We now know the 2019 Silverado will be capable of towing up to 12,200 pounds (up 500 pounds for double-cab, four-wheel-drive models) with the available 6.2-liter V8 engine. The engine produces 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque and boasts a 10-speed automatic transmission.
For buyers looking at Chevrolet’s volume-selling pickups, the more commonplace 5.3-liter V8 engine will boast an 11,600-pound tow rating (up 400 pounds for double-cab, rear-wheel-drive models) when the engine is equipped with General Motors’ Dynamic Fuel Management. The same engine minus the latest cylinder deactivation technology will pull 11,000 pounds.
Next, we arrive at the 4.3-liter V6 engine, which will be reserved for the Silverado Work Truck, Custom, and Custom Trail Boss. The engine will tug 8,000 pounds when towing, up 400 pounds for regular cab, rear-wheel-drive models.
Finally, Chevrolet’s brand new 2.7-liter L3B turbocharged four-cylinder truck engine may produce more power and torque, but it’ll tow less. The engine is rated to handle 7,200 pounds when towing.