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Towing Ratings For 2003 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 4.3L V-6 5,300 a
RWD CV 4.3L V-6 5,800 b
RWD PV 4.3L V-6 4,900 a
RWD PV 4.3L V-6 5,400 b
AWD CV 4.3L V-6 5,100 a
AWD CV 4.3L V-6 5,600 b
AWD PV 4.3L V-6 4,600 a
AWD PV 4.3L V-6 5,100 b
Venture 3.4L V-6 3,500 d

Express/Savana
G1500 CV 4.3L V-6 4,400 a
G1500 CV 5.3L V-8 6,400 a/b
G1500 CV AWD 5.3L V-8 6,600 a/b
G1500 PV 4.3L V-6 4,000 a
G1500 PV 5.3L V-8 6,400 a/b
G1500 PV AWD 5.3L V-8 6,200 a/b
G2500 CV 4.3L V-6 4,700 b
G2500 CV 4.8L V-8 6,300 b
G2500 CV 4.8L V-8 7,300 c
G2500 CV 5.3L V-8 6,600 b
G2500 CV 6.0L V-8 8,300 b
G2500 CV 6.0L V-8 10,000 c
G2500 CV AWD 5.3L V-8 6,400 b
G2500 CV LWB 4.3L V-6 4,500 b
G2500 CV LWB 4.8L V-8 6,100 b
G2500 CV LWB 4.8L V-8 7,100 c
G2500 CV LWB 5.3L V-8 6,400 b
G2500 CV LWB 6.0L V-8 8,100 b
G2500 CV LWB 6.0L V-8 10,000 c
G2500 PV 6.0L V-8 7,900 b
G2500 PV 6.0L V-8 9,900 c
G2500 PV LWB 6.0L V-8 7,600 b
G2500 PV LWB 6.0L V-8 9,600 c
G3500 CV 6.0L V-8 8,300 b
G3500 CV 6.0L V-8 10,000 c
G3500 CV LWB 6.0L V-8 8,100 b
G3500 CV LWB 6.0L V-8 10,000 c
G3500 PV 6.0L V-8 7,700 b
G3500 PV 6.0L V-8 9,700 c
G3500 PV LWB 6.0L V-8 7,400 b
G3500 PV LWB 6.0L V-8 9,400 c
LWB=Long wheelbase
PV=Passenger van
CV=Cargo van
AWD=All-wheel drive
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/Jimmy
2-Door 2WD 4.3L V-6 5,700 a,d
2-Door 2WD 4.3L V-6 4,200 b,d
Blazer Xtreme 2-Door 2WD 4.3L V-6 2,000 a/b,d
4-Door 2WD 4.3L V-6 5,500 a,d
2-Door 4WD 4.3L V-6 3,900 b,d
2-Door 4WD 4.3L V-6 5,400 a,d/e
Blazer ZR2 4.3L V-6 4,700 a,e
Blazer ZR2 4.3L V-6 4,200 b,e
4-Door 4WD 4.3L V-6 5,000 a,d/e

S-10 and Sonoma
Regular Cab 2.2 I-4 3,100 a,f
Regular Cab 4.3L V-6 3,900 b,c
Regular Cab 4.3L V-6 5,900 a,d
Regular Cab LB 4.3L V-6 3,900 b,c
Regular Cab LB 4.3L V-6 5,900 a,d
Extended Cab 2.2 I-4 2,000 b,f
Extended Cab 2.2 I-4 3,000 a,f
Extended Cab 4.3L V-6 3,800 b,c
Extended Cab 4.3L V-6 5,600 a,d
Extended Cab 4WD 4.3L V-6 4,000 b,d
Extended Cab 4WD 4.3L V-6 5,500 a,d/e
S-10 ZR2 4.3L V-6 4,200 b,e
S-10 ZR2 4.3L V-6 4,700 a,e
Crew Cab 4WD 4.3L V-6 5,200 a,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.

Avalanche 1500/2500
1500 5.3L V-8 7,200 d
1500 5.3L V-8 8,200 e
2500 8.1L V-8 10,200 d
2500 8.1L V-8 12,000 e
1500 4WD 5.3L V-8 7,000 d
1500 4WD 5.3L V-8 7,900 e
2500 4WD 8.1L V-8 9,900 d
2500 4WD 8.1L V-8 11,900 e

Sierra/Silverado Light Duty,
Automatic Transmission,
Conventional/Fifth-Wheel Towing
(Automatic or
Manual with 6.0L V-8)
1500 4.3L V-6 4,500 a/NA
1500 4.3L V-6 5,000 c/NA
1500 4.8L V-8 6,400 c
1500 4.8L V-8 7,400 d
1500 5.3L V-8 7,400 c
1500 5.3L V-8 8,400 d
1500 LB 4.3L V-6 4,400 a/NA
1500 LB 4.3L V-6 4,900 c/NA
1500 LB 4.8L V-8 6,300 c
1500 LB 4.8L V-8 7,300 d
1500 LB 5.3L V-8 7,300 c
1500 LB 5.3L V-8 8,300 d
1500EC 4.3L V-6 4,700 c/NA
1500EC 4.3L V-6 5,200 d/NA
1500EC 4.8L V-8 6,100 c
1500EC 4.8L V-8 7,100 d
1500EC 5.3L V-8 7,100 c
1500EC 5.3L V-8 8,100 d/8,000 d
Silverado SS 6.0L V-8 7,500
1500 EC AWS 5.3L V-8 7,600 d/7,500 d
1500 EC AWS 5.3L V-8 8,600 e/7,500 e
1500 LB EC 4.8L V-8 5,900 c
1500 LB EC 4.8L V-8 6,900 d
1500 LB EC 5.3L V-8 6,900 c
1500 LB EC 5.3L V-8 7,900 d
1500 CC 6.0L V-8 8,200 d
1500 CC 6.0L V-8 10,200 e
1500 CC AWS 6.0L V-8 7,900 d
1500 CC AWS 6.0L V-8 9,900 e
2500 LB* 6.0L V-8 8,700 d
2500 LB* 6.0L V-8 10,700 e
1500 4WD 4.3L V-6 4,700 c/NA
1500 4WD 4.3L V-6 5,200 d/NA
1500 4WD 4.8L V-8 7,100 d
1500 4WD 4.8L V-8 8,100 e/7,900 e
1500 4WD 5.3L V-8 8,100 d/7,900 d
1500 4WD 5.3L V-8 9,100 e/7,900 e
1500 4WD EC 4.8L V-8 6,800 d
1500 4WD EC 4.8L V-8 7,800 e/7,700 e
1500 4WD EC 5.3L V-8 7,800 d/7,700 d
1500 4WD EC 5.3L V-8 8,800 e/7,700 e
1500 4WD EC AWS 5.3L V-8 7,400 d
1500 4WD EC AWS 5.3L V-8 8,400 e/8,000 e
Sierra Denali 6.0L V-8 10,000 e/9,200 e
1500 4WD CC 6.0L V-8 7,900 d
1500 4WD CC 6.0L V-8 9,900 e
1500 4WD LB 4.3L V-6 4,600 c/NA
1500 4WD LB 4.3L V-6 5,100 d/NA
1500 4WD LB 4.8L V-8 7,000 d
1500 4WD LB 4.8L V-8 8,000 e
1500 4WD LB 5.3L V-8 8,000 d
1500 4WD LB 5.3L V-8 9,000 e/8,900 e
1500 4WD LB EC 4.8L V-8 6,700 d
1500 4WD LB EC 4.8L V-8 7,700 e/6,800 e
1500 4WD LB EC 5.3L V-8 7,700 d/6,800 d
1500 4WD LB EC 5.3L V-8 8,700 e/6,800 e
2500 4WD EC* 6.0L V-8 8,200 d
2500 4WD EC* 6.0L V-8 10,200 e

Sierra/Silverado Light Duty, Manual
Transmission, Conventional Towing
1500 4.3L V-6 3,500 a
1500 4.3L V-6 4,000 c
1500 4.8L V-8 4,400 c
1500 4.8L V-8 5,400 d
1500 EC 4.3L V-6 3,700 c
1500EC 4.8L V-8 4,100 c
1500EC 4.8L V-8 5,100 d
1500 LB 4.3L V-6 3,400 a
1500 LB 4.3L V-6 3,900 c
1500 LB 4.8L V-8 4,300 c
1500 LB 4.8L V-8 5,300 d
1500 LB EC 4.8L V-8 3,900 c
1500 LB EC 4.8L V-8 4,900 d
2500 LB* 6.0L V-8 8,700 d
2500 LB* 6.0L V-8 10,700 e
1500 4WD 4.3L V-6 3,700 c
1500 4WD 4.3L V-6 4,200 d
1500 4WD 4.8L V-8 5,100 d
1500 4WD 4.8L V-8 6,100 e
1500 4WD EC 4.8L V-8 4,800 d
1500 4WD EC 4.8L V-8 5,800 e
1500 4WD LB 4.3L V-6 3,600 c
1500 4WD LB 4.3LV-6 4,100 d
1500 4WD LB 4.8L V-8 5,000 d
1500 4WD LB 4.8L V-8 6,000 e
1500 4WD LB EC 4.8L V-8 4,700 d
1500 4WD LB EC 4.8L V-8 5,700 e
2500 4WD EC* 6.0L V-8 8,200 d
2500 4WD EC* 6.0L V-8 10,200 e

Sierra/Silverado Heavy Duty, Automatic or
Manual Transmission, Conventional/
Fifth-Wheel Towing
2500 EC 6.0L V-8 10,300 e
2500 EC 8.1L V-8 12,000 d-e/13,800 d
15,800 e
2500 EC 6.6L TD 12,000 d/15,700 d
2500 CC 6.0L V-8 10,100 e
2500 CC 8.1L V-8 12,000 d-e/13,600
d/15,600e
2500 CC 6.6L TD 12,000 d/15,400 d
2500 LB 6.0L V-8 10,600 e
2500 LB 8.1L V-8 12,000 d-e/14,100 d/
16,100e
2500 LB 6.6L V-8 12,000 d/16,000 d
2500 LB EC 6.0L V-8 10,200 e
2500 LB EC 8.1L V-8 12,000 d-e/
3,700 d/15,700 e
2500 LB EC 6.6L TD 12,000 d/15,500 d
2500 LB CC 6.0L V-8 9,900 e
2500 LB CC 8.1L V-8 12,000 d-e/13,500 d/
15,500e
2500 LB CC 6.6L V-8 12,000 d/15,200 d
3500 LB EC 6.0L V-8 9,800 e
3500 LB EC 8.1L V-8 12,000 e/15,400 e
3500 LB EC 6.6L TD 12,000 d/15,200 d
3500 LB CC 6.0L V-8 9,500 e
3500 LB CC 8.1L V-8 12,000 e/15,100 e
3500 LB CC 6.6L TD 12,000 d/15,000 d
2500 4WD EC 6.0L V-8 10,100 e
2500 4WD EC 8.1L V-8 12,000 d-e/13,600 d
15,600 e
2500 4WD EC 6.6L TD 12,000 d/15,400 d
2500 4WD CC 6.0L V-8 9,800 e
2500 4WD CC 8.1L V-8 12,000 d-e/13,300 d/
15,300 e
2500 4WD CC 6.6L TD 12,000 d/14,700 d
2500 4WD LB 6.0L V-8 10,300 e
2500 4WD LB 8.1L V-8 12,000 d-e/13,800 d/
15,800 e
2500 4WD LB 6.6L TD 12,000 d/15,700 d
2500 4WD LB EC 6.0L V-8 9,900 e
2500 4WD LB EC 8.1L V-8 12,000 d-e/13,400 d/
15,400 e
2500 4WD LB EC 6.6L TD 12,000 d/15,300 d
2500 4WD LB CC 6.0L V-8 9,600 e
2500 4WD LB CC 8.1L V-8 12,000 d-e/13,200 d/
14,700 e
2500 4WD LB CC 6.6L TD 12,000 d/13,700 d
3500 4WD LB 6.0L V-8 9,900 e
3500 4WD LB 8.1L V-8 12,000 e/15,500 e
3500 4WD LB 6.6L TD 12,000 d/15,400 d
3500 4WD LB EC 6.0L V-8 9,500 e
3500 4WD LB EC 8.1L V-8 12,000 e/15,100 e
3500 4WD LB EC 6.6L TD 12,000 d/14,900 d
3500 4WD LB CC 6.0L V-8 9,200 e
3500 4WD LB CC 8.1L V-8 12,000 e/14,800 e
3500 4WD LB CC 6.6L TD 12,000 d/14,700 d

Tahoe/Yukon/Suburban/Yukon XL
Tahoe/Yukon 1500 4.8L V-8 5,700 c
Tahoe/Yukon 1500 4.8L V-8 6,700 d
Tahoe/Yukon 1500 5.3L V-8 6,700 c
Tahoe/Yukon 1500 5.3L V-8 7,700 d
Suburban/Yukon XL 1500 5.3L V-8 7,400 d
Suburban/Yukon XL 1500 5.3L V-8 8,400 e
Tahoe/Yukon 1500 4WD 4.8L V-8 6,400 d
Tahoe/Yukon 1500 4WD 4.8L V-8 7,400 e
Tahoe/Yukon 1500 4WD 5.3L V-8 7,400 d-e
Yukon Denali 1500 AWD 6.0L V-8 8,000 d
Suburban/Yukon XL 1500 4WD 5.3L V-8 7,100 d
Suburban/Yukon XL 1500 4WD 5.3L V-8 8,100 e
Yukon XL Denali 1500 AWD 6.0L V-8 7,800 d
Suburban/Yukon XL 2500 6.0L V-8 7,900 d
Suburban/Yukon XL 2500 6.0L V-8 9,900 e
Suburban/Yukon XL 2500 8.1L V-8 10,400 d
Suburban/Yukon XL 2500 8.1L V-8 12,000 e
Suburban/Yukon XL 2500 AWS 6.0L V-8 7,600 d
Suburban/Yukon XL 2500 AWS 6.0L V-8 9,600 e
Suburban/Yukon XL 2500 4WD 6.0L V-8 7,600 d
Suburban/Yukon XL 2500 4WD 6.0L V-8 9,600 e
Suburban/Yukon XL 2500 4WD 8.1L V-8 10,100 d
Suburban/Yukon XL 2500 4WD 8.1L V-8 12,000 e
Suburban/Yukon XL 2500 4WD AWS 6.0L V-8 7,300 d
Suburban/Yukon XL 2500 4WD AWS 6.0L V-8 9,300 e
SSR
1500 2WD 5.3L V-8 2,500 d

Chevrolet Trailblazer/GMC Envoy
2WD 4.2L I-6 5,300 a
2WD 4.2L I-6 5,800 b
2WD 4.2L I-6 6,300 c
4WD/AWD 4.2L I-6 5,200 a
4WD/AWD 4.2L I-6 5,700 b
4WD/AWD 4.2L I-6 6,200 c

Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT/GMC Envoy XL
2WD 4.2L I-6 4,900 a
2WD 4.2L I-6 5,400 b
2WD 4.2L I-6 5,900 c
2WD 5.3L V-8 5,800 a
2WD 5.3L V-8 7,200 b
4WD/AWD 4.2L I-6 4,800 a
4WD/AWD 4.2L I-6 5,300 b
4WD/AWD 4.2L I-6 5,800 c
4WD/AWD 5.3L V-8 5,700 a
4WD/AWD 5.3L V-8 7,000 b
a=3.42:1 axle ratio
b=3.73:1 axle ratio
c=4:10:1 axle ratio
Manufacturer’s note:Weight-distributing hitch and sway control required when towing over 4,000 lb of trailer weight.

TD=Turbodiesel
4WD=Four-wheel drive
EC=Extended cab
CC=Crew cab
LB=Longbed
AWS=All-wheel steering.
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.
Manufacturer’s note: Weight-distributing hitch and sway control required
over 5,000 lb of trailer weight on light-duty models, 7,500 lb on heavy-duty models. Trailer ratings are calculated assuming a standard-equipped vehicle plus driver. Optional equipment, passengers or cargo will reduce trailering capacity.
1500 Series models with 4.3-liter V-6 or 4.8-liter V-8 and manual transmission are not rated to tow fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailers. 1500-series models require Z85 Increased-Capacity or ZX3 Manual Select Damping-Suspension Package to tow fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailers