2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity

February 26th, 2021 by

White 2021 chevy silverado 1500 towing a boat
Many Sumner drivers have asked the team at Sunset Chevrolet about the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado towing capacity. The Silverado towing capacity for the 2021 1500 is a maximum of 13,300 pounds, and the Silverado payload is up to 2,280 pounds. The Silverado 1500 has a hydroformed, boxed high-strength steel frame and a series of remarkable towing features that make it one of the toughest light-duty pickup trucks on the market today. Learn more about the new Chevrolet Silverado towing capacity and features here, and if you have questions, contact Sunset Chevrolet.

Silverado Towing Capacity Per Engine

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing capacity and performance is due to its three powerful engine options. If power and performance are the top features you want in your truck when driving around Puyallup, check out the Silverado engine specs below:

  • 4.3L V6 Engine: This standard engine for the 1500 provides 285 hp and a best-in-class 305 lb-ft of torque. Its towing capacity is 7,900 pounds.
  • 2.7L Turbo Engine: This engine offers 310 hp and 348 lb-ft of torque. It gives the Silverado a towing capacity of up to 9,300 pounds and also increases efficiency.
  • 5.3L V8 Engine with Direct Fuel Management: With this available engine, the Chevy Silverado 1500 achieves 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. Towing capacity is elevated to 11,500 pounds with the Max Trailering Package. (Note: the same engine with active fuel management tows up to 10,000 pounds).
  • 6.2L V8 Engine: Equipped with this engine, the Chevy Silverado 1500 can tow a maximum of 13,300 pounds (on the RST trim). Additionally, this V8 generates an impressive 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.
  • 3.0L V6 Turbo-Diesel: With the available diesel powertrain, Tacoma drivers can tow up to 9,500 pounds. You also get 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.

See what your favorite Silverado 1500 configuration is capable of when you visit Sunset Chevrolet for a test drive.

Silverado Towing Features

The Chevy Silverado 1500 is built for those tough jobs around Auburn, so it only makes sense that it offers ample features to make towing and hauling easier. Here are a few highlights:

  • Optional Tow Mirrors: Sumner drivers can purchase extended view towing mirrors for Chevy Silverado trucks for safer towing.
  • Trailering Package: This package is standard for the Chevy Silverado 1500 and 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 Silverado trims, this package adds the Handling/Trailering Suspension Package, revised shock tuning, upgraded rear springs, and much more.

Get Behind the Wheel of a Chevy Silverado at Sunset ChevroletNow that you know more about the Silverado engine specs and Silverado payload, are you ready to see the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in action? If so, visit Sunset Chevrolet today! Our friendly team will help you explore its performance features, interior amenities, and take you on a test drive. Be sure to check out our new vehicle incentives and apply for financing online before you head in. We’re here for you. Contact us today.

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