2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity

September 27th, 2021 by
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One of the many reasons why the 2021 Chevy Silverado remains a beloved truck on Lehi streets is its exceptional towing capacity. What is the towing capacity of the Chevy Silverado 1500? When properly equipped, the Chevy Silverado towing capacity reaches 13,300 pounds. Add its 2,280-pound maximum payload capacity, and you have a truck that can handle any Pleasant Grove light-duty job. Join Ken Garff Chevrolet below for a look at how the 2021 Silverado towing capacity varies by engine, and what features enhance the towing capacity.



What is the Towing Capacity of a Chevy Silverado 1500 with Each Engine Option?

The 2021 Silverado towing capacity varies by engine, giving you the ability to choose just the right amount of power. Here are the specs for the five available engine options:

4.3L V6 Engine (Standard)

  • 285 hp
  • Best-in-class 305 lb-ft of torque
  • 7,900-pound 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-pound towing capacity (The same engine with active fuel management tows up to 10,000 pounds.)

6.2L V8 Engine

  • 13,300-pound towing capacity on the RST trim
  • 420 hp
  • 460 lb-ft of torque

3.0L I6 Turbo-Diesel

  • 9,500-pound towing capacity
  • 277 hp
  • 460 lb-ft of torque

Chevy Silverado Towing Features

While the engines are at the heart of the 2021 Silverado towing capacity, there are several packages and towing features that make towing safer and easier on Eagle Mountain streets. Take a look at the two trailering packages available for the Chevy Silverado:

  • Trailering Package: You’ll get this package standard on the Chevy Silverado 1500. It includesa 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: Upgrade your American Fork towing experience with this trailering package that’s available on select trims and includes the Handling/Trailering Suspension Package, revised shock tuning, upgraded rear springs, and more.
  • Optional Tow Mirrors: While other technology has started to replace optional tow mirrors, our parts department will continue to carry them.

Feel the Chevy Silverado 1500 Power at Ken Garff Chevrolet

No matter which engine and trim level you choose, you’ll find it in the Chevy Silverado 1500 inventory at Ken Garff Chevrolet! Contact us to schedule a test drive so you can experience the engines that give the Chevy Silverado 1500 towing capacity its power.


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