The 2021 Chevy lineup boasts some serious towing capacity, particularly the Chevy trucks. That's why at White-Allen Chevrolet, we carry more Chevy trucks than any other dealer in the Dayton, Ohio, area. When you pick the right truck and equip it properly, we're talking up to 36,000 pounds of towing capacity. Throw in a max payload of up to 7,442 pounds, and there's no job you can't handle with a Chevy truck. Let's take a closer look at three of the most popular Chevy trucks and what they bring to the towing table.
2021 Chevy Silverado 1500
450 × 225When properly equipped, the Silverado 1500 can tow up to 13,300 pounds with the right powertrain and tow package. Plus, it can haul an additional 2,280 pounds in the bed. How does that sound to you? Chevy offers eight trim levels on the Silverado 1500. Let's take a closer look at how their towing capacities compare.

Work Truck Trim
Chevy engineered the Work Truck trim to work. You get four powertrain options, starting with the 4.3-liter V-6 engine and a six-speed manual transmission. This powertrain tows up to 7,900 pounds while delivering 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet torque. 
Moving up to the 5.3-liter V-8 engine, you get two transmission options, the six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic. Either way, this powertrain puts out 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet torque and can tow up to 10,000 pounds. You can opt for the 2.7-liter turbocharged engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission and get 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet torque. This powertrain can tow up to 9,300 pounds.
Custom Trim

You have the same powertrain options on the Custom as you do with the Work Truck, with slightly different results. The 4.3-liter powertrain can tow up to 7,600 pounds. The 5.3-liter with either transmission tows up to 9,700 pounds, and the 2.7-liter turbo can tow 9,300 pounds.
Custom Trail Boss Trim
You get four powertrain options on this trim level, but Chevy swapped out the 2.7-liter turbo for the powerful 6.2-liter V-8 engine with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The 6.2-liter can tow up to 9,300 pounds while putting out an impressive 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet torque. The 4.3-liter powertrain tows up to 7,300 pounds, and the two variations of the 5.3-liter powertrain tow up to 9,400 pounds.
LT Trim
Chevy brings back the 2.7-liter turbo on this model, loses the 6.2-liter engine, and adds the 3.0-liter Duramax turbo-diesel engine to the mix. The turbo-diesel puts out 277 horsepower, 460 pound-feet of torque, and tows up to 9,500 pounds, all while giving you the efficiency and low maintenance of diesel. The 2.7-liter turbo powertrain can tow up to 9,300 pounds, while the 5.3-liter powertrain options can handle up to 11,500 pounds when equipped with the Max Trailering Package.

RST Trim

The RST trim has five of the six powertrain options already mentioned, not offering the 4.3-liter engine. Their towing capacities remain the same for the 2.7-, 5.3-, and 3.0-liter engines. The 6.2-liter engine gets paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and a Max Trailering Package to tow up to 13,300 pounds.

LT Trail Boss Trim

Chevy offers two engines on the LT Trail Boss trim, the 5.3-liter, and 6.2-liter, both with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Both powertrain options can tow up to 9,300 pounds.

LTZ Trim

On the LTZ, you have your choice of four powertrain options. You can choose one of the two 5.3-liter engines with the Max Trailering Package and get a towing capacity of 11,500 pounds, or go for the 3.0-liter turbo-diesel to get 9,500 pounds. The 6.2-liter engine with the Max Trailering Package can tow up to 12,100 pounds.

Silverado 2500 HD

The Silverado 2500 HD has two powertrain options, one gas, and one diesel. The standard 6.6-liter V-8 engine paired with the six-speed automatic transmission puts out 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet torque. When properly equipped, this gas powertrain can tow up to 14,500 pounds and haul 3,760 pounds. A 6.6-liter Duramax turbo-diesel engine paired to the Allison 10-speed automatic transmission can tow up to 18,500 pounds while pumping out 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet torque.

Silverado 3500 HD

You get the same two powertrain options on the Silverado 3500 HD as you get with the 2500 HD series. When properly equipped, the 3500 HD has a max conventional tow rating of up to 20,000 pounds. Adding the Gooseneck Trailer Prep Package to the turbo-diesel powertrain jumps that number to a monstrous 36,000-pound tow capacity.

Advanced Trailering Systems

Chevy offers some impressive towing technology to go with all that capacity.

Up To 15 Camera Views

You can get up to 15 camera views to cover every angle around your truck and trailer. You'll get four hitch views from the rear top-down, surround view, hitch view, and a bed view. Six driving views include a transparent trailer view that allows you to see through your trailer to the traffic behind. Plus, a rear camera view on your mirror, a picture-in-picture option, and even a view from inside your trailer. You even get five parking views to help you navigate tight spaces.

In-Vehicle Trailering App

Now you can set up profiles for multiple trailer configurations. The app tracks tire pressure, lighting systems, pre-departure checklists, and more.

Trailering Tech

The Silverado lineup of trucks has some great trailering systems available. The Trailer Sway Control system helps keep your trailer moving in tandem with your Silverado on its intended path. Hill Start Assist and Auto Grade Braking systems make driving with a trailer more manageable than ever. You'll find the segment-first Trailer Theft Alert system to help protect your property.

Test Drive A New Chevrolet Today At White-Allen Chevrolet

If you need a truck with serious towing capability, we have the most expansive selection of Silverado trucks in the Dayton, OH region at White-Allen Chevrolet. Our customers come from Kettering to New Englewood and Beaver Creek to New Lebanon to find the best deal on a new Chevy. We invite you to browse our inventory online or stop by any time. One of our friendly, knowledgeable staff will show you the different Silverado trims, explain their features, and then let you take your favorite for a test drive.

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