What Is the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity?

November 30th, 2019 by

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Searching for a capable new pickup truck for your Sarasota job sites? You’ll want to move the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 to the top of your list. With a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing capacity that reaches 13,400 pounds maximum, there’s not much you can’t do in this light-duty pickup. Learn more about the Silverado 1500 capabilities with Cox Chevrolet, below!

Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity by Engine

Depending on which Silverado 1500 engine you opt for, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing capacity will vary:

  • 4.3L V6 Engine: As the base-level engine, this 4.3L V6 option generates 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque, reaching a maximum towing capacity of 7,000 pounds.
  • 2.7L Turbo Engine: Upgrade to the 2.7L Turbo engine, and you’ll enjoy 310 hp and a best-in-class 348 lb-ft of torque. Its towing capacity is 7,900 pounds.
  • 5.3L V8 Engine: Stepping up to the 5.3L V8 engine, the Silverado deliver 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque, making for a towing capacity of 11,600 pounds.
  • 6.2L V8 Engine: When the Silverado 1500 is fitted with this 6.2L V8 engine, it reaches its maximum towing capacity of 13,400 pounds on the RST trim. You’ll also enjoy 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque on Tampa roads.
  • 3.0L V6 Turbo-Diesel: Interested in a diesel engine? The Turbo-Diesel Silverado 1500 engine allows for a 9,400-pound towing capacity, with 260 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.

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Silverado 1500 Towing Features

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is built to haul, so it should come as no surprise that it can be equipped with a number of advanced towing features, including:

  • Trailering Package: With the Trailering Package, your Silverado 1500 will be equipped with a trailering hitch platform and 2-inch receiver, an automatic locking rear differential, a 4-pin connector, and a 7-wire harness with a 7-way sealed connector.
  • Optional Max Trailering Package: Upgrading to the Max Trailering Package, you’ll be aided by the Handling/Trailering Suspension Package, upgraded rear springs, revised shock tuning, and more.
  • Optional Towing Mirrors for Chevy Silverado: Available for purchase are towing mirrors for the Chevy Silverado, providing an extended view when you’re hauling a trailer through Palmetto.

Test Drive the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 at Cox Chevrolet

Ready to take on the power of the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500? Contact the team at Cox Chevrolet to arrange a test drive! While you’re here, you can explore the Silverado bed sizes and compare the Silverado 1500 vs. 2500HD vs. 3500HD. Be sure to browse our lease and finance offers beforehand, and apply for financing online to get pre-approved! Shopping on a budget? Take a look at our pre-owned Silverado inventory to find an affordable work truck with similar towing capabilities.

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