How much do American pickup models tow? 

Maximum Towing Capacity of 2019 Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and RAM 1500 models 

Searching for a well-built and strong pickup in today’s market can often leave you with what feels like more questions than answers. This is because there are so many that all tout the best performance in the industry, but as we all know, there can only be a select few that are on top of the automotive heap. In terms of trucks, the unrivaled kings of the market routinely come from American automakers, and this is further exemplified for the new 2019 model year. Join Trucks Only Mesa today as we show you the maximum towing capacity of the 2019 Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and RAM 1500 models – we think you’ll be impressed! 


Cargo loaded in rear bed of 2019 Ford F-150


Maximum Engine Performance and Tow Rating of the 2019 Ford F-150 

Starting first with the blue oval, the Ford line’s entry into the pickup market is well-known for its performance capabilities, lightweight-yet-strong construction, and overall durable and versatile ride. When it’s outfitted with its available 3.5-liter Twin-Turbo V6 engine, the F-150 can handle a maximum towing capacity of 13,200 pounds. That’s best in the class! 


Profile view of black 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500


Maximum Engine Performance and Tow Rating of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 

Not to be outdone, Chevrolet’s Silverado pickup is still highly capable of handling everything you need in terms of hauling. When equipped with its 6.2-liter V8 engine, you can expect to tow as much as 12,500 pounds – plus, with available options, the Silverado can handle over 2,500 pounds of payload!  


Front view of red 2019 RAM 1500


Maximum Engine Performance and Tow Rating of the 2019 RAM 1500 

Finally, the third pickup of the American Big Three is the RAM 1500, whose iconic HEMI® V8 is able to take care of a maximum towing capacity of 12,750 pounds, and up to 2,300 pounds of payload. In addition, it’s also the most fuel-efficient truck on the 4×4 market!  


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There are so many reasons to love an American-made pickup truck, and we have many of them to speak of right here at Trucks Only Mesa. Be sure to contact our sales team today to view our inventory and schedule a test drive! 

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