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Does anyone know how much the towing capacity for the GV80 is going to be? The closest that I've been able to find online is from a Genesis dealer in Colorado that says to expect it to fall in line with the BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE.

The X5 has a towing capacity of 6,603 pounds and the GLE has a towing capacity of 7,200 pounds.


2021 Genesis GV80 Towing Capacity
There are no numbers regarding the 2021 Genesis GV80 towing capacity yet, but we can get a good idea of what to expect by looking at the competition. With the BMW X5 towing up to 6,603 pounds and the Mercedes-Benz GLE towing 7,200 pounds, we have to assume that the Genesis will fall in line with these numbers as well.
 

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I was hoping it would be in the mid 7000 lbs range just to be a bit more competitive but 6000 lbs is fine; I can tow a big enough trailer with it.
A larger SUV is in the works, body-on-frame and likely called the GV90.

That might be our only hope for more.

 

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Genesis and Lincoln are killing it in SUVs. The X5 is getting more ugly by the model year and Mercedes Benz you can’t even distinguish their cars from one another.
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I totally agree, the only attention getting SUV's out there right now are the GV80 & I must admit the Lincoln Aviator (even though I wouldn't buy one). Mercedes & Lexus SUV's all look the same and the BMW's don't impress me at all in terms of looks. The Audi Q8 may be the only exception from Germany. The rest are boring.
 

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Be careful on the V6 Prestige models in the US. Total payload on the door jamb of a 2022 is 909 lbs. With a tongue weight near 600 lbs from the trailer that only leaves 300 lbs for people and cargo. Not acceptable for most people hauling 5500 lbs or more.
 

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I just purchased a 2.5T GV80 with a trailer hitch. I plan to tow approx. 5000 lbs (enclosed car trailer with a classic car). Does anyone recommend a specific elec. brake controller for me to mount under the dash? Gene ([email protected])
 

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I just purchased a 2.5T GV80 with a trailer hitch. I plan to tow approx. 5000 lbs (enclosed car trailer with a classic car). Does anyone recommend a specific elec. brake controller for me to mount under the dash? Gene ([email protected])
Check out the Curt Echo. Bluetooth plug in at the 7 way connector. No inside wiring ($179.00 from Genesis parts)or drilling needed. Read reviews and improve the 50 cent strap and your good to go and you can use it on any vehicle with a 7 way plug .
 
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