2021 Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity

December 31st, 2020 by

The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 boasts a towing capacity of up to 13,300 pounds, ample power for even the hardest worker. You’ll also enjoy the Silverado 1500 payload of 2,280 pounds ensuring that your truck keeps laboring as hard as you do. The secret is in the super-strength hydrofoam boxed steel frame, and a lot of towing features up the Silverado’s sleeve. But the Silverado 1500 performance doesn’t come with bulk; this truck remains among the most powerful light-duty options that Evergreen drivers can buy. Let’s unpack the Silverado 1500 payload and towing capacity today!

Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity Per Engine 

The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing capacity and strength shine through five available high-powered engines: 


  • 3.0L V6 Turbo-Diesel: The V6 Turbo-Diesel powertrain offers a towing capacity of up to 9,500 pounds, and the 460 lb-ft of torque and 260 hp will power you through anywhere in Brewton.
  • 6.2L V8 Engine: The 6.2L V8 engine carries a maximum towing capacity of 13,300 pounds on the RST trim level. This V8 engine also boasts of 460 lb-ft of torque and 420 hp. 
  • 5.3L V8 Engine (including Direct Fuel Management): The 5.3L V8 engine has a maximum towing capacity of 11,500 pounds and provides 383 lb-ft of torque and 355 hp. 
  • 2.7L Turbo Engine: The 2.7L Turbo engine offers a towing capacity of 9,500 pounds in addition to 310 hp, 348 lb-ft of torque, and increased efficiency. 
  • 4.3L V6 Engine: The 4.3L V6 engine (the standard Silverado 1500 engine) facilitates a maximum towing capacity of 7,900 pounds, 285 hp, and 305 lb-ft of torque. 

Towing Options 

In need of tow mirrors for your Silverado? Curious about other package options? The Chevy Silverado 1500 is a powerhouse by nature and offers a suite of perks for those who need just a little more: 

2021 Silverado 1500
  • Standard Trailering Package: The Chevy Silverado 1500 Trailering Package offers a 2-inch receiver, a 4-pin connector, a trailering hitch platform, an automatic locking rear differential, and a 7-wire harness (includes a 7-way sealed connector).
  • Available Tow Mirrors: The Silverado carries the option to add extended view towing mirrors to make towing safer around Brewton. 
  • Available Max Trailering Package: On select trims, the Max Trailering Package includes the Handling/Trailering Suspension Package, upgraded rear springs, revised shock tuning, and much more. 


Experience the Chevy Silverado 1500 at Lee Motor Company

Ready to discover firsthand the power of the Silverado 1500 payload and towing capacity? Contact us today to schedule your test drive at Lee Motor Company near Atmore or apply for financing

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