2021 GMC Canyon Towing Capacity & Trim Levels

June 21st, 2021 by

2021 GMC Canyon AT4 Crew Cab Short Box in Summit White

Like every curious car buyer shopping for a new pickup truck, you might be wondering about the towing capacity of the 2021 GMC Canyon. This midsize truck offers ample space for passengers and a solid towing output. Let’s look at the towing capacity of the four trim levels of the 2021 GMC Canyon.

How Much Can the 2021 GMC Canyon Tow?

With a towing capacity of 3,500 to 7,000 pounds, the GMC Canyon is capable of towing extensions like campers, personal watercraft, and trailers. The towing capacity and the payload of the 2021 GMC Canyon depend on the engine option, trim style, body configuration, accessories, and technologies. There isn’t much variation in numbers in terms of towing capacity regardless of the Canyon trim or cab/truck bed configuration.

GMC Canyon Elevation Standard

The two-wheel-drive extended can tow 2,812 kilograms while the crew cab short box tows 2,495 kilograms. Both the short and long box crew cabs have a towing capacity of 2,723 kilograms.

GMC Canyon Elevation

Another popular trim, the Elevation is available as a two-wheel-drive extended cab with a towing capacity of 2,812 kilograms. The crew cab short box, another two-wheel-drive pickup, can haul 2,495 kilograms.

GMC Canyon Denali

2021 GMC Canyon Denali in Hunter Metallic Showing

Available in short or standard box, the two-wheel-drive crew has a towing capacity of 2,631 kilograms.

GMC Canyon AT4

The short and long box cloth crew cabs and the leather crew cabs have a hauling capacity of 2,723 kilograms. When looking at the towing capacity of a mid-size pickup truck, you have to consider what you actually need and what to expect out of the 2021 GMC Canyon. If you are unsure of the trim level or body type that might suit you, our car sales team at Sweeney Buick GMC will gladly work with you to narrow down your options. You may want to consider GMC’s full-size pickup option, the GMC Sierra. It’s base option tows up to 11,300 pounds.

2021 GMC Canyon AT4 Headrest : Head Restraint

2021 GMC Canyon Payload Capacity

The payload is the amount of weight that a vehicle carries and is another important aspect when shopping for a new car. To get the maximum payload, you have to subtract the curb weight from the gross weight vehicle rating (GVWR).

2021 GMC Canyon offers a maximum payload capacity of between 1,347 to 1,570 pounds depending on the drivetrain and the type of engine that powers your preferred model. We hope this breakdown of the 2021 GMC Canyon payload capacity in Youngstown has given you insight into this pickup’s possibilities.

2021 GMC Canyon Towing Assist Technology

The new 2021 GMC uses an innovative towing technology that supports you when you’re hauling cargo. An integrated trailer brake control system provides better control of the brakes while a diesel exhaust brake system reduces the amount of braking you’ll actually need to stop the vehicle. These will come in handy when you’re towing through hilly terrains. Also available with the GMC Canyon is an automatic locking rear differential. This technology boots your vehicle’s tires when necessary.

Why Choose the 2021 GMC Canyon Truck?

2021 GMC Canyon AT4 Crew Cab in woods

From its fantastic off-road capability to its towing capacity, the 2021 GMC Canyon is the best-in-class in the midsize pickup segment. It gives you everything you need to go for any adventure or trip. Here a couple of reasons why you should make it your next pickup.

Power & towing capacity: Whether you’re heading to a campsite or a construction site, you’ll be glad to know that the 2021 Canyon offers powerful engine options and outstanding towing capacity. Its 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine produces 200 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque, which can tow significant amounts of cargo.

Trailer control: While on the road, it’s important to have the ability to control the trailer you’re towing and protect it all while ensuring passenger safety. The 2021 GMC canyon leverages an integrated brake controller that helps you control the trailer’s brakes in different driving conditions and terrains. For gas-powered vehicles, the StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control helps you adjust your truck engine torque when towing.

Off-roading capability: The 2021 Canyon truck will take you from the pavement onto the dirt for your off-road adventure. It’s ready to tackle the trails and rugged terrains in the backcountry while providing top-of-the-line comfort. The AT4 comes with 31-inch Goodyear Duratrac tires that are both stylish and capable. With its off-road suspension and all-wheel drive, you are guaranteed a smooth ride in any driving conditions. You will also have an easy time conquering hills and obstacles on your way thanks to the advanced hill descent control system that gives you maximum control.

Innovative Cargo Bed: The 2021 Canyon’s E-Z Lift and Lower Tailgate make loading your gear a breeze. You can conveniently lock the tailgate and unlock it using the key fob. Thirteen tie-down hooks are available to hold down and secure your cargo. The spray-on bed liner protects your cargo bed from dents and ugly scratches.

Intelligent safety features: The 2021 Canyon comes with a host of intelligent safety features that let you travel and tow with absolute peace of mind. The rear park assist alerts of your possible collisions when you are reversing the vehicle. When you start drifting out of lane, the lane departure warning will alert you to get back on the road. Other cool safety features include teen driver technology, forward collision alert, and the tire pressure monitoring system.

Visit Our Buick & GMC Car Dealership

2021 GMC Canyon AT4 Crew Cab Short Box with (PEB) AT4 Off Road Performance Edition Package in Summit White

Want to check out the four trims or go for a test drive? Visit Sweeney Buick-GMC at 7997 Market St., Youngstown, Ohio. We’re open six days for your convenience and have a huge selection of brand-new Chevrolets, Buicks, and GMCs as well as pre-owned vehicles. Be sure to check our inventory and our finance deals and lease deals for 2021. You can save on your next vehicle with our new specials. Our friendly sales staff are always ready to help you with your purchase.

If you have questions about other aspects of the 2021 GMC Canyon, call us at 330-272-0311 or fill out our online contact form and we’ll get back to you. We’ll break down all of the features of the 2021 Canyon, towing options, and accessories for you.

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