How Much Can the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 Tow?

August 5th, 2019 by

Chevy introduced the next generation of Silverado 1500 trucks earlier last year, displaying an all-new pickup that’s been redesigned from top to bottom. Along with the complete cosmetic update, the 2019 Silverado 1500 is offering drivers updated performance ratings.

Naturally, truck enthusiasts are coming forward with some questions about the new model’s capability. Chief among them — how much can the new Silverado 1500 tow?

There isn’t a single answer to this question. The 2019 Silverado 1500 is available in multiple trim configurations and has several available engines. The engines themselves have the greatest impact on towing ability.

To start with, Chevy is offering a new base engine. In place of the old 3.6-liter V6, the new Silverado 1500 gets a 4.3-liter V6 that produces 285 horsepower. Trucks with this engine can tow up to 7,900 pounds.

The Silverado 1500 is also the first full-size truck to offer a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This 2.7-liter powerplant produces 310 horsepower and allows the truck to tow up to 7,000 pounds.

Naturally, the heart of the engine lineup is the 5.3-liter V8. Though ratings can vary by trim level, the 5.3-liter V8 can allow for up to 11,600 pounds of towing.

At the top of the pile is 6.2-liter V8. Paired with the MaxTrailering package, this 420-horsepower behemoth can tow up to 12,200 pounds.

As you can see, there are a few optoins to choose from when it comes to towing capability in the 2019 Silverado 1500. Come visit us at Shaheen Chevrolet to test them all.

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