2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity

December 11th, 2020 by

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing a boat
The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a maximum towing capacity of 13,300 pounds. What’s more, the maximum 2021 Silverado 1500 payload is 2,280 pounds. But the quantity that the new Silverado light-duty truck can tow isn’t the only thing that you’ll be inspired by. The quality of this Chevy truck’s towing features is also sure to color you impressed. So read on to learn more about the new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing capacity and features! Still have questions after reading? Contact us anytime! But now, here’s what you came here for: Silverado towing capacity information.

Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity by Engine

The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing capacity varies based on the engine you choose, and there are several to pick from, each with more impressive performance than the next. Here’s what you should know about each new Silverado 1500 engine choice:

  • 4.3L V6 Engine: This 4.3L engine is the default Silverado 1500 engine. It makes 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. Its towing capacity is 7,900 pounds.
  • 2.7L Turbo Engine: This engine makes 310 hp and 348 lb-ft of torque. Towing capacity is 9,600 pounds. Also of note is that the Silverado 1500 fuel-efficiency increases with this engine vs. the standard 4.3L engine.
  • 5.3L V8 Engine with Direct Fuel Management: With 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque, this engine is powerful and efficient. Towing capacity is 11,500 pounds (Note: the same engine with active fuel management tows up to 10,000 pounds).
  • 6.2L V8 Engine: This 6.2L engine results in the maximum Silverado 1500 towing capacity of 13,300 pounds (RST trim). Additionally, this V8 generates an impressive 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.
  • 3.0L V6 Turbo-Diesel: Increase fuel efficiency with the 3.0L Turbo-Diesel Silverado 1500 engine. Towing capacity is 9,500 pounds. Power output is 260 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.
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Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing Features

Now you know more about the Chevy Silverado towing capacity. But what about towing features? Thankfully, there are plenty available for Cumberland-area drivers. Here are just a few:

  • Trailering Package: Standard on all Chevy Silverado 1500 models, the Trailering 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, the Max Trailering Package must be added on to achieve the maximum towing capacity. What does it include? A Handling/Trailering Suspension Package, revised shock tuning, upgraded rear springs, and more.
  • Optional Tow Mirrors: Extended view towing mirrors for the Chevy Silverado 1500 (and HD models) make for even safer towing around Rice Lake, WI and Hayward.

Discover the Tough 2021 Silverado Truck in Rice Lake

Now that you know all about the 2021 Silverado 1500 towing capacity by engine and some of the Silverado 1500 towing features, we can’t blame you if you’re eager to find and finance the perfect Silverado for you right now! If so, all you need to do to get the best deal on your next Silverado is browse our new vehicle specials before checking out our new Silverado 1500 inventory or our used Silverado 1500 inventory.

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