Can a Chevy Suburban Tow Travel Trailer or Camper?

The 2021 Chevy Suburban can tow a max of 8300 lbs and drivers have a choice of three engines paired with 2WD or 4WD.

Here’s how the engine and drivetrain affect the 2021 Chevy Suburban towing capacity:

Towing capacity of 7,800 pounds (2WD) and 7,600 pounds (4WD) with the 5.3L V8 engine.

Towing capacity of 7,700 pounds (2WD) and 7,400 pounds (4WD) with the 6.2L V8 engine.

Towing capacity of 8,000 pounds (2WD) and 7,800 pounds (4WD) with the 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine.

For more towing capacity, pair with Max Trailering Package:

Towing capacity of 8,300 pounds (2WD) and 8,100 pounds (4WD) with the 5.3L V8 engine & Max Trailering Package.

Towing capacity of 8,200 pounds (2WD) and 7,900 pounds (4WD) with the 6.2L V8 engine & Max Trailering Package.

Towing capacity of 8,000 pounds (2WD) and 7,800 pounds (4WD) with the 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine & Max Trailering Package.

Campers weight by type: travel trailers 7300 lbs, popups 2500 lbs, teardrops 1200 lbs. 2 wheel drive vs 4×4.

The Chevrolet Suburban, which has been offered continuously since 1935, is one of General Motors’ longest-running nameplates. While the 2021 Chevy Suburban carries on the line’s rich legacy, there is nothing dated about it. The 2021 model introduces the 12th generation of the Chevy Suburban with remarkable updates. This 3-row SUV comes with an incredibly spacious, modern interior.

The expansive cargo area in the rear can easily be extended when needed by folding the second and third rows down. In front of the cabin, the dashboard features a layered appearance with two color tones and aluminum accents. And the color display screen for infotainment system equipment pops up for easy viewing. The exterior design is modernized, but it retains its signature look. The sides and hood are shaped for character. The 3-piece LED headlights sit over inverted-C LED light ribbons, and these lighting units highlight the prominence of the grille.


The modern look on the exterior of the 2021 Chevy Suburban SUV conveys a confidently modern attitude. The new Suburban SUV features a new bowtie and stylish back, new tires, and a redefined roofline. You’ll also notice C-shaped LED light ribbons that invert toward the grille and a triple-elemental headlight design above the light ribbons to add a touch of class.

To make it even more superb, these lights have daytime running and high beam assist functions. There are several grille finishes and designs available per trim and as you continue to check out the 2021 Suburban, you will discover that some or all trims come with a roof-mounted antenna, raised roof rails, privacy glass, remote liftgate functionality, and more.


Compared to its predecessor, the 2021 Chevy Suburban’s exterior dimensions are evidently larger, making it the longest and largest full-size SUV in the extended-length category. These improvements to the exterior mean that the interior is also a great beneficiary, leaving it with an inviting and enviably spacious interior across all three rows.

The first and second rows have heating elements, and the first row also boasts powered adjustments and memory settings. The cargo area is remarkably large, and you can quickly expand this space as needed with the automatic fold-flat functions for the rear two rows. The second row is available with captain’s seats, and this impacts the number of passengers that the 2021 Suburban can accommodate.


Designed to ensure safety whenever you’re on the road, the HD surround vision shows you the entire area around the vehicle. This way you can park properly and avoid other vehicles and objects that are close by. The front pedestrian braking, forward collision alert, and automatic emergency braking help you avoid crashing into other people and vehicles. Other safety and driver-assistive features include lane change alert with side blind zone alert, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, safety alert seat, etc.


The 2021 Chevy Suburban comes with three engine options: the 5.3L V8 engine, 6.2L V8 engine, and the new 3.0L Duramax® Diesel. All engine options are paired with a ten-speed automatic transmission for enhanced performance during acceleration. Moving away from a live rear axle, the 2021 Suburban features an independent rear suspension design.

You’ll feel it in the handling and ride quality and notice it with the added space it provides inside the cabin. The latest Air Ride Adaptive Suspension and Magnetic Ride Control damper technology take riding comfort to the next level. These features automatically tweak the shock absorbers and ride height during terrain changes for a smooth driving experience.

It is a good tow car and can pull a camper.

Other Chevy models: Suburban, Trax, Silverado, Colorado, Traverse, Equinox, Cruze, Camero, Trailblazer, Spark, Impala.