What Is the Towing Capacity of a Chevy 1500?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 15, 2020 3:44:40 AM ET

As of 2015, the towing capacity of a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is rated up to 12,000 pounds, depending on the model and configuration of the truck. The average Chevy Silverado 1500 is designed to have a towing capacity of at least 7,600 pounds for the V-6 engine model.

To reach the maximum towing capacity of 12,000 pounds, a Chevy 1500 with a two-wheel drive system is required to pair the max trailering package with the 6.2 liter EcoTec3 V-8 engine. A four-wheel drive Chevy 1500 with a similar setup is rated to have a towing capacity of up to 11,900 pounds.