Unique Tech Makes Towing With the Chevy Silverado Easier
People like trucks because they’re fun, practical, and are often needed for towing. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 might be one of the best options for pulling your trailer thanks to unique tech. See what towing with the Chevy Silverado is really like.
How much can the 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 tow?
The 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 can tow up to 13,000 lbs. This is when the truck is equipped with the 6.2-liter V8 engine with 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque or the 3.0-liter inline-six turbodiesel engine with 305 hp and 495 lb-ft of torque.
You can tow up to 9,500 lbs with the standard 2.7-liter engine and up to 11,300 lbs with the 5.3-liter engine.
Both engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and are available with the Super Cruise hands-free semi-autonomous driving software. It allows you to safely tow trailers without keeping your hands on the wheel.
When the green light illuminates at the top of the steering wheel, you’re in an area that’s been mapped out for Super Cruise and can take your hands off the wheel.
The system automatically accounts for the length of the trailer, engine strain, and other forces to adjust the distance between the truck and other vehicles. It provides an increased stopping distance to account for the trailer’s weight.
The blind-spot system accounts for the length of the trailer as well, and a red triangle illuminates in the side mirrors when it isn’t safe to change lanes. The side views of the trailer appear once you hit your turn signal.
Plus, the Silverado 1500 has up to 15 camera views to provide more visibility while towing and adventuring. It covers both sides of the trailer, has a truck bed view, a camera view, and an overhead view of the hitch.
The transparent trailer view makes the trailer invisible, so you can see what’s behind it. The rearview camera provides guidelines to make hitching up easier and also points you in the right direction while reversing.
The trailering packages include access to an enhanced cooling radiator, trailer brake controller, an automatic locking rear differential, trailer tire pressure/temperature monitoring, revised shock tuning, and suspension upgrades.