2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Towing Capabilities

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 makes towing power a priority, allowing Bradenton drivers to make the most of their truck driving experience thanks to:

  • A high-strength steel body structure
  • Various bed lengths and cabin configurations
  • Three engine options
  • Best-in-class V8 towing capacity

Towing Features and Perks

12,500 Pounds with Max Trailering Package


The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 achieves its maximum available towing of 12,500 pounds when it is equipped with the Max Trailering Package and a 6.2L V8 engine.


Tow/Haul Mode

This system adjusts transmission shifts to accommodate you when you are towing or hauling a heavy load, and even compensates for driving on steep grades.

2,250 Pounds of Maximum Payload

Depending on the setup of your Chevrolet Silverado 1500, you’ll be able to achieve a maximum payload of 2,250 pounds


Hill Start Assist


When you’re climbing a hill, this feature holds the brakes to allow you to switch to the accelerator without fear of rolling backward during the change.


More Towing Figures

No matter which version of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 you select, you’ll get a strong engine capable of towing significant loads.

Engine Horsepower Torque Towing Capacity
4.3L V6 285 hp 305 lb-ft of torque 7,600 pounds
5.3L V8 355 hp 383 lb-ft of torque 11,100 pounds
6.2L V8 420 hp 460 lb-ft of torque 12,500 pounds


In addition, you’ll also find a variety of optional packages and features that will boost your towing experience, including:

  • StabiliTrak with Trailer Sway Control, which automatically senses when your trailer is swaying and applies brakes both on the truck and on the trailer for stability
  • Shear-Style, Hydraulic Body Mounts, which improves comfort and reduces shakiness when hauling, towing, or navigating difficult Tampa terrain
  • EZ Lift & Lower Tailgate, which makes loading and unloading easier than ever

Sarasota drivers can find the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 on sale now at Cox Chevrolet, alongside the other available Chevrolet Silverado trucks. Compare the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 to the Chevy Colorado to see if it can tow just as much! Don’t hesitate to contact our team for more information about the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing capabilities or to schedule a test drive.



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