What is the towing capacity of a 2002 Chevrolet 1/2 ton V8 2WD. Silverado 1500
The 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 came in twenty (yes 20) different trim and performance packages. There were four different engines and the MSRP ranged from $18,108 to $33,308.
To take a healthy cross section, consider the Base, LS and LT. All three are available as a V8 ½-ton 2wd. Towing capacity ranges from 8,100 to 8,500lbs. That is the entire weight of the trailer plus trailer cargo and a 150lb. driver. Any extra weight in the truck will detract from the towing capacity.
The 2013 Silverado 1500 brings 31 trim and performance combinations to the table. The MSRP ranges from $22,595 to $42,440. One prospective downside to the 2013 is its fuel economy. In ideal freeway conditions with the most economical engine choice, don’t expect more than 22mpg.