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Towing Ratings For 2008 GMC Trucks, Vans & Cars with Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels and Gooseneck Hitches

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

 Acadia 3.6L V-6 4,500 (t)

Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon
Man/Auto
Colorado/Canyon Reg Cab 2WD 2.9L I-4 2,400 (g)/3,400 (g)
Colorado/Canyon Reg Cab 2WD 3.7L I-5 NA/4,000 (g)
Colorado/Canyon Ext Cab 2WD 2.9L I-4 2,200 (g)/3,200 (g)
Colorado/Canyon Ext Cab 2WD 3.7L I-5 NA/5,500 (g)
Colorado/Canyon Ext Cab 2WD 5.3L V-8 NA/6,000 (e)
Colorado/Canyon Ext Cab 2WD 5.3L V-8 NA/4,000 (e)**
Colorado/Canyon CC 2WD 2.9L I-4 2,100 (g)/3,000 (g)
Colorado/Canyon CC 2WD 3.7L I-5 NA/5,500 (g)
Colorado/Canyon CC 2WD 5.3L V-8 NA/6,000 (e)
Colorado/Canyon CC 2WD 5.3L V-8 NA/3,800 (e)**
Colorado/Canyon Reg Cab 4WD 2.9L I-4 2,100 (g or i)/3,000 (g)
Colorado/Canyon Reg Cab 4WD 3.7L I-5 NA/4,000 (g)
Colorado/Canyon Ext Cab 4WD 2.9L I-4 1,900 (g or i)/2,900 (g or i)
Colorado/Canyon Ext Cab 4WD 3.7L I-5 NA/5,500 (g)
Colorado/Canyon Ext Cab 4WD 5.3L V-8 NA/6,000 (e)
Colorado/Canyon CC 4WD 3.7L I-5 NA/5,500 (g)
Colorado/Canyon CC 4WD 5.3L V-8 NA/6,000 (e)
**With the ZQ8 Suspension Package.

Chevy Equinox, Uplander
Chevy Equinox All 3,500
Chevy Uplander 3.9L V-6 3,500 (t)

Chevy Express/GMC Savana
Express/Savana 1500 SWB CV 2WD 4.3L V-6 4,400 (g)
Express/Savana 1500 SWB CV 2WD 5.3L V-8 6,700 (g)
Express/Savana 1500 SWB CV AWD 5.3L V-8 6,500 (g)
Express/Savana 1500 SWB PV 2WD 5.3L V-8 6,300 (g)
Express/Savana 1500 SWB PV AWD 5.3L V-8 6,000 (g)
Express/Savana 2500 SWB CV 2WD 4.8L V-8 6,400 (g)
Express/Savana 2500 SWB CV 2WD 4.8L V-8 7,400 (i)
Express/Savana 2500 SWB CV 2WD 6.0L V-8 8,400 (g)
Express/Savana 2500 SWB CV 2WD 6.0L V-8 10,000 (i)
Express/Savana 2500 LWB CV 2WD 4.8L V-8 6,100 (g)
Express/Savana 2500 LWB CV 2WD 4.8L V-8 7,100 (i)
Express/Savana 2500 LWB CV 2WD 6.0L V-8 8,200 (g)
Express/Savana 2500 LWB CV 2WD 6.0L V-8 10,000 (i)
Express/Savana 2500 SWB PV 2WD 6.0L V-8 7,700 (g)
Express/Savana 3500 SWB CV 2WD 4.8L V-8 6,300 (g)
Express/Savana 3500 SWB CV 2WD 4.8L V-8 7,300 (i)
Express/Savana 3500 SWB CV 2WD 6.0L V-8 8,400 (g)
Express/Savana 3500 SWB CV 2WD 6.0L V-8 10,000 (i)
Express/Savana 3500 LWB CV 2WD 4.8L V-8 6,100 (g)
Express/Savana 3500 LWB CV 2WD 4.8L V-8 7,100 (i)
Express/Savana 3500 LWB CV 2WD 6.0L V-8 8,200 (g)
Express/Savana 3500 LWB CV 2WD 6.0L V-8 10,000 (i)
Express/Savana 3500 SWB PV 2WD 6.0L V-8 7,600 (g)
Express/Savana 3500 LWB PV 2WD 6.0L V-8 7,300 (g)
NOTE: Availability of certain engine/chassis combinations varies between
Chevy/GMC models. See your dealer for details.

Chevy Avalanche
Avalanche 1500 2WD 5.3L V-8 7,200 (g)
Avalanche 1500 2WD 5.3L V-8 8,200 (i)
Avalanche 1500 2WD 6.0L V-8 8,000 (i)
Avalanche 1500 4WD 5.3L V-8 7,000 (g)
Avalanche 1500 4WD 5.3L V-8 8,000 (i)
Avalanche 1500 4WD 6.0L V-8 7,700 (i)

Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra, Light Duty,
Regular Cab, Standard Bed
1500 Reg Cab Std Bed 2WD 4.3L V-6 4,800 (d)
1500 Reg Cab Std Bed 2WD 4.3L V-6 5,300 (g)
1500 Reg Cab Std Bed 2WD 4.8L V-8 5,200 (e)
1500 Reg Cab Std Bed 2WD 4.8L V-8 7,200 (g)
1500 Reg Cab Std Bed 2WD 5.3L V-8 7,200 (e)
1500 Reg Cab Std Bed 2WD 5.3L V-8 8,200 (g)
1500 Reg Cab Std Bed 4WD 4.3L V-6 5,100 (g)
1500 Reg Cab Std Bed 4WD 4.8L V-8 5,900 (e)
1500 Reg Cab Std Bed 4WD 4.8L V-8 7,900 (i)
1500 Reg Cab Std Bed 4WD 5.3L V-8 7,900 (g)
1500 Reg Cab Std Bed 4WD 5.3L V-8 8,900 (i)

Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra, Light Duty,
Regular Cab, Longbed
1500 Reg Cab LB 2WD 4.3L V-6 4,700 (d)
1500 Reg Cab LB 2WD 4.3L V-6 5,200 (g)
1500 Reg Cab LB 2WD 4.8L V-8 5,100 (d)
1500 Reg Cab LB 2WD 4.8L V-8 7,100 (g)
1500 Reg Cab LB 2WD 5.3L V-8 7,000 (e)
1500 Reg Cab LB 2WD 5.3L V-8 8,000 (g)
1500 Reg Cab LB 4WD 4.3L V-6 4,900 (g)
1500 Reg Cab LB 4WD 4.8L V-8 5,900 (e)
1500 Reg Cab LB 4WD 4.8L V-8 7,900 (i)
1500 Reg Cab LB 4WD 5.3L V-8 7,900 (g)
1500 Reg Cab LB 4WD 5.3L V-8 8,900 (i)
Manufacturer’s note: Fifth-wheel kingpin weight should be 15-25 percent of trailer
weight, up to 1,500 LB maximum

Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra, Light Duty,
Extended Cab, Shortbed
1500 Ext Cab Shortbed 2WD 4.3L V-6 4,400 (d)
1500 Ext Cab Shortbed 2WD 4.3L V-6 4,900 (g)
1500 Ext Cab Shortbed 2WD 4.8L V-8 4,800 (d)
1500 Ext Cab Shortbed 2WD 4.8L V-8 6,800 (g)
1500 Ext Cab Shortbed 2WD 5.3L V-8 6,800 (g)
1500 Ext Cab Shortbed 2WD 5.3L V-8 7,800 (g)
1500 Ext Cab Shortbed 2WD 6.0L V-8 8,800 (g)
1500 Ext Cab Shortbed 4WD 4.8L V-8 5,500 (e)
1500 Ext Cab Shortbed 4WD 4.8L V-8 7,500 (i)
1500 Ext Cab Shortbed 4WD 5.3L V-8 7,500 (g)
1500 Ext Cab Shortbed 4WD 5.3L V-8 8,500 (i)
1500 Ext Cab Shortbed 4WD 6.0L V-8 8,500 (g)
Manufacturer’s note: Shortbed models are not designed or intended to tow fifthwheel
trailers.

Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra, Light Duty,
Extended Cab, Standard Bed
1500 Ext Cab Std Bed 2WD 4.3L V-6 4,300 (d)
1500 Ext Cab Std Bed 2WD 4.3L V-6 4,800 (g)
1500 Ext Cab Std Bed 2WD 4.8L V-8 4,700 (d)
1500 Ext Cab Std Bed 2WD 4.8L V-6 6,700 (g)
1500 Ext Cab Std Bed 2WD 5.3L V-8 6,700 (g)
1500 Ext Cab Std Bed 2WD 5.3L V-8 7,700 (g)
1500 Ext Cab Std Bed 2WD 6.0L V-8 8,800 (g)
1500 Ext Cab Std Bed 2WD 6.0L V-8 10,200 (g)**
1500 Ext Cab Std Bed 4WD 4.8L V-8 5,500 (g)
1500 Ext Cab Std Bed 4WD 4.8L V-8 7,500 (i)
1500 Ext Cab Std Bed 4WD 5.3L V-8 7,500 (g)
1500 Ext Cab Std Bed 4WD 5.3L V-8 8,500 (i)
1500 Ext Cab Std Bed 4WD 6.0L V-8 8,500 (g)
1500 Ext Cab Std Bed 4WD 6.0L V-8 10,500 (i)**
Manufacturer’s note: Fifth-wheel kingpin weight should be 15-25 percent of
trailer weight, up to 1,500 LB maximum. *Denali model. **NHT Enhanced Trailering Performance Package required.
 

Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra, Light Duty,
Extended Cab, Long Box

1500 Ext Cab LB 2WD 5.3L V-8 6,500 (e)
1500 Ext Cab LB 2WD 5.3L V-8 7,500 (g)
1500 Ext Cab LB 4WD 5.3L V-8 7,300 (g)
1500 Ext Cab LB 4WD 5.3L V-8 8,300 (i)
Manufacturer’s note: Fifth-wheel kingpin weight should be 15-25 percent of
trailer weight, up to 1,500 LB maximum.

Chevy Silverado/GMC
Sierra, Light Duty,
Crew Cab Shortbed
1500 CC Shortbed 2WD 4.8L V-8 4,600 (d)
1500 CC Shortbed 2WD 4.8L V-8 6,600 (g)
1500 CC Shortbed 2WD 5.3L V-8 6,600 (e)
1500 CC Shortbed 2WD 5.3L V-8 7,600 (g)
1500 CC Shortbed 2WD 6.0L V-8 8,700 (g)
1500 CC Shortbed 2WD 6.0L V-8 10,200 (g)**
1500 CC Shortbed 2WD 6.2L V-8 8,600 (e)*
1500 CC Shortbed 4WD 4.8L V-8 5,400 (e)
1500 CC Shortbed 4WD 4.8L V-8 7,400 (i)
1500 CC Shortbed 4WD 5.3L V-8 7,500 (g)
1500 CC Shortbed 4WD 5.3L V-8 8,500 (i)
1500 CC Shortbed 4WD 6.0L V-8 8,400 (g)
1500 CC Shortbed 4WD 6.0L V-8 10,500 (i)**
1500 CC Shortbed 4WD 6.2L V-8 8,400 (e)*
Manufacturer’s note: Shortbed models are not designed or intended to tow fifth-wheel
trailers. *Denali model. **NHT Enhanced Trailering Performance Package required.

Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra, 2500 Series

2500 Reg Cab LB 2WD 6.0L V-8 10,400 (g)
2500 Reg Cab LB 2WD 6.0L V-8 12,900 (i)
2500 Reg Cab LB 2WD 6.6L TD V-8 15,800 (g)
2500 Reg Cab LB 4WD 6.0L V-8 10,200 (g)
2500 Reg Cab LB 4WD 6.0L V-8 12,700 (i)
2500 Reg Cab LB 4WD 6.6L TD V-8 15,500 (g)
2500 Ext Cab Std Bed 2WD 6.0L V-8 10,200 (g)
2500 Ext Cab Std Bed 2WD 6.0L V-8 12,700 (i)
2500 Ext Cab Std Bed 2WD 6.6L TD V-8 15,400 (g)
2500 Ext Cab Std Bed 4WD 6.0L V-8 9,900 (g)
2500 Ext Cab Std Bed 4WD 6.0L V-8 12,400 (i)
2500 Ext Cab Std Bed 4WD 6.6L TD V-8 14,300 (g)
2500 Ext Cab LB 2WD 6.0L V-8 10,000 (g)
2500 Ext Cab LB 2WD 6.0L V-8 12,500 (i)
2500 Ext Cab LB 2WD 6.6L TD V-8 15,000 (g)
2500 Ext Cab LB 4WD 6.0L V-8 9,700 (g)
2500 Ext Cab LB 4WD 6.0L V-8 12,200 (i)
2500 Ext Cab LB 4WD 6.6L TD V-8 13,400 (g)
2500 CC Std Bed 2WD 6.0L V-8 10,000 (g)
2500 CC Std Bed 2WD 6.0L V-8 12,900 (i)
2500 CC Std Bed 2WD 6.6L TD V-8 15,200 (g)
2500 CC Std Bed 4WD 6.0L V-8 9,900 (g)
2500 CC Std Bed 4WD 6.0L V-8 12,400 (i)
2500 CC Std Bed 4WD 6.6L TD V-8 13,600 (g)
2500 CC LB 2WD 6.0L V-8 9,900 (g)
2500 CC LB 2WD 6.0L V-8 12,400 (i)
2500 CC LB 2WD 6.6L TD V-8 14,400 (g)
2500 CC LB 4WD 6.0L V-8 9,600 (g)
2500 CC LB 4WD 6.0L V-8 12,100 (i)
2500 CC LB 4WD 6.6L TD V-8 12,500 (g)
Manufacturer’s note: Fifth-wheel kingpin weight should be 15-25 percent of trailer
weight up to 3,000 LB. Travel-trailer rating limited to 13,000 B LB with weightdistributing
hitch.

Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra, 3500

3500 Reg Cab 2WD 6.0L V-8 10,100 (g)
3500 Reg Cab 2WD 6.0L V-8 12,600 (i)
3500 Reg Cab 4WD 6.0L V-8 9,900 (g)
3500 Reg Cab 4WD 6.0L V-8 12,400 (i)
3500 Reg Cab 4WD 6.6L TD V-8 15,300 (g)
3500 Reg Cab 4WD DRW 6.0L V-8 9,700 (g)
3500 Reg Cab 4WD DRW 6.0L V-8 12,200 (i)
3500 Reg Cab 4WD DRW 6.6L TD V-8 16,500 (g)
3500 Ext Cab 2WD 6.0L V-8 9,700 (g)
3500 Ext Cab 2WD 6.0L V-8 12,200 (i)
3500 Ext Cab 2WD 6.6L TD V-8 15,100 (g)
3500 Ext Cab 2WD DRW 6.0L V-8 9,500 (g)
3500 Ext Cab 2WD DRW 6.0L V-8 12,000 (i)
3500 Ext Cab 2WD DRW 6.6L TD V-8 16,300 (g)
3500 Ext Cab 4WD 6.0L V-8 9,500 (g)
3500 Ext Cab 4WD 6.0L V-8 12,000 (i)
3500 Ext Cab 4WD 6.6L TD V-8 14,900 (g)
3500 Ext Cab 4WD DRW 6.0L V-8 9,200 (g)
3500 Ext Cab 4WD DRW 6.0L V-8 11,700 (i)
3500 Ext Cab 4WD DRW 6.6L TD V-8 16,000 (g)
3500 CC 2WD 6.0L V-8 9,600 (g)
3500 CC 2WD 6.0L V-8 12,100 (i)
3500 CC 2WD 6.6L TD V-8 14,900 (g)
3500 CC 2WD DRW 6.0L V-8 9,300 (g)
3500 CC 2WD DRW 6.0L V-8 11,800 (i)
3500 CC 2WD DRW 6.6L TD V-8 16,200 (g)
3500 CC 4WD 6.0L V-8 9,300 (g)
3500 CC 4WD 6.0L V-8 11,800 (i)
3500 CC 4WD 6.6L TD V-8 14,600 (g)
3500 CC 4WD DRW 6.0L V-8 9,100 (g)
3500 CC 4WD DRW 6.0L V-8 11,600 (i)
3500 CC 4WD DRW 6.6L TD V-8 15,900 (g)
Shortbed = 69.3 inches; Standard Bed = 78.7 inches; Longbed = 97.6 inches.
*Denali model. **NHT Enhanced Trailering Performance Package required.

Chevy Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Yukon,
Yukon XL, Yukon Denali and Yukon XL Denali,
1500 Series

Tahoe/Yukon 2WD 4.8L V-8 4,500 (d)
Tahoe/Yukon 2WD 4.8L V-8 6,500 (g)
Tahoe/Yukon 2WD 5.3L V-8 6,500 (d)
Tahoe/Yukon 2WD 5.3L V-8 7,500 (g)
Yukon 2WD Hybrid 6.0L V-8 6,200
Tahoe/Yukon 4WD 5.3L V-8 7,200 (g)
Tahoe/Yukon 4WD 5.3L V-8 8,200 (i)
Yukon 4WD Hybrid 6.0L V-8 6,000
Yukon Denali AWD 6.2L V-8 7,900 (e)
Yukon Denali 2WD 6.2L V-8 8,000 (e)
Suburban/Yukon XL 2WD 5.3L V-8 7,100 (g)
Suburban/Yukon XL 2WD 5.3L V-8 8,100 (i)
Suburban/Yukon XL 2WD 6.0L V-8 8,100 (i)
Suburban/Yukon XL 4WD 5.3L V-8 7,000 (g)
Suburban/Yukon XL 4WD 5.3L V-8 8,000 (i)
Suburban/Yukon XL 4WD 6.0L V-8 8,000 (i)
Yukon Denali XL AWD 6.2L V-8 7,900 (e)
Yukon Denali XL 2WD 6.2L V-8 8,000 (e)

Chevy Suburban, GMC Yukon XL, 2500 Series
Suburban/Yukon XL 2WD 6.0L V-8 9,700
Suburban/Yukon XL 4WD 6.0L V-8 9,300

Chevy TrailBlazer/ GMC Envoy,
Envoy Denali/Envoy Denali XL

TrailBlazer/Envoy 2WD 4.2L I-6 5,400 (e)/5,300 (e)
TrailBlazer/Envoy 2WD 4.2L I-6 5,900 (g)/5,800 (g)
TrailBlazer/Envoy 2WD 4.2L I-6 6,400 (i)/6,300 (i)
TrailBlazer/Envoy 2WD 5.3L V-8 6,300 (e)/6,100 (e)
TrailBlazer/Envoy 2WD 5.3L V-8 6,800 (g)/6,600 (g)
TrailBlazer/Envoy 4WD 4.2L I-6 5,200 (e)
TrailBlazer/Envoy 4WD 4.2L I-6 5,700 (g)
TrailBlazer/Envoy 4WD 4.2L I-6 6,200 (i)
TrailBlazer/Envoy 4WD 5.3L V-8 6,100 (e)/6,000 (e)
TrailBlazer/Envoy 4WD 5.3L V-8 6,600 (g)/6,500 (g)
TrailBlazer SS 2WD 6.0L V-8 6,800 (i)
TrailBlazer SS AWD 6.0L V-8 6,600 (i)

a = Automatic Transmission
a4 = Automatic Transmission, four speeds
a5 = Automatic Transmission, five speeds
a6 = Automatic Transmission, six speeds
m= Manual Transmission
 
b = 3.08:1 axle ratio
c = 3.21:1 axle ratio
d = 3.23:1 axle ratio
e = 3.42:1 axle ratio
f = 3.55:1 axle ratio
g = 3.73:1 axle ratio
h = 3.92:1 axle ratio
i = 4.10:1 axle ratio
j = 4.30:1 axle ratio
k = 4.44:1 axle ratio
l = 4.56:1 axle ratio
n = 4.88:1 axle ratio
o = 5.38:1 axle ratio
AWD = All-Wheel Drive
CC = Crew Cab
KC = King Cab
QC = Quad Cab
SWB= Short Wheelbase
LWB = Long Wheelbase
DRW= Dual Rear Wheels
CV = Cargo Van
PV = Passenger Van
RCC = Regular Chassis Cab
SCC = Super Chassis Cab
CCC = Crew Chassis Cab
TD = Turbodiesel
TC = Turbocharged
SC = Supercharged
NA = Not applicable, or not available
t = Towing package required.
x = Trailer brakes required.