended Cab 2.2 I-4 3,000a,f
Extended Cab 4.3 V-6 3,800b,c
Extended Cab 4.3 V-6 4,800a,c
Extended Cab 4.3 V-6 5,800a,d
Long Bed* 2.2 I-4 2,200b,f
Long Bed* 2.2 I-4 3,100a,f
Long Bed* 4.3 V-6 3,900b,c
Long Bed* 4.3 V-6 4,900a,c
Long Bed* 4.3 V-6 5,900a,d
Extended cab 4WD 4.3 V-6 4,000b,d
Extended cab 4WD 4.3 V-6 5,500a,d/e
S-10 ZR2 4.3 V-6 4,200b,e
S-10 ZR2 4.3 V-6 4,700a,e
Crew Cab 4WD 4.3 V-6 5,200a,d/e
a=automatic transmission; b=manual 
transmission; c=3.08:1 rear axle 
ratio; d=3.42:1
rear axle ratio; e=3.73:1 rear axle 
ratio; f=4.10:1 rear axle ratio; 
*late availability

Chevy Avalanche 1500/2500
1500 CC 5.3 V-8 7,300d
1500 CC 5.3 V-8 8,300e
2500 CC 8.1 V-8 10,400d
2500 CC 8.1 V-8 12,000e
1500 CC 4WD 5.3 V-8 7,100d
1500 CC 4WD 5.3 V-8 8,100e
2500 CC 4WD 8.1 V-8 10,100d
2500 CC 4WD 8.1 V-8 12,000e

Sierra/Silverado Light Duty, 
Automatic
Transmission, 
Conventional/Fifth-Wheel
Towing (Automatic or Manual with 
6.0 V-8)
Conv/5th-Wheel
1500 4.3 V-6 4,600a/NA
1500 4.3 V-6 5,200c/NA
1500 4.8 V-8 6,600c/6,500c
1500 4.8 V-8 7,600d
1500 5.3 V-8 7,600c
1500 5.3 V-8 8,600d
1500 EC 4.3 V-6 4,700c/NA
1500 EC 4.3 V-6 5,200d/NA
1500 EC 4.8 V-8 6,100c
1500 EC 4.8 V-8 7,300d
1500 EC 5.3 V-8 7,300c
1500 EC 5.3 V-8 8,300d
CC 6.0 V-8 8,300d
CC 6.0 V-8 10,300e
1500 LB 4.3 V-6 4,500a/NA
1500 LB 4.3 V-6 5,100c/NA
1500 LB 4.8 V-8 6,500c/6,400c
1500 LB 4.8 V-8 7,500d
1500 LB 5.3 V-8 7,500c
1500 LB 5.3 V-8 8,500d
1500 LB EC 4.8 V-8 6,100c
1500 LB EC 4.8 V-8 7,100d
1500 LB EC 5.3 V-8 7,100c
1500 LB EC 5.3 V-8 8,100d
2500 LB 6.0 V-8 8,800d
2500 LB 6.0 V-8 10,800e
Sierra Denali 6.0 V-8 10,000
1500 4WD 4.3 V-6 4,800c/NA
1500 4WD 4.3 V-6 5,400d/NA
1500 4WD 4.8 V-8 7,300d/7,200d
1500 4WD 4.8 V-8 8,300e/8,200e
1500 4WD 5.3 V-8 8,300d
1500 4WD 5.3 V-8 9,300e
1500 4WD EC 4.8 V-8 6,800d
1500 4WD EC 4.8 V-8 8000e
1500 4WD EC 5.3 V-8 8,000d
1500 4WD EC 5.3 V-8 9,000e
1500 4WD CC 6.0 V-8 8,000d
1500 4WD CC 6.0 V-8 10,000e
1500 4WD LB 4.3 V-6 4,700c/NA
1500 4WD LB 4.3 V-6 5,200d/NA
1500 4WD LB 4.8 V-8 7,100d
1500 4WD LB 4.8 V-8 8,100e
1500 4WD LB 5.3 V-8 8,100d
1500 4WD LB 5.3 V-8 9,100e
1500 4WD LB EC 4.8 V-8 6,700d
1500 4WD LB EC 4.8 V-8 7,700e
1500 4WD LB EC 5.3 V-8 7,700d
1500 4WD LB EC 5.3 V-8 8,700e
2500 4WD EC 6.0 V-8 8,300d
2500 4WD EC 6.0 V-8 10,300e

Sierra/Silverado Light Duty,
Manual Transmission, Conventional 
Towing
1500 4.3 V-6 3,600a
1500 4.3 V-6 4,200c
1500 4.8 V-8 4,600c
1500 4.8 V-8 5,600d
1500 EC 4.3 V-6 3,700c
1500 EC 4.8 V-8 4,200c
1500 EC 4.8 V-8 5,300d
1500 LB 4.3 V-6 3,600a
1500 LB 4.3 V-6 4,100c
1500 LB 4.8 V-8 4,500c
1500 LB 4.8 V-8 5,500d
1500 LB EC 4.8 V-8 4,100c
1500 LB EC 4.8 V-8 5,100d
2500 LB 6.0 V-8 8,800d
2500 LB 6.0 V-8 10,800e
1500 4WD 4.3 V-6 3,800c
1500 4WD 4.3 V-6 4,400d
1500 4WD 4.8 V-8 5,300d
1500 4WD 4.8 V-8 6,300e
1500 4WD EC 4.8 V-8 5,000d
1500 4WD EC 4.8 V-8 6,000e
1500 4WD LB 4.3 V-6 3,800c
1500 4WD LB 4.3V-6 4,300d
1500 4WD LB 4.8 V-8 5,200d
1500 4WD LB 4.8 V-8 6,200e
1500 4WD LB EC 4.8 V-8 4,800d
1500 4WD LB EC 4.8 V-8 5,800e
2500 4WD EC 6.0 V-8 8,300d
2500 4WD EC 6.0 V-8 10,300e

Manual Transmission, Conventional/
Fifth-Wheel Towing
Conv/5th-Wheel
2500 EC 6.0 V-8 10,300e
2500 EC 8.1 V-8 12,000d-e/13,900d; 
15,900e
2500 EC 6.6 TD 12,000d/15,800d
2500 CC 6.0 V-8 10,100e
2500 CC 8.1 V8 12,000d-e/13,700d; 
15,700e
2500 CC 6.6 TD 12,000d/15,600d
2500 LB 6.0 V-8 10,500e
2500 LB 8.1 V-8 12,000d-e/14,300d; 
16,300e
2500 LB 6.6 TD 12,000d/16,200d
2500 LB EC 6.0 V-8 10,200e
2500 LB EC 8.1 V-8 12,000d-e/
13,800d; 15,800e
2500 LB EC 6.6 TD 12,000d/15,700d
2500 LB CC 6.0 V-8 10,000e
2500 LB CC 8.1 V-8 12,000d-e/
13,500d; 15,500e
2500 LB CC 6.6 TD 12,000d/15,400d
3500 LB 6.0 V-8 10,200e
3500 LB 8.1 V-8 12,000e/15,800e
3500 LB 6.6 TD 12,000d/15,600d
3500 LB EC 6.0 V-8 9,800e
3500 LB EC 8.1 V-8 12,000e/15,400e
3500 LB EC 6.6 TD 12,000d/15,300d
3500 LB CC 6.0 V-8 9,600e
3500 LB CC 8.1 V-8 12,000e/15,300e
3500 LB CC 6.6 TD 12,000d/15,100d
2500 4WD EC 6.0 V-8 10,200e
2500 4WD EC 8.1 V-8 
12,000d-e/13,600d; 15,600e
2500 4WD EC 6.6 TD 12,000d/15,500d
2500 4WD CC 6.0 V-8 9,800e
2500 4WD CC 8.1 V-8 
12,000d-e/13,400d; 15,400e
2500 4WD CC 6.6 TD 12,000d/15,300d
2500 4WD LB 6.0 V-8 10,200e
2500 4WD LB 8.1 V-8 
12,000d-e/13,800d; 15,800e
2500 4WD LB 6.6 TD 12,000d/15,700d
2500 4WD LB EC 6.0 V-8 9,900e
2500 4WD LB EC 8.1 V-8 
12,000d-e/13,800d; 15,800e
2500 4WD LB EC 6.6 TD 
12,000d/15,500d
2500 4WD LB CC 6.0 V-8 9,700e
2500 4WD LB CC 8.1 V-8 
12,000d-e/13,200d; 15,200e
2500 4WD LB CC 6.6 TD 
12,000d/15,100d
3500 4WD LB 6.0 V-8 9,900e
3500 4WD LB 8.1 V-8 12,000e/15,500e
3500 4WD LB 6.6 TD 12,000d/15,400d
3500 4WD LB EC 6.0 V-8 9,500e
3500 4WD LB EC 8.1 V-8 
12,000e/15,100e
3500 4WD LB EC 6.6 TD 
12,000d/15,000d
3500 4WD LB CC 6.0 V-8 9,300e
3500 4WD LB CC 8.1 V-8 
12,000e/14,900e
3500 4WD LB CC 6.6 TD 
12,000d/14,800d

Tahoe/Yukon/Suburban/Yukon XL
Tahoe/Yukon 1500 4.8 V-8 5,700c
Tahoe/Yukon 1500 4.8 V-8 6,700d
Tahoe/Yukon 1500 5.3 V-8 6,700c
Tahoe/Yukon 1500 5.3 V-8 7,700d
Suburban/Yukon XL 1500 5.3 V-8 
7,400d
Suburban/Yukon XL 1500 5.3 V-8 
8,400e
Tahoe/Yukon 1500 4WD 4.8 V-8 6,400d
Tahoe/Yukon 1500 4WD 4.8 V-8 7,400e
Tahoe/Yukon 1500 4WD 5.3 V-8 7,400d
Tahoe/Yukon 1500 4WD 5.3 V-8 8,100e
Yukon Denali 1500 AWD 6.0 V-8 8,200d
Suburban/Yukon XL 1500 4WD 5.3 V-8 
7,300d
Suburban/Yukon XL 1500 4WD 5.3 V-8 
8,200e
Yukon XL Denali 1500 AWD 6.0 V8 8,000d
Suburban/Yukon XL 2500 6.0 V-8 7,800d
Suburban/Yukon XL 2500 6.0 V-8 9,800e
Suburban/Yukon XL 2500 8.1 V-8 10,500d
Suburban/Yukon XL 2500 8.1 V-8 12,000e
Suburban/Yukon XL 2500 4WD 6.0 V-8 
7,500d
Suburban/Yukon XL 2500 4WD 6.0 V-8 
9,500e
Suburban/Yukon XL 2500 4WD 8.1 V-8 
10,100d
Suburban/Yukon XL 2500 4WD 8.1 V-8 
12,000e
TD=Turbodiesel; 4WD= Four Wheel 
Drive; EC= Extended Cab; CC= Crew
Cab; LB= Long Bed. A=3.08:1 axle 
ratio; B=3.23:1 axle ratio; C=3.42:1
 axle ratio; D=3.73:1 axle ratio; 
E=4.10:1  axle ratio. Note: Weight 
distributing hitch and sway control 
required over 5,000 lbs of trailer 
weight on light  duty models,
7,500 lbs on heavy duty models.

Envoy/Trailblazer
2WD 4.2 I-6 5,400a,b
2WD 4.2 I-6 5,900a,c
2WD 4.2 I-6 6,400a,d
2WD LWB 4.2 I-6 5,000a,b
2WD LWB 4.2 I-6 5,500a,c
2WD LWB 4.2 I-6 6,000a,d
4WD/AWD 4.2 I-6 5,200a,b
4WD/AWD 4.2 I-6 5,700a,c
4WD/AWD 4.2 I-6 6,200a,d
4WD/AWD LWB 4.2 I-6 4,800a,b
4WD/AWD LWB 4.2 I-6 5,300a,c
4WD/AWD LWB 4.2 I-6 5,800a,d
a=weight distributing hitch and sway
 control required over 4,000 lb. 
trailer weight; b=with 3.42:1 axle 
ratio; c=with 3.73:1 axle ratio;
 d=with 4:10:1 axle
ratio; LWB=Long Wheel Base