The most balanced, best-all-around vehicle of 2021 isn’t going to be what you expect. It’s not a luxury car or a sports car. The 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 is the new vehicle for all brands to beat. Why does it earn top marks in almost every category? From better fuel economy to unique multi-camera technology for easier, safer maneuvering, Chevrolet has engineered a full-size truck that works for every driver.
With multiple configurations to choose from and a long list of add-ons, it’s easier than ever to customize a pickup to cater to your lifestyle, work, driving conditions, and style preferences. The Silverado 1500 has eight available trim options, several special editions, and a wide variety of engine options for every driver. Get a reliably powerful vehicle for your daily commute, upgrade to an engine that can power through with heavy cargo, or get the most acceleration power for the pickup truck that will rule the road.
Speaking of towing, the 2021 Silverado 1500 has a no-nonsense tow capacity of over 13,000 pounds when properly equipped. And now, hooking up trailers and managing a safe tow are safer than ever thanks to every new Silverado’s built-in camera technology. At a starting MSRP of $28,600, anyone can wield the power of tough towing and hardy hauling capacity. Considering all you get for such a low price, Chevrolet is clearly the leader in great value too.
The 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 is a high-performance truck designed for balanced, everyday functionality along with strong performance, even when off-roading or towing and hauling heavy loads. Designed for casual pickup drivers as well as those who depend on its robust features to put their truck to work, it’s a best-all-around truck for any situation. Best of all, you can customize your Silverado 1500 with a number of trim package options that include multiple engines to choose from, additional safety features, and more.
Driving the 2021 Silverado 1500 offers excellent handling and a reliable powertrain for a drive that feels smaller than it is. It’s commendable that the new Silverado feels as easy to drive as a sedan while powerful enough for tough off-roading and towing. The best overall engine is the 5.3-liter V8 and 10-speed transmission. A Silverado 1500 with these upgrades has a sports car feel with a pleasant growl.
If you want a truly powerful Silverado that feels limitless, upgrade to the even more robust 6.2-liter V8 engine that puts out 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. This engine is going to be the loudest and proudest of the group. But even the base 4.3-liter V6 engine has supreme power and handling for a pickup that’s ideal for everyday commutes and other easy drives.
Best of all, Chevy bills its newest Silverado 1500 pickup as the most fuel-efficient pickup out there. The available Duramax 3.0-liter Turbo-Diesel Silverado offers the best fuel economy in its class: an estimated 23 MPG city and 33 MPG highway. And with its hefty tank, it has a whopping 726-mile maximum driving range. Take a long road trip or go back and forth, doing multiple hauls on just one tank to save time and money.
Upgrade to the Trail Boss trim for a full off-roading package in your Silverado 1500, including off-road suspension, automatic locking rear differential, mud terrain tires, and a 2” factory suspension lift. You also get an upgraded trailering package for better, more powerful towing, even on uneven terrain. The Trail Boss is perfect for working construction sites, ranchlands, or even just fun out on the open road.
How can a truck be so efficient? It all comes down to the advanced combustion technologies that increase output with less fuel, even when you’re towing or driving on rough terrain. As an added bonus, Chevy also states that their more efficient Duramax engine is also less noisy and emits less odor than competing engines.
Chevrolet has stepped up its interior game in the new Silverado 1500, which boasts a refined leather interior upgrade that’s elegant and comfortable without betraying the hardy exterior look. You can also stick to the base model’s work truck, no-fringe design that’s resilient enough for hardworking bodies. Available touchscreen infotainment packages, LED accent lighting, heated and cooled seats, a heated steering wheel, a range of seat configurations, and so many varied customization options make the 2021 Silverado 1500 the most customizable truck out there.
The interior also includes excellent safety technology to protect you, your family, and your cargo. One of the features Chevy is most excited about is the available 15-view camera package, more than any other pickup on the road. Impressive camera technology helps keep you in total control over your truck, including a hitch view to monitor receiver alignment for easier towing setup. The surround view gives an impressive bird’s eye scan of the truck’s environment, and the rear top-down view helps you keep an eye on the truck bed’s contents and immediate surroundings. Back up, attach trailers, park, and rule the road in total safety with the help of some extra eyes. No other truck brand even comes close to this technology.
Other amazing features include towing Jackknife Alert, which can track the positioning of compatible trailers and warn you against a possible jackknife scenario in which a truck and its trailer fold into an acute angle. Hill Start Assist and Auto Grade Braking help keep your pickup and trailer performing smoothly on the road, so you get your cargo where it needs to be safely. The High Country and LTZ, the highest tiers of Silverado 1500s, include other advanced safety features as well. Lane departure warning, Intellibeam automatic high-beam headlights that adjust to your surroundings, and a fast-reaction suspension system make every ride smooth and comfortable, even when driving on unstable terrain.
The 2021 Silverado 1500 is introducing one of the most talked-about features in the Chevy lineup: the new Multi-Flex Tailgate that makes a standard pickup more versatile than ever. The flexible technology behind the tailgate allows you to shift into various formations like a tailgate step ladder, working desk, elongated bed, and more. With a new Silverado 1500, your pickup isn’t just a hauling container; it’s a multipurpose tool for getting the job done. Whether it’s recreational work, construction, ranching, shipping, or whatever else keeps you busy, this truck is for you. If you upgrade to the High Country package, you also get power up/down tailgate controls to ease loading and unloading.
This pickup’s exterior has even more to offer, like a customizable bed length and cab configuration. Select from many available combinations of interior comfort and exterior practicality for your specific driving, hauling, or storage needs. Even better, the ultra-durable spray-on bed liner protects your truck against years worth of hauls, grime, dirt, and general rough treatment.
The 2021 Silverado 1500 exterior design is smarter, sleeker, and more contemporary than the previous year’s model. The new Silverado 1500 is designed to look tougher and lighter than its competitors and even its predecessors. Its straightforward but attractive look in the base model is a lesson in simple beauty. The latest Silverado is available in 10 exciting colors, too, like the suave-looking satin steel metallic or ever-popular cherry red that’s a classic of the Chevy pickup brand.
Select from various trim options like a blackout exterior that’s sleek and contemporary or add detailed chrome accents to highlight the Silverado’s signature body style. For an eye-catching design, the special Custom Rally edition of the Silverado 1500 features an all-black exterior with high-gloss black aluminum 20” wheels and handsome black badging. You can also enjoy an impressive suspension lift on the Trail Boss model.
It’s clear now more than ever that there’s a right Silverado 1500 for every driver and every need. Chevy’s investment in personal customization potential puts more control in the driver’s hands than ever so you can have your truck exactly the way you want it. Make it look and feel exactly how you expect a truck to.