A red 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 is parked on a salt flat and shown from the front.

Where Has the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 Been All Our Lives?

Everybody watch out because there’s a new truck in town. The 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 is this year’s truck to beat. Dominating the roads with stellar specs and capabilities, and thrilling passengers with top-of-the-line technological features, the new Silverado is the dream truck we’ve all been waiting for. The folks at Chevrolet have outdone themselves this time.

This year’s Silverado model has some technologies and features that we’ve never seen before. This Chevy also combined a variety of popular features and options, keeping what drivers loved and turning them into new options that make this standard pickup truck the ultimate pickup truck. Whether you’re looking for a fuel-efficient commuter truck or a heavy-duty workhorse that tows like nothing else, you can’t go wrong with the new 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500.

The Power to Take You Anywhere

This year’s Silverado comes with five different engine options, making your brand new truck purpose-built and uniquely tailored to you. When you can pick between a turbo-diesel engine, a 6.2L V8 engine, EcoTec engines, and more, you can design your new truck to do exactly what you need. Plus, you can add all of the features and capabilities that are most important to you.

Is top-notch towing capability what you want out of your truck, or do you prefer exquisite fuel economy? Or maybe you want an engine that combines to give you the best of both worlds. The choice is yours, so feel free to fulfill your truck-building dreams with the new Chevy Silverado 1500.

A white 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 is off-roading on dirt.

Breaking Down the Capability

Perhaps one of the most impressive features of the new 2021 Chevy Silverado is the trailering capacity. The Silverado 1500 can tow up to an impressive 13,300 lbs when properly equipped, and you’d be hard-pressed to achieve much better without resorting to a heavy-duty truck. Bring along your smaller boat next time you are ready for a day on the lake, or hook up a trailer and see where the road takes you.

When you consider the amount of weight this truck can tow, it’s even more impressive that the 2021 Chevy Silverado has such an amazing fuel economy. The 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 with the 3.0L turbo-diesel engine will get you up to 27 MPG combined (23 city/33 highway) with rear-wheel drive. This is in the same class as some of the higher-range SUVs and is definitely a spec worth bragging about. In fact, even at its lowest rating, the Silverado still gets around 17 MPG combined. Still not a bad fuel economy rating for a truck.

Speaking of towing, the 2021 Silverado 1500 has come out with some pretty fancy features that make towing so much easier – and safer too. This Chevy pickup truck comes with 15 camera views, which drivers can use to make hitching a trailer to the truck as pain-free as possible. Once your trailer is securely attached, these same camera views make backing up, driving, and maneuvering your truck and trailer combo a breeze. There’s even a camera setting that makes your trailer appear transparent on the video screen so that you know exactly what is behind and next to your truck and trailer at all times.

Brag-Worthy Technology

Fancy camera views available on the 7 or 8-inch infotainment screen aren’t the only brag-worthy technologies available in the new 2021 Chevy Silverado. Each new Silverado comes with the available option of a remote starter keyfob so you can start your truck before you’re even in it. This feature is especially desirable on extremely hot or cold days when you want to get your truck to a more comfortable temperature before you climb inside. Just start the truck from the comfort of your home or when you’re finishing up at the job site, and hop into a warm or air-conditioned vehicle.

One of the unique accessories that is available with the 2021 Silverado is the portable, 3000-amp battery jump starter. No longer will you have to worry about getting stranded without a jumper cable and a friendly neighbor. Or better yet, now you can be the friendly neighbor and jump your buddy’s car without having to climb up your truck in order to hook the jumper cables to your engine. The portable battery jump starter comes with enough charge to offer multiple jumps. When you’re not using it to jump an engine, it can double as a USB charging port as well as a 12Volt outlet so that you can charge all of your portable devices.

The wheel and infotainment screen are shown in a 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500.

The Multi-Flex Tailgate

Chevrolet has been listening to driver feedback for decades, taking into account each and every request. This is especially obvious when you take a look at the new 2021 multi-flex tailgate feature, exclusive to the Chevy Silverado. Tailgates that merely open or close are a thing of the past. With the new multi-flex tailgate, now your Silverado’s tailgate can open in no less than six different styles and variations, depending on what your needs are at the time. Plus, you can open the tailgate from the key fob, a switch in the truck, or a button on the tailgate itself.

Do you need a little extra length to fit your cargo load but don’t want to worry about things sliding out? The Primary and Inner Gate Load Stops will keep your items in the bed where they belong. What about reaching things further in the bed or jumping into the bed itself? Well, the inner gate folds down so you can access items easily, and you can flip it out into a step to make jumping in the back a breeze. Finally, what if you need a workspace while out on a job site? The inner gate also turns into a work surface that is perfect for you to layout your blueprints or laptop.

What Will You Do With All That Truck?

The first thing I’m going to do when I get my hands on the brand new 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 is find a mountain trail. I’m going to drive my brand new truck around the curves and through the trees, following the trail to the end of the path, and park it under the stars overlooking the valley below. I’m going to lay out a good, warm blanket, tuck my partner underneath my arm, and lie in the bed of that truck until it gets too cold and we have to go home. After that, I’ll probably come up with some reason to buy a new boat. After all, with the towing capacity of this truck, what reason do I have not to buy a boat? Weekends at the lake, here I come.

What are your pickup truck dreams? Whether you use your new Silverado for work, recreation, or a little bit of both, you won’t be sorry you bought this amazing vehicle. Chevrolet has once again stepped up their game and provided drivers with one of the best trucks on the market. It kind of makes you wonder, what will they come up with next?

What’s stopping you from checking out the new 2021 Chevy Silverado? The Silverado is not just a great truck; it’s a great investment. When you take into account the fuel mileage and the towing capacity, combined with the amazing technological features, you will see that there is no room for doubt. Clearly you couldn’t do better than the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500.