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.

Chevrolet Colorado

Best Midsize Pickup for Towing

Chevrolet Colorado

Starting at $29,200 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. Under the hood, you'll find a muscular 2.7-liter Turbo engine producing 237 horsepower and 259 lb-ft of torque. Craving more muscle? Step up to the Colorado Z71, Trail Boss, or ZR2 to receive a 2.7L Turbo High-Output engine that cranks out 310 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. Both engines come paired with a responsive 8-speed automatic transmission along with up to 5 available drive mode settings.

When it comes to towing, the Colorado is ready to rise to the occasion thanks to a maximum towing capacity of up to 7,700 pounds (when properly equipped). A dedicated Tow/Haul mode optimizes performance for low-end response and muscle when towing. Other clever innovations offered on the Colorado include integrated tailgate storage, a tailgate measurement tool, and a class-leading 17 available tie downs inside the bed for keeping your cargo secure. Thanks to up to 10 different exterior camera views, hitching up to your trailer is effortless behind the wheel of the Chevrolet Colorado.

Colorado Max Towing Capacities

2.7L Turbo 4-cylinder 3,500 lbs N/A
2.7L Turbo Plus 4-cylinder 7,700 lbs 7,700 lbs
2.7L Turbo High-Output 4-cylinder N/A 6,000 lbs
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Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Best Full-Size Pickup for Towing

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Towing

Starting at $36,300 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 Cab Double Cab Crew Cab
2.7L I4 9,500 lbs 9,200 lbs 9,200 lbs
5.3L V8 9,900 lbs 11,300 lbs 11,300 lbs
6.2L V8 N/A 13,300 lbs 13,200 lbs
3.0L Diesel N/A 13,300 lbs 13,300 lbs
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Chevrolet Silverado HD

Best Heavy-Duty Full-Size Truck for Towing

Chevrolet Silverado HD

Starting at $41,500 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

Engine Max Conventional Trailering Towing Capacity
6.6L Gasoline V8 17,200 lbs
Duramax® 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 36,000 lbs
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