2021 Silverado 3500 Towing Capacity

February 26th, 2021 by

2021 Chevy Silverado towing a tractor

With potent powertrains and game-changing towing technologies, the Silverado 3500 is sure to hit the ground running at your Puyallup and Tacoma job sites. Equipped with the optional diesel engine, the Silverado 3500 towing capacity reaches a remarkable 36,000 pounds. Just as impressive is the max Silverado 3500 payload, which tops out at 7,442 pounds with the regular cab and dual-rear-wheel axle. Read on to explore 3500 performance specs with Sunset Chevrolet, and then browse our new 3500 HD inventory to find the configuration that fits your needs.

Silverado 3500 Engine Options

Choose from two powerful V8 engines: the standard 6.6L V8 and an available 6.6L Duramax Turbo-Diesel. Both are mated to an automatic transmission for smooth, efficient operation. No matter which Silverado 3500 engine you choose, the hardest tasks won’t know what hit them:

6.6L V8 Direct Injection with Variable Valve Timing Gas engine

  • Paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Silverado 3500 towing capacity of 17,400 pounds
  • 401 hp / 464 lb-ft of torque
  • Standard RWD / available AWD
  • Single or dual-rear-wheel axle
  • 3.73 rear axle ratio

6.6L Duramax Turbo-Diesel V8 engine

  • Paired with an Allison® 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Silverado 3500 payload capacity of 7,442 pounds
  • 445 hp / 910 lb-ft of torque
  • Standard RWD / available AWD
  • Single or dual-rear-wheel axle
  • 3.42 rear axle ratio

Silverado 3500 Towing Features

True leaders never stop innovating. Thanks to upgraded suspension hardware and wheel packaging, this year’s max Silverado 3500 towing capacity is 500 pounds higher than last year.From advanced driver-assistive technology to exterior upgrades, you’ll stay in control even when hauling the maximum Silverado 3500 payload. Features like these help you make the most of your Silverado 3500 engine:

  • Tow/Haul Mode: Available with the optional 6.6L Duramax Turbo-Diesel V8 engine/Allison® 10-speed transmission, Tow/Haul mode reduces shift cycling for better control and quicker cooling.
  • Auto Grade Braking: In Tow/Haul mode, this feature automatically downshifts to enable engine braking on downhill grades, slowing the vehicle and reducing brake wear.
  • Trailer-Length Indicator: This feature helps you to safely change lanes while towing a trailer.
  • Cargo-Bed View Enhancement: Hooking up a fifth-wheel trailer is easier than ever with this trailering upgrade.

More Features for Better Silverado 3500 Towing

Upgrade your trailering capabilities even further with a wide range of 3500 HD performance packages:

Gooseneck Hitch Package

  • Gooseneck ball
  • Chain tiedown kit with case

Gooseneck / 5th Wheel Prep Package

  • Hitch platform to accept Gooseneck or 5th wheel hitch
  • Hitch platform with tray to accept ball and stamped box holes with caps installed
  • Box mounted 7-pin trailer harness

Z71 Off-Road suspension with Rancho™ twin tube shocks

  • Hill Descent Control
  • Skid plates
  • Z71 hard badge (Work Truck, LT and LTZ models)
  • Z71 grille emblem (LT and LTZ models)

Curious about the 2022 Chevy Silverado 3500 towing capacity? Explore the capabilities of the latest model with Sunset Chevrolet.

Explore Silverado 3500 Towing Specs and Features with Sunset Chevrolet

Ready to customize your very own Silverado 3500? Contact us today to schedule a test drive, or stop by our showroom in Sumner to explore your options! You can get started from home in Auburn with an online financing application.

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