The all-new 2021 Chevrolet Silverado just recently became available for purchase, and it’s already flying off of dealership lots across the U.S. Chevrolet has a long history of designing and producing high-performing trucks, and the Silverado 1500 has been one of their major claims to fame since this light-duty, full-size pickup truck debuted on the mainstream auto market for the 1999 model year. In this blog, we’ll review the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

Over the past two-plus decades, the Chevy Silverado has undergone many changes, updates, and upgrades to keep it up to ever-increasing modern standards for new vehicles in the auto industry. The 2021 Silverado 1500 is currently ranked within the top 5 full-size pickup trucks for the 2021 model year. 

Chevrolet’s 2021 Silverado 1500 offers best-in-class power and towing, best-in-class highway fuel economy, and an array of features and amenities that make this full-size pickup truck one of the top options within its vehicle segment. Keep reading to learn more about the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500’s performance in 5 important areas. 

  1. Versatile Drive Performance 

All 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 models perform well on the road. This full-size pickup truck is available with a variety of different engine options. It can come equipped with a 6.6-L V8 engine, a 3.0-L 6-cylinder diesel engine, a 6.6-L V8 diesel engine, a 2.7-L 4-cylinder engine, a 4.3-L V6 engine, a 5.3-L V8 engine, or a 6.2-L V8 engine. 

These engines are available with either 6-speed, 8-speed, or 10-speed automatic transmission, and they are all designed to be quiet and efficient as well as powerful. All of the available powertrains for the 2021 Silverado 1500 provide a smooth and quiet ride for both drivers and passengers and ensure high agility and easy maneuverability on the road. 

  1. Impressive Towing and Payload Capacity 

The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 can tow up to 13,300 pounds at one time. Its maximum available payload is 2,280 pounds.

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Review Towing

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Review Towing

This impressive towing and payload capacity sets the 2021 Silverado 1500 a step above its competitors on the mainstream auto market and serves as a testament to the

fact that the Silverado 1500 is more capable than ever before despite the fact that it is also lighter than it has ever been. 

  1. Intuitive Infotainment Interface 

The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 comes equipped with the intuitive Chevrolet Infotainment 3 interface. This high-tech infotainment interface is user-friendly, even for less tech-savvy drivers. 

All 2021 Silverado 1500 models come with a 7-inch touchscreen display and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity as standard features. Available infotainment features include an upgraded 8-inch touchscreen, a built-in navigation system, a premium seven-speaker Bose audio system, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 

  1. Excellent Fuel Economy 

When equipped with its available Duramax .0-L Turbo-Diesel engine and powered by diesel fuel, the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers the best fuel economy within its vehicle segment. 

This full-size pickup truck can drive approximately 726 miles without running out of fuel and reaches an estimated 33 MPG while on the highway, which sets its highway EPA above that of any other truck within its vehicle class and far above most full-size pickup truck models. 

The unique lightweight construction of the Chevy Silverado 1500 is part of what allows this large full-size pickup truck to achieve such impressive fuel economy on the highway. Its efficient Turbo-Diesel engine option that is equipped with special stop/start technology and a variable intake manifold helps improve this full-size truck’s fuel economy as well. 

  1. Intelligent Trailering Features 

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is built to be as powerful and capable as possible, and the 2021 model of this full-size pickup truck is available with a host of intelligent trailering features that make towing easier, safer, and more convenient for Silverado drivers.

The 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 is available with an Advanced Trailering System. This system comes equipped with an in-vehicle trailering app that allows you to create different trailering profiles for multiple trailers and stores key information about each trailer. More features of the Advanced Trailering System include a built-in pre-departure checklist, trailer tire pressure monitoring, trailer lighting diagnostics, and more. 

Apart from its in-vehicle Advanced Trailering System, the 2021 Silverado 1500 comes equipped with additional features that make towing easier. These features include: Trailer Sway Control, Hill Start Assist, Auto Grade Braking, Trailer Theft Alert, Brake Gain Memory, Electric Parking Brake Hookup Assist, and more.