Best New Pickup Trucks for Towing - Schumacher Chevrolet of Little Falls

No matter if you're searching for a solution to help improve your bottom line at the job site or to help you make lasting memories with your family, finding the right pickup truck that's capable of towing can be a challenging task. It's certainly understandable that you don't want to trust just any truck with hauling your biggest toys or equipment. However, it's equally as important to adhere to your budget no matter if your truck is used for work, play, or a combination of both.

In an effort to help you make an informed decision, our team at Schumacher Chevrolet of Little Falls has created this in-depth guide that names our top picks for the best new pickup trucks for towing. Our team is confident that you'll have no issues finding a tow-ready pickup that both your heart and head can agree on.


Best Midsize Pickup for Towing - Chevrolet Colorado

Chevrolet Colorado Towing

Starting at $25,200 MSRP

Max Towing Capacity - 7,700 pounds

Choosing a midsize pickup no longer means having to make sacrifices on performance or capability with the Chevrolet Colorado. Engineered to conquer any obstacle that stands in your way, the Colorado is available with a wide range of performance options to suit the needs of all types of pickup shoppers. Cab configurations include extended cab with 6.2-foot bed, crew cab with 5.23-foot bed, or crew cab with 6.2-foot bed.

Beneath the hood, Colorado shoppers can choose from a proven selection of powertrain options that range from surprisingly efficient to remarkably powerful. Engine choices include a 2.5L Ecotec I4, 3.6L V6, or 2.8L Duramax turbodiesel. Perfect for tackling slippery situations or challenging off-road terrain, a capable 4X4 system means you'll have enough control to handle any task on your to-do list. When equipped with the 2.8L Duramax and available Trailering Equipment package, the Chevrolet Colorado delivers a maximum towing capacity of up to 7,700 pounds. Additional towing equipment of the Colorado includes an integrated trailer brake controller along with a 4-pin trailer hitch connector.

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Best Full-Size Pickup for Towing - Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Chevrolet Silverado Towing

Starting at $30,400 MSRP*

Max Towing Capacity - 13,300 pounds

Built on a legendary reputation for quality, dependability, and innovation -- the Chevrolet Silverado remains the most coveted full-size pickup truck in its class. Whether you need your truck to help you stay productive on the job or to help you create lasting memories with your family -- the Silverado is ready to deliver. A comprehensive selection of engines, transmissions, cab and bed configurations, and trailering equipment means that you'll have no trouble finding a Silverado that's perfectly suited to your lifestyle and towing needs. For example, the optional Max Trailering package adds a larger rear axle, 3.42 axle ratio, enhanced cooling radiator, revised shock tuning for increased control, heavy-duty rear leaf springs, a 220-amp alternator, and trailer brake controller.

Drivers can choose from Regular Cab, Double Cab, or Crew Cab configurations to accommodate passengers or cargo based on their requirements. Silverado trim levels include the work-ready WT, value-packed Custom, adventurous Custom Trail Boss, capable LT, sport-focused RST, aggressive LT Trail Boss, luxurious LTZ, and range-topping High Country. No matter which trim you choose, you'll enjoy the confidence that comes from owning one of the most long-lasting full-size pickup trucks in the industry.

Silverado 1500 Max Towing Capacities

Regular CabDouble CabCrew Cab
2.7L I49,500 lbs9,200 lbs9,200 lbs
5.3L V89,900 lbs9,500 lbs11,000 lbs
6.2L V8N/A13,300 lbs13,200 lbs
3.0L DieselN/A13,300 lbs13,200 lbs
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Best Heavy-Duty Full-Size Truck for Towing - Chevrolet Silverado HD

Chevrolet Silverado HD Towing

Starting at $35,300 MSRP*

Max Towing Capacity - 36,000 pounds

When your livelihood depends on your truck's ability to work as hard as you do, only the best-of-the-best will be suitable for the job. Precision-crafted to excel in some of the most demanding environments that a heavy-duty pickup can ever face, the Silverado HD has a tremendous list of work-ready features and proven engineering to help you get the toughest tasks done.

Highlights of exclusive towing-related features of the Silverado HD series help elevate it above its competition. For example, the segment-first Advanced Trailering System lets you create and customize individual trailer profiles that provide assistance when hitching up and towing. These can be configured remotely via the myChevrolet Mobile App. Additionally, the Silverado HD offers a comprehensive 15 camera views to help monitor your trailer. That's more than any of its competitors! Featuring your choice of a proven Duramax 6.6L Turbodiesel or 6.6L V8 gasoline engine -- you'll have enough muscle to conquer any challenge.

Silverado HD Max Towing Capacities

EngineMax Conventional Trailering Towing Capacity
6.6L Gasoline V817,370 lbs
Duramax® 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V836,000 lbs
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