2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing

December 14th, 2020 by

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The new 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 boasts a maximum towing capacity of 13,300 pounds, plus a maximum payload (hauling capacity) of up to 2,280 pounds. What’s more, this Chevy light-duty truck offers a hydroformed, boxed high-strength steel frame to provide structural rigidity, plus a series of towing features that make the task more appealing. In short, all this and more makes the new Silverado 1500 one of the most capable new full-size trucks for sale in the greater Normal area, bar none. But don’t just take our word at face value. Do your own research or just read on below! Meanwhile, start exploring your financing options and value your trade online.

2021 Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity by Engine 

The hefty 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing capacity and impressive power both arise thanks in large part to these powerful engines: 

  • 4.3L V6 Engine: This engine makes 285 hp and a best-in-class 305 lb-ft of torque. Its towing capacity is 7,900 pounds. It’s also the standard Silverado 1500 engine.
  • 2.7L Turbo Engine: This engine offers 310 hp and 348 lb-ft of torque. This power gives the Silverado 1500 a towing capacity of up to 9,600 pounds, and also increases efficiency.
  • 5.3L V8 Engine with Direct Fuel Management: The Chevy Silverado 1500 towing capacity reaches 11,500 pounds (Note: the same engine with active fuel management tows up to 10,000 pounds). This engine also provides 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque.
  • 6.2L V8 Engine: Equipped with this engine, the Chevy Silverado 1500 can tow its maximum of 13,300 pounds (on the RST trim). Additionally, this V8 makes up to 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. 
  • 3.0L V6 Turbo-Diesel: With the available diesel Silverado 1500 engine, you’ll be able to tow up to 9,500 pounds. You’ll also benefit from access to 260 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque under-foot on Decatur roads.

2021 Silverado 1500 Towing Features 

The Silverado 1500 is purpose-driven. Designed to tow and haul circles around the competition, this tough truck offers these helpful towing features: 

  • Trailering Package: This standard Chevy Silverado 1500 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: The Trailering Package adds the Handling/Trailering Suspension Package, revised shock tuning, upgraded rear springs, and more. It’s available on select Silverado 1500 trims.
  • Optional Tow Mirrors: You can purchase extended view towing mirrors for Chevy Silverado trucks as accessories for safer towing around Springfield. 

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