Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity and Towing Features

September 19th, 2019 by

A 2019 Chevrolet Silverado towing a boat

Whether you need to tow machinery around Minneapolis, or need to haul equipment from gig to gig, a used Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is just as capable as a new one. With a long-running history of delivering powerful performance and strength, you can bet the Chevy Silverado 1500 towing capacity on all the used Silverado models at Cornerstone Plymouth will trounce the competition, new or used. Research the 2017 Chevy Silverado towing stats, along with the 2018 Silverado towing stats, below. If you have any questions whatsoever, feel free to reach out to the knowledgeable Cornerstone Plymouth staff.



Towing Capacity Per Engine

Chevy towing capacity, regardless of the vehicle, has a well-deserved reputation that the light-duty Silverado 1500 continues. Both the 2018 and 2017 Chevrolet Silverado trucks have multiple engine choices to match just about any Maple Grove driver’s towing capability needs. As you’ll see below, you’ll have both V6 and V8 engines to choose from.

2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 Engine Specs

  • 4.3L V6 engine
    • 285 hp
    • 305 lb-ft of torque
    • 12,800-pound towing capacity
    • 1,980-pounds payload capacity
  • 5.3L V8 engine
    • 355 hp
    • 383 lb-ft of torque
    • 16,700-pound towing capacity
    • 1,980-pound payload capacity
  • 6.2L V8 engine
    • 420 hp
    • 460 lb-ft of torque
    • 18,200-pound towing capacity
    • 2,160 pounds of payload capacity

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

  • 4.3L V6 Engine
    • 285 hp
    • 305 lb-ft of torque
    • 7,600-pound towing capacity
    • 1,980-pound payload capacity
  • 5.3L V8 engine
    • 355 hp
    • 383 lb-ft of torque
    • 1,980-pound payload capacity
  • 6.2L V8 engine
    • 420 hp
    • 460 lb-ft of torque
    • 12,500-pound towing capacity
    • 2,250-pound payload capacity

Towing Features

The features on a Chevy Silverado enhances what this already capable beast can do. Some of the available packages you can potentially expect on a used Silverado include:

  • Trailering Package: This package is standard for the Chevy Silverado 1500 and includes a trailering hitch platform and 2-inch receiver, a 4-pin connector, an automatic locking rear differential, and a 7-wire harness with a 7-way sealed connector.
  • Optional Max Trailering Package: Available for select trims, this package adds the Handling/Trailering Suspension Package, revised shock tuning, upgraded rear springs, and more.
  • Optional Tow Mirrors: You can purchase extended view towing mirrors for Chevy Silverado trucks as accessories for safer towing around Minnetonka.

Explore the Chevy Silverado at Cornerstone Plymouth

While it may seem like you need the latest 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 to obtain the most power and best features from this light-duty truck, those of us at Cornerstone Plymouth feel otherwise. Don’t believe us? Schedule a test drive to see the true towing and hauling capabilities of a used Chevy Silverado 1500, or a lifted Silverado!

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