2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity

January 14th, 2021 by

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Wondering how much the new 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 can tow? You’re in good company. Many a Sheboygan and West Bend truck shopper has inquired about the Silverado 1500 towing capacity. Luckily, we here at Holiday Automotive have answers! The maximum towing capacity of the Silverado 1500 is 13,300 pounds. What’s more, this tough truck can haul around 2,280 pounds also. How does the Silverado do it? A high-strength frame and tons of bed size options, ample towing features, and American engineering might have something to do with it. Find out more by reading on, and don’t hesitate to contact us with additional questions about the Silverado 1500 payload, towing capacity, or features!

Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity by Engine Choice

Much of what makes the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing capacity and Silverado 1500 payload as impressive as they are comes down to the powerful Silverado engine options. What are these engine options? Here’s an overview of all your current Silverado 1500 engine choices along with their respective specifications and power output information:

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  • 4.3L V6 Engine: With 285 hp and a best-in-class 305 lb-ft of torque, this standard Silverado 1500 engine gives the Silverado up to a 7,900-pound towing capacity.
  • 2.7L Turbo Engine: This engine boasts 310 hp and 348 lb-ft of torque. It allows for a towing capacity of up to 9,600 pounds and also increases fuel efficiency.
  • 5.3L V8 Engine with Direct Fuel Management: Step up to this big V8, and you’ll enjoy up to355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque along with an 11,500-pound towing capacity (Note that the same engine with active fuel management tows 1,500 pounds less).
  • 6.2L V8 Engine: Equipped with this engine, the Chevy Silverado 1500 towing capacity jumps to the maximum, or 13,300 pounds (on the RST trim). How powerful is it? The Silverado 1500 6.2L V8 boasts a brawny 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.
  • 3.0L I6 Turbo-Diesel: Looking for increased efficiency and fantastic capability in equal measure? Try this diesel engine on for size. It offers up to a 9,500-pound towing capacity, plus up to 260 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.

Silverado 1500 Towing Features

There are plenty of features that, qualitatively, make the job of towing a cargo trailer, boat, or camper behind your Silverado easier and more convenient. Here are just a few worth mentioning:

  • Trailering Package: With a trailering hitch platform, a 2-inch receiver, a 4-pin connector, and even an automatic locking rear differential, the standard trailering package equips you to succeed in all your towing endeavors. It also adds a 7-wire harness with a 7-way sealed connector.
  • Optional Max Trailering Package: This package is available with only select Silverado trims. It adds on the Handling/Trailering Suspension Package, which boasts revised shock tuning, upgraded rear springs, and more.
  • Optional Tow Mirrors: Extended-view towing mirrors for the Chevy Silverado makes towing around Ripon or Beaver Dam easier than ever.

Holiday Automotive Has Your Next Tow-Ready Truck In-Stock!

Want to roll your sleeves up and experience the hard-working Chevy Silverado and its towing and hauling capacities for yourself around West Bend or Sheboygan? The Silverado awaits you here at Holiday Automotive in Fond Du Lac! Visit us whenever safe and convenient for a test-drive, then use our online payment calculator to see how much a new tow-ready Silverado could cost-you!

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