Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Towing Capacity by Year
Find out how much the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD can pull with data across 22 years, from 2001 to 2023, and a total of 711 vehicles.
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- 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
- 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
- 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
- 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
- 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
- 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
- 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
- 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
- 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
- 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
- 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
- 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
- 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
- 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
- 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
- 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
- 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
- 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
- 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
- 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
- 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
- 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
How Good is the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD for Towing?
The average tow capacity of all vehicles in our database is 4,880 pounds. The table below shows the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD towing capacity range for each Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD year, and compares it to the average towing capacity of all vehicles in our database.
|Year||Towing Capacity||+/-% of Average|
|2019||13,000 - 14,000 lbs||+176.6%|
|2018||13,000 - 14,000 lbs||+176.6%|
|2017||13,000 - 14,000 lbs||+176.6%|
|2016||13,000 - 14,000 lbs||+176.6%|
|2013||9,300 - 10,200 lbs||+99.8%|
|2012||9,300 - 10,200 lbs||+99.8%|
|2011||9,300 - 10,200 lbs||+99.8%|
|2010||9,600 - 10,500 lbs||+105.9%|
|2009||9,600 - 10,500 lbs||+105.9%|
|2008||9,600 - 10,400 lbs||+104.9%|
|2007||9,600 - 10,400 lbs||+104.9%|
|2006||9,700 - 10,500 lbs||+107.0%|
|2005||9,600 - 10,600 lbs||+107.0%|
How to Check the Tow Capacity of Your Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
So you're looking to tow something with your Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and wanna make sure it's up to the task? Well, there are a few different things to consider when it comes to figuring out a vehicle's tow capacity.
First things first, you'll want to check out the owner's manual for your ride. It'll probably have a section that tells you the manufacturer's recommended maximum towing weight for the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD. It's always a good idea to follow their guidelines, since they've done all the testing and whatnot.
Another place to look is a manufacturer's towing guide. These are usually available on the manufacturer's website or at a dealership, and they'll have more in-depth info on the towing capacity of different Chevrolet models.
Size matters when it comes to towing, so it's worth taking a look at your Silverado 2500HD's engine size and transmission type. A bigger engine and a heavy-duty transmission will usually be able to handle a heavier load. And don't forget about the weight of the load itself – the combined weight of your Silverado 2500HD and the stuff you're hauling shouldn't exceed its maximum tow capacity.
It's also a good idea to check out the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of your Silverado 2500HD. This is the maximum weight that it's designed to carry, including the weight of the vehicle itself, any passengers, and any cargo. You can find the GVWR in the owner's manual or on a label on the inside of the driver's side door.
One more thing to consider is the tongue weight – that's the weight that's applied to the hitch when you're towing a trailer. Make sure the tongue weight is within the recommended range for your Silverado 2500HD to ensure proper weight distribution and stability. You can calculate the tongue weight by weighing the trailer with the load on it at a weigh station or with a special tongue weight scale.
Last but not least, take a look at the hitch rating on your Silverado 2500HD. This is the maximum weight that the hitch is designed to handle. Make sure the hitch rating is equal to or higher than the combined weight of the trailer and the load.
So there you have it – those are the main things to consider when it comes to determining the tow capacity of your Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD. Better to be safe than sorry, so if you're in doubt, it's probably a good idea to go with a vehicle that has a higher tow capacity than you think you'll need. That way you'll have a little extra wiggle room in case you end up hauling more weight than you expected.
All of this data is available on this site, so you can always check back to see if we've added more info on the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD you're interested in.
Important: we provide the data for education purposes only, and we're not responsible for any towing accidents that may occur. Always follow the manufacturer's guidelines and use common sense when towing.