What is the towing capacity of the Chevy Silverado 1500?

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How Much Can it Tow?

Do you know about the towing capacities of the Chevy Silverado 1500, and which model year provides the capacity your workday requires? The experts at Greenbrier Truck Town in Lewisburg, WV have done the research for you by comparing the towing capacities of the Chevy Silverado 1500 from 2011-2019 to help make your decision easier. If you have any questions about the Silverado 1500 or models available at our pre-owned truck dealership, contact us at (844) 804-1907.

Towing Capacity by year:

2013 Chevy Silverado outside home

2011

The 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500 can tow up to 10,700 lbs. with the 6.2L V8 engine and MAX Trailering Package.

2012

Tow up to 10,700 lbs. with the 2012 Chevy Silverado 1500 when equipped with the 6.2L V8 engine and MAX Trailering Package.

2013

When paired with the 6.2L V8 engine and MAX Trailering Package, the 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500 can tow up to 10,700 lbs.

2016 Chevy Silverado outside at farm

2014

Completely redesigned, the 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 can tow up to 12,000 lbs. with the 6.2L V8 engine and MAX Trailering Package.

2015

You'll be able to tow up to 12,000 lbs. with the 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 with the 6.2L V8 engine and MAX Trailering Package under the hood.

2016

Tow 12,000 lbs. with the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 when paired with the 6.2L V8 engine.

2019 Chevy Silverado towing racecar

2017

When powered by the 6.2L V8 engine, the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 can tow up to 12,500 lbs.

2018

The 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 can tow up to 12,500 lbs. with the 6.2L V8 engine.

2019

Pair the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 with the 6.2L V8 engine and tow 12,200 lbs.

How do I get the maximum towing potential out of my Chevy Silverado 1500?

Before hooking up a trailer full of material and heading to the jobsite, there are a number of helpful tips you should know about in order to get the maximum performance from your Chevy Silverado 1500. Key factors to keep in mind when trailering include:

  • Distribute 60-percent of the load over the front half of the trailer and evenly from side to side.
  • Always attach safety chains between your truck and trailer.
  • Never exceed the tongue weight, or the force of the coupler of the trailer on the vehicle's hitch
  • Don't try to steer out of a sway situation, simply hold the steering wheel steady and release the accelerator.

2019 Chevy Silverado Interior Dashboard Features

The latest Silverado 1500 towing technology

The Chevy Silverado 1500 is equipped with advanced features to ensure safety while hauling a trailer. From systems to increase visibility, to equipment to help with parking, you'll appreciate the towing technology features with the Silverado 1500, including the following:

  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking
  • Forward Collision Alert and Following Distance Indicator
  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert

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