How Much Can the Chevy Silverado 1500 Tow?

2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 with Horse Trailer

Upgrade your pickup to a Chevy Silverado 1500, and enjoy the impressive towing capacities this tried-and-true truck is known for. Below, we’ve highlighted the towing capacities and engines for the 2018-2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 models. Then, when you’re ready, check out our used Chevy Silverado inventory to find yours! 



2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity & Engine Specs

The 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 towing capacity ranges up to 13,300 pounds with the proper equipment. Hendersonville drivers have five engine options:

  • 310-hp 2.7 turbo high-output engine 
  • 355-hp 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine
  • 355-hp 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine with Dynamic Fuel Management
  • 420-hp 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine with Dynamic Fuel Management 
  • 277-hp Duramax 3.0L turbo-diesel I-6 engine (This is the engine to choose if you want the full towing capacity.) 

2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity & Engine Specs

Like the 2022 model, the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 also tows up to 13,300 pounds. The engine options are similar to the 2022 model’s, with a few differences to note: 

  • 285-hp 4.3L V6 engine 
  • 310-hp 2.7L Turbo engine
  • 355-hp 5.3L V8 engine with Direct Fuel Management
  • 420-hp 6.2L V8 engine (With this engine, the Chevy Silverado 1500 can tow its maximum of 13,300 pounds.) 
  • 260-hp 3.0L V6 turbo-diesel engine 

2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity & Engine Specs

The 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 can tow 100 pounds more than the 2021 and 2022 models. The engine options for the 2020 model are almost identical, with the exception of the horsepower figure for the 3.0L V6 turbo-diesel engine. The 2020 model generates 277 hp — slightly higher than the 2021 model. 

2019 Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity & Engine Specs

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing capacity is 12,200 pounds. Hendersonville drivers can choose from four engines, although there’s no turbo-diesel option for this model year: 

  • 310-hp 2.7L Turbo engine 
  • 285-hp 4.3L V6 engine 
  • 355-hp 5.3L V8 engine
  • 420-hp 6.2L V8 engine (tows the max. of 12,200 pounds)

2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity & Engine Specs

With a 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500, you can expect to tow up to 12,500 pounds. Three engine choices are available for the 2018 model, which include: 

  • 285-hp 4.3L V6 engine
  • 355-hp 5.3L V8 engine
  • 420-hp 6.2L V8 engine (can tow the maximum of 12,500 pounds)

Test Drive a Chevy Silverado 1500 at Music City Autoplex! 

So, what can a Chevy Silverado 1500 tow? For the 2018-2022 models, the towing capacity ranges from 12,200-13,400 pounds.If you’re shopping for a used Chevy Silverado 1500, Music City Autoplex has you covered with our impressive pre-owned inventory. Contact us online or call us at (888) 797-4947 to schedule a test drive in Madison. In the meantime, apply for financing to get the buying process started! 


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