When there’s work to be done, you know you can always count on a new Chevy truck from Patriot Auto Group. Their toughness and durability are the stuff of legends. This guide goes over what to expect regarding towing and hauling with two of their top pickups.

Chevy Colorado

The Chevy Colorado comes with a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder that offers 200 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque. There are two more available engines:

  • 3.6-liter V6: 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel: 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque

The base engine will let you tow up to 3,500 pounds. If you go with the V6, that increases to 7,000 pounds. The diesel offers the best towing capacity of 7,700 pounds. The maximum payload for the Chevy Colorado is 1,550 pounds.

Chevy Silverado 1500

The base Chevy Silverado 1500 comes with a 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 310 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. There are also three upgrade engines available:

  • 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbodiesel: 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.3-liter V8: 355 horsepower: 383 lb-ft of torque
  • 6.2-liter V8: 420 horsepower: 460 lb-ft of torque

While the base engine has an impressive tow rating of 9,500 pounds, the other powertrains raise those numbers considerably. The 5.3-liter V8 will let you tow up to 11,000 pounds. Both the turbodiesel and 6.2-liter V8 can tow up to 13,300 pounds. The base engine offers the best hauling capability of 2,270 pounds.

Patriot Auto Group has the Right Truck for You

When you’re ready to find the best truck, our Chevy dealerships in PA have you covered. Our dealerships in the Philly and Reading areas have extensive inventories of versatile, affordable pickups, so stop by today to test-drive and customize yours.