2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity & Payload

January 6th, 2021 by
2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing a boat

Whether you need to tow a trailer for trips around Catskill or haul items to the Hudson job site, the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 has a towing capacity of up to 13,300 pounds. With its high-strength steel frame, a plethora of towing features, and a maximum payload capacity of 2,280, it is one of the most capable light-duty pickup trucks you can buy. Learn more about the Chevy Silverado 1500 payload and towing capacity with Sawyer Chevrolet today!

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity & Engines

The Chevy Silverado 1500 payload and towing capacity can vary depending on which engine you choose. Let’s take a closer look at the Chevy Silverado towing capacity and payload based on the available engine options:

  • 4.3L V6 Engine: The 4.3L V6 is the standard Silverado 1500 engine and provides 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. When equipped with this engine, the Silverado 1500 payload capacity is up to 2,130 pounds with a towing capacity of 7,900 pounds.
  • 2.7L Turbo Engine: This engine increases the fuel efficiency of the Silverado 1500 while offering 310 hp and 348 lb-ft of torque. It provides a towing capacity of up to 9,600 pounds and a payload capacity of 2,160 pounds.
  • 5.3L V8 Engine with Direct Fuel Management: When equipped with this engine, the Chevy Silverado towing capacity has a maximum of 11,500 pounds and a payload capacity of up to 2,180 pounds. It produces 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque and this same engine with active fuel management can tow up to 10,000 pounds.
  • 6.2L V8 Engine: The 6.2L V8 gives the Chevy Silverado a towing capacity of 13,300 when properly equipped. It also has a payload capacity of up to 2,090 pounds and generates an impressive 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.
  • 3.0L I6 Turbo-Diesel: The 3.0L inline 6 turbo-diesel provides a Chevy Silverado towing capacity of up to 9,500 pounds and a payload capacity of 1,770 pounds. You’ll get to utilize all 260 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque driving around Saugerties with this engine.

If you’re unsure about which engine option you want to opt for in your Silverado, check out our comparison guide between diesel vs. gas trucks for more information!”

Towing Features Available On the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500

The 2021 Silverado 1500 provides you with a variety of towing technology and features to help keep you prepared and capable on Windham roads. Here are some highlight features available on the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500:

  • Up to 15 available camera views to improve your ability to hitch or park your Silverado 1500.
  • Proven trailering technology such as trailer sway control and auto grade braking to make a long day of towing easy.
  • Segment-first available advanced trailering system which features an in-vehicle trailering app to customize trailer profiles.

There are many other features and packages you can opt for such as the max trailering package and even available tow mirrors. If you have are interested in the available options for your Chevy Silverado 1500, please contact our parts department.

Experience the Capable Chevy Silverado 1500 at Sawyer Chevrolet Today!

We would love for you to experience the Chevy Silverado 1500 towing capacity and rugged capabilities for yourself at Sawyer Chevrolet. Learn about the Chevy Equinox fuel economy and enjoy the benefits of owning a Chevrolet when you join the Sawyer Chevrolet family located in Catskill. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions! Looking to enjoy the incredible Silverado towing capacity while saving? Check out our Chevy Silverado lease deals! Can’t decide which Silverado 1500 is right for you? Explore all of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 trim levels today with our team!


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