On the outside, the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado doesn’t look much different than its predecessor, but as far as the mechanics, there isn’t much that hasn’t changed. A new frame provides an overall stronger vehicle, which can tow up to approximately 16,000 pounds for conventional towing, and 21,000+ pounds from fifth wheel towing. The payload maxes out at a strong 6,635 pounds.But what really shocks potential buyers is when they see the amount of horsepower and torque the new Chevrolet can push. With the 6.6-liter Duramax V-8, the Silverado can push out a strong 397 horsepower and 765 pound-feet of torque, something that its competitors will have a hard time beating.
As the Silverado hits the showroom floor starting next week, potential buyers can’t wait to get their shot at test driving the beastly machine. But with all the power comes a hefty gas guzzler. But if all you are concerned about it is your towing capacity, and not about gas prices or auto insurance premiums, then the Silverado might be the truck for you.