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2011 Chevrolet Express 2500 Towing Capacity

How much can a 2011 Chevrolet Express 2500 pull? Compare 8 trim levels.

What will it tow?

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2011 Chevrolet Express 2500 Trims
Towing capacity by engine

Choose a towing vehicle wisely. Make sure the engine has enough power, the gearbox is capable of withstanding heavy loads, and the axle ratio is optimal for hauling.

  • Upfitter Rear-wheel Drive Cargo Van - 10,000 lbs
  • Diesel Rear-wheel Drive Cargo Van - 10,000 lbs
  • Upfitter Rear-wheel Drive Extended Cargo Van - 10,000 lbs
  • Diesel Rear-wheel Drive Extended Cargo Van - 10,000 lbs
  • LS Rear-wheel Drive Passenger Van - 7,800 lbs
  • LT Rear-wheel Drive Passenger Van - 7,800 lbs
  • Work Van Rear-wheel Drive Cargo Van - 7,400 lbs
  • Work Van Rear-wheel Drive Extended Cargo Van - 7,200 lbs

Work Van Rear-wheel Drive Cargo Van

Maximum Towing Capacity - 7400 lb

The maximum weight that Chevrolet Express 2500 is allowed to tow. The maximum trailer weights listed are only applicable for altitudes up to 3280 ft (1,000 m) above sea level. With increasing altitude the engine power and therefore the car's climbing ability are impaired because of the reduced air density, so the maximum trailer weight has to be reduced accordingly. The weight of the car and trailer must be reduced by 10% for every further 3280 ft (1,000 m) (or part thereof).

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) - 8600 lb
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It is the same for all trims.

This is the maximum amount of weight Chevrolet Express 2500 is rated to carry (engine, chassis, fluids, passengers, cargo, load - everything). It is often determined by the manufacturer and is indicated in the owner's manual or on the inside of the drive's door panel.

Curb Weight - 5326 lb

This is how much Chevrolet Express 2500 weighs sitting on the curb with no driver, passengers, no cargo and no load with all standard options.

Payload Capacity - 3274 lb

Payload is considered all the extra stuff you put inside your vehicle, whether it be passengers or a pile of rocks, that weight is all considered payload. You can increase it by:

  1. Upgrading the Rear Springs.
  2. Adding Coil-Over Shock Absorbers.
  3. Installing a Longer Truck Bed.
  4. Attaching a Trailer.
  5. Adding Bed Racks.

Horsepower - 280 hp

The higher the power of your engine, the more weight your car can pull.

Torque - 295 Lb-Ft

High torque is essential for towing because it allows you to pull the trailer at a lower RPM, reducing the strain on the engine.

Axle Ratio - 3.42

The higher the axle ratio, the more power your vehicle produces, and as a result, the more weight this car can tow.

Drive Type - no data

All-wheel or rear-wheel drive vehicles are best suited for towing, while front-wheel drive vehicles can haul much less weight.

Transmission - no data

Do not overload your vehicle while towing, as this can cause the transmission to overheat and fail. If your transmission has "Towing mode" - be sure to turn it on.

Turbocharger - no data

Turbocharged engines produce more power, so if you need a vehicle for towing, choose the one equipped with a turbo.

Wheelbase - 135

The longer your vehicle's wheelbase, the less likely the trailer you tow will push down on the rear axle and lift the front end.

Front Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - no data
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It is the same for all trims.

It is the maximum allowable weight that can be placed on a front axle of your Chevrolet Express 2500.

Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - no data
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It is the same for all trims.

It is the maximum allowable weight that can be placed on a rear axle of your Chevrolet Express 2500.

LS Rear-wheel Drive Passenger Van

LT Rear-wheel Drive Passenger Van

Upfitter Rear-wheel Drive Cargo Van

Diesel Rear-wheel Drive Cargo Van

Work Van Rear-wheel Drive Extended Cargo Van

Upfitter Rear-wheel Drive Extended Cargo Van

Diesel Rear-wheel Drive Extended Cargo Van




Trailers that Your Vehicle Can Tow

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RVs

Inside the RV, you will find everything you need for a comfortable stay, even away from civilization.



Car Trailers

If you need to transport your car over a long distance - use a car trailer - this method is much safer and more reliable than towing with a rope.

Choose the car you want to haul:

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Boat Trailers

If you need to transport a boat, make sure you choose the right size trailer.


Boat trailer

Typical Trailers

Whatever your needs, you can find a trailer that's perfect for you.


Boat trailer

What is a 2011 Chevrolet Express 2500 maximum towing capacity?

When preparing energizing outings outside, you have to keep in mind the 2011 Chevrolet Express 2500 towing capacity, that is the crucial quality for such venture. The towing capacity is a the vehicle's greatest volume of weight that it may safely tow. This info can often be discovered on a sticker label positioned within the driver's door close to the door latch. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) will be the highest functional weight (including freight and passengers) and should not be surpassed. Usually, the load of any trailer being towed is suggested to stay within 10-15 % of the GVWR.

Down the page, you are invited to see the information about the towing capacity of the 2011 Chevrolet Express 2500 with all trims and generations. Take note the maximum towing weight can vary depending on the braking system of what is being pulled. If your trailer is equipped with its own brakes then its "braked capacity". If not, it is unbraked capacity. When buying your trailer, you must consider the weight and rating is provided by the the trailer's manufacturer plus all of the extra payload you are likely to place into it needs to never go over the 2011 Chevrolet Express 2500 towing capacity. Violating this important guideline will affect your capability to handle and stop just in time and may someday bring about long lasting damage to your car or even trigger crashes on the roadways.

PAY ATTENTION

Drivers must not exceed the Chevrolet Express 2500 towing capacity as it can have serious consequences such as interfering with your car's braking ability

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The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has developed the J2807 set of recommended practices. The tow test procedures designed by the big brains at the SAE consist of a series of rigorous real-world challenges to determine the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of a vehicle and trailer combination.

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