The GMC Canyon was introduced into GMC’s lineup as a compact pickup truck in 2005 and is still made today. The Canyon is one of the most popular compact trucks in the USA and has many features consumers expect from today’s trucks, including towing. But what is the towing capacity of a 2021 GMC Canyon?
A 2021 GMC Canyon has a maximum towing capacity of 7,700 pounds when properly equipped.
The 2021 GMC Canyon 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 2021 GMC Canyon tow capacity which we’ll cover in today’s guide.
How Much Can The 2021 GMC Canyon Tow?
The 2021 GMC Canyon has a towing capacity of 7,700 pounds.
The 2021 GMC Canyon towing power 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 Canyon can tow.
You can also read our guide on what makes a vehicle towing capacity to learn all the aspects that go into it.
2021 Canyon Tow Capacity By Trim Level
There are several trim levels for the 2021 Canyon, and some engines are not available on certain trims, so they’ll each have different max towing limits.
Here’s the max tow capacity broken down for each trim level on the 2021 GMC Canyon:
|2021 GMC Canyon Trim Level||Towing Capacity|
|2021 GMC Canyon Elevation||7,700 lbs|
|2021 GMC Canyon AT4||7,550 lbs|
|2021 GMC Canyon Denali||7,550 lbs|
Towing Capacity By Engine Size & Drivetrain
2021 GMC Canyon Engine Towing Specs
There are three engine options for the 2021 Canyon: a 2.5L I4 engine, a 3.6L V6 engine, and a 2.8L Turbo-Diesel Duramax engine.
2021 GMC Canyon 2.5L I4 Engine Tow Capacity: 3,500 pounds
2021 GMC Canyon 3.6L V6 Engine Tow Capacity: 7,000 pounds
2021 GMC Canyon 2.8L Turbo-Diesel Duramax Engine Tow Capacity: 7,700 pounds
2021 GMC Canyon Drivetrain Towing Specs
The 2021 GMC Canyon comes standard with two wheel drive and with four-wheel drive available as an option.
2021 GMC Canyon 2WD Tow Capacity: 7,700 pounds
2021 GMC Canyon 4WD Tow Capacity: 7,550 pounds
Note that these are the max towing limits for each 2021 GMC Canyon engine and/or drivetrain configuration. Your GMC Canyon may have a lower towing capacity based on the drivetrain, axle ratio, and if your vehicle has a towing package installed.
2021 GMC Canyon Payload Capacity
The maximum payload capacity of the 2021 GMC Canyon is 1,578 pounds.
Note that the max payload capacity of your 2021 Canyon will vary based on factors like the engine type, drivetrain and whether or not a towing package that includes other features like an engine oil cooler or transmission oil cooler is installed.
You can always contact your local dealership for extra details if you’re unsure of your vehicle’s payload capability.
2021 GMC Canyon Tow Package
The 2021 GMC Canyon comes with a towing package installed that includes a trailer hitch, a7-pin wiring harness, and a trailer brake controller..
2021 GMC Canyon Towing Capacity Vs Competitors
The 2021 GMC Canyon has a maximum tow capability of 7,700 pounds, which makes it capable of doing some heavy duty trailer towing.
This number is a little less than the Canyon’s main competitors which are the 2021 Toyota Tacoma and the 2021 Ford Ranger..
Here are some similar vehicles to the 2021 GMC Canyon and their towing capacities below:
2021 Ford Ranger Towing Capacity: 7,500 pounds
2021 Chevy Colorado Towing Capacity: 7,700 pounds
2021 Toyota Tacoma Towing Capacity: 6,800 pounds
2021 Nissan Frontier Towing Capacity: 6,720 pounds
2021 Honda Ridgeline Towing Capacity: 5,000 pounds
2021 GMC Trucks Towing Capacity Chart
|2021 GMC Model||Towing Capacity|
|2021 GMC Sierra 3500||36,000 pounds|
|2021 GMC Sierra 2500||18,510 pounds|
|2021 GMC Sierra 1500||11,800 pounds|
|2021 GMC Canyon||7,700 pounds|
We’ve gathered all data represented here from the official 2021 GMC Canyon Owner’s Manual on GMC’s site 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 a 2021 GMC Canyon.