If you’re in the market for a full-size pickup truck, then look no further than the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado. With eight available trims, seven powertrains, three cab sizes, three bed sizes, and tons of optional features to choose from, the 2021 Silverado can fit almost any budget and can definitely accommodate any need.
A highly customizable truck that ranges from pure workhorse to borderline luxury crossover, the 2021 Silverado sports an old-school masculine look and feel. It’s blocky and unapologetic about its huge dimensions. If anything, it seems to wear them with pride and actively try to command respect on the road.
Silverado’s mighty dimensions are backed under its hood by a suite of seven powertrains that begin with the base 4.3-liter V6 and end up with the roaring 6.2-liter V8. Below is a full list of all the available engines you can fit your brand-new Silverado with:
- The 4.3-liter Ecotec3 V6 that will produce 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque; paired with a 6-speed automatic it can tow up to 7,900 pounds
- The 2.7-liter turbo-4 can belt out 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque; coupled with an 8-speed automatic it can tow up to 9,600 pounds with a max payload of 2,280 pounds
- The 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 that will churn out 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque; can be paired with either a 6, an 8, or a 10-speed automatic and can tow up to 10,000 pounds
- The Duramax 3.0-liter turbodiesel-6, Silverado's most efficient engine at 33 miles per gallon on the highway, will deliver 277 horsepower and a whopping 460 pound-feet of torque, enough to tow up to 9,500 pounds
- The 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 that will produce 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, Silverado’s champion, capable of towing up to 13,300 pounds
Exceptional choices for every budget and every need. While the 4.3-liter is mainly designed for fleet purchases, we see the vast majority of retail buyers going for the 2.7-liter turbo-4 or the 5.3-liter V8.
On to the trims, the Silverado starts slow and with a very attractive price tag. Made entirely to get the job done, its base model still comes equipped with a few modern features such as a 7.0-inch color touch, Chevrolet’s latest infotainment system complete with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth audio streaming, a rear-vision camera, and the Teen Driver safety pack that allows parents to help new drivers make better decisions on the road by setting top levels for speed and audio volume.
Most retail buyers will likely go for the LT trim. Square down the middle, the LT comes with tons of features for a very affordable price. A little over $40,000, the LT comes with the 2.7-liter engine as standard plus LED tail lamps, cargo bed LED lighting, heated side-view mirrors, tailgate with EZ Lift assist and power lock and release, a remote start system, the SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, chrome bumpers and side-view mirrors, heated front seats, a ten-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar support, a heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone automatic temperature control, a bump up to an 8-inch color touch, plus a 4.2-inch color driver information center.
Visit us here at Karl Chevrolet in New Canaan Connecticut and see the Silverado 1500 in all trims right on our showroom’s floor. Visit us today and you can even take the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 out for a test drive.