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Odds are, if you’re shopping for a new pickup, you’re after one that can manage a pretty heavy load. And why not? After all, that’s what pickups are meant for. But what are the options if you’re in the market for a pickup that can tow more than 10,000 pounds? Check out just a handful of them below.

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The 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500

If you’re after a pickup that can tow more than 10,000 pounds, you might want to consider the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500. Available with a 420-hp 6.2-liter V8 engine under its hood, this year’s Silverado can tow a maximum of 13,300 pounds when properly equipped. And if you’re after a pickup equipped with a diesel engine? You can expect a Chevy Silverado 1500 equipped with the available Duramax 3.0-liter inline-six turbo-diesel engine to tow up to 9,500 pounds. While that won’t give you enough power to tow upwards of 10,000 pounds, it’s still pretty impressive.  

The 2021 Ford F-150 

The Ford F-150 has long been known for its impressive towing capabilities. Now in the 2021 model year, the Ford F-150 is still one of the most capable pickup trucks in its segment. Opt for the F-150’s available 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine and the Max Trailer Tow Package, and this year’s F-150 can easily tow more than 10,000 pounds. In fact, the 2021 Ford F-150 can tow a maximum of 14,000 pounds when properly equipped.

The 2021 Chevy Silverado HD

If you thought that the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 was strong, then prepare to be really impressed by the Chevy Silverado HD. While the Chevy Silverado 2500 HD boasts a maximum towing capacity of up to 18,510 pounds, the Chevy Silverado 3500 HD is able to tow a maximum of 36,000 pounds when properly equipped. Add in towing technologies like a comprehensive suite of cameras and a segment-first Advanced Trailering System, and this pickup makes for a great choice if you’re after a truck that can tow more than 10,000 pounds.

The 2021 Ford Super Duty 

According to Ford, the 2021 Ford Super Duty boasts the best maximum available gas conventional tow rating in its segment. Ford isn’t wrong either. When it comes to towing more than 10,000 pounds, the Ford Super Duty is an absolute beast. According to Car and Driver,  the strongest Super Duty is more than capable of towing up to 24,200 pounds when outfitted with a conventional trailer hitch. And if that’s not enough brawn for you, opt for a Super Duty with a fifth-wheel and a gooseneck hitch you can expect the Ford Super Duty to haul an impressive 37,000 pounds.

The 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 

While the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 can’t tow quite as much as other pickups on the list, it can tow more than 10,000 pounds when properly equipped. Opt for the GMC Sierra 1500’s available 6.2-liter V8 engine, and this truck can tow approximately 11,800 pounds. Keep in mind, however, that you will need to opt for a GMC Sierra 1500 equipped with the available Max Trailering Package to achieve such a high towing capacity too.

Choosing a pickup that can tow more than 10,000 pounds

There are plenty of pickups out there that can tow more than 10,000 pounds. In fact, we’ve named only just a handful of them here. So, if you’re finding yourself less than impressed with this round of trucks, then not to fear. With so many options available, you’re bound to find the ideal pickup for satisfying all of your towing needs.


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