2020 GMC Terrain Towing/Trailering Capacity

June 24th, 2020 by

2020 GMC Terrain Towing

If you want a compact SUV that can tow a small boat or travel trailer out to Garner Lake, the 2020 GMC Terrain is the ideal choice. That’s because the Terrain can tow up to 1,588 kilograms. Learn how the GMC Terrain trailering capability and engine specs can enhance your Edmonton driving experience in this guide from the experts at Capital GMC Buick. 

How Much Can the GMC Terrain Tow?

How much can the GMC Terrain tow? It depends on which engine you choose. The 2020 GMC Terrain comes equipped with a 1.5L gas turbocharged engine that delivers 170 hp with 203 lb-ft of torque. With this base engine, you’ll get a trailering capacity of 680 kilograms, which is enough to haul a small trailer or pop-up tent trailer through Sherwood Park.

The available 2.0L gas turbocharged engine generates 252 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Due to its stronger output, this engine option provides a maximum trailering capacity of 1,588 kilograms. If you plan on towing a small boat or an ATV on your next weekend adventure, this is the engine you want. 

GMC Terrain Traction Select System

To enhance your 2020 GMC Terrain trailering capacity, models equipped with all-wheel drive come standard with the Traction Select System. Whether or not you have a trailer in tow, this system can provide confidence and peace-of-mind on the roads in and around Leduc. The system features the following modes:

  • FWD: This function decreases your fuel consumption during everyday driving by mechanically disconnecting the rear axle, which eliminates drag.
  • AWD: Shifting into AWD mode will automatically send vehicle power to all four wheels, allowing for greater traction on wet, icy, or snowy roads
  • Off-Road: The Off-Road mode auto-adjusts the AWD system for better traction and stability control in dirt, gravel, and sand.
  • Available Tow/Haul Mode: This available mode enhances your towing experience with greater trailering capabilities through Trailer Sway Control, while improving traction on boat ramps or uneven roads by automatically engaging AWD mode.

Experience the Terrain Towing Capability at Capital GMC Buick

Whether you choose the 2020 or 2021 Terrain, you’ll enjoy the same robust trailering capabilities. Here at Capital GMC Buick we have a terrific selection of new GMC Terrain models in stock, and with our new vehicle specials and Terrain lease offers, you can take advantage of some of the best deals in theEdmonton area. Looking for a larger SUV? Check out the GMC Acadia interior features and dimensions. Want to know more about the Terrain tech features? Learn how to reset the GMC IntelliLink System. If you have any questions about the Terrain, or would rather opt for a new pickup truck to handle your towing needs, please don’t hesitate to contact us.