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Whether you’ve already decided on getting a specific Chevy truck for your hauling needs or if you’re still perusing our heavy duty trucks for sale, you’ve made a great decision by focusing on Chevy vehicles to get every job done. Heavy duty towing is, quite literally, no small task. So, don’t use a small or unprepared truck to do it. You might need a lot more than a one ton truck, and we can help with that! It’s a good idea to know exactly how much your truck is rated to tow, so you can understand what the limits are when it comes to your toughest jobs. Below, we’ll be going over the Chevy truck towing capacity for two of our popular heavy-duty towers. If you want to get right to the short of it, check out our towing capacity chart at the end of the article. Towing near Poinciana is made easy thanks to our Chevy trucks!
If you’ve looked at different spec sheets, you might have gotten a little overwhelmed trying to sort out all the different capacities mentioned in the list. For our purposes, the most important bit of information to know is the Chevy truck towing capacity. On Chevy’s website, this will be listed under “Capabilities,” “Trailering & Payload,” then “Max Conventional Trailering (in lbs.).” This is different from the payload capacity in that payload is what you can actually carry in your truck as opposed to what you can drag behind you with your hitch. Your tow rating will differ from model to model and powertrain to powertrain. How much you tow may also change some specs of your car, like the max EPA-estimated fuel economy.
It’s important to have a truck that is properly equipped before attempting any towing job, large or small. Chevy offers towing packages on many of their models to ensure you’re properly equipped, so if you plan on towing a lot, it’s a great idea to invest in one of those. In a towing package, you’ll likely see 5-, 6-, or 7-way connectors that are used to make your lighting functions work on whatever you’re towing (if applicable). Additional pins on connectors offer functionality for electric brakes. Depending on how much you tow, you can need a different hitch class ranging from I to V. If you need help determining what you need or how to set up your towing equipment, visit Dyer Chevy in Lake Wales near Poinciana to make sure your equipment matches up correctly for your truck towing capacity.
Look below to see all of this information in the easily-digestible chart we mentioned earlier!
Chevy Colorado Towing Capacity
Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity
Your Chevy truck towing capacity for the new Colorado for sale will differ based on the engine you choose. There are three engine options and, therefore, at least three different maximum towing capacities. There can sometimes be a difference between the available 4WD and 2WD drivetrains concerning the towing capacity. So, let’s take a look at the tow ratings below.
On the new Silverado 1500 for sale, you have the option of choosing a Max Trailering Package (MTP) on some models to significantly increase the cap on your towing capabilities. The MTP is only available on specific Crew Cab configurations.
|2.5L 4-Cylinder Engine with 2WD||3,500 lbs.||2.7L Turbo Engine with 2WD||9,600 lbs.|
|2.5L 4-Cylinder Engine with 4WD||3,500 lbs.||2.7L Turbo Engine with 4WD||9,400 lbs.|
|2.8L Turbo-Diesel Engine with 2WD||7,700 lbs.||3.0L Turbo-Diesel Engine with 2WD||9,500 lbs.|
|2.8L Turbo-Diesel Engine with 4WD||7,600 lbs./5,000 lbs. with ZR2 trim||3.0L Turbo-Diesel Engine with 4WD||9,100 lbs.|
|3.6L V6 Engine with 2WD||7,000 lbs.||4.3L EcoTec3 V8 Engine with 2WD||7,900 lbs.|
|3.6L V6 Engine with 4WD||7,000 lbs./5,000 lbs. with ZR2 trim||4.3L EcoTec3 V8 Engine with 4WD||7,600 lbs.|
|5.3L EcoTec3 V8 Engine with 2WD||10,000 lbs.|
|5.3L EcoTec3 V8 Engine with 4WD||9,700 lbs.|
|6.2L EcoTec3 V8 Engine (only available in 4WD):||9,100 lbs./11,900 lbs. with MTP|
If you live near Poinciana or anywhere in Lake Wales, feel free to give us a visit. This way, one of our team members can go through all the most important information to know before you start your tow. We’ll also be happy to help you hook up your equipment the right way so that nothing goes awry on the road. Ready to tow? Give us a call or visit our dealership near Poinciana today!