2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity

September 24th, 2020 by
2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Towing a Boat

Like the vast majority of new trucks for sale here at Trapp Chevrolet, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 boasts an impressive maximum towing capacity to help you tow more around the streets of Houma, LA and beyond. Just how capable is the 2020 Silverado 1500? The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing capacity reaches up to 13,400 pounds, and the payload capacity reaches 2,543 pounds. That’s largely due to a wide range of diesel and gas engine choices and a hydroformed, boxed high-strength steel frame. Keep reading to learn more about the new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing capacity and other highlights!


Towing Capacity by Silverado 1500 Engine Choice

Three engine choices all affect the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing capacity. They are as follows:

  • 2.7L Turbo Engine: Boasting 310 hp and 348 lb-ft of torque, this engine gives the Silverado 1500 a towing capacity of up to 7,000 pounds.
  • 4.3L V6 Engine: With 285 hp and a best-in-class 305 lb-ft of torque, this engine lends the Silverado 1500 a towing capacity of up to 7,900 pounds.
  • 5.3L V8 Engine: 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque not only make the Silverado 1500 more powerful when equipped with this engine but also more capable, thanks to a max towing capacity of 11,600 pounds.
  • 6.2L V8 Engine: This engine lends the Silverado 1500 the maximum 13,400-pound towing capacity (with the RST trim). Power output is rated at 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.
  • 3.0L V6 Turbo-Diesel: This available turbo-diesel not only provides more torque but also an impressive 9,400 pounds towing capacity. Specs are 260 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.

Towing Features

Highlights that add to the Chevrolet Silverado towing capacity include everything from towing mirrors for the Chevy Silverado to a unique trailering package:

  • Trailering Package: This adds a trailering hitch platform and 2-inch receiver, a 4-pin connector, an automatic locking rear differential, and even a 7-wire harness with a 7-way sealed connector to your Silverado 1500 for enhanced towing capability and ease.
  • Optional Max Trailering Package: A Handling/Trailering Suspension Package, revised shock tuning, upgraded rear springs, and more are added with the addition of the Max Trailering Package.
  • Optional Tow Mirrors: Optional towing mirrors for Chevy Silverado trucks like the Silverado 1500 provide an extended view for safer trailering around Golden Meadow and Morgan City.

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Take advantage of our new Chevy specials today to save more on a tow-ready new Chevy Silverado 1500 for sale or lease! If you’d like to learn more in the meantime, feel free to contact us online or give us a call anytime! We look forward to making your Chevy truck buying or leasing experience unforgettable.

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