The towing and payload capacities of the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 are among the best on the market, outside of a heavy-duty pickup. It is important to keep in mind that the configuration of the cab and bed you choose has a direct impact on both towing and payload. The engine that you choose also affects both of these – since a more powerful engine can provide more towing capacity, but if it is heavier, then it will reduce payload.
If towing capacity is most important to you, then consider the double cab, which comes with a standard box behind it. With the right engine and setup, this model can reach a maximum towing of up to 12,500 lbs and can have a maximum payload of up to 2,190 lbs. While you might not have a lot of room in the cab, especially for passengers in the back seat, this configuration provides a great combination of both towing and payload.
The crew cab model of the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500, which comes with either a short or standard box, has a maximum towing of up to 12,100 lbs when properly configured and with the right engine. This is only slightly less than a double cab and offers much more room for your passengers in the back. The maximum payload for this configuration is 2,180 lbs, which is excellent but a bit less than other configurations.
Finally, the regular cab gives you the least amount of room inside but the highest payload possible, and it comes paired with a long box. With a regular cab, you get a maximum payload of up to 2,250 lbs with the right engine. When properly configured, the towing capacity of a regular cab model is 10,100 lbs. While that is excellent, it is about 2,000 lbs less than the maximum towing for other configurations, so you will need to decide on what is most important to you.