2018 Chevy Silverado Towing Capacity

2018 Chevy Silverado Towing Capacity

What’s the most important thing you look for in a new pickup truck? Most drivers are looking for rugged and reliable capability, the thing that only trucks can offer. That means impressive towing capacity that allows you to always bring everything you need with you on your next adventure. Trucks are getting more popular as well, which means more options for you to choose from.

Competition may be fierce, but the 2018 Chevy Silverado tends to stand out among the rest. With its stylish design and impressive power, this truck reigns supreme as one of the most capable trucks available, but is it good enough for you? Find out in our comprehensive review of the 2018 Chevy Silverado towing capacity.

Maximum Towing Capacity

2018 Chevy Silverado Towing CapacityYou’ll find quite a few different engine options available with the Silverado, but when properly equipped, this truck can tow quite a bit. At most, the towing capacity for the Silverado is an incredible 12,500 pounds, which puts it among the very best in its class in terms of sheer capability.

Even if you don’t opt for the most powerful engine alongside the max trailering package, you can still tow up to 7,600 pounds at the lowest max capacity, which is still a significant improvement compared to the most capable SUVs and crossovers. As if that wasn’t enough already, the Silverado also features a 2,250-pound maximum payload capacity.

Engine Power

There are three different engine options for the Silverado, and they all help with your towing capacity. If you want to maximize your capability, however, you’ll have to get the 6.2-liter V8 engine. Offering an incredible 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, this engine is a force to be reckoned with on a truck this size.

2018 Chevy Silverado

Smaller engine options are available as well if you’re more interested in finding a balance between power and efficiency. The other V8 option is a 5.3-liter engine that produces 355 horsepower with 383 lb-ft of torque. With this, your maximum towing capacity is 11,100 pounds. The smallest 4.3-liter V6 engine still offers 285 horsepower alongside best-in-class V6 torque of 305 lb-ft. With this, you can tow up to 7,600 pounds.

Towing Technology

Brute strength is necessary to tow those heavy loads, but the Silverado also features advanced technology that makes towing easier than ever before. One of the best towing features is the StabiliTrak® with Trailer Sway Control system. This system constantly monitors your trailer, looking for signs of sway. Should sway be detected, this system will automatically apply vehicle and trailer brakes when necessary to maintain proper control.

There are also a few other features that will help with your towing endeavors. The Tow/Haul mode adjusts your transmission to better account for the extra weight of your trailer. You can even enjoy Hill Start Assist, which prevents rollback by giving you a few extra moments to move your foot to the accelerator from the brake when starting on a hill.

Test Drive the 2018 Chevy Silverado

The 2018 Chevy Silverado towing capacity is one of its best features, but it’s just one of many benefits you can enjoy with this powerful pickup. To learn more about everything it can offer, stop by your local Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte area Chevy dealer, The Lake Dealerships. Our friendly team is happy to show off everything this truck can do for you. Schedule your test drive today!

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