What is the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity?

January 25th, 2021 by
2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing a boat

The Chevy Silverado has always been a powerhouse on Buffalo roads with its hydroformed, boxed high-strength steel frame. But, the latest model sets the standard as one of the strongest light-duty trucks around. The Silverado 1500 towing capacity reaches an impressive 13,300-pound maximum for the 2021 model year, along with a payload capacity of 2,280 pounds. How does it reach such sky-high figures? Find out with our guide to the Silverado 1500 towing capacity.

Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity Per Engine

While the Silverado 1500 towing capacity is strong across the board no matter the Silverado price, Chevy offers a wide variety of engine options to suit your needs for the Cheektowaga roads. From gas to diesel, which of the Silverado 1500 engine configurations will you choose for your upcoming adventures?

  • 4.3L V6 Engine: The standard engine generates 285 hp with a best-in-class 305 lb-ft of torque and towing capacity of 7,900 pounds.
  • 2.7L Turbo Engine: This available engine offers 310 hp and 348 lb-ft of torque, boosting towing capacity up to 9,600 pounds.
  • 5.3L V8 Engine with Direct Fuel Management: This available engine achieves 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque with a 11,500-pound towing max. The same engine with active fuel management tows up to 10,000 pounds. 
  • 6.2L V8 Engine: This available engine generates 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, along with a 11,500-pound towing max.
  • 3.0L I6 Turbo-Diesel: The available diesel powertrain pulls out 260 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque with a 9,500-pounds towing capacity.

Silverado 1500 Towing Features 

The Silverado 1500 engine options deliver the muscle, but the standard and optional towing features offer control and finesse on the Lancaster roads. Here are just a few of our favorite features: 

  • Trailering Package: Standard for the Chevy Silverado 1500, this comprehensive towing package includes a trailering hitch platform and 2-inch receiver, a 4-pin connector, an automatic locking rear differential, and a 7-wire harness with a 7-way sealed connector. 
  • Optional Max Trailering Package: Available for select trims, this package adds the Handling/Trailering Suspension Package, revised shock tuning, upgraded rear springs, and more. 
  • Optional Tow Mirrors: See your surroundings more clearly with a set of optional extended view towing mirrors and tow with complete confidence.

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