Truck buyers looking for a full-size pickup that’s versatile enough to be configured for just about every use should take a close look at the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Buyers who visit a dealership like the Page Chevrolet dealer can get the Silverado 1500 as a bare-bones work truck, an exceptionally comfortable daily driver, a powerful tow truck or a rough and ready off-road vehicle. These are some of the reasons the Silverado 1500 has been one of America’s top full-size trucks for so many years.
For 2021, the Silverado 1500 gets an updated trailer camera setup, even more towing capacity, a new multi-function tailgate, and tech upgrades like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The folks at the Page Chevrolet dealership tell us the upper trim levels now get Adaptive Ride Suspension Control as standard equipment.
Three new special editions join the Silverado lineup for 2021. The Texas Edition Plus is available with the LT and RST trims. This special edition model is only offered for sale in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. It includes 20-inch aluminum wheels with Argent metallic pockets, the features of the Convenience Package II and special Texas Edition badging. The All Star Edition Plus is essentially the same as the Texas Edition Plus, but without the badging. The LTZ Premium Texas Edition is offered with the LTZ. It gets the LTZ Convenience Package II, a power sunroof, the Safety Package II, Texas Edition badging and more.
The 2021 Silverado 1500 is offered in eight trim levels: Work Truck (WT), Custom, Custom Trail Boss, LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ and High Country. Engine choices include a turbo-four, a V6, two V8s and a Duramax turbodiesel. Buyers looking for the most power will choose the Silverado 1500’s 6.2-liter V8 engine. It produces an incredible 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque and is mated to a 10-speed automatic gearbox. Car and Driver reports this engine has a zero-to-60 mph time of 6.1 seconds.
Drivers will love the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500’s excellent handling and smooth ride. Towing capacity maxes out at 13,300 pounds.
Standard features in the base Silverado 1500 WT include 17-inch steel wheels, a cloth or vinyl 40/20/40-split/fold bench seat, four-wheel disc brakes, a locking tailgate, a 7-inch touchscreen, a stereo system with six speakers, Bluetooth, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The cargo bed includes 12 tie-downs, and the rear bumpers come with CornerSteps.
The higher trims get even more features. The range-topping High Country trim includes 20-inch wheels, heated and ventilated front seats, a spray-in bed liner, high-intensity headlights, an eight-inch touchscreen with navigation, a power-operated tailgate, a Bose premium stereo with seven speakers,
chrome assist steps, wireless phone charging and lane departure warning.
The Silverado 1500 features an available multi-camera towing system that displays up to 15 views of the trailer and lets the driver see behind it. Additionally, there are cameras that can show views of the interior of the trailer, and a view that allows the driver to virtually see right through the trailer.