What Are the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Tow Capabilities?
When you’re looking for a full-size light-duty pickup truck, the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 offers the power and capability you need, whether you use it for work or play. At Hiley Buick GMC Of Fort Worth, we offer the Sierra 1500 in six trim levels to suit every need, but at the pinnacle of our lineup is the luxurious Sierra Denali. With its dynamic exterior design, beautifully appointed interior, state-of-the-art technology, and awesome capability, the Sierra Denali has it all. Here, we’ll take a look at this superb truck and its towing and hauling capacities.
Elegant and Sophisticated Design in The GMC Sierra 1500
The 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali sits on 20-inch or optional 22-inch aluminum wheels and features a bold chrome grille and stylish profile that will attract admiring looks wherever you go. Distinctive LED front and rear lighting ensure that you’re noticed day and night. Chrome side steps, door handles, mirror caps, and window moldings add to your truck’s sophisticated appearance.
Inside, you’ll find yourself surrounded by fine craftsmanship, with supple perforated leather upholstery, elegant real wood trim, and high-tech features. However, the Sierra Denali is not just a great-looking vehicle. It’s also a powerful and practical truck that helps drivers in the Fort Worth area get any job done.
Powerful GMC Engine Options
When you choose a Sierra 1500 Denali at Hiley Buick GMC Of Fort Worth, you have a choice of three engines, enabling you to get the ideal balance between power, capability, and economy. Standard power is provided by a 5.3-liter V-8 EcoTec3 engine that develops 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. The rear-wheel-drive Denali is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, while the four-wheel-drive model gets a 10-speed auto.
You can opt for a 277-horsepower 3.0-liter Duramax turbo-diesel engine that generates 460 pound-feet of torque. The four-wheel-drive Denali also offers the option of a powerful 6.2-liter V-8 EcoTec engine, delivering 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Both of these engines are mated to the 10-speed transmission.
With rear-wheel drive, the 5.3-liter V-8 will return up to 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. The four-wheel-drive Denali equipped with the 6.2-liter V-8 gives you up to 16 and 20 mpg for city and highway driving. Offering the ideal blend of power and efficiency, the turbo-diesel rewards you with up to 30 mpg for highway driving.
GMC Sierra Denali Towing Capability
Whichever of the available engines you choose, the Sierra 1500 Denali offers excellent standard towing capability, whether you choose the rear-wheel drive or the optional four-wheel drive. When you equip your truck with the Max Trailering Package available with the V-8 engines, the towing capacity is significantly increased.
With the 5.3-liter V-8 engine, the four-wheel-drive Sierra Denali gives you a conventional towing capacity of up to 9,200 pounds, while rear-wheel-drive models can haul up to 9,500 pounds. The Max Trailering Package upgrades the maximum towing capacities to 10,900 pounds with the four-wheel drive and 11,200 pounds with the two-wheel drive.
Opting for the turbo-diesel engine gives you a maximum towing capacity of 8,800 pounds with four-wheel drive and 9,200 with rear-wheel drive. When you step up to the 6.2-liter V-8 and add the Max Trailering Package, you can tow up to 11,700 pounds with rear-wheel-drive models and 11,800 pounds with the four-wheel drive. The Ram 1500’s range-topping Limited trim only gives you a maximum towing capacity of 11,500 pounds in its optimal configuration.
GMC Advanced Towing Technology
With its cutting-edge technology, the Sierra Denali takes the guesswork out of hitching and towing a trailer. The ProGrade Trailering System offers you up to 15 different camera views of your truck and trailer, including a transparent trailer view; hitch view; side, front, and rear views; surround views; and a cargo bed view with zoom and hitch guidance. You also get a jack-knife alert and a trailer length indicator to help with lane-changing maneuvers.
The in-vehicle trailering app is integrated with and accessed from your truck’s infotainment system. It lets you create profiles for up to five trailers. It provides trailer tire pressure and temperature, automatic light testing, pre-departure checklists, and reminders for trailer maintenance schedules.
Impressive Payload of The GMC Sierra 1500
It’s not just towing that the Sierra Denali excels at — it’s also capable of carrying a heavy load, and offers more cargo box volume than any competitor. The Sierra’s short bed has a cargo volume of 62.9 cubic feet, while the standard bed gives you a 71.7-cubic-foot cargo area. Comparable bed sizes on the Ford F-150 offer just 52.8 and 62.3 cubic feet, while the Ram 1500’s short and long bed options are 53.9 and 61.5 cubic feet.
You get a payload of up to 2,080 pounds with a 5.3-liter V-8, the Max Trailering Package, and four-wheel drive. The payload increases to 2,140 pounds for rear-wheel-drive models. When powered by the 6.2-V-8, the payload figures are 1,960 and 2,000 pounds, while the turbo-diesel can haul 1,810 or 1,830 pounds, respectively. The Ram 1500 Limited trim offers a maximum payload of 1,860 pounds.
GMC Sierra 1500 Cargo Area Features
The Sierra Denali features a spray-on bed liner that provides a non-slip surface to minimize cargo movement and help protect the bed. The full-length side steps and the CornerStep rear bumper make it easier for you to reach all areas of the truck bed. Cab-mounted cargo area lamps and LED bed and pillar lighting help when you need to work or play after dark. Interior and bed-mounted 120-volt power outlets enable you to power up your tools and electrical gadgets.
One of the Sierra Denali’s most outstanding features is the versatile and practical, six-function MultiPro Tailgate. This innovative EZ Lift tailgate offers a primary gate load stop, a fold-down inner gate, a full-width step, an inner gate load stop, and a convenient work surface. These functions provide easier loading, unloading, and cargo access to help make your workday smoother.
To see the striking features of the Sierra 1500 Denali for yourself, contact us at Hiley Buick GMC Of Fort Worth today to arrange a test drive. We’re sure that once you’ve sat in the Denali’s luxurious cabin and seen what this truck is capable of, you’ll want to drive it away immediately.