Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing Features

April 15th, 2022 by

2022 Chevy Silverado 1500

Why is the Chevy Silverado 1500 a favorite of construction and landscape companies? One reason is because it has exceptional towing capability. If you need a heavy-duty truck, here’s what you will get with this pickup.


Few pickup trucks can match the Chevy Silverado 1500 when it comes to power. The base engine is a 4.3-liter V6 that offers 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. There are also four others you can choose from:

  • 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder: 310 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.0-liter turbodiesel six-cylinder: 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.3-liter V8: 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque
  • 6.2-liter V8: 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque

All engines can be paired with either an eight- or 10-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, but you can opt for four-wheel drive.

Towing Ability

With the base 4.3-liter V6 engine, you’ll be able to tow between 7,200 and 7,900 pounds, depending on the cab and trim. These are the tow ratings the other engines offer:

  • 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder: 9,000 to 9,600 pounds
  • 3.0-liter turbodiesel six-cylinder: 9,000 to 9,500 pounds
  • 5.3-liter V8: 9,300 to 11,500 pounds
  • 6.2-liter V8: 9,100 to 13,300 pounds

Towing Features

You can equip your Chevy Silverado 1500 with numerous features to assist with towing, including:

  • A trailer sway controller
  • Revised shock tuning
  • A multicamera trailer system
  • Power-adjustable trailering mirrors
  • A trailer tire pressure and temperature monitoring system
  • Hitch guidance
  • Heavier duty rear springs

Check Out the New Chevy Silverado 1500 at Carlen Motors

To see if the Chevy Silverado 1500 is right for you, come down to Carlen Motors near Carthage, TN. You can learn more about its workhorse abilities and take it for a test drive.

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