The GMC Yukon was introduced into GMC’s lineup as a full-size SUV in 1991 and is still made today. The Yukon 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 2016 GMC Yukon?
A 2016 GMC Yukon can tow up to 8,500 pounds when properly equipped.
A 2016 GMC Yukon Denali can tow up to 8,400 pounds when properly equipped.
A 2016 GMC Yukon XL can tow up to 8,300 pounds when properly equipped.
The 2016 GMC Yukon 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 2016 GMC Yukon tow capacity which we’ll cover in today’s guide.
How Much Can The 2016 GMC Yukon Tow?
The 2016 GMC Yukon has a towing capacity of 8,500 pounds.
The 2016 GMC Yukon Denali has a tow capacity of 8,400 pounds.
The 2016 GMC Yukon XL has a towing capacity of 8,300 pounds.
The 2016 Yukon 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 GMC dealership for details to confirm how much your Yukon can tow.
You can also read our guide on what makes a vehicle towing capacity to learn all the aspects that go into it.
2016 GMC Yukon Engine And Drivetrain
There are two engine options for the 2016 GMC Yukon: a 5.3 Liter V8, and a 6.2 Liter V8.
The 5.3L V8 engine produces 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque, paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
The 6.2L V8 engine produces 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
2016 GMC Yukon 5.3 Liter V8 Towing Capacity: 8,500 pounds
2016 GMC Yukon 6.2 Liter V8 Towing Capacity: 8,400 pounds
2016 GMC Yukon XL 5.3 Liter V8 Towing Capacity: 8,300 pounds
2016 GMC Yukon XL 6.2 Liter V8 Towing Capacity: 8,100 pounds
2016 GMC Yukon Payload Capacity
The payload capacity of the 2016 GMC Yukon is 1,618 to 1,827 pounds.
The payload capacity of the 2016 GMC Yukon XL is 1,535 to 1,690 pounds.
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.
2016 GMC Yukon Tow Package
GMC offers a factory-installed tow package for the 2016 Yukon & 2016 Yukon XL.
This includes a trailer hitch, a heavy-duty cooling system, and a wiring harness.
2016 GMC Yukon Tow Capacity Vs Competitors
The 2016 GMC Yukon has a maximum tow capacity of 8,500 pounds, which makes it capable of doing some heavy duty pulling. This number is similar to its main competitors, the 2016 GMC Tahoe and the 2016 Ford Expedition.
Here are some similar vehicles to the GMC Yukon and their towing capacities below:
2016 Chevrolet Tahoe Towing Capacity: 8,600 pounds
2016 Ford Expedition Towing Capacity: 9,300 pounds
2016 Dodge Durango Towing Capacity: 7,400 pounds
2016 Toyota Sequoia Towing Capacity: 7,400 pounds
2016 Chevy Suburban Towing Capacity: 8,300 pounds
We’ve gathered all data represented here from the official 2016 GMC Yukon Owner’s Manual on GMC’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 GMC Yukon.