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2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity

2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing

Year after year, the Chevy Silverado wows with its incredible performance abilities. It’s known for being a reliable towing machine with a selection of venerable engines. Wondering how much the light-dty 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 can tow? It depends on the configuration. With the 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine with Dynamic Fuel Management, or the DuraMax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel I-6 engine, the Chevy Silverado 1500 can tow up to 13,300 pounds. If you’re considering a new Chevy Silverado 1500 for your next truck, keep reading to learn more about its towing specs and payload capabilities. 



2024 Silverado 1500 Payload & Towing Capacity

The engine you choose determines how much your new Silverado 1500 can tow and haul. North Charleston and Mount Pleasant drivers can choose from four powerful engines — each delivering impressive towing and hauling figures. Choose from both gas- and diesel-powered engines. Review the specs for each of the Silverado 1500’s engines to see which delivers the power you need: 

2.7L TurboMax 4-Cylinder Engine 

  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 9,500 pounds (with 2WD) 
  • Maximum Payload Capacity: 2,260 pounds
  • HP/Torque: 310 hp/430 lb-ft of torque

5.3L EcoTec3 V8 Engine w/ Dynamic Fuel Management 

  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 11,300 pounds (with 2WD) 
  • Maximum Payload Capacity: 2,080 pounds
  • HP/Torque: 355 hp/383 lb-ft of torque

6.2L EcoTec3 V8 Engine w/ Dynamic Fuel Management

  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 13,300 pounds (with 4WD)
  • Maximum Payload Capacity: 1,980 pounds (4WD) 
  • HP/Torque: 420 hp/460 lb-ft of torque

DuraMax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel I-6 Engine 

  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 13,300 pounds (with 2WD) 
  • Maximum Payload Capacity: 1,970 pounds (with 2WD) 
  • Horsepower/Torque: 305 hp with 495 lb-ft of torque

As you can see, the 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 with Dynamic Fuel Management and DuraMax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel I-6 engines achieve the highest Silverado 1500 towing capacity — up to 13,300 pounds. 

Test Drive a New Chevy Silverado 1500 at Rick Hendrick Chevrolet!

The 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 towing capacity is just one of the many exciting features this Chevy truck offers. Explore the Chevy Silverado 1500 models in person at Rick Hendrick Chevrolet near Mount Pleasant and James Island. Contact us online or call us at (843) 405-2995 to schedule a test drive with a new Chevy Silverado 1500. Browse our Chevrolet research hub for more information on the latest and greatest models from Chevy. 

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 at Boat Launch

The new Chevy Silverado 1500 promises tough-as-nails capabilities on your North Charleston and Mount Pleasant-area job sites. What is the towing capacity of a 2022 Silverado 1500? With the proper equipment, the maximum Chevy Silverado 1500 towing capacity is 13,300 pounds! Rick Hendrick Chevrolet has your complete guide to the Chevy Silverado towing capacity below. Read on to learn more about what it takes to achieve the towing limit your lifestyle requires!

How Much Can a Silverado 1500 Tow with Each Engine?

In total, there are five powertrain configurations available for the 2022 Silverado 1500, including a diesel engine. Depending on your choice, the Silverado 1500 towing capacity will vary. Explore the capabilities of each combination below to determine which one is the best match for your towing jobs near James Island:

2.7L I4 Turbo Engine

  • Horsepower: 310 hp
  • Torque: 430 lb-ft
  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 9,500 pounds

5.3L V8 Engine

  • Horsepower: 355 hp
  • Torque: 383 lb-ft
  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 11,000 pounds

5.3L V8 Engine w/ Dynamic Fuel Management

  • Horsepower: 355 hp
  • Torque: 383 lb-ft
  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 11,200 pounds

6.2L V8 Engine

  • Horsepower: 420 hp
  • Torque: 460 lb-ft
  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 13,300 pounds

3.0L I6 Turbo-Diesel Engine

  • Horsepower: 277 hp
  • Torque: 460 lb-ft
  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 13,300 pounds

Silverado 1500 Payload Capacities

As you can see, there’s virtually no job too tough for the Chevy Silverado 1500 towing capacity! Even so, there might be times when you don’t want to go through the process of hitching up a trailer before hitting the road. So, how much weight can the Silverado truck bed carry? Explore the maximum Silverado 1500 payload for each engine, below:

2.7L I4 Turbo Engine

  • Maximum Payload Capacity: 2,270 pounds

5.3L V8 Engine

  • Maximum Payload Capacity: 2,080 pounds

5.3L V8 Engine w/ Dynamic Fuel Management

  • Maximum Payload Capacity: 2,120 pounds

6.2L V8 Engine

  • Maximum Payload Capacity: 2,030 pounds

3.0L I6 Turbo-Diesel Engine

  • Maximum Payload Capacity: 1,930 pounds

Discover a New Silverado 1500 at Rick Hendrick Chevrolet

Have you determined which engine supports the Silverado 1500 towing capacity and payload capacity you need? Visit Rick Hendrick Chevrolet to take a new Silverado 1500 for a test drive, or continue your Chevrolet research if you aren’t fully set on the Silverado. If you’re considering full-size SUVs as well, we recommend exploring the 2022 Tahoe towing capacity!

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The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers up some of the best towing numbers in its class—a major draw for North Charleston-area contractors and weekend warriors. When properly equipped, the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing capacity maxes out at 13,300 pounds. This allows you to enjoy fewer limitations on the job site, but what does it take to reach the Silverado towing limit? Rick Hendrick Chevrolet has put together a complete towing guide to help Mount Pleasant truck shoppers discern how much they can tow with each of the Silverado engines. Keep reading to learn more from us! 

Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity By Engine 

There are several strong engines available for the 2021 Silverado 1500. Depending on your choice, you can tow between 7,900 to 13,300 pounds:

  • 4.3L V6: Tow up to 7,900 pounds with this base engine, while enjoying the excitement of 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. 
  • 2.7L Turbo: With this upgrade, you can tow up to 9,600 pounds. You’ll also see an increase in horsepower and torque: 310 and 348 lb-ft, respectively. 
  • 5.3L V8 w/ Direct Fuel Management: You can tow up to 11,500 pounds with this powertrain while enjoying output levels of 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. 
  • 5.3L V8 w/ Active Fuel Management: The same engine can be had with Active Fuel Management instead of Direct Fuel Management. This swap will not affect your horsepower or torque, but towing will be a little more limited at 10,000 pounds maximum.
  • 6.2L V8: This engine, along with the RST trim level, is needed to reach the maximum Chevy Silverado towing capacity of 13,300 pounds. It achieves 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. 
  • 3.0L I6 Turbo-Diesel: If you prefer diesel power, your Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing capacity will be 9,500 pounds. The diesel engine generates 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.

Towing Mirrors for the Chevy Silverado and Other Helpful Accessories

No matter how experienced you are with towing in James Island, it never hurts to have an extra set of eyes on your surroundings. Our parts department can show you some options for towing mirrors for the Chevy Silverado, which are very useful when you need to merge or switch lanes. Other useful towing features and accessories include:

  • Trailering Package: The Trailering Package is standard on every Silverado 1500 for sale. It provides the equipment you need to start towing right away, including a trailering hitch platform and 2-inch receiver, a 4-pin connector, automatic locking rear differential, and a 7-wire harness with a 7-way sealed connector. 
  • Available Max Trailering Package: An upgrade to the Max Trailering Package includes all of the above equipment, plus the Handling/Trailering Suspension Package, revised shock tuning, and upgraded rear springs. 

Head Home in a New Silverado 1500 Today

Want to learn more about the new Silverado? Rick Hendrick Chevrolet has information on the Silverado 1500 payload, cabin features, gas mileage, and more. Contact us or stop by our dealership in Charleston to speak with our Chevrolet experts! We’re excited to pair you with the truck that fits your lifestyle and budget.

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Need best-in-class towing power to take on tough jobs in Charleston? The Chevy Silverado 1500 can haul up to 13,400 pounds of tools, supplies, and anything else you need to get the job done. Keep reading to find out how this light-duty pickup’s impressive capability can optimize towing and hauling tasks. Rick Hendrick Chevrolet stocks a wide variety of pre-owned and new Silverado 1500 models. Get in touch for more capability specs, or read more about the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing capacity, below!

2020 Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity by Engine

With five engine choices, you can build your Silverado 1500 to fit your jobs. Even at the base trim, the 1500 can tow 7,000 pounds – enough for most motorized boats and midsize trailers. Paired with the RST trim, the 6.2L V8 engine gets you the the max Silverado 1500 towing capacity of 13,400 pounds. Take a look at the performance specs for each engine option:

  • 4.3L V6 — The standard 4.3L V6 engine generates 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque for a maximum towing capacity of 7,000 pounds.
  • 2.7L Turbo — An upgrade to the 2.7L turbocharged engine captures an additional 310 hp and a best-in-class 348 lb-ft of torque, and towing capacity goes up to 7,900 pounds.
  • 5.3L V8 — Step up to the 5.3L V8 for 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. The V8 option leaps to an 11,600-pound towing capacity.
  • 6.2L V8 — When outfitted with the 6.2L V8 and the RST trim, your Silverado 1500 achieves the maximum 13,400-pound towing capacity. That’s in addition to 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.
  • 3.0L V6 Turbo-Diesel — Interested in the power, fuel efficiency, and easy maintenance of diesel? The Turbo-Diesel Silverado 1500 engine cranks out 9,400 pounds of towing capacity, 260 hp, and 460 lb-ft of torque.

2020 Silverado 1500 Towing Features

The Silverado 1500 is equipped with a number of advanced technology and convenience features to keep heavy loads steady on the road to James Island, even when the going gets rough:

  • Trailering Package — The Trailering Package equips your Silverado 1500 with a trailering hitch platform and 2-inch receiver, an automatic locking rear differential, a 4-pin connector, and a 7-wire harness with a 7-way sealed connector.
  • Max Trailering Package — This optional package builds on the Trailering Package, adding the Handling/Trailering Suspension Package, upgraded rear springs, revised shock tuning, and more.
  • Towing Mirrors for Chevy Silverado — Extend your view of the road around your trailer with available towing mirrors for the Chevy Silverado.

Test Drive a 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 in Charleston!

Interested in towing mirrors for Chevy Silverado and other available safety upgrades? Contact our team to learn more about how this will factor into your Chevy Silverado price. We’re also happy to help you customize your truck with genuine Chevrolet parts — simply contact our parts center to explore special offers for North Charleston drivers. Visit Rick Hendrick Chevrolet near Mount Pleasant to test drive the Silverado 1500!

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