The Chevy Silverado 1500 was introduced into Chevrolet’s lineup as a full-size pickup truck in 1998 and is still made today. The Silverado 1500 is one of the best-selling trucks in the USA and has many features consumers expect from today’s trucks, including towing. But what is the towing capacity of a 2012 Chevy Silverado 1500?
A 2012 Chevy Silverado 1500 has a maximum towing capacity of 10,700 pounds when properly equipped.
The 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 tow capacity can vary based on a few different factors such as engine size, drivetrain, and others which we’ll cover in this guide.
There’s a bit more to know about the 2012 Chevy Silverado 1500 tow capacity which we’ll cover in today’s guide.
How Much Can The 2012 Chevy Silverado 1500 Tow?
The 2012 Chevy Silverado 1500 has a towing capacity of 10,700 pounds.
The 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 tow capacity is affected by other factors like engine type, drivetrain, the weight of cargo and passengers, and whether your vehicle has a towing package equipped or not.
You can always reach out to your local Chevy dealership for details to confirm how much your Silverado 1500 can tow.
You can also read our guide on what makes a vehicle towing capacity to learn all the aspects that go into it.
2012 Chevy Silverado 1500 Engine And Drivetrain
There are five engine options for the 2012 Chevy Silverado 1500: a 4.3L V6, a 5.3L V8 engine, and a 6.2L V8 engine.
4.3L V6 Engine: 5,400 pounds
4.3L V8 Engine: 7,200 pounds
5.3L V8 Engine: 10,000 pounds
6.0L V8 Engine (Hybrid Only): 6,100 pounds
6.2L V8 Engine: 10,700 pounds
2012 Chevy Silverado 1500 Payload Capacity
The maximum payload capacity of the 2012 Chevy Silverado 1500 is 1,940 pounds.
Please note, the payload capacity will vary based on factors such as engine type, drivetrain and whether or not your vehicle is equipped with a towing package that includes other features like an engine oil cooler or transmission oil cooler.
If you are unsure of your vehicle’s payload capacity, please contact your local dealership for details.
2012 Chevy Silverado 1500 Tow Package
The 2012 Silverado 1500 does not come with a tow package installed, but it is available as an add-on.
Towing package options that can be added to the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 hitch receiver, trailer wiring harness, and a trailer brake controller.
2012 Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity Vs Competitors
The 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a maximum towing capacity of 10,700 pounds, which makes it capable of doing some heavy duty trailer towing. This number is similar to its main competitors, the 2012 Ford F-150 and the 2012 Ram 1500.
Here are some similar vehicles to the Chevy Silverado 1500 and their towing capacities below:
2012 Ford F-150 Towing Capacity: 11,300 pounds
2012 Ram 1500 Towing Capacity: 8,950 pounds
2012 GMC Sierra 1500 Towing Capacity: 9,600 pounds
2012 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity: 10,400 pounds
2012 Nissan Titan Towing Capacity: 9,300 pounds
2012 Chevy Trucks Towing Capacity Chart
|2012 Chevy Silverado 3500||23,000 lbs|
|2012 Chevy Silverado 2500||13,000 lbs|
|2012 Chevy Silverado 1500||10,700 lbs|
|2012 Chevy Colorado||6,000 lbs|
We’ve gathered all data represented here from the official 2012 Chevy Silverado 1500 Owner’s Manual on Chevy’s website and have checked all data thoroughly for accuracy.
Having said that, we still recommend you refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual yourself before towing with your Chevy Silverado 1500.