After briefly losing its status as the second-best-selling truck in America to Ram, the Chevrolet Silverado reclaimed the slot in 2020. This year, the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 improves equipment levels for lower trim levels, introduces a new Multi-Flex Tailgate option, upgrades trailering technologies, enhances trailering capabilities, offers wireless smartphone projection, and adds an adaptive suspension for the top trim level.
The 2021 Silverado 1500 continues in regular cab, extended cab (Double Cab), and crew cab styles with short, standard, and long cargo beds. Engine choices include a gas V6, three gas V8s, a gas turbocharged four-cylinder, and a Duramax diesel turbocharged inline six-cylinder. Automatic transmissions offer six, eight, or 10 speeds, and the Silverado comes with rear-wheel or four-wheel drive. Depending on the configuration, a Silverado 1500 tows up to 13,300 pounds and hauls as much as 2,280 lbs of payload. Prices range from $30,595 to $59,295, not including the destination charge of $1,695. Our test truck was an LTZ crew-cab short bed with 4WD and the turbodiesel engine. It came with the LTZ Premium Package, Technology Package, and a spray-in bedliner. It cost $61,465 with destination charges.