2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity

February 23rd, 2021 by

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Depending on the engine configuration you choose, the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing capacity can reach up to 13,300 pounds. How much can you haul in the truck bed alone? The Silverado 1500 payload maxes out at 2,280 pounds. Find out what equipment is needed to reach these specs and explore the Silverado 1500 towing capacity for the other configurations in the guide below. 

What’s the Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity for Each Engine? 

The Chevy Silverado towing capacity you get to use for camping trips near Birmingham is dependent on the engine you choose. Find out which option produces enough towing power for your needs, below:

    • 4.3L V6 Engine: The Silverado 1500 towing capacity maxes out at 7,900 pounds with this engine, which generates 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. 
    • 2.7L Turbo Engine: This option elevates horsepower and torque to 310 hp and 348 lb-ft, while also providing greater towing ability with a maximum of 9,600 pounds. 
    • 5.3L V8 Engine with Direct Fuel Management: The Chevy Silverado towing capacity hits an impressive 11,500 pounds with this engine, which offers 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. 
  • 5.3L V8 with Active Fuel Management: The above engine is also available with Active Fuel Management, which would lower the towing capacity to 10,000 pounds. 
  • 6.2L V8 Engine: Here’s where you’ll reach the maximum 13,300-pound towing capacity, but only if you get the Silverado RST model. This robust V8 also achieves 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. 
  • 3.0L I6 Turbo-Diesel: The diesel engine supports a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing capacity of 9,500 pounds. Expect 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque with this selection. 

Curious how the Silverado 1500 towing capacity compares to other trucks? Check out our feature on the Silverado 1500 vs. Ford F-150to find out. 

Silverado 1500 Payload Specs

How much material can your truck bed haul to Vestavia Hills job sites in one trip? Check out the maximum Silverado 1500 payload specs for each cab option:

  • Regular Cab: Silverado 1500 payload maxes out at 2,280 pounds
  • Double Cab: Silverado 1500 payload maxes out at 2,190 pounds
  • Crew Cab: Silverado 1500 payload maxes out at 2,180 pounds

Silverado Towing-Assist Features

There are several features available that can help you make the most of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing capacity, including towing mirrors for the Chevy Silverado. Check out a few options, below: 

  • Trailering Package: The baseline Silverado comes with this standard package, which gets you ready to tow with a 2-inch receiver, a 4-pin connector, an automatic locking rear differential, and a 7-wire harness with a 7-way sealed connector. 
  • Max Trailering Package Upgrade: Select trims allow you to add on the Max Trailering Package, which encompasses the Handling/Trailering Suspension package plus upgraded rear springs, revised shock tuning, and more. 
  • Tow Mirrors Upgrade: Spring for towing mirrors for your Chevy Silverado for greater confidence when you’re towing on the highway or parking on the street with a trailer attached. 

Learn More About the Silverado 1500 at Hendrick Chevrolet Hoover

If you have further questions about the Chevy Silverado towing capacity, the truck experts at Hendrick Chevrolet Hoover can help. Contact us or stop by on your way back from Bessemer to start configuring your perfect Silverado 1500! 

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