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2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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$20,999 - $59,995
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2021 Work Truck 4x2 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 139.6 in. WB
most popular
Price:   -  From $29,300
2021 Work Truck 4x2 Double Cab 6.6 ft. box 147.4 in. WB Price:   -  From $33,200
2021 Work Truck 4x4 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 139.6 in. WB Price:   -  From $33,900
2021 Work Truck 4x2 Crew Cab 5.75 ft. box 147.4 in. WB Price:   -  From $35,600
2021 Work Truck 4x2 Crew Cab 6.6 ft. box 157 in. WB Price:   -  From $35,900
2021 Custom 4x2 Double Cab 6.6 ft. box 147.4 in. WB Price:   -  From $36,500
2021 Work Truck 4x4 Double Cab 6.6 ft. box 147.4 in. WB Price:   -  From $36,500
2021 Custom 4x2 Crew Cab 5.75 ft. box 147.4 in. WB Price:   -  From $38,900
2021 Work Truck 4x4 Crew Cab 5.75 ft. box 147.4 in. WB Price:   -  From $38,900
2021 Work Truck 4x4 Crew Cab 6.6 ft. box 157 in. WB Price:   -  From $39,200
2021 Custom 4x4 Double Cab 6.6 ft. box 147.4 in. WB Price:   -  From $39,800
2021 LT w/1LT 4x2 Double Cab 6.6 ft. box 147.4 in. WB Price:   -  From $40,300
2021 Custom Trail Boss 4x4 Double Cab 6.6 ft. box 147.4 in. WB Price:   -  From $41,700
2021 LT w/2FL 4x4 Double Cab 6.6 ft. box 147.4 in. WB Price:   -  From $42,100
2021 Custom 4x4 Crew Cab 5.75 ft. box 147.4 in. WB Price:   -  From $42,200
2021 Custom 4x4 Crew Cab 6.6 ft. box 157 in. WB Price:   -  From $42,500
2021 LT w/1LT 4x2 Crew Cab 5.75 ft. box 147.4 in. WB Price:   -  From $42,700
2021 LT w/1LT 4x2 Crew Cab 6.6 ft. box 157 in. WB Price:   -  From $43,000
2021 LT w/1LT 4x4 Double Cab 6.6 ft. box 147.4 in. WB Price:   -  From $43,600
2021 RST 4x2 Crew Cab 5.75 ft. box 147.4 in. WB Price:   -  From $43,900
2021 Custom Trail Boss 4x4 Crew Cab 5.75 ft. box 147.4 in. WB Price:   -  From $44,100
2021 Custom Trail Boss 4x4 Crew Cab 6.6 ft. box 157 in. WB Price:   -  From $44,400
2021 LT w/2FL 4x4 Crew Cab 5.75 ft. box 147.4 in. WB Price:   -  From $44,500
2021 RST 4x4 Double Cab 6.6 ft. box 147.4 in. WB Price:   -  From $44,600
2021 LT w/1LT 4x4 Crew Cab 5.75 ft. box 147.4 in. WB Price:   -  From $46,000
2021 LT w/1LT 4x4 Crew Cab 6.6 ft. box 157 in. WB Price:   -  From $46,300
2021 RST 4x4 Crew Cab 5.75 ft. box 147.4 in. WB Price:   -  From $47,200
2021 RST 4x4 Crew Cab 6.6 ft. box 157 in. WB Price:   -  From $47,500
2021 LTZ 4x2 Crew Cab 5.75 ft. box 147.4 in. WB Price:   -  From $49,400
2021 LT Trail Boss 4x4 Crew Cab 5.75 ft. box 147.4 in. WB Price:   -  From $51,500
2021 LT Trail Boss 4x4 Crew Cab 6.6 ft. box 157 in. WB Price:   -  From $51,800
2021 LTZ 4x4 Crew Cab 5.75 ft. box 147.4 in. WB Price:   -  From $52,700
2021 LTZ 4x4 Crew Cab 6.6 ft. box 157 in. WB Price:   -  From $53,000
2021 High Country 4x2 Crew Cab 5.75 ft. box 147.4 in. WB Price:   -  From $53,900
2021 High Country 4x4 Crew Cab 5.75 ft. box 147.4 in. WB Price:   -  From $57,400
2021 High Country 4x4 Crew Cab 6.6 ft. box 157 in. WB Price:   -  From $57,700
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2.7 (Fair)

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Overview

What's New

The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 gets a boost in standard equipment and new options throughout the lineup. The entry-level WT gains steering wheel mounted-controls, a three-section split bench seat, and a driver information display.

Custom models pick up a power lock and release tailgate, LED bed lighting, and remote start. The mid-range LT and RST now come standard with last year's All Star Edition equipment.

Newly available features include wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, advanced trailering technology, and an adaptive suspension for the High Country. A configurable Multi-Flex tailgate that opens and folds six different ways arrives later in the model year.

Models equipped with 2.7-liter engine can tow up to 2,500 pounds more than last year, while turbodiesel models see a gain of 1,900 pounds.

Choosing Your Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The Chevy Silverado 1500 is available in eight trim levels: WT, Custom, LT, Custom Trail Boss, RST, LTZ, LT Trail Boss, and High Country. Pricing starts at $30,195 including destination for the WT and climbs to $54,995 for the High Country.

Engine Choices

The Silverado 1500 can be equipped with one of five engines, ranging from a turbocharged four-cylinder to the largest V8 in GM's arsenal.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueMax TowingFuel Economy (Combined)
2.7L Turbo 4-Cylinder310 hp348 lb-ft9,600 pounds21 mpg
4.3L V6285 hp305 lb-ft7,900 pounds17 mpg
5.3L V6355 hp383 lb-ft11,500 pounds19 mpg
3.0L 6-Cylinder Turbodiesel277 hp460 lb-ft9,500 pounds27 mpg
6.2L V8420 hp460 lb-ft13,300 pounds18 mpg

The V6 uses a six-speed automatic transmission, and the 2.7-liter runs with an eight-speed automatic. The 6.2-liter V8 and turbodiesel carry a 10-speed automatic. The 5.3-liter V8 is available with all three transmissions, depending on the trim level.

Four-wheel drive adds $3,300 and is mandatory with the 6.2-liter engine.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Silverado 1500 Regular Cab seats three passengers, while the Double Cab and Crew Cab can accommodate up to six.

The Regular Cab comes with a 98.18-inch Long Bed, and the Double Cab gets the 79.44-inch Standard Bed. A 69.92-inch Short Bed is standard on the Crew Cab, and the Standard Bed is available for $300.

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Safety Features

The Chevy Silverado 1500 starts out with just the government-mandated rearview camera. The Safety Package I, available on the WT through RST, provides lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear-cross traffic alert, front and rear parking sensors, and perimeter lighting. The bundle costs $1,090 on the WT and $890 on the other trims. These features are standard on the LTZ and High Country.

The Safety Package II for the LTZ and High Country ($1,095) adds adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, automatic high beams, a vibrating safety alert in the driver seat, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking.

Connectivity

The standard infotainment system includes a 7-inch touchscreen, six speakers, two front USB Ports, wi-fi capability, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The LT and above get an 8-inch touchscreen and two rear USB ports.

The Convenience Package II for the LT ($1,025) and RST ($1,300) includes HD and satellite radio, a seven-speaker Bose audio system, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Convenience Package II for the LTZ provides those features, plus navigation and wireless device charging for $1,070. The High Country gets it all as standard.

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WT - From $30,195

Designed primarily for work, the WT comes with black exterior trim, vinyl flooring, vinyl or cloth seats, and 17-inch steel wheels. Buyers do get air conditioning and, on the Double and Crew Cab, power windows and locks.

The WT Value Package ($985) rounds out the WT with keyless entry, cruise control, tinted glass, a rear window defogger, power side mirrors, a power lock and release tailgate, and power windows and locks for the Regular Cab. The Value Package also includes a trailer hitch, connectors, and hitch guidance.

The 2.7-liter engine is standard on the WT. Buyers can upgrade to the V6 ($385) or the 5.3-liter V8 with six-speed automatic ($2,175).

Custom - From $37,820

The Custom comes standard with the WT's options, plus remote start, LED taillights, and 20-inch silver aluminum wheels. The Regular Cab drops away at this level, which is reflected in the starting price. Engine choices are shared with the WT.

LT - From $41,195

The LT receives chrome exterior trim, 17-inch bright silver wheels, and LED headlights, running lights, and bed lights. The interior gains dual-zone automatic climate control, a power driver seat, heated front seats, and a heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel.

In addition to the aforementioned connectivity upgrades, the Convenience Package II ($800) contains a power sliding rear window, a universal home remote, and a 120-volt power outlet on the dash and cargo bed. With these features in place, leather front seats may be added for $985.

The LT is available with the 2.7-liter, the 5.3-liter V8 with eight-speed automatic ($1,395), or the turbodiesel ($2,390).

Custom Trail Boss - From $42,395

This off-road-ready version of the Custom comes standard with 4WD, a two-speed transfer case, Rancho shocks, a locking rear differential, skid plates, and all-terrain tires tire on 18-inch wheels.

The V6 is standard on the Trail Boss, and 5.3-liter V8 remains available. The 6.2-liter joins the roster, priced at $2,595.

RST - From $45,495

The RST takes on a distinctive look with body-color bumpers, door handles, and center grille bar. LED fog lights and 18-inch wheels complete the picture.

Other equipment and options are shared with the standard LT, except the RST can get the 6.2-liter V8 for $3,890. Note that 4WD is standard on the Double Cab, which accounts for most of the base price difference between the RST and LT.

LTZ - From $50,695

Available in Crew Cab configuration only, the LTZ boasts full chrome exterior trim, ventilated front seats in perforated leather, memory for the driver's seat, a power passenger seat, and heated rear seats.

The $2,070 Technology Package tacks on a head-up display, a rear camera mirror, and a surround-view camera with trailer and bed views. The later now incorporates trailer length monitoring and jack knife alert. The LTZ Premium Package bundles the Safety Package II and Convenience Package II with a sunroof for the discounted price of $2,660.

The 5.3-liter V8 with eight-speed automatic serves as the base engine. The turbodiesel drops to $995, and the 6.2-liter V8 to $1,500.

LT Trail Boss - From $52,195

The LT Trail Boss combines the Trail Boss treatment with the LT equipment upgrades, minus the chrome trim.

The Crew Cab configuration is standard, along with the 5.3-liter V8 and 10-speed automatic. The 6.2-liter V8 is optional at $2,495.

High Country - From $54,995

The High Country adds front buckets seats with center control, high-intensity LED headlights, a two-tone bronze and chrome grille, and a 10-speed automatic with all engines.

The Convenience II contents are standard, and the Technology Package is available for $1,870. The High Country Deluxe Package ($4,300) furnishes the Safety Package II, a sunroof, and 22-inch polished wheels. An adaptive suspension can be added to the package for $900.

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The 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 Custom trim comes properly equipped for personal use, though it's still a bit basic compared to a passenger car or crossover. The LT provides the right mix of standard and available for majority of today's truck buyers.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Bold styling
  • Compelling powertrains
  • Breadth of trims and performance
  • Biggest beds in the class
Cons
  • Low-budget interior
  • Lack of safety tech
  • Bold styling
Expert Rating
2.7 (Fair)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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An American dream. Pickups like the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 have long been wooing American car shoppers away from sedans, crossovers, SUVs, and anything else that could stand in as a daily driver.

Trading on equal parts capability and Americana, the Silverado – hardly more than a vehicular tool in the most objective sense – has cultivated an image that goes far beyond pulling trailers and hauling dirt. As the old tagline goes, it's as American as apple pie.

Keeping with that theme, Americans love choice, and the Silverado 1500 has it. Multiple beds and cab designs are available, as are two different tailgates – the alternative option being a new, six-way power tailgate plucked from the GMC Sierra 1500 – and a total of eight different trim levels. A Silverado can be made as custom-fit as a pair of cowboy boots.

The upper end of those trims dazzle and sparkle with technology. An 8-inch touchscreen, standard on most trims, comes with parking lines and hitch guidance. On the options list is a see-through camera mirror that shows directly behind the trailer, through the trailer, or a number of other views. Available safety kit includes blind-spot monitoring and automatic emergency braking.

Engines, engines, engines. The Chevy Silverado 1500 offers a number of engines, but what's more American than a burbling V8? A pickup with such a V8, that's what. The 355-horsepower, 5.3-liter V8 remains the mainstay engine in the Silverado lineup, offered on most trims as either standard or with a small upcharge. It's smooth, quick, capable, and relatively good on gas. It remains our choice for its unbeatable versatility.

The 6.2-liter V8 won't be so popular, but we wish it was. Last year, Chevrolet expanded availability for their big V8 so that the top half of the trim hierarchy now offers this 420-horse workhorse. It mates up to a 10-speed automatic that shifts smooth and confidently. Towing maxes out at 13,300 pounds, the best showing here. That number tops the Ram 1500 but can't beat out the Ford F-150, which can pull a full 14,000 pounds in properly equipped.

If eight cylinders is too much, there's always the 2.7-liter four-cylinder. It's tempting to write off this runt of an engine in a vehicle this large and macho, but fact of the matter is the Silverado 1500 is fastest with equipped this engine: its 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque let 0-60 mph happens in just about seven seconds. Towing capacity isn't too shabby either at 9,600 pounds, which is up 2,500 pounds over last year.

Rounding out the engine choices is a 3.0-liter diesel V6. It's the most efficient engine here by a wide margin and can tow nearly as much as the four-cylinder. It's $1,500 cheaper than last year, making it more tempting than ever.


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Ride and handling. The Chevy handles itself well for its size and shape, but until it switches to a coil-spring rear suspension, it can never be at the top of the class for ride. For now, it's leaf-spring suspension provides payload and towing capability but comes with the unpleasant side effects of a bouncy, jittery ride when unladen. This markedly improves when loaded up, but how often are most truck owners cruising with a full bed of cargo?

The Silverado isn't much better or worse than the F-150 in this regard, but both trucks pale in comparison to the Ram 1500. With its rear coil springs and independent front suspension, the Ram defies the typical full-size truck template. In doing so it gives buyers the ride comfort of an SUV or crossover. The difference is startling.

Like the ride, the handling is typical truck stuff. Steering is light and mostly uninformative. Cornering? It's better you don't. That said, follow the posted limits for the curvy stuff and the Silverado 1500 will do just fine. If you need to stop in a huff the brake pedal is comfortingly firm and the stopping distances are reasonable.

Interior woes. Where the Chevy Silverado falls flat is its interior. The design leaves us cold with its lack of cohesion and general attractiveness. That said, we could probably learn to live with it – if it weren't for the abysmal quality. Parts, plastics, and switchgear all feel second-rate. That might be fine, even expected, in the base WT. But this is uncalled for in High Country trucks that can sticker for nearly $70,000.

At least the seats are comfortable. The Silverado 1500 can seat up to six, but most models will be equipped for five. With such a setup, the front buckets are wide and supportive. The back seat on crew cabs is plenty roomy and comfy as well. Leg room is a massive 43.6 inches. Compared to the cramped double cab that's also offered, the full-on crew cab is a no-brainer for anyone uses their truck as a family hauler.

But decent seats don't overcome the poor design and lackluster fit and finish. GM can do better. We know it, we've seen it. Their new Chevrolet Corvette is a testament to their potential. So, why did they drop the ball on their bread-and-butter product? It perplexes and disappoints us. Until the interior is brought up to snuff, Ford and Ram are ahead here.

Final thoughts. Deft marketing is just one reason the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 is beloved and romanticized. It also happens to excel in all the ways trucks need to excel: in performance, capability, and versatility.

These critical attributes overcome the mediocre interior and keep this big Chevy in the top half of its class. But if this full-blooded American wants to be valedictorian, it'll need to go back to finishing school.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 4.3L V-6 / 285 HP / 305 ft.lbs.
Available: 5.3L V-8 / 355 HP / 383 ft.lbs.2.7L I-4 / 310 HP / 348 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 6-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Available: 8-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
16 / 21 / 18 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
3 / 2
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 4.3L V-6 / 285 HP / 305 ft.lbs.
Available: 5.3L V-8 / 355 HP / 383 ft.lbs.2.7L I-4 / 310 HP / 348 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
16 / 21 / 18 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Short And Long Arm
Rear Suspension
Rigid Axle Leaf
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel / Full-size / Steel
Fuel Tank
28.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$107
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
229.5 "
Exterior Width
81.1 "
Exterior Height
75.6 "
Front Headroom
43.1 "
Rear Headroom
Front Legroom
44.5 "
Rear Legroom
Front Shoulder Room
66.1 "
Rear Shoulder Room
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,520 Lbs. / 4,590 Lbs. / 4,480 Lbs.
Wheel Base
140 "
Turning Radius
22.3 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
2 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Silver Steel / 17.0 " Black Steel / 17.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Manual / Dual Power Remote Heated Convex Spotter / Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Black / Front Chrome / Front Black With 2 Front Tow Hook(s)
Grille Moldings
Black
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Stainless Steel / Stainless Steel With Dark Chrome Tailpipe Finish / Stainless Steel With Polished Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
3 / 2
Seat Trim
Vinyl / Cloth
Front Seat Type
40-20-40 Split-bench / Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
4-way / (8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
4-way / (8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan / Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Am/fm, Seek-scan / Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan / Clock
Speakers
2
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Light / Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Passenger
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
1
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Mobileye Forward Collision Alert Forward Collision Mitigation / Automatic Emergency Braking Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Change Alert With Side Blind Zone Alert Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Front Pedestrian Braking Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Ultrasonic Rear / Ultrasonic Front And Rear
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
12 Months / 12,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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