Here Are The 2023 GMC Acadia Towing Capacities2
The 2023 GMC Acadia is the seventh model year for the crossover’s latest second generation, debuting only a few small updates and changes compared to the preceding 2022 model year. Now, we’re taking a closer look at the 2023 GMC Acadia with the following GM Authority towing capacity spec breakdown.
Under the hood, the 2023 GMC Acadia can be had with one of two powertrain options, starting with the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine. Output from the 2.0L I4 LSY is rated at 228 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 258 pound-feet of torque at 1,500 rpm. Customers can also upgrade to the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX gasoline engine, which is rated at 310 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 271 pound-feet of torque at 5,000 rpm.
Both engine options connect to the GM 9-speed automatic transmission, with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive offered to put the power down.
Critically, the 2023 GMC Acadia one again offers the optional Trailering Equipment Package as well. Tagged with RPO code V92, the Trailering Equipment Package adds in a bevy of equipment, including (relevant RPO codes listed in parentheses):
- Factory-installed hitch
- 7-pin wiring harness
- Class III hitch
- Heavy-duty cooling system (V08)
- 170-amp alternator (KW7)
- Hitch Guidance with Hitch View (PZ8)
- Hitch Guidance (CTT)
With all that covered, let’s check out the 2023 GMC Acadia towing capacities with the following table:
2023 GMC Acadia Towing Capacities
|Model||Drivetrain||Turbo 2.0L I4 LSY||3.6L V6 LGX|
|Axle Ratio||Max Trailer Weight (lbs / kg)||Axle Ratio||Max Trailer Weight (lbs / kg)|
|SLE||FWD||3.47||1,500 / 680||-||-|
|SLE||AWD||3.47||1,500 / 680||-||-|
|SLE with V921||FWD||3.47||3,250 / 1,474||-||-|
|SLE with V921||AWD||3.47||3,250 / 1,474||-||-|
|SLT||FWD||3.47||1,500 / 680||3.49||1,000 / 454|
|SLT||AWD||3.47||1,500 / 680||3.49||1,000 / 454|
|SLT with V921||FWD||3.47||3,250 / 1,474||3.49||4,000 / 1,814|
|SLT with V921||AWD||3.47||3,250 / 1,474||3.49||4,000 / 1,814|
|AT4||AWD||-||-||3.49||1,000 / 454|
|AT4 with V921||AWD||-||-||3.49||4,000 / 1,814|
|Denali||FWD||3.47||1,500 / 680||3.49||1,000 / 454|
|Denali||AWD||3.47||1,500 / 680||3.49||1,000 / 454|
|Denali with V921||FWD||3.47||3,250 / 1,474||3.49||4,000 / 1,814|
|Denali with V921||AWD||3.47||3,250 / 1,474||3.49||4,000 / 1,814|
As we can see, the 2023 GMC Acadia offers a maximum trailer weight rating of 4,000 pounds, which is only available on models equipped with the 3.6L V6 LGX engine and V92 Trailering Equipment Package. Meanwhile, the lowest max trailer weight is 1,000 pounds, as available on models equipped with the 3.6L V6 LGX engine, but without the V92 Trailering Equipment Package.
Compared to towing capacities for the 2022 GMC Acadia, max trailer weight ratings for the 2023 GMC Acadia when equipped with the 2.0L I4 LSY engine and V92 Trailering Equipment Package have dropped from 3,500 pounds to 3,250 pounds.
As a reminder, the 203 GMC Acadia rides on the regular-wheelbase-variant of the GM C1 platform. Production takes place at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee.
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I stick to my formula of 75% of SAE ratings so no more than a smallish boat or 1 UTV for this one.
Your towing might be lower , based on trim , opts , full tank , how many in the car ? How many dogs? Where are you towing? The flat lands in Kansas? Over the continental divide on I 70 ?