What is the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity?

December 7th, 2021 by
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Need to know how much a Chevy Silverado 1500 can tow before you bring one home to Gastonia? The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing capacity tops off at 13,300 pounds, while the Silverado 1500 payload maxes out at 2,280 pounds. The Silverado 1500 towing capacity, in addition to its durable hydroformed, boxed high-strength steel frame makes it a fantastic addition to any job site. Explore the Chevy Silverado towing capacity for each engine in the guide below. 

Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity: V6, V8, or Diesel?

If you’re unsure whether a V6, V8, or diesel engine will get the job done for you in Concord, we’ve got all the information you need to make an informed decision. Check out the Chevy Silverado towing capacity for each engine, below!

4.3L V6

  • 7,900-pound towing capacity
  • 285 hp, 305 lb-ft of torque 

2.7L Turbo 

  • 9,600-pound towing capacity
  • 310 hp, 348 lb-ft of torque

5.3L V8 w/ Direct Fuel Management

  • 11,500-pound towing capacity
  • 355 hp, 383 lb-ft of torque

5.3L V8 w/ Active Fuel Management

  • 10,000-pound towing capacity
  • 355 hp, 383 lb-ft of torque

6.2L V8

  • 13,300-pound towing capacity
  • 420 hp, 460 lb-ft of torque

3.0L I6 Turbo-Diesel

  • 9,500-pound towing capacity
  • 277 hp, 460 lb-ft of torque

Some adventures in Rock Hill, SC don’t require a trailer, and when you don’t want to be towing, the 2,280-pound Silverado 1500 payload still allows you to store a large amount of equipment in the bed. 

Features Designed for Easy Towing 

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing capacity is going to be your best work companion in Charlotte. Your engine works hard to make that possible, but it doesn’t work alone. Check out these Silverado accessories that make towing safer for your truck, and easier for you:

  • Trailering Package: Every new Silverado for sale has the Trailering Package, which includes towing-ready equipment like a trailering hitch platform and 2-inch receiver, a 4-pin connector, an automatic locking rear differential, and a 7-wire harness with a 7-way sealed connector. 
  • Optional Max Trailering Package: You can take the above package to the next level with the Max Trailering Package. Available only on select trim levels, it adds the Handling/Trailering Suspension Package, revised shock tuning, upgraded rear springs, and more. 
  • Optional Tow Mirrors: You’ll be trailering with confidence when you add towing mirrors for the Chevy Silverado to your purchase. These extended view side mirrors give you a wider view of your blind spots, so you can change lanes or merge without worrying about unseen obstacles.

Secure the Keys to a New Silverado in Charlotte

Ready to take on the power provided by the Chevy Silverado towing capacity? Make your way to Rick Hendrick City Chevrolet in Charlotte for a test drive, or contact us if you’d like to schedule a visit ahead of time. We make truck-buying easy with ongoing new Chevy specials, a diverse inventory, and competitive trade-in offers!


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