2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity

May 24th, 2021 by
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The 2021 Silverado 1500 towing capacity maxes out at 13,300 pounds. This year’s model is tougher and stronger, and increased towing capacities for its diesel and four-cylinder engine options make its impressive power more accessible than ever before. Although you’ll still need the optional 6.2L V8 and the optional Max Trailering Package to reach the upper limit, any new Chevy Silverado 1500 can be a phenomenal choice for Chicago’s hardest-working drivers.

2021 Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity by Engine

Five compelling engine options can help you make short work of any challenges that stand in your way:

4.3L V6 Engine – Standard

  • 285 hp
  • 305 lb-ft of torque
  • Up to 7,900 pounds of towing capacity

2.7L Turbo i4 Engine – Available on WT, Custom, LT, RST

  • 310 hp
  • 348 lb-ft of torque
  • Up to 9,600 pounds of towing capacity

5.3L V8 Engine with Direct Fuel Management – Available on All Trims 

  • 355 hp
  • 383 lb-ft of torque
  • Up to 11,500 pounds of towing capacity
  • Up to 10,000 pounds of towing capacity with Active Fuel Management

6.2L V8 Engine – Available on Custom Trail Boss, LT Trail Boss, RST, LTZ, High Country

  • 420 hp
  • 460 lb-ft of torque
  • Up to 13,300 pounds of towing capacity (RST)

3.0L I6 Turbo-Diesel– Available on LT, RST, LTZ, High Country

  • 277 hp
  • 460 lb-ft of torque
  • Up to 9,500 pounds of towing capacity
  • Most efficient Silverado 1500 engine

If you think you might need even more power, check out the latest 2021 Silverado HD towing specs with our team.

2021 Silverado 1500 Trailering Packages

Drivers who want to enjoy the highest Chevy Silverado towing capacities will need to upgrade with the optional Max Trailering Package. Although exact pricing may vary from trim to trim, these are options that many drivers just can’t afford to pass up:

Trailering Package – Available on WT, Custom, LT, and RST

  • Trailering hitch and platform
  • 2-inch receiver
  • Hitch guidance

Advanced Trailering Package – Available on LT, RST, and LT Trail Boss

  • All Trailering Package features, plus:
  • Advanced trailering system
  • Hitch guidance with Hitch View
  • Trailer tire pressure and temperature monitoring system

Max Trailering Package – Available on Custom, LT, RST, LTZ, High Country

  • All Trailering Package features, plus:
  • Automatic locking rear differential
  • Handling/Trailering Suspension package
  • Enhanced cooling radiator
  • Revised shock tuning
  • Heavy-duty rear springs
  • Trailer brake controller
  • 3.42 axle ratio

What About the 2021 Silverado 1500’s Payload Capacity?

The 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 payload capacity tops out at 2,280 pounds, and you’re going to spend a lot of time working in your truck bed. Although your options will vary depending on the cab that you select, the Silverado 1500 lineup offers 69.9-inch, 79.4-inch, and 98.18-inch bed sizes.

High-strength steel, 12 standard tie-downs, and other features make the Chevy Durabed supremely useful on and job sites, and this year’s model features a new MultiFlex Tailgate that can be configured for a variety of purposes.

Find Your 2021 Chevy Silverado at Badger Truck & Auto Group

Our new Chevy inventory has plenty of exciting options for drivers in the Milwaukee area. Don’t wait to take a closer look, and remember that you can make your next truck much more affordable by valuing your trade-in with our team!

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