The 2017 Chevy Silverado HD (and GMC Sierra HD) get a new 6.6L Duramax V8 turbo-diesel engine. GM said that the maximum payload and towing ratings for the 2017 model-year trucks will not change much from the previous model. The company focused on towing confidence and cited that most customers who buy a 1-ton dually do not tow much more than 22,000 lbs. While this may still be up for debate – what are the latest payload and towing numbers?
You can now find the information on the manufacturer Chevrolet consumer websites.
2017 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD
The 2017 Silverado 2500 HD is rated at maximum payload of 3,534 lbs and maximum towing of 18,100 lbs. The heaviest payload comes from the 2500 HD regular cab 4×2 with the 6.0L V8 gasoline engine. The heaviest towing specification is via 2500 HD regular cab 4×2 with the 6.6L Duramax diesel V8. Take a look at the screenshots for all the details.
For reference, the 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD best payload was 4,043 lbs (get the 2016 Silverado 2500 HD specs here).Why the decrease in payload for the 2017 truck? We trying to get to the bottom of it. The best towing was 18,000 lbs, so the new truck gets a 100 pound increase.
2017 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD
The 2017 Silverado 3500 HD is rated at maximum payload of 7,153 lbs and maximum towing of 23,300 lbs. Once again, the best payload is achieved with a regular cab dually 4×2 with the 6.0L V8 gasoline power. The best towing numbers come from a regular cab dually with the 6.6L V8 Duramax, but in a 4×4 configuration.
For reference, the 2016 Silverado 3500 HD best payload was identical 7,153 lbs. The best towing rating was 23,200 lbs, so the 2017 dually gets an increase of 100 lbs. (Get the 2016 Silverado 3500 HD specs here).
Here is our first drive towing review of the 2017 Chevy Silverado HD with its new Duramax V8.