If you’re in the market for any type of full-size pickup truck, there’s likely a Silverado 1500 rendition to meet every single one of your needs. That’s because the Silverado 1500 can be customized in so many different ways that practically no 2 trucks will be the same!
Talking about every possible combination would be like writing a novel so today we’ll focus on what’s first on the mind of every prospective truck buyer – available engines. There’s little use for a truck if it can’t pull its weight (plus thousands of pounds extra). So let’s take 3 minutes and look at the 2021 Silverado’s engine options.
Ranging from cost-effective to fuel-efficient and all the way up to what can only be described as “mighty beast”, the 2021 Silverado 1500 can be fitted with:
- The 4.3-liter Ecotec3 V6 base engine comes standard on the Silverado 1500 WT. Short for Work Truck, it leaves little room for interpretation as to what purpose the engine it sports was built. Capable of delivering 283 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque, it’s paired with a 6-speed automatic and it can tow up to 7,900 pounds
- The 2.7-liter turbo-4 engine that comes standard on the LT and RST trims can belt out 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough to tow up to 9,600 pounds and get a maximum payload of 2280 pounds.
- The 5.3-liter Ecotec3 V8 is Silverado’s most versatile engine as it can be paired with either a 6-, an 8-, or a 10-speed automatic. The engine can churn out 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque and can be equipped with the Active Fuel Management system, or the Dynamic Fuel Management system, both significantly increasing the truck’s fuel economy. Maximum towing capability sits at 10,000 pounds.
- The Duramax 3.0-liter turbodiesel-6, the engine with the craziest numbers. First of all, the 3.0-liter is Silverado’s most efficient engine with 23 miles per gallon inside the city and a whopping 33 miles per gallon on the highway. With that insane efficiency in mind let’s see its output in terms of horsepower and torque. At 277 and an incredible 460 respectively, the 3.0-liter is capable of towing up to 9,500 pounds.
- The Alpha among Silverado’s engines is the 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8. With its 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque it can tow up to 13,300 pounds, and if that doesn’t get the job done there’s nothing south of the Heavy Duty line that can help you.
The 2021 Silverado 1500 can be configured in hundreds, if not thousands of ways. It can accommodate any budget, it can complete almost any job, and has safety and comfort levels that can rival that of luxury SUVs. Visit us here at Karl Chevrolet where our dedicated sales team can help you sieve through all the available options and create the perfect Silverado 1500 rendition to meet all your needs. And stay within your budget.
Visit us today and we can even arrange for you to take the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 out for a test drive.