2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity

May 10th, 2021 by
2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Many Madison drivers ask us here at Music City Autoplex about the Chevy Silverado 1500 towing capacity. The 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 towing capacity is up to 13,400 pounds, and the Silverado 1500 payload capacity is up to 2,250 pounds. The Chevy Silverado 1500’s remarkable hydroformed, boxed high-strength steel frame and other towing features are just some of the many features that make towing easier in the Nashville area. Learn more about the 2020 Silverado 1500 towing capacity here, and then get behind the wheel at Music City Autoplex.

Chevy Silverado Towing Capacity by Engine

The Chevy Silverado offers plenty of engine choices, so, from weekend adventures in Hendersonville to the job site and beyond, the Silverado is up for the task. The Chevy Silverado towing capacity varies depending on the engine you choose:

  • 2.7L Turbo Engine: This standard Chevy Silverado 1500 engine provides 310 hp and 348 lb-ft of torque, with a towing capacity of 7,000 pounds.
  • 4.3L V6 Engine: You’ll enjoy the impressive performance of 285 hp and best-in-class 305 lb-ft of torque and the ability to tow up to 7,900 pounds with this V6.
  • 5.3L V8 Engine: An upgrade to this robust engine provides a towing capacity of 11,600 pounds while delivering 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque.
  • 6.2L V8 Engine: This popular engine allows Clarksville drivers to tow up to the maximum Silverado 1500 towing capacity of 13,400 pounds (on the RST trim) and get 420 hp with 460 lb-ft of torque.
  • 3.0L V6 Turbo-Diesel: For those people that prefer the long-term durability of a diesel engine, this powertrain has 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, with a 9,300-pound towing capacity.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Towing Features

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is more than muscle. It also comes with intuitive towing and hauling features that provide more control and peace of mind. Check out these helpful features:

  • Trailering Package: Every Silverado 1500 comes standard with the Trailering Package. It includes a trailering hitch platform with a 2-inch receiver, a 4-pin connector, a 7-wire harness with a 7-way sealed connector, and an automatic locking rear differential.
  • Optional Max Trailering Package: Boost your towing capabilities even further with this package, available on exclusive Silverado 1500 trims. It provides upgraded rear springs, revised shock tuning, the Handling/Trailering Suspension Package, and more.
  • Optional Tow Mirrors: If you’ve ever had the frustrating experience of not being able to see what’s behind you when towing, you know how crucial this feature is. Extended view towing mirrors for Chevy Silverado trucks improve visibility and safety around Madison.

Test Drive a Chevy Silverado 1500 at Music City Autoplex

Now that you know more about the Chevy Silverado towing capacity and Silverado 1500 payload, when you’re ready to experience this extraordinary pickup in person, contact Music City Autoplex. Our helpful team will answer all of your questions and take you for a test drive. Then, our finance team will work their magic to get you a price you can afford on a high-quality pre-owned Silverado model. Browse our pre-owned vehicle specials and then give us a call.


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