2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity

February 2nd, 2021 by

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing a boat
Shopping for a light-duty pickup truck that boasts an impressive towing capacity? The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is right up your alley! The new Chevy Silverado towing capacity is 13,300 pounds. Plus, it has a payload capacity of 2,280 pounds. What makes it so capable and one of the strongest models in its segment? It has a hydroformed, boxed high-strength steel frame, as well as a full arsenal of towing features. Read on to learn more about the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing capacity and features.


Silverado 1500: Engines & Towing Capacities

The Chevy Silverado 1500 payload and towing capacities are made possible by its venerable engines, which include:

4.3L V6 Engine: 

  • Standard engine
  • Generates 285 hp and a best-in-class 305 lb-ft of torque
  • Towing capacity is 7,900 pounds

2.7L Turbo Engine: 

  • Generates 310 hp and 348 lb-ft of torque
  • Towing capacity of up to 9,600 pounds

5.3L V8 Engine with Direct Fuel Management: 

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 parked at a construction site
  • Generates 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque
  • Towing capacity is elevated to 11,500 pounds (Note: The same engine with active fuel management tows up to 10,000 pounds.)

6.2L V8 Engine: 

  • Generates 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque
  • Towing capacity is the maximum of 13,300 pounds (on the RST trim)

3.0L V6 Turbo-Diesel:

  • Generates 260 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque
  • Towing capacity of up to 9,500 pounds

Silverado 1500: Towing Features

The Chevy Silverado 1500 was designed to work hard and tow hard. That being said, you can expect nothing but cutting-edge towing features that’ll help you tow easily and safely. Some of these features include:

  • Trailering Package: This package comes standard for the Chevy Silverado 1500 and integrates 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: This package is available for certain trims, and includes the Handling/Trailering Suspension Package, as well as revised shock tuning, upgraded rear springs, and more.
  • Optional Tow Mirrors: Extended view towing mirrors for Chevy Silverado trucks are great accessories to make towing around Guthrie safer.

Test Drive a New Chevy Silverado at Eskridge Chevrolet

If you want to get behind the wheel of a new Chevy Silverado, Eskridge Chevrolet has you covered. Contact us online or call us at 405-293-4224 to schedule a test drive! While you’re here, be sure to browse our new vehicle specials for offers on new Chevy vehicles you don’t want to miss!


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