The Chevy Suburban was introduced into Chevrolet’s lineup as a full-size SUV in 1935 and is still made today. The Suburban is known for its unique styling and for having the features consumers expect from SUVs, including towing. But what is the towing capacity of a 2012 Chevy Suburban?
A 2012 Suburban can tow up to 8,100 pounds when properly equipped.
The 2012 Chevy Suburban tow capacity can vary based on a few different factors such as engine size, drivetrain, and others which we’ll cover in this guide.
There’s a bit more to know about the 2012 Chevy Suburban tow capacity which we’ll cover in today’s guide.
How Much Can The 2012 Chevy Suburban Tow?
The 2012 Chevy Suburban has a towing capacity of 8,100 pounds.
The 2012 Suburban tow capacity is affected by other factors like engine type, drivetrain, the weight of cargo and passengers, and whether your vehicle has a towing package equipped or not.
You can always reach out to your local Chevy dealership for details to confirm how much your Suburban can tow.
You can also read our guide on what makes a vehicle towing capacity to learn all the aspects that go into it.
2012 Chevy Suburban Engine And Drivetrain
There is one engine option for the 2012 Chevy Suburban: a 5.3 Liter V8 engine which produces 320 horsepower and 335 lb-ft of torque.
2012 Chevy Suburban 5.3 Liter V8 Towing Capacity: 8,100 pounds / 3,674 kg
2012 Chevy Suburban Payload Capacity
The payload capacity of the 2012 Chevy Suburban is 1,526 to 1,576 pounds. This enables your Suburban to handle quite a bit of heavy cargo and passenger weight.
Please note, the payload capacity will vary based on factors such as engine type, drivetrain and whether or not your vehicle is equipped with a towing package that includes other features like an engine oil cooler or transmission oil cooler.
If you are unsure of your vehicle’s payload capacity, please contact your local dealership for details.
2012 Chevy Suburban Tow Package
Chevy offers a factory-installed tow package for the 2012 Suburban.
This includes a trailer hitch, heavy-duty cooling system, and a trailer brake controller.
2012 Chevy Suburban Towing Capacity Vs Competitors
The 2012 Chevy Suburban has a maximum towing capacity of 8,100 pounds, which makes it capable of doing some heavy duty trailer towing. This number is similar to its main competitors, the 2012 Chevy Tahoe and the 2012 Ford Expedition.
Here are some similar vehicles to the Chevy Suburban and their towing capacities below:
2012 Nissan Armada Towing Capacity: 9,000 pounds
2012 Chevy Tahoe Towing Capacity: 8,500 pounds
2012 Ford Expedition Towing Capacity: 9,200 pounds
2012 Dodge Durango Towing Capacity: 7,200 pounds
2012 Toyota Sequoia Towing Capacity: 7,400 pounds
2012 GMC Yukon XL Towing Capacity: 9,600 pounds
We’ve gathered all data represented here from the official 2012 Chevy Suburban Owner’s Manual on Chevy’s website and have checked all data thoroughly for accuracy.
Having said that, we still recommend you refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual yourself before towing with your Chevy Suburban.