2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity & Towing Features

June 20th, 2019 by

2019 Chevy Silverado Towing a Boat

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing capacity maxes out at 12,200 pounds, making it one of the top-performing titans in the full-size pickup segment. With a maximum payload capacity of 2,543 pounds, it’s more than capable of hauling heavy cargo, too! With five compelling engines to choose from, it’s no wonder that drivers from Marshalltown to Cedar Rapids have great things to say about the Silverado 1500 performance.

Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity by Engine

This year’s Silverado is available with five powerful engines, including a new diesel option, and none will have any trouble taking you from sun-up to sun-down on the job site. Compare horsepower, torque, and towing capacity for each option, right here:

  • 2.7L Turbo Engine
    • 310 hp
    • 348 lb-ft of torque
    • 7,000-pound maximum towing capacity
  • 4.3L V6 Engine
    • 285 hp
    • Best-in-Class 305 lb-ft of torque
    • 7,900-pound maximum towing capacity
  • 5.3L V8 Engine
    • 355 hp
    • 383 lb-ft of torque
    • 11,600-pound maximum towing capacity
  • 6.2L V8 Engine
    • 420 hp
    • 460 lb-ft of torque
    • 12,200-pound maximum towing capacity
  • 3.0L V6 Turbo-Diesel Duramax®
    • 277 hp
    • 460 lb-ft of torque
    • 9,400-pound maximum towing capacity

Towing Features in the Chevy Silverado 1500

Of course, drivers who do a lot of towing won’t have to depend on their engine alone. Here are some of the standard features and options that make towing in the Silverado 1500 such a rewarding experience:

  • Trailering Package: Every Silverado 1500 includes a trailering hitch platform, a 2-inch receiver, a 4-pin connector, and an automatic locking rear differential. You’ll also receive a 7-wire harness with a 7-way sealed connector.
  • Max Trailering Package: With select trims, drivers will have the option to add the Handling/Trailering Suspension package, as well as revised shock tuning, more impressive rear springs, and much more.
  • Chevy Silverado Tow Mirrors: The Thys Automotive Family is proud to offer a wide variety of Silverado accessories. Your options will include Chevy Silverado tow mirrors for improved visibility on the roads near Williamsburg.

Find Your New Chevy Silverado 1500 with the Thys Automotive Family!

Don’t waste time with a model that’s only going to hold you back. Explore our new Chevrolet inventory to find the Silverado 1500 that’s right for you, and then visit us in Blairstown or Toledo to learn more and take your test drive! Contact us today to get started or learn about your financing options. We also have details on features like Chevy MyLink. In addition to the 2019 specs, we also have towing information for the 2020 model.

Not sure if the Chevy Silverado is right for you? Check out the RAM 1500 towing capacity, the Silverado 3500 towing ability, or compare diesel vs. gas trucks in-depth!