Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity

Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity

If you are in the market for a new full-size pickup truck in the Lewistown, State College, or Bellefonte areas, the iconic Silverado may be the right choice for you. The Chevy Silverado 1500 has been completely redesigned for 2019, offering formidable work utility, family-friendly interiors, and modern technology, along with optional upgrades and customizations—this is one of the best iterations of the Silverado line.

What is the Chevy Silverado towing capacity? An average 6,700-9,900 lbs, depending on trim level. Five engine options are offered for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500:

4.3-liter V8
5.3-liter V8 with Active Fuel Management (AFM)
2.7-liter Turbo
5.3-liter V8 with Dynamic Fuel Management (DFM)
6.2-liter V8.

Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing CapacityThe Silverado can also be customized with a Double Cab or Crew Cab, a Short Bed length or Standard Bed length, and two or four-wheel drive. All these options will determine overall towing ability, so whether you are hauling for work or for pleasure, this truck offers choices that will meet your needs.  Contact us today to schedule a test drive!


The Chevy Silverado four-wheel drive crew-cab truck features a standard 3.23 axle gearing. A 9,600-pound tow rating results, which is impressive for the equipped standard axle ratio.

Upgrading to the 3.42 axle ratio package brings the tow rating to 11,400 pounds, and the 6.2-liter V8 engine brings the highest tow capacity to 12,100 pounds. Towing capacity for work equipment? Check.


The ‘short bed’ on the Chevy Silverado is superior in size, width, and depth than rival full-size pickups and offers more tie-downs. The Silverado’s 12 tie-downs are improved from last year, now rated at 500 pounds each. The 5.3-liter V8 engine, with the short-bed four-wheel drive crew-cab option, can handle an impressive 2,020-pound payload. Massive bed capacity means that this Chevy can handle hauling gear to rugged job sites or can help you finish your weekend DIY project with ease.

Towing Capacity Upgrades

Optional upgrades can include the Advanced Trailering Package, offering Hitch Guidance with integrated Hitch View and the in-vehicle Trailering App. The optional Max Trailering Package equips the Silverado with:

9.76-inch rear axle
3.42 axle ratio
Enhanced cooling radiator
Revised shock tuning for increased control
Heavier-duty rear leaf springs
220-amp alternator
Trailer brake controller

Chevy Silverado: Towing Capacity Expertise

Whether you’re in the market for a rugged work utility vehicle or a luxury rig decked out with all the bells and whistles, the Chevy Silverado offers choices and options that will meet all your needs. Our knowledgeable team at The Lake Dealerships have the expertise needed to answer all your questions on the towing capacity for the Silverado 1500. If you are in the Lewistown, State College, or Bellefonte areas, contact us or come by to schedule your test drive today.

Fields marked with an * are required