2021 Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity

December 18th, 2020 by

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The 2021 Silverado 1500 towing capacity ranges from a generous 7,900 pounds to a phenomenal 13,300 pounds, and it’s complemented by a Silverado 1500 payload rating of up to 2,280 pounds. Those numbers make this one of the most capable half-ton pickups available, and we’ve put together a quick look at everything that makes its towing strength so exceptional. Simply read on to explore the new Chevy Silverado 1500 towing capacity and towing features!

Chevy Silverado Towing Capacity by Engine

The 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 offers a staggering range of engine options to ensure your ride around Navarre feels perfectly suited to your own driving style. The engine you choose will determine exactly how much you can tow, so here’s how ratings break down:

  • 4.3L V6 Engine: Delivers up to 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque for a 7,900-pound towing capacity.
  • 2.7L Turbo Engine: Delivers up to 310 hp and 348 lb-ft of torque for a 9,600-pound towing capacity.
  • 5.3L V8 Engine: Delivers up to 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque for a 11,500-pound towing capacity (10,000 pounds with Active Fuel Management).
  • 6.2L V8 Engine: Delivers up to 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque for a 13,300-pound towing capacity — the Chevy Silverado 1500’s maximum capacity.
  • 3.0L V6 Turbo-Diesel Engine: Delivers up to 260 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque for a 9,500-pound towing capacity.

2021 Chevy Silverado Towing Features

Where the Chevy Silverado’s various engines provide the raw power that feeds heavy-duty towing between Pace and Crestview, standard and available towing features add brains to brawn. Those features include:

  • Trailering Package: Allows you to handle heavy loads with a trailering hitch platform and 2-inch receiver, 4-pin connector, automatic locking rear differential, and 7-wire harness with 7-way sealed connector.
  • Max Trailering Package: Brings out the Chevy’s full towing potential with upgraded rear springs, upgraded shock tuning, and more.
  • Extended View Towing Mirrors: Makes driving and maneuvering easier and safer, even when you’re towing a trailer.
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