Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity

2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTD Parked Next to Camper

Are you interested in a Chevy truck that takes care of all of your towing needs? The 2022 Chevy Silverado towing capacity is up to 13,3000 pounds when properly equipped. To make your towing experience more efficient, this truck contains several features to help you handle heavy loads as you travel to Sarasota, from its boxed high-strength steel and hydroformed frame and more. Explore this Chevy truck with Cox Chevrolet in Bradenton and learn all about what it has to offer!

2022 Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity by Engine

Even at the most basic level, the Silverado 1500 payload maximum is 2,270 pounds, and it can tow up to 9,500 pounds. Of course, as you upgrade engines, you get access to a higher number. Find which engine you need for your Tampa lifestyle by looking at the specs per engine available for the Silverado 1500 below:

2.7L Turbo High-Output Engine

  • Maximum towing capacity: 9,500 pounds
  • Maximum payload capacity: 2,270 pounds
  • Horsepower: 310 hp
  • Torque: 430 lb-ft

5.3L EcoTec3 V8

  • Maximum towing capacity: 11,000 pounds
  • Maximum payload capacity: 2,080 pounds
  • Horsepower: 355 hp
  • Torque: 383 lb-ft

5.3L EcoTec3 V8 w/ Dynamic Fuel Management

  • Maximum towing capacity: 11,200 pounds
  • Maximum payload capacity: 2,120 pounds
  • Horsepower: 355 hp
  • Torque: 383 lb-ft

6.2L EcoTec3 V8 w/ Dynamic Fuel Management

  • Maximum towing capacity: 13,300 pounds
  • Maximum payload capacity: 2,030 pounds
  • Horsepower: 420 hp
  • Torque: 460 lb-ft

DuraMax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel I-6

  • Maximum towing capacity: 13,300 pounds
  • Maximum payload capacity: 1,930 pounds
  • Horsepower: 277 hp
  • Torque: 460 lb-ft

2022 Silverado 1500 Towing Features & Amenities

We want to make sure that you can tow up to 13,300 with ease. What good is a high towing capacity if it’s difficult to tow what you need to Palmetto? We made sure to include towing features and amenities that will make your experience smooth and efficient so that you can spend more time on your weekend adventures instead of struggling to tow your equipment. Some of these features include:

  • Towing mirrors
  • Advanced trailering system
  • Bed view camera
  • Auxiliary trailer camera
  • Hitch guidance

This truck also has packages that are available for you as well:

  • In-Vehicle Trailering System: Includes pre-departure checklists, trailer lighting diagnostics, trailer tire pressure and temperature, and the ability to sync trailer profiles with the MyChevrolet Mobile App.
  • Towing Performance Tech: Trailer Sway Control, Hill Start Assist, and Auto Grade Braking all help you tow a trailer through Palmetto confidently and safely.

Explore the Chevy Silverado 1500 at Cox Chevrolet Today!

The Silverado 1500 towing capacity and Silverado 1500 payload capacity are perfect for all of your Bradenton needs! Schedule a test drive, so you can explore all that this truck has to offer in real time. Our finance department will ensure that you have a smooth purchasing experience, and our service team can answer any questions you may have about maintaining your vehicle.

When properly equipped, the 2021 Silverado 1500 payload maxes at 2,280 pounds and the Chevy Silverado towing capacity peaks at 13,300 pounds on Sarasota streets. You can thank a hydroformed, boxed high-strength steel frame and a long list of towing features for these stunning towing and payload specs. Read on to learn more about the Silverado’s capability. Then, apply for financing and schedule a test drive at Cox Chevrolet in Bradenton!

Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity Per Engine Option

An important thing for Tampa drivers to note is that the Chevy Silverado towing capacity changes depending upon which engine option you choose. Take a moment to check out the specs and tow ratings for the Silverado across each of its powertrains:

  • 4.3L V6 Engine: 285 hp | best-in-class 305 lb-ft of torque | towing capacity is 7,900 pounds
  • 2.7L Turbo Engine: 310 hp | 348 lb-ft of torque | 9,600 pound towing capacity
  • 5.3L V8 Engine with Direct Fuel Management: 355 hp | 383 lb-ft of torque | 11,500 pounds towing capacity (Note: the same engine with active fuel management tows up to 10,000 pounds)
  • 6.2L V8 Engine: 420 hp | 460 lb-ft of torque | Up to 13,300 pounds of towing (on RST trim)
  • 3.0L I6 Turbo-Diesel: 277 hp | 460 lb-ft of torque | 9,500 pounds of towing capacity

Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity Features

The Chevy Silverado towing capacity is just part of the picture. Three towing packages make towing easier and safer than ever. Take a look at your options below:

  • Trailering Package: This package is standard for the Chevy Silverado 1500, and includes a trailering hitch platform and 2-inch receiver, automatic locking rear differential, a 4-pin connector, and a 7-wire harness with a 7-way sealed connector.
  • Optional Tow Mirrors: Extended view towing mirrors increase your blindspot to account for the added length of whatever you’re towing!
  • Optional Max Trailering Package: Available for select trims, this package adds the Handling/Trailering Suspension Package, revised shock tuning, upgraded rear springs, and more.

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.

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.

What’s The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity?

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing capacity is 12,200 pounds. It also has a payload capacity of up to 2,543 pounds. Built with a hydroformed, boxed high-strength steel frame, the new Chevy Silverado 1500 is a light-duty pickup with exceptional capabilities. From towing and hauling to vrooming around Bradenton, there isn’t much the Silverado 1500 can’t do. Learn more about its towing specs and features below!


Bradenton drivers can choose from four powerful engine options for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Each offers a unique towing capacity:
  • 2.7L Turbo Engine — produces 310 hp and 348 lb-ft of torque and can tow up to 7,000 pounds.
  • 4.3L V6 Engine — produces 285 hp and a best-in-class 305 lb-ft of torque. Its towing capacity is 7,900 pounds.
  • 5.3L V8 Engine — produces 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. Towing capacity is boosted to 11,600 pounds.
  • 6.2L V8 Engine — tows the max. of 12,200 pounds. This V8 also produces 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.

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

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

Are you looking for a pickup truck with the capacity to haul large loads behind it? The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is offered with best-in-class towing capacities of up to 12,500 pounds. You’ll also find a variety of advanced towing features available, including a Max Trailering Package, StabiliTrak with Trailer Sway Control, and a Rear Vision Camera that gives you a view of what’s behind you. For big jobs in Tampa or Sarasota, count on the newest Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup at Cox Chevrolet in Bradenton.

Towing Capacities by Engine

The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 full-size pickup is offered with either rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, as well as three different engine options.

  • 4.3L EcoTec V6: A properly equipped Silverado 1500 with the 4.3L V6 base engine can tow up to 7,600 pounds.
  • 5.3L EcoTec V8: Available on the 2017 Silverado 1500 LT and higher models, the mid-level 5.3L V8 engine upgrades this pickup to a maximum towing capacity of 11,100 pounds.
  • 6.2L EcoTec V8: At the top of the lineup, the 6.2L V8 engine delivers a best-in-class maximum towing capacity of 12,500 pounds.

Advanced Towing Features

In addition to its robust towing capacities, the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 also offers an abundance of advanced towing features that will make it easier for you to haul large loads behind you. These include:

  • Max Trailering Package: This comes complete with advanced integrated brake control, a radiator with a higher capacity, and a more heavily calibrated suspension.
  • Tow/Haul Mode: Put the Silverado 1500 into tow haul mode to recalibrate your powertrain for maximum towing and hauling capabilities.
  • StabiliTrak with Trailer Sway Control: Standard on all Silverado 1500 models, this system gauges whether your trailer is swaying back and forth. If it is, then the integrated trailer brake control system engages to apply the trailer brakes and reduce sway.
  • Rear Vision Camera: Keep an eye on what you’re hauling behind you with the available Rear Vision Camera, with a screen integrated into the vehicle’s central screen.

How Much Can it Tow?

The base engine of the 2016 Silverado 1500, the 4.3L EcoTec3, offers a towing capacity of 7,600 lbs. At the mid-level engine option, the 5.3L V8, the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado is capable of generating a towing capacity of up to 11,500 pounds. The 6.2L powertrain offers the highest towing capacity, maxing out a “best-in-class” 12,000 lbs.

What Are the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado Performance 1500 Specs?

The base trim of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is fitted with a base 4.3L ECOTEC3 V6 capable of 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque at peak engine output. The higher trims of the 2016 1500 can also come with your choice of either a 5.3L V8 capable of 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque, or a 6.2L V8 capable of 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.

Other 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Highlights

The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers more than some of the highest towing specs in the business. With roomy crew-cab seating and high-wear quality cloth material lining the front and back seats, you’ll be able to step off the job-site and into a luxurious cabin sure to relax you after a hard day’s work. The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500’s technology suite is nothing to balk at either, with a MyLink dashboard screen interface that offers you touchscreen access to bluetooth, navigation, internet, and music.

The Silverado is also well-equipped with a number of exterior accessories to ensure you have everything you need to haul equipment around the job-site with ease. A few highlights include: an available truck-bed extender, net harness, a ladder rail rack, and interior truck-bed lighting.

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