Can the GMC Yukon Tow a Camper? [Capacity]

The Yukon can tow 8500 lbs with trailering package. The standard model can tow 6500 lbs. Both can handle a camper. Here is the breakdown for each model:

  • Standard 2WD – up to 6500lbs

  • Standard 2WD plus trailering HD- up to 8500lbs

  • Standard 4WD- up to 6300lbs

  • 4WD plus trailering HD- up to 8200lbs

  • XL, 2WD- up to 6300lbs

  • XL, 4WD with trailering HD – 8000lbs

  • Denali, 2WD- up to 8400lbs

  • XL, 2WD with trailering HD, up to 8300lbs

  • XL, 4WD- 6000lbs

  • Denali, XL 2WD and 4WD- 8100 and 7900 lbs respectively


It comes with a 22mpg highway fuel economy rating, and is great for traveling. Note that you will get more like 15 mpg while pulling a trailer with this SUV.

The 2019 GMC Yukon SLT trim may be priced lower than the other trims, but you won’t be missing much. It has a 5.3L V8 base engine, which cranks out 355 horsepower plus a little over 380 lb-ft of torque.

Its 6-speed automatic transmission is responsible for routing power to its rear wheels. And if there’s the chance of you traveling through snow or on off-roads, go for the 4WD system. Low-range gearing is also an option.


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Note campers weight by type: travel trailers 7300 lbs, popups 2500 lbs, teardrops 1200 lbs.

Overall is a good choice as a camping trailer tow vehicle.