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How Much Can the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Base Tow?

By Product Expert | Posted in GMC, Towing & Payload on Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at 2:48 pm
Front exterior view of the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Base Towing Capacity & Engine Specs

You know that you are in desperate need of a truck because you are constantly cramming cra…cargo into the trunk of your car.  Things that really have no business being in the trunk of a car before being brought to the dump but you currently have no other choice.  The 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Base will not only provide you with the powerful towing capacity and engine specs that you want but it also delivers an appealing exterior and a comfortable and accommodating cabin as well.  You can find out how much the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Base can haul along with its horsepower and torque below and you can get into the driver’s seat of the GMC Sierra at Auto Gallery Inc. in Gainesville, GA.

Towing & Engine Specs

The standard engine for the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Base is a 4.3L EcoTec®3 V6 with Active Fuel Management, Direct Injection, and Variable Valve Timing.  The 4.3L V6 pairs with an Electronically Controlled 6-Speed Automatic Transmission with Overdrive and Tow/ Haul Mode to arm the 2017 Sierra 1500 with 285 horsepower, 305 lb-ft of torque, and a 9,800-Pound Max Tow Rating in Two-Wheel Drive (2WD).  With available Four-Wheel Drive (4WD) the 4.3L V6 of the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 can tow up to 9,600 pounds.  A 5.3L EcoTec®3 V8 is an option for the 2017 GMC Sierra Base and it supplies the Sierra with 355 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque.

Front grille of the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500

Headlight of the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500

Touchscreen display of the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500

*Sierra 1500 XLT images shown.

Other standard equipment of the 2017 GMC Sierra Base includes a Heavy-Duty Battery, a Fully-Boxed Frame, StabiliTrak® Stability Control & Traction Control, and Electric Power Steering.  The 2017 Sierra 1500 also has the option of being equipped with Trailering Equipment, an Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, and an Underbody Shield to help you haul and tow with complete confidence.  You can find the hard-working 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Base waiting for you on the lot at Auto Gallery Inc. today.

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