What is the 2018 Suburban’s towing capacity?

My friend keeps saying their 2018 GMC Terrain can tow more than my 2018 Suburban. I don’t believe it, but I also don’t know how much my car can tow. How high is the 2018 Suburban’s towing capacity?

Joshua Levy · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
The 2018
Chevrolet Suburban
is a high-tier SUV that’s built for serious outdoorsmen. With 121.7 cubic feet of cargo space, an all-wheel-drive option, and a towing capacity of 6,000 pounds, it’s a strong, reliable option for tackling any kind of terrain.
That said, the 2018
GMC Terrain
can only tow up to 3,000 pounds with the highest trim level. So, the 2018 Suburban can easily tow more than the 2018 GMC Terrain. But while that may seem like a significant difference, the two cars aren’t built to compete with one another.
The GMC Terrain is a compact SUV, meaning it has outdoor capabilities and off-road handling, but it’s also built for city driving. The Suburban is a straightforward SUV. It’s meant for big trips and outings, so it doesn’t have the mileage or size that makes a GMC Terrain ideal in city settings.
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