2024 GMC Canyon Towing Capacity

If you're looking for a vehicle that can do everything, your best choice is probably a pickup truck. Modern ones have SUV-like interior comfort levels, infotainment technology, and off-road capability, while also being reliable work companions. The 2024 GMC Canyon is a great example of a powerful pickup truck that works well as a family vehicle but can also get the job done when it matters.

One feature that can be helpful both at work and in your spare time is its excellent towing capacity. This article will tell you more about how much the 2024 GMC Canyon can tow and which of its features improve towing capacity and safety.

What Is Towing Capacity?

A vehicle's towing capacity is the maximum weight it can safely pull behind it in a trailer. The first thing you need to know when calculating it is the truck's gross combined weight rating (GCWR), which is the total weight it can hold, including its own weight, all passengers and cargo, plus the weight of the trailer. You can usually find the GCWR in the owner's manual. The second figure you need is the truck's curb weight, which is the total weight it can hold, including passengers, cargo, gas, and everything else in the truck.

After finding these two pieces of information, you can calculate your truck's towing capacity by subtracting its curb weight from the GCWR. The result is the maximum trailer weight you can safely tow with your truck.

What Is the 2024 GMC Canyon's Towing Capacity?

The maximum towing capacity for the 2024 GMC Canyon is 7,700 pounds, which is excellent for a mid-size pickup truck. Even the off-road-specific AT4X trim has an impressive 6,000-pound tow rating. You can also do some heavy-duty hauling, as it has a maximum payload capacity of 1,670 pounds and its MultiStow Tailgate Storage System helps you safely secure various items in your cargo bed. Having these impressive towing and hauling figures makes the 2024 GMC Canyon useful for a wide variety of tasks, both at work and in your spare time.

What Can You Do With the 2024 GMC Canyon's 7,700-Pound Towing Capacity?

Having such a large towing capacity provides 2024 GMC Canyon owners with plenty of options. If you work in a field like construction or agriculture, your job may involve carrying heavy trailers from one spot to another. The 2024 Canyon can help you do that safely and will be a great work companion.

Having excellent towing capability can also give your vacations a whole new dimension. If you'd like to travel to remote locations but don't enjoy staying in small camper trailers, there are plenty of large trailers that weigh less than the 7,700 pounds that the 2024 GMC Canyon can carry. A camper this large usually has a separate bedroom, kitchen, and even amenities that you wouldn't expect in a mobile home, such as a fireplace and a washer and dryer.

There are also plenty of outdoor hobbies that you can pursue with the help of the 2024 GMC Canyon. You could tow a large boat and go on a fishing trip, or load vehicles like ATVs, dirt bikes, snowmobiles, and others.

What Helps the 2024 GMC Canyon Have Such an Impressive Towing Capacity?

Some features that help the 2004 Canyon safely tow up to 7,700 pounds are:

A Capable Powertrain

One of the most important features that a vehicle needs to have high towing capacity is an engine that's powerful enough to move all that weight. All 2024 GMC Canyon trims come with a turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that can generate up to 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. Four-wheel drive is standard on higher trims and it includes a two-speed transfer case to help deliver as much power and torque as possible at low revs. This not only helps with towing capacity but also improves off-road capability and even fuel economy.

Multiple Tow-Specific Features

While having a powerful engine is essential, many other features are required to make towing easier and safer. The 2024 GMC Canyon has an optional Trailering package that adds multiple towing-specific features. They include:

  • Trailer hitch: The first thing you need when towing a trailer is a hitch to help you attach it to your truck. The 2024 Canyon's Trailering package includes a 2-inch receiver hitch.
  • Wiring harness: The waiting harness connects and synchronizes the trailer's taillights, brake lights, and turn signals to the truck. The 2024 Canyon has a 7-pin sealed connector that connects the trailer's lights and brakes, plus a 4-way sealed connector that you can use to connect the trailers with no braking system.
  • Integrated brake controller: This feature helps connect the trailer brakes to the truck's braking system, so they both activate simultaneously when pressing the brake pedal.

ProGrade Trailering System

Modern technology can make towing safer and easier. GMC's ProGrade Trailering System is an in-vehicle app that includes multiple tow-specific features. Some of them are:

  • Trailer light test: This feature helps you test your trailer's lights with the push of a button. The trailer will go through a lighting sequence that allows you to see if there are any malfunctions.
  • Trailer tire pressure monitoring: Having properly inflated tires is essential when towing a heavy load. You can install special sensors on each trailer tire and monitor their pressure with the help of this system.
  • Pre-departure checklist: This app can also help you remember all the steps required when hitching your trailer. You can customize it based on your specific requirements and check them off as you complete them.

Explore the 2024 GMC Canyon at Fahrney GMC

The 2024 GMC Canyon's impressive towing capacity can be a game-changer both at work and in your spare time. If you'd like to see and experience it for yourself, come over to Fahrney GMC. Our knowledgeable staff will be here to help you with questions you may have, and everyone here at Fahrney GMC is fully committed to helping you with everything you need, from financing advice to maintenance operations. Contact us today or come by to check out our inventory.


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