The 2023 Chevy Suburban introduces the third model year for the latest twelfth-generation SUV, updating the nameplate with a few important changes. Now, we’re taking a closer look at the 2023 Chevy Suburban towing capacities in the following GM Authority spec comparison.
Before we cover the 2023 Chevy Suburban towing capacity figures, it’s worth going over the SUV’s greasy bits, starting with the powertrain lineup. Customers can equip the 2023 Chevy Suburban with one of three engine options, including the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, rated at 355 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 383 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm, the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, rated at 420 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 460 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm, and the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax engine, rated at 277 horsepower at 3,750 rpm and 460 pound-feet of torque at 1,500 rpm.
All three engines connect to the GM 10-speed automatic transmission, which feeds either the rear wheels, or all four wheels. Customers can also equip the optional Max Trailering Package (RPO code NHT), which includes the content from the Advanced Trailering package, the Enhanced cooling radiator, and a two-speed transfer case for LS, LT, and RST trim levels running four-wheel drive.
So then, let’s take a look at those 2023 Chevy Suburban towing capacities:
2023 Chevy Suburban Towing Capacities
|Model||Drivetrain||5.3L V8 L84||6.2L V8 L87||Turbo-Diesel 3.0L I6 LM2|
|Axle Ratio||Max Trailer Weight (lbs / kg)||Axle Ratio||Max Trailer Weight (lbs / kg)||Axle Ratio||Max Trailer Weight (lbs / kg)|
|Suburban||2WD||3.23||7,800 / 3,538||3.23||7,700 / 3,493||3.23||8,100 / 3,674|
|Suburban with NHT1||2WD||3.23||8,300 / 3,765||3.23||8,200 / 3,720||3.23||8,100 / 3,674|
|Suburban||4WD||3.23||7,600 / 3,447||3.23||7,400 / 3,357||3.23||7,800 / 3,538|
|Suburban with NHT1||4WD||3.23||8,000 / 3,629||3.23||7,900 / 3,583||3.23||7,800 / 3,538|
Looking over the numbers, we find the highest 2023 Chevy Suburban towing capacity is 8,300 pounds, as offered by models equipped with the 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, rear-wheel drive, and the Max Trailering Package. Meanwhile, the lowest 2023 Chevy Suburban towing capacity is 7,400 pounds, as offered by models with the 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine and four-wheel drive, and without the NHT Max Trailering Package.