2022 Chevy Silverado 2500 Towing Capacity

2022 Chevy Silverado HD towing flatbed trailer

Silverado Heavy Duty trucks are pretty popular on New Braunfels job sites. The famous Chevy Silverado towing capacity probably has something to do with that. The 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500 towing capacity continues with this tradition, coming in at a massive 18,510 pounds when properly equipped. Let’s take a closer look at the capabilities of this powerful pickup. 



2022 Chevy Silverado 2500 Towing Capacity by Engine

So, which engine gives you the maximum Chevy Silverado towing capacity, the gas or diesel? Here is the Chevy Silverado towing capacity and other engine specs for each option:

Chevy Silverado 2500 Towing Capacity by Engine

Gas V8

  • Maximum Chevy Silverado Towing Capacity – 17,310 pounds when properly equipped
  • Horsepower – 401 hp @ 5,200 rpm
  • Torque – 464 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm

Turbocharged Diesel V8

  • Maximum Chevy Silverado Towing Capacity – 18,510 pounds when properly equipped
  • Horsepower – 445 hp @ 2,800 rpm
  • Torque – 910 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm

Properly Equipped for the Max Chevy Silverado Towing Capacity

The Silverado 2500 comes in multiple combinations of options, including cab size, bed size, wheel size, and hitch type. All of those options affect the final towing capacity of this truck. To get the maximum Chevy Silverado 2500 towing capacity, choose the following options:

  • Regular cab/long bed combination
  • 17″ wheels
  • Fifth-wheel/gooseneck hitch 

What the Chevy Silverado 2500 Towing Capacity Can Handle

Big trailers, small trailers, campers, boats, you name it, this truck can handle all of that and more, thanks to its 18,510-pound towing capacity. Here are just a few of the things the Silverado 2500 can handle:

What Can Be Towed with the Chevy Silverado Towing Capacity

  • Camper trailer
  • Horse trailer
  • Large flatbed trailer
  • Large enclosed utility trailer
  • Dump trailer
  • Sailboat
  • Aluminum fishing boat
  • Fiberglass fishing boat
  • Some cabin cruiser boats
  • Pontoon boat
  • ATVs
  • Motorcycles
  • Jet skis 

Advanced Towing Features

If you’re going to do a lot of serious towing along our Schertz roads, you’re going to need the right accessories. Chevy has got you covered. The Chevy Advanced Trailering System makes towing safer and easier:

  • Trailer maintenance reminders
  • Trailer security alerts
  • Trailer mileage
  • Tow/haul reminder
  • Trailer electrical diagnostics
  • Trailer tire pressure monitoring alert
  • Pre-departure checklist

Test Drive the Chevy Silverado 2500 at Northside Chevrolet

Reading about the impressive performance of the Silverado 2500 will get you only so far. You need to get behind the wheel of this beast so you can experience its raw power for yourself. You can do that today at our dealership. And, if you’d like to learn more, check out our comparison of the Chevy Silverado 2500 and the Silverado 1500, as well as our comparison of the Silverado 2500 with the Ford F-250. We’re just a short trip away from Boerne. Feel free to drop by or contact us today!

Curious if the towing capacity for the 2021 Chevy Silverado is any different? All in all, the 2021 Chevy Silverado 2500 towing capacity is 18,500 pounds. Its payload ranges from 3,614 to 3,900 pounds. Below, you can learn more about this hard-working truck and why it’s a great option if you’re in the market for a used pickup truck.

2021 Chevy Silverado 2500 Engine Options

New Braunfels drivers want a reliable pickup truck that serves them well. Needless to say, powerful trucks require powerful engines. Below, you can find more details about the 2021 Chevy Silverado 2500 engines:

6.6L V8 Gas Engine:

  • This engine earns a maximum towing capacity of 14,500 pounds when paired with the Regular Cab Long Bed 2WD, 17-inch wheels, and available fifth-wheel or gooseneck hitch.
  • Generates 401 hp and 464 lb-ft of torque.
  • Six-speed automatic transmission.

Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 Engine: 

  • This Silverado 2500 diesel engine archives the maximum towing capacity of 18,500 pounds on properly equipped configurations.
  • Generates 445 hp and 910 lb-ft of torque.
  • The available Allison® 10-speed automatic transmission allows this model to fully utilize its torque, so it can tow its full capacity in first gear.

2021 Chevy Silverado 2500: Towing Features

In addition to powerful engines and transmission, the Chevy Silverado towing capacity is only helped by the truck’s array of tow-ready features. With the Advanced Trailering System, you can expect the following:

Customizable towing experience all around:

  • Pre-departure checklist
  • Trailer maintenance reminders
  • Trailer security alerts
  • Trailer mileage
  • Tow/haul reminder
  • Trailer electrical diagnostics
  • Trailer tire pressure monitoring alert

Additional towing features for improved performance and safety:

  • Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control
  • StabiliTrak with Trailer Sway Control and Proactive Rollover Avoidance
  • Auto Park Brake Assist
  • New Park Grade Hold Assist


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