2021 Chevy Silverado Towing Capacity

February 23rd, 2021 by

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If you’re in the market for a light-duty pickup, you know you can count on the Chevy Silverado 1500 for class-leading capability on the job in Gretna. This year’s model raises the stakes even higher, thanks to a 2021 Silverado 1500 towing capacity of up to 13,300 pounds with the available Trailering Package. Explore the specs below with Leson Chevrolet Company, Inc., and then find your favorite new Silverado for sale in our inventory!

Chevy Silverado Towing Capacity Specs & Engines

Year after year, drivers looking for the best light-duty towing power available turn to the Silverado. There’s a good reason for that: a maximum Silverado 1500 payload of 1,750 to 2,280 pounds, and massive towing capacity across the trim lineup. 

If your Marrero jobs require the 13,300-pound maximum, you’ll need to select the Max Trailering Package, standard bed, double cab, RST 4×4 with available 6.2L V8 engine, and 20-inch wheels. Here’s how the Chevy Silverado towing capacity varies based on your engine selection:

3.0L Duramax® TurboDiesel Engine

  • 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque
  • 9,500-pound Silverado 1500 towing capacity

6.2L V8 with Dynamic Fuel Management 

  • 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque
  • 13,300-pound Silverado 1500 towing capacity

5.3L EcoTec3 V8 Engine with Dynamic Fuel Management

  • 355 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • 383 lb-ft of torque @ 4100 rpm

4.3L EcoTec3 V6 Engine with Active Fuel Management

  • 7,900-pound Silverado 1500 towing capacity
  • 285 hp @ 5300 rpm
  • 305 lb-ft of torque @ 3900 rpm

2.7L Turbo Engine with Active Fuel Management

  • 9,300-pound Silverado 1500 towing capacity
  • 310 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • 348 lb-ft of torque @ 1500 rpm

2021 Silverado Features for Better Towing

What else can you expect from the Silverado 1500? First off, it’s thriftier than you might expect, delivering up to 23 miles per gallon in the city and 33 on the highway. Plus, every trim level comes with the Trailering Package as standard to help you maximize your Silverado 1500 payload. These advanced technologies are designed to keep you in control and protect your cargo, even when driving conditions in Belle Chasse are tough:

  • Standard Silverado 1500 Trailering Package: 7-wire electrical harness and 7-pin sealed connector, trailer hitch, trailering hitch platform, 2-inch receiver hitch, 4-pin & 7-pin connectors, and Hitch Guidance.
  • Available 6-speed Automatic Transmission: Electronically controlled overdrive with Tow/Haul mode, high upshift points, and raised downshift points.
  • Available Custom Convenience Package: Remote Start, content theft alarm, rear-window defogger, LED cargo bed lighting, EZ Lift, power lock, and a release tailgate.
  • Available Max Trailering Package: Revised shock tuning, upgraded rear springs, Handling/Trailering Suspension Package, and more.

Test Drive Chevy Silverado 1500 for Sale in Harvey!

Ready to put the Chevy Silverado payload capacity to the test? Contact us to schedule a test drive at our showroom in Harvey! While you’re here, explore upgrade options and see how much you can save on OEM partsavailable to order at our parts center.

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