EcoTec 4.3L V6: With this engine, you can tow up to 7,600 lbs. This will be perfect for grabbing a dirt bike and heading outside for the day!
EcoTec 5.3L V8: If the EcoTec 5.3L is equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission, it can tow up to 9,300 lbs. This will easily have you bring the small camper with you for the weekend. If paired with the Max Trailering Package, then it can reach up to 11,000 lbs! If you do not have the eight-speed automatic transmission or Max Trailering Package, then this engine can tow 9,800 lbs. However, include the Max Trailering Package to this model, it can go up to 11,100 lbs.
EcoTec 6.2L V8: This powerful force can reach up to 9,400 lbs. If you add the Max Trailering Package, then it can reach the maximum 12,500 lbs! For those who want to bring two off-road vehicles, this will be the Silverado 1500 for you.
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What else helps the Silverado 1500 reach these excellent towing numbers? For one, it's the high strength steel frame. The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a roll-formed steel pickup box floor that's durable, lighter, and stronger than a traditional stamped steel bed. You can find the Hydroformed, boxed high-strength steel frame with nine cross members to provide lateral support.