2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Towing Capabilities

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 makes towing power a priority, allowing Florence drivers to make the most of their truck driving experience thanks to:

  • A high-strength steel body structure
  • Various bed lengths and cabin configurations
  • Three engine options
  • Best-in-class V8 towing capacity

Towing Features and Perks

Certain features aide the new Chevy Silverado 1500 with its towing, and in turn allow this pickup truck to reach best-in-class returns on towing and payload capacities:

12,500 Pounds with Max Trailering Package

The Silverado 1500 achieves its maximum available towing of 12,500 pounds when it is equipped with the Max Trailering Package and a 6.2L V8 engine.

Tow/Haul Mode

This system adjusts transmission shifts to accommodate you when you are towing or hauling a heavy load, and even compensates for driving on steep grades

2,250 Pounds of Maximum Payload

Depending on the setup of your Chevy Silverado, you’ll be able to achieve a maximum payload of 2,250 pounds

Hill Start Assist

When you’re traversing up a hill, this feature holds the brakes to allow you to switch to the accelerator without fear of rolling backward during the change.

More Towing Figures

No matter which version of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 you select, you’ll get a strong engine capable of peak performance:

Engine Horsepower Torque Towing Capacity
4.3L V6 285 hp 305 lb-ft of torque 7,600 pounds
5.3L V8 355 hp 383 lb-ft of torque 11,100 pounds
6.2L V8 420 hp 460 lb-ft of torque 12,500 pounds


In addition, you’ll also find a variety of optional packages and features that will boost your towing experience, including:

  • StabiliTrak with Trailer Sway Control, which automatically senses when your trailer is swaying and applies brakes both on the truck and on the trailer for stability.
  • Shear-Style and Hydraulic Body Mounts, which improves comfort and reduces shakiness when hauling, towing, or navigating difficult Covington terrain.
  • EZ Lift & Lower Tailgate, which makes loading and unloading easier than ever.

Independence drivers can find the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 on sale now at Tom Gill Chevy, alongside the other available Chevrolet trucks. Be sure to compare the Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. Ford F-150 before you buy. Don’t hesitate to contact our team for more information about the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing capabilities or to schedule a test drive!

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