2022 Chevy Silverado 2500 Towing Capacity

October 26th, 2021 by
2022 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Towing

The 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500 towing capacity can reach up to 17,370 pounds or 18,500 pounds, depending on which engine and configuration you select. Although the standard 6.6L V8 gas engine is certainly a workhorse in its own right, the optional 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 will be preferred by drivers who want to maximize their cargo transport capabilities. Take a closer look at the features that make the Silverado 2500 HD so capable, and then get hands-on with both engines at our dealership.

Chevy Silverado 2500 Towing Features

The new Chevy Silverado 2500 HD is available with a wide range of features that can help you handle heavy cargo with ease. These standard technologies and options include:

  • 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

Hoping to customize your setup for work in Carmel or Noblesville? The signature Advanced Trailering System from Chevy allows you to set up a unique profile with any of the following features:

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

Chevy Silverado 2500 Engines

Chevy Silverado towing capacities are always impressive, but the two available engines differ in several important respects. We’ve broken down everything you need to know about the standard gas engine and the available Duramax® upgrade:

Chevy Silverado Towing Capacity: 6.6L V8 Gas Engine

  • With a conventional hitch, the 6.6L V8 Gas Engine can handle up to 14,500 pounds.
  • Switch to Gooseneck towing, and you’ll be able to manage up to 17,370 pounds.
  • As you drive, this engine churns out 401 hp and 464 lb-ft of torque. It comes paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, and can take you from 0 to 60 in just 7.5 seconds.

Chevy Silverado Towing Capacity: Duramax® 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 Engine 

  • The Duramax® diesel engine tows up to 18,500 pounds with either a conventional hitch or a gooseneck hitch.
  • As you drive, this engine delivers up to 445 hp and up to 910 lb-ft of torque. It’s paired with the six-speed transmission as standard, but you can add the optional Allison® 10-speed automatic transmission if you’d like the ability to tow the full capacity in first gear.
  • At its best, this engine can take you from 0 to 60 in just 6.5 seconds.

Don’t forget: your precise capabilities will depend on how you’ve configured your Silverado. For assistance in choosing a model that offers the maximum towing capacity, simply reach out to our team of experts. You can also take advantage of our vehicle finder service! We’ll go to work to find a model that delivers the power you need.

Maximize Your Capability at Penske Chevrolet

Now that you’ve had a chance to review the 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500 towing capacity on paper, we’re sure that you’ll want to see how your hands feel on the wheel. Contact us today to set up a test drive or start browsing our new Silverado HD inventory from your home in Indianapolis or Westfield. We’re here to help you value your trade-in and save!


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