Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity (Updated 2022)

The Chevy Silverado can tow up to 13,300 lbs with a Double cab, 20 in. wheels, Maxtrailering Package and 2WD 3.0 L diesel engine or 4×4 6.2 L EcoTec3 engine.

Without the max towing package, the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 can tow between 8,900 and 9,900 lbs.

If you are looking for the towing capacity of your 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500, look no further, this article will give you the towing capacity for each model.

From what I can tell, the towing capacity for the Silverado 1500 and the Silverado 1500 LTD (or limited) are the same. They just differ slightly in terms of trim levels and appearance.

chevy silverado 1500 towing capacity

Trims

The 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 only has 4 different trims for the standards 1500. There is, however, a Limited version of the Silverado which uses the letters LTD. The Chevy Silverado 1500 LTD has 8 trims.

Silverado 1500 TrimsSilverado 1500 LTD Trims
WTWT
LTLT
CustomCustom
RSTRST
LTZ
High Country
Custom Trail Boss
LT Trail Boss
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trims 2022

Cab and Bed Sizes

The cab types in the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 are Regular, Double Cab, and Crew Cab.

The regular is a single-row seating cab, while the Double Cab and Crew cab can support two different rows of passengers.

The Double cab is slightly smaller than the Crew in both length, rear-seat space, and rear door sizes.

Bed Sizes

There are three main bed sizes for the Silverado 1500. These include the short, standard, and long bed.

The short bed is 5 ft 10 in., the standard bed is 6.5 ft, and the long bed is 8 ft.

The exact lengths are slightly different than what is listed above, but this helps to compare truck bed lengths to other similar models.

Are these bed sizes big, small or average? Read: Size of a Pickup Truck Bed & Styles to compare these bed sizes to other pickup trucks.

Packages

There are a number of packages available with the Silverado, but when it comes to towing packages, there are only two available. The Max Trailering Package and the Trailering Package.

Trailering Package

The trailering package does not offer any extra towing capacity capabilities, but does allow the Silverado to now accommodate towing. The Silverado does not come with any towing equipment available unless the trailering package is added.

This simply adds the equipment needed to connect a trailer to the vehicle. See items below:

  • Trailer Hitch
  • 2″ receiver hitch
  • 4 pin/7 pin connectors
  • 7 wire harness

Max Trailering Package

The Max Trailering package includes everything in the trailering package and some. Unlike the Trailering package, the max trailering package can provide additional towing capacity to the vehicle than what is listed by Chevrolet.

  • Trailering Package
  • Enhanced cooling radiator
  • heavy duty rear springs
  • 3.42 axle ratio (gas)
  • 3.73 axle ratio (diesel)
  • Trailer brake controller

Towing Capacity by Engine

To determine the towing capacity of your vehicle, you need to know the:

  1. engine type
  2. bed size
  3. cab size
  4. drivetrain
  5. axle ratio

If you know all of these items, then move on to the next section by engine to determine your towing capacity.

If not:

  1. Start with the VIN decoder from Autozone to determine the engine in the vehicle
  2. Measure the bed size with a tape measure to determine whether you have a short, long, or standard bed
  3. The cab size should be evident by whether or not you have two rows and if the back doors are full-sized
  4. Drivetrain should be determined with the VIN as well
  5. The axle ratio will be listed on the side of the driver’s door on the certification sticker

What sets Chevrolet apart from other manufacturers is that they include all the important towing information on the side of the passenger door on the certification trailering sticker.

Here you will find GCWR, GVWR, curb weight, payload, and towing ratings. This is the best way to ensure you have the appropriate measures for your Silverado.

You may be interested in: What is GVWR?

chevy silverado 1500 certification label 2021

Engines in 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500

Compared to the 2021 model of the Chevy Silverado 1500, there is one less engine option. The 2022 model gets rid of the 4.3 L V6 engine, but keeps the rest in the family.

This means that the Chevy Silverado 1500 is available with the following engines:

  • 2.7 L Turbo
  • 3.0 L Duramax Turbo-Diesel
  • 5.3 L Ecotec3
  • 6.2 L Ecotec3
2.7 L3.0 L Diesel5.3 L6.2 L
Regular Cab
Long Bed
xx
Double Cab
Standard Bed
xxxx (4×4)
Crew Cab
Short Bed
xxxx (4×4)
Crew Cab
Standard Bed
xxx (4×4)
Engine compatibility with Chevy Silverado 1500 configurations 2022

Towing Capacity by Engine

Chevrolet separates the towing capacity of a Silverado by the engine type inside the truck rather than the trim.

So this section is going to provide you with the towing capacities listed by Chevrolet in their compare compatibilities tool.

Before you read on to find your specific towing capacity by engine, you should know that this information is used for comparison purposes. You will find the appropriate towing capacity by calculating it yourself/looking at your individual trailering sticker.

In addition, Chevy hasn’t released their 2022 trailering and towing guide, they do not list all the towing capacities of their trucks with the max trailering package. This will be updated when it becomes available.

The max towing capacity without the max trailering package is 8,900 – 9,500 lbs.

how is towing capacity calculated

2.7 L Turbo Towing Capacity

The 2.7 L Turbo Engine in the Chevy Silverado 1500 has 310 hp @ 5,600 rpm and 348 lb.-ft. of torque @ 1,500 rpm.

The GCWR of all vehicles with this engine is 14,500 lbs. The max towing capacity of the 2.7 L engine is between 8,900 and 9,500 lbs.

Axle RatioTowing Capacity (lbs)GCWR (lbs)
Regular Cab
Long Bed
(4×2/4×4)
3.429,500/9,30014,500
Double Cab
Standard Bed
(4×2/4×4)
3.429,200/9,00014,500
Crew Cab
Short Bed
(4×2/4×4)
3.429,200/9,00014,500
Crew Cab
Standard Bed
(4×2/4×4)
3.429,200/8,90014,500
Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity for 2.7 L Turbo Engine (2022)

3.0 L Duramax Turbo-Diesel I6 Engine Towing Capacity

The 3.0 L Duramax Turbo-Diesel Engine in the Chevy Silverado 1500 is the only diesel engine offered in the family, but is not available with all cab and bed sizes.

It has 277 hp @ 3,750 rpm and 460 lb.-ft. of torque @ 1,500 rpm.

The GCWR of all vehicles with this engine is 15,000 lbs. The max towing capacity of the 3.0 L diesel engine is between 8,900 and 9,300 lbs.

Axle RatioTowing Capacity (lbs)GCWR (lbs)
Double Cab
Standard Bed
(4×2/4×4)
3.239,300/9,00015,000
Crew Cab
Short Bed
(4×2/4×4)
3.239,300/9,00015,000
Crew Cab
Standard Bed
(4×2/4×4)
3.73-/8,900 15,000
Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity for 3.0 L Duramax Turbo-Diesel Engine (2022)

5.3 L EcoTec3 V8 Towing Capacity

The 5.3 L EcoTec2 V8 Engine in the Chevy Silverado 1500 has 355 hp @ 5,600 rpm and 383 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4,100 rpm.

It is the most powerful engine of the family and provides the highest towing capacity.

The GCWR of all vehicles with this engine is 15,000 lbs. The max towing capacity of the 5.3 L engine is between 9,400 and 9,900 lbs.

Axle RatioTowing Capacity (lbs)GCWR (lbs)
Regular Cab
Long Bed
(4×2/4×4)
3.239,900/9,70015,000
Double Cab
Standard Bed
(4×2/4×4)
3.239,700/9,50015,000
Crew Cab
Short Bed
(4×2/4×4)
3.23
9,700/9,500
15,000
Crew Cab
Standard Bed
(4×2/4×4)
3.239,600/9,40015,000
Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity for 5.3 L EcoTec3 Engine (2022)

6.2 L EcoTec3 V8 Towing Capacity

The 6.2 L EcoTec3 V8 Engine is the larger engine of the EcoTec3 family in the Chevy Silverado 1500. It is only available with 4×4 wheel drive trucks.

It has 420 hp @ 5,600 rpm and 460 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4,100 rpm.

The GCWR of all vehicles with this engine is 14,500 lbs. The max towing capacity of the 6.2 L engine is between 8,900 and 9,500 lbs.

Axle RatioTowing Capacity lbs (4×4)GCWR (lbs)
Double Cab
Standard Bed
3.239,20015,000
Crew Cab
Short Bed
3.239,10015,000
Crew Cab
Standard Bed
3.239,00015,000
Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity for 6.2 L EcoTec3 Engine (2022)

Payload Capacity and Curb Weight

Though you probably came here for the towing capacity of your Chevy Silverado, it is also important you understand and know the payload capacity of your truck.

If you are new to payload capacity, read: What is GVWR? to get a better understanding. Similarly, even if you know your towing capacity and don’t exceed it, you need to make sure you are not exceeding the payload capacity at the same time.

I explain this in more detail in How towing capacity is calculated?

Payload capacity refers to the amount of weight that can be safely carried in a truck (including cargo and passengers).

Curb weight is the amount of weight that the truck weighs without anything in it and is used to calculate towing and payload capacity.

Without any package, the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 payload capacity is 1,780 – 2,431 lbs.

The curb weight of a pickup truck is based on the cab type, bed size, drive train, and engine. I’ve separated this article by engine to keep it consistent with the towing capacities.

2.7 L Turbo Payload Capacity and Weight

The curb weight of a Silverado with 2.7 L engine lies between 4,369 and 4,920 lbs.

The GVWR is either 6,800 or 7,000 lbs with a payload capacity of 2,050 to 2,431 lbs.

Axle RatioPayload Capacity (lbs) GVWR (lbs)Curb Weight (lbs)
Regular Cab
Long Bed
(4×2/4×4)
3.422,431/2,3186,800/6,8004,369/4,582
Double Cab
Standard Bed
(4×2/4×4)
3.422,201/2,1856,800/7,0004,599/4,815
Crew Cab
Short Bed
(4×2/4×4)
3.422,198/2,1856,800/7,0004,602/4,815
Crew Cab
Standard Bed
(4×2/4×4)
3.422,060/2,0506,800/7,0004,700/4,920
Chevy Silverado 1500 Payload Capacity and Weight for 2.7 L Turbo Engine (2022)

3.0 L Duramax Turbo-Diesel I6 Engine Payload Capacity and Weight

The curb weight of a Silverado with 3.0 L Diesel engine lies between 4,599 and 5,290 lbs.

The GVWR is as low as 6,900 and up to 7,200 lbs with a payload capacity of 1,770 to 2,398lbs.

Axle RatioPayload Capacity (lbs) GVWR (lbs)Curb Weight (lbs)
Double Cab
Standard Bed
(4×2/4×4)
3.232,301/2,2856,900/7,1004,599/4,815
Crew Cab
Short Bed
(4×2/4×4)
3.232,398/2,3857,000/7,2004,602/4,815
Crew Cab
Standard Bed
(4×2/4×4)
3.73-/1,7707,1005,290
Chevy Silverado 1500 Payload Capacity and Weight for 3.0 L Duramax Turbo-Diesel Engine (2022)

5.3 L Ecotec3 V8 Payload Capacity and Weight

The curb weight of a Silverado with 5.3 L engine lies between 4,369 and 5,000 lbs.

The GVWR is between 6,800 or 7,100 lbs with a payload capacity of 1,970 to 2,431 lbs.

Axle RatioPayload Capacity (lbs) GVWR (lbs)Curb Weight (lbs)
Regular Cab
Long Bed
(4×2/4×4)
3.232,431/2,3186,800/6,9004,369/4,582
Double Cab
Standard Bed
(4×2/4×4)
3.23
2,201/2,185
6,800/7,0004,599/4,815
Crew Cab
Short Bed
(4×2/4×4)
3.232,298/2,2856,900/7,1004,602/4,815
Crew Cab
Standard Bed
(4×2/4×4)
3.231,970/1,9606,800/7,0004,800/5,000
Chevy Silverado 1500 Payload Capacity and Weight for 5.3 L EcoTec3 Engine (2022)

6.2 L Ecotec V8 Payload Capacity and Weight

The curb weight of a Silverado with 6.2 L engine is either 4,815 or 5,180 lbs.

The GVWR is 7,000 lbs with a payload capacity of either 1,780 or 2,185 lbs.

Axle RatioPayload Capacity (lbs) GVWR (lbs)Curb Weight (lbs)
Double Cab
Standard Bed
3.232,1857,0004,815
Crew Cab
Short Bed
3.232,1857,0004,815
Crew Cab
Standard Bed
3.231,7807,0005,180
Chevy Silverado 1500 Payload Capacity and Weight for 6.2 L EcoTec3 Engine (2022)

Conclusion

Though this guide provides good guidance on how much you can tow with your 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500, you should always calculate your own towing capacity.

Not sure how? Read: How is Towing Capacity Calculated? Here you will find a helpful calculator as well.

You’ll still need the GCWR, which should be appropriately listed here, but you should double-check your manual and sticker before you make a final decision.

And don’t forget that you need to consider the trailer tongue weight as well to make sure you don’t exceed your payload capacity and have an evenly distributed trailer. Read: What is trailer tongue weight? & How to Measure It

Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity by year

YearTowing CapacityPayload Capacity
20228,900 – 13,300 lbs1,780 – 2,431 lbs
20217,200 – 13,300 lbs1,670 – 2,280 lbs
20206,600 – 13,400 lbs1,600 – 2,250 lbs
20196,700 – 12,200 lbs1,670 – 2,250 lbs
Towing Capacity of Chevy Silverado 1500 Chart by year

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