How much can the 2020 Chevy Suburban actually tow?

Head-on view of a 2020 Chevy Suburban

Real 2020 Chevy Suburban Max Trailer Weight Capacity

The 2020 Chevy Suburban is a beastly SUV that more than lives up to its long-running nameplate. SUVs like the Suburban are known for their ability to accomplish tasks beyond the standard arena of place-to-place people moving. They can haul big loads of cargo in their spacious trunks, and can often tow trailers as well.

If you Googled the tow capacity of the 2020 Chevy Suburban, you may have seen the “featured snippet” appear that claims the model can handle from 6,000 to 6,300 pounds. Lo and behold, this snippet is incorrect. How much can the 2020 Chevy Suburban actually tow?

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According to Chevrolet, the 2020 Suburban can tow up to 8,300 pounds. To achieve this, the vehicle must be equipped with the EcoTec3 5.3L V8 engine and the Max Trailering Package. It must also be the two-wheel drive model.

Check out how much each possible build of the 2020 Chevy Suburban is rated to tow in the table below!

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2020 Chevy Suburban Trailer Weight Ratings (lbs)

Engine Axle Ratio GCWR Suburban 2WD Suburban 4WD
EcoTec3 5.3L V8 with Max Trailering Package 3.42 14,000 8,300 8,000
EcoTec 5.3L V8 3.08 12,000 6,300 6,000
EcoTec3 6.2L V8 3.23 14,000 8,100 7,900

Chevy wants users to note that trailer tongue weight should be 10% to 15% of the total loaded trailer weight (up to 1,000 pounds). The addition of the trailer tongue weight must not cause the vehicle weight to exceed the Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (RGAWR) or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR).

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What features does the Max Trailering Package add to the 2020 Chevy Suburban?

The Max Trailering package includes an air-leveling rear suspension, trailer brake controller, and powertrain revisions for quicker acceleration.

Every 2020 Chevy Suburban comes with a standard Heavy-Duty Trailering package that includes an auxiliary external transmission fluid cooler and engine oil cooler.


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Front cockpit of a 2020 Chevy Suburban