Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing Capabilities

October 20th, 2021 by

If you’re thinking about buying the new Chevy Silverado 1500, you probably want to know how much it can tow. This guide goes over the towing ability for each model.


The Chevy Silverado 1500 comes with a 4.3-liter V6 engine that will give you 285 horsepower and 305 lbs.-ft. of torque. There are four other engines available as well:

  • 7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder: 310 horsepower and lbs.-ft. of torque
  • 0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder: 277 horsepower and 460 lbs.-ft. of torque
  • 3-liter V8 with 355 horsepower: 383 lbs.-ft. of torque
  • 2-liter V8 with 420 horsepower: 460 lbs.-ft. of torque

Depending on the engine and trim, you’ll get either a six, eight, or 10-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and four-wheel drive is available.

How Much Can the Silverado 1500 Tow?

The different cab styles and trim levels offer different towing numbers:

  • Base V6: Between 7,200 and 7,900 pounds
  • Six-cylinder: Between 9,000 and 9,500 pounds
  • Turbo-4: Between 9,000 and 9,600 pounds
  • Three-liter V8: Between 9,300 and 11,500 pounds
  • Two-liter V8: Between 9,100 and 13,300 pounds

In order to get to the maximum towing capacity of 13,300 pounds, you’ll need a Double cab model and the Max Trailering package. This consists of a trailer brake controller, heavy-duty rear springs, an automatic locking rear differential, and an enhanced cooling radiator.

What about Hauling?

If you need to tow, chances are good that you’ll also need to haul. The Crew cab will let you haul up to 2,180 pounds, and that increases to 2,190 pounds with the Double cab. For the most payload, you’ll want the Regular cab, which can haul up to 2,280 pounds.

Visit Carlen Motors Near Livingston to find the perfect Chevy Silverado 1500 for your needs.

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