2023 GMC Yukon Towing Capacity

March 28th, 2024 by

2023 GMC Yukon Towing

The 2023 GMC Yukon remains a formidable contender in performance SUVs, offering a blend of robust engine choices, adept off-road capabilities, and generous three-row seating for your journeys beyond Inver Grove Heights. A question for those gearing up for outdoor adventures is: How much can the GMC Yukon tow?

Equipped to meet the demands of towing enthusiasts, the 2023 GMC Yukon towing capacity peaks at an impressive 8,400 pounds when properly outfitted. Join us as we delve into the various Yukon trims and their towing capacities, brought to you by the knowledgeable team at Mauer GMC.

How Much Can the GMC Yukon Tow? 

Achieving the remarkable GMC Yukon towing capacity of 8,400 pounds with the GMC Yukon is possible when selecting the Yukon SLE or Yukon SLT, paired with the standard 5.3L V8 gas engine, rear-wheel drive, and the indispensable Max Trailering Package. This answers the often-asked question, “How much can the GMC Yukon tow?” especially for those planning adventures outside of Eagan. Below is a detailed look at how the GMC Yukon towing capacity varies by model: 

  • 2023 GMC Yukon SLE: Tow up to 8,400 pounds
  • 2023 GMC Yukon SLT: Tow up to 8,400 pounds
  • 2023 GMC Yukon AT4: Tow up to 8,200 pounds
  • 2023 GMC Yukon Denali: Tow up to 8,200 pounds
  • 2023 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate: Tow up to 8,000 pounds

The Max Trailering Package is a must to harness the full towing capability of each model. This package equips your Yukon with a suite of towing enhancements, ensuring you’re well-prepared for the roads of Woodbury, featuring an integrated trailer brake controller and an enhanced cooling radiator, among its benefits.

Engine Performance and Towing Power

The cornerstone of the GMC Yukon’s towing capability is its engine lineup. The 2023 models offer three engine variations, allowing drivers to tailor their Yukon’s performance to their specific needs, whether cruising through Saint Paul or embarking on a towing journey. The engine options include:

5.3L V8 Engine: Standard on AT4, SLT, and SLE

  • Horsepower: 355 hp
  • Torque: 383 lb-ft of torque
  • Transmission: 10-Speed Automatic

6.2L V8 Engine: Standard on Denali Ultimate and Denali; Available on AT4

  • Horsepower: 420 hp
  • Torque: 460 lb-ft of torque
  • Transmission: 10-Speed Automatic

3.0L Duramax® Turbo-Diesel Engine: Available on Denali Ultimate, Denali, SLT, and SLE

  • Horsepower: 277 hp
  • Torque: 460 lb-ft of torque
  • Transmission: 10-Speed Automatic

Enhancing Your Yukon’s Towing Experience

The GMC Yukon’s towing capacity is greatly enhanced by the Max Trailering Package, significantly boosting how much can the GMC Yukon tow. However, additional upgrades are available to elevate your towing experience further:

  • Available ProGrade™ Trailering System: Offers Hitch Guidance with Hitch View, an In-Vehicle Trailering App, and Trailer Side Blind Zone Alert (exclusive to Denali Ultimate).
  • Available Enhanced Trailering Technology Package: Includes Trailer Camera Provisions and Trailering Assist Guidelines, with an Auxiliary Trailer Camera available for the Denali Ultimate, Denali, and AT4 models.

Get the Best Towing Experience with the 2023 Yukon 

Are you eager to witness the GMC Yukon’s towing capabilities first hand? Reach out to Mauer GMC! Our knowledgeable team is ready to showcase the latest Yukon and Yukon XL models, offering personalized financing solutions to streamline your buying process. Don’t miss out on our exclusive new vehicle specials. Elevate your towing game with the 2023 GMC Yukon!


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