Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity

a 2023 Chevrolet Silverado driving in the woods
There’s a reason you see so many Silverado 1500s on Bossier City job sites. That would be its impressive towing capacity. How much can a Silverado 1500 tow? This truck is capable of towing over 13,000 pounds when properly equipped. How much weight can a Chevy Silverado 1500 tow when it’s equipped with a diesel engine? Let’s talk about the impressive Chevy Silverado 1500 towing capacity in detail. We’ll also explain when to use the tow/haul mode of the Silverado 1500.

 

 

How Much Can a 2023 Silverado 1500 Tow with a Diesel Engine?

So, how much can a Silverado 1500 tow, exactly? Greenwood drivers can choose from four engines for the 2023 Silverado 1500, and they each have their own towing capacity. How much weight can a Chevy Silverado 1500 tow when equipped with the Duramax® 3.0L Turbo-Diesel as opposed to the 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine? Here’s how the towing capacity breaks out by engine:

Duramax® 3.0L Turbo-Diesel

  • 2023 Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity – 9,500 pounds
  • 2023 Silverado 1500 Payload Capacity – 1,870 pounds
  • Horsepower – 277 hp
  • Torque – 460 lb-ft

6.2L EcoTec3 V8

  • 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity – 13,300 pounds
  • 2023 Silverado 1500 Payload Capacity – 1690 lbs / 2090 lbs with Max Trailering Package
  • Horsepower – 420 hp
  • Torque – 460 lb-ft

5.3L EcoTec3 V8

  • 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity – 11,500 pounds
  • 2023 Silverado 1500 Payload Capacity – 2060 lbs / 2170 lbs with Max Trailering Package
  • Horsepower – 355 hp
  • Torque – 383 lb-ft

2.7L Turbo

  • 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity – 7,900 pounds
  • 2023 Silverado 1500 Payload Capacity – 2,280 pounds
  • Horsepower – 305 hp
  • Torque – 285 lb-ft

2022 Silverado 1500 Payload & Towing Capacity

If you were impressed with the Chevy Silverado towing capacity, you’ll be blown away by its payload capacity. What is payload? A truck’s payload capacity is the amount of weight it can safely carry, including all of the weight in the cab and the cargo bed. Meaning that when you’re towing heavy objects throughout the Greenwood area, you can put additional cargo on the truck itself.

Depending on which engine you configure your Silverado 1500 with, your Silverado 1500 payload capacity and towing capacity will vary. Here’s a quick breakdown of the engine specifications:

2.7L Turbo High-Output Engine

  • Maximum towing capacity: 9,500 pounds
  • Maximum payload capacity: 2,270 pounds
  • Horsepower: 310 hp
  • Torque: 430 lb-ft

5.3L EcoTec3 V8

  • Maximum towing capacity: 11,000 pounds
  • Maximum payload capacity: 2,080 pounds
  • Horsepower: 355 hp
  • Torque: 383 lb-ft

5.3L EcoTec3 V8 w/ Dynamic Fuel Management

  • Maximum towing capacity: 11,200 pounds
  • Maximum payload capacity: 2,120 pounds
  • Horsepower: 355 hp
  • Torque: 383 lb-ft

6.2L EcoTec3 V8 w/ Dynamic Fuel Management

  • Maximum towing capacity: 13,300 pounds
  • Maximum payload capacity: 2,030 pounds
  • Horsepower: 420 hp
  • Torque: 460 lb-ft

DuraMax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel I-6

  • Maximum towing capacity: 13,300 pounds
  • Maximum payload capacity: 1,930 pounds
  • Horsepower: 277 hp
  • Torque: 460 lb-ft

When to Use the Tow/Haul Mode on the Chevy Silverado 1500

The tow/haul mode on the Chevy Silverado 1500 is designed to be engaged when your truck is towing or hauling particularly heavy loads. It’s not necessary to engage it on lighter loads. A general rule of thumb is to turn it on when the weight of the load you are towing is at least 75% of capacity.

Check Out the Chevy Silverado 1500 at Chevyland

Come down and take the Silverado 1500 for a test drive so that you can get a feel for its rugged performance. We’ll be glad to help you drive off in one of your own. Just be sure to check out our new vehicle specials. And, while you’re here, take a look at our other Chevy model research. We’re just down the road from Benton. So, drop by or contact us today.

 

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