2021 GMC Acadia Towing Capacity

March 17th, 2021 by
2021 GMC Acadia Grille

When equipped with the proper powertrain and engine options, the GMC Acadia towing capacity reaches as high as 4,000 pounds — enough for many mid-sized boats and camper trailers.  If you’re considering the 2021 GMC Acadia as your next vehicle in Milford, you’ll want to explore more capability specs for this rugged 3-row SUV before you buy! Learn more below, and browse our new GMC Acadia inventory to see what’s available at our Dover showroom right now.

How Much Can a GMC Acadia Tow?

How much can a GMC Acadia tow across the trim lineup? The GMC Acadia towing capacity varies widely between trim levels — from 1,000 pounds at the base trim to a maximum of 4,000 pounds when properly equipped. The right choice depends on the kind of towing you need to do, whether smaller items like a jet ski or small boat or mid-sized trailers and larger motorized boats.

Be sure to equip your Acadia with the GMC Acadia Tow Package for a safer and more controlled towing experience. You can benefit from the following features:

  • Class III hitch
  • 7-pin wiring harness
  • GMC Acadia trailer hitch
  • Hitch Guidance with Hitchview
  • Heavy-duty cooling system

It’s important to know as much as you can about your GMC Acadia towing capabilities before you start towing. Check the trailering section of your owner’s manual for more info about the impact of passenger weight, accessories, cargo, and other options on the GMC Acadia towing specs.

2021 GMC Acadia Engine Specs

You can outfit your Acadia with one of three high-powered engines. Wondering how much a GMC Acadia can tow with the base vs. upgraded engine? Keep in mind that you’ll need the optional 3.6L V6 upgrade in order to access the 4,000-pound towing capacity maximum. Take a closer look at the specs for both engines here:

  • Base Engine – 2.5L 4-cylinder
  • Base Engine Output – 193 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque
  • Upgrade Engine – 3.6L V6
  • Upgrade Engine Output – 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque

Both engines come paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission that delivers efficient acceleration and smooth shifts. There’s also an additional 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine offered as well. Available all-wheel drive offers enhanced control on slippery Smyrna roads and difficult off-road terrain.

Test Drive a New GMC Acadia for Sale in Dover

Ready to conquer the Middletown roadways in a new GMC Acadia? At Kent County Motors, we’re committed to providing the best possible service — from finding you the perfect vehicle to fantastic savings with our current special offers. Contact us to schedule your test drive today! Looking for a more serious towing contender? Check out the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 towing capacity to see if it’s right for your lifestyle at our dealership.

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