What’s the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity?

September 13th, 2021 by
2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 with Horse Trailer

If you’re considering a light-duty pickup truck, you might be wondering about the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing capacity. Properly equipped, this model can tow up to 13,300 pounds and has a payload capacity of 2,280 pounds. The new Chevy Silverado features a hydroformed, boxed high-strength steel frame, as well as advanced towing features, to make towing easier and safer for Pace drivers.

Towing Capacity Per Engine

The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing capacity is due in large part to its incredibly powerful engine lineup:

4.3L V6 Engine: 

  • 285 hp
  • 305 lb-ft of torque
  • Towing capacity of up to 7,900 pounds

2.7L Turbo Engine: 

  • 310 hp
  • 348 lb-ft of torque
  • Towing capacity of up to 9,600 pounds

5.3L V8 Engine with Direct Fuel Management:

  • 355 hp
  • 383 lb-ft of torque
  • Towing capacity of up to 11,500 pounds (Towing capacity is 10,000 pounds for the same engine with active fuel management.)

6.2L V8 Engine: 

  • 420 hp
  • 460 lb-ft of torque
  • Towing capacity of up to 13,300 pounds (on the RST trim)

3.0L I6 Turbo-Diesel:

  • 277 hp
  • 460 lb-ft of torque
  • Towing capacity of up to 9,500 pounds

Towing Features

The 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 was designed to tow and haul with ease, and it relies on several features to make completing jobs around Fort Walton Beach and Niceville simpler and safer:

  • Trailering Package: Standard for the Chevy Silverado 1500, this package includes a hitch platform and 2-inch receiver, a 4-pin connector, an automatically locking rear differential, and a 7-wire harness with a 7-way sealed connector.
  • Available Max Trailering Package: This package isavailable for select trims, and adds the Handling/Trailering Suspension Package, revised shock tuning, upgraded rear springs, and more.
  • Available Towing Mirrors: Purchasing towing mirrors for Chevy Silverado trucks makes it easier to keep an eye on your cargo.

Learn More About the New Chevy Silverado at Allen Turner Chevrolet

Are you ready to experience the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 from the driver’s seat? If you have questions about the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing capacity, our Chevy experts are standing by to assist you in any way we can. Contact us online or call us at (850) 409-8808 to schedule a test drive in Crestview. Browse our new vehicle specials to see if there any offers on a new Silverado 1500!


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