All-New 2021 GMC Yukon Sees Big Upgrade to Max Towing Capacity

2021 GMC Yukon max towing capacity upgrade - West Point Buick GMC - Houston, TX

The all-new GMC Yukon is shaping up to be one of the most exciting SUVs of the year, with its massive increase in cargo space, innovative features like Hurricane Turn, and improved fuel economy. Now, we also know that it’s going to get an upgrade to max towing capacity — a big one.

Major Improvements

According to a report by The Car Connection’s Richard Duffer, max towing capacity is up by more than 20 percent in both the Yukon and the Yukon XL. The 5.3-liter V8 gasoline engine is expected to have a rear-wheel-drive rating of 7,900 pounds in the standard model, and 7,800 pounds in the XL. That marks an increase of 1,400 pounds for the former, and 1,500 pounds for the latter.

Incredibly, those figures were calculated without the Yukon’s upgraded trailering package. If you want to maximize your power, you can pull up to 8,400 pounds in both models with the 5.3-liter V8.

More Efficient Power

If you like your strength with a side of efficiency, the Yukon has you covered. According to Duffer, the 5.3-liter V8 also gives the SUV a boost of 1 mpg over the 2020 edition.

Stay tuned to the West Point Buick GMC blog for more information on the launch of the hotly-anticipated 2021 GMC Yukon. Or, if you can’t wait for a great new SUV, contact us for details on the 2020 models on our lot.

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