The updated 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is filled with new features and boasts increased tow ratings, making it a great truck for almost everyone. From a cabin design that is modern and polished to a selection of impressive powertrains, it is difficult to find fault in Chevy's latest half-ton truck. Since the Silverado was totally redesigned in 2019, changes to the 2021 models are subtle yet significant.
The Silverado's new equipment list includes an upgraded towing and payload rating, the addition of the Multi-Flex Tailgate (a feature you are sure to love), and new technologies that will add comfort and safety to your ride. From wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to the new Jack Knife Alert and Trailer Length Indicator, the new Silverado is loaded with advanced technology. Chevy boasts that the 2021 Silverado is smarter, bigger, and better than previous generations, and we think you will agree.
In addition, the 2021 Silverado 1500 continues to offer all the features that made it great in the first place - including its powerful diesel engine option that makes it one of the most fuel-efficient pickup trucks in the country. Whether it is the full-feature trailering technology, the superior ride quality, or the multiple powertrain options, there is a lot to like in the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500.
Each year, Chevy ups its game with the Silverado, and the 2021 model is no different. The 2021 Silverado 1500 looks squarer in both the front and the rear. It is also taller and broader, which will appeal to many buyers. The side panels and fenders stick out above the wheel arches, which are about the only rounded features of the truck. Depending on the trim and options, wheel size ranges from 17-inch steel wheels all the way up to 22-inch alloy wheels available in chrome, black, or metallic finishes for a sharp and aggressive look.
Everybody wants something different in a pickup truck depending on needs, applications, and personal desires. You may want a regular cab with a long bed for a work truck, while if you are looking for a daily driver, you may prefer a crew cab with a short bed. Fortunately, the 2021 Silverado 1500 offers these configurations and more, ensuring there is a combination to satisfy even the most demanding customers.
The 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 comes in eight trim levels, seats up to six comfortably, has three cab sizes, three bed sizes, and gives you five powertrains from which to choose. There are also far too many options and features to count. The bottom line is that the new Silverado is a pickup truck that can be configured to your specific needs. Whether you need a tough work truck, a truck for your weekend outings, or a truck you can haul the family around on vacation in comfort and style, the Silverado delivers on all levels.
But the biggest exterior change for the 2021 Silverado is the brand-new Multi-Flex tailgate. This tailgate is indeed something special - it can fold six different ways for multiple unique applications. It can be used as a bed extender (it can support up to 375 pounds), a load stop, a bed step, and a chest-level workstation, which is super handy for everyone from construction workers to DIY homeowners. The new tailgate also has a fold-out step to making climbing into the bed easier, or can even be folded out of the way entirely. Combined with the existing largest-in-class Durabed with 12 tie-downs and optional LED lighting, the 2021 Silverado is truly an exceptional pickup.
There are plenty of reasons why the Chevy Silverado is one of the top-selling trucks in America. One of the reasons is the design and features found inside the 2021 Silverado. The spacious cabin looks and has a modern feel to it. Make no mistake, despite being such a powerful and tough truck; the Silverado offers an incredibly comfortable cab. The interior is roomy and robust, with plenty of options and tech features to make your day easier. The basic cabin seats three adults comfortably, but this can be increased up to six passengers with a crew cab and front bench seat. This is welcome news for families or for those using the Silverado for work purposes who need to haul work crews around.
One of the highlights of the 2021 Silverado 1500 is the infotainment system. In addition to the 3.5-inch driver information display, the Silverado is equipped with a standard 7-inch touchscreen, which is something never seen in your dad's Chevy pickup back in the day. On the higher trims, these can be upgraded to an 8-inch driver information display and an 8-inch HD touchscreen.
On top of Bluetooth connectivity, the Silverado infotainment system features standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Anyone with a smartphone should know that these features are a safer, smarter way to use your device while driving. In addition to enjoying your favorite music hands-free, you can get directions, receive messages, and make phone calls all through the use of voice commands. This allows you to concentrate on the road and keep your hands on the steering wheel.
For 2021, smartphone integration has been further improved with the addition of wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This new technology allows you to connect your phone with the truck's infotainment display through Bluetooth instead of USB cables, which can be a convenient feature if you are constantly in and out of your truck. Other notable highlights of the infotainment system include a 4G LTE WiFi hotspot and an available Bose premium audio system.
There are also plenty of creature comforts in the new Silverado. The cab includes optional dual-zone automatic climate control, which will maintain your preferred temperature through the hot summer months and cold winter months alike. Available 10-way power-adjustable driver and passenger seats allow you to settle in a comfortable and safe driving position easily. You also sit high enough to enjoy a clear view of the road, and blind spots are minimized. 2021 Silverado 1500 even offers a 120-volt power outlet that will let you use your truck to run your power tools and electronic devices.
Chevy made sure to design the Silverado for safety. This is rather obvious when you look over the spec sheets and see what has been done. For example, there is a safety cage under the Silverado with several steel grades, each one tailored to increase structural integrity. In case of an accident, the heavy-duty steel used in the body offers more stability, which is sure to give you peace of mind as you are winding through that busy highway with loved ones on board.
The Chevy Silverado is filled with active driver-assist features designed to make your driving experience safer and more convenient. The package bundles will vary depending on trim level, but available Active Safety Features will include forward collision alert, front pedestrian braking, and automatic emergency braking. Other notable safety features include automatic adaptive cruise control, which reduces the need for drivers to frequently brake and accelerate while driving, and IntelliBeam headlights that operate automatically.
However, the new 2021 Silverado 1500 takes advanced driver assistance features to the next level with its suite of trailering systems. Foremost among these is the 15 camera view trailer vision system from the Silverado HD. This allows you to see all around your truck and trailer and even includes options that allow you to "see through" your trailer to get a clear view of what is behind you or check on your cargo with an optional in-trailer camera. There is also the exclusive Jack-Knife Alert and Trailer Length Indicator, which will help you stay safe on the road when pulling a trailer.