Towing and Payload Capabilities
Since body style, powertrain, and equipment vary from model to model, max towing and hauling capabilities also vary.
Equipped for conventional towing, Silverado 2500HD trucks with the diesel engine, crew cab, and standard bed tow more than other models, with max tow ratings of up to 18,500 pounds.
To move maximum payloads, you need the gas-powered V8 engine, regular cabin, and long bed; these Silverado 2500HD models can haul payloads weighing up to 3,979 pounds.
Before you order your new truck, make sure your desired trim and body style configuration can stand up to your towing and hauling needs.