Best Vehicles for Towing in DeLand, FL
When you go through the new Chevy cars in our extensive inventory, you’ll notice that certain models are better suited for towing things than others. If you’re tasked with moving something that has an exorbitant amount of weight, you can rest assured that a Chevy truck will be up to the challenge. From the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 through the 2020 Silverado 3500HD, Chevy trucks are made to move what seems like the impossible.
Towing Terms Explained
If you’re not experienced with towing things, you may find identifying vehicles that are capable towing machines a challenge because of the language that’s used to describe them. For that reason, we thought it would be helpful to explain some of the terms you may come across when you’re comparing automobiles and their towing capabilities.
GAWR: This abbreviation is short for gross axle weight rating, which is the sum of the combined weights for which each axle on an automobile is rated. In general, rear axles usually have higher ratings than their forward brethren because towing is significantly tougher on a vehicle’s rear axles. For example, the GAWR for the rear axles on the new Chevy Silverado 3500HD is 7,250 pounds per axle while the rating for the truck’s front axles is 5,200 pounds apiece.
GCWR: Gross combined weight rating refers to the combined weight for a vehicle and an attached trailer that the automobile is rated for.
GTWR: Gross trailer weight rating is the weight your trailer can handle, including the trailer’s own poundage. You can normally locate this rating on a trailer’s wheel well or close to the trailer’s tongue.
Payload: Payload refers to the maximum amount of weight a truck is rated to carry in its bed.
Towing Capacity: Towing capacity is the amount of weight a truck is rated to pull or tow behind it. The new Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD has a towing capacity of 35,500 pounds when it’s properly equipped.
Chevy Models Great for Towing
As is evidenced by the statistics mentioned above, you can’t go wrong with a Chevrolet Silverado if you’re charged with towing something. If you want to learn more about how well-prepared the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500, the new Chevy Silverado 2500HD, or the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD is to tow things for work or play, contact our Chevy dealership near Orlando, FL.
If you’re ready to take a capable Chevy truck for a test drive to get a feel for its towing abilities and handling, head over to Starling Chevrolet today.