How Much Does a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Cost?
The Silverado’s powertrain choices play out across eight trim levels with regular, double cad and crew cabs and three bed lengths, with RWD as standard and 4WD offered as an option. Here’s a quick outline of what engine can be had with which trim.
4.3-liter V6/6-speed AT: Standard on WT, Custom, Custom Trail Boss
5.3-liter V8/6-speed AT: Available on WT, Custom, Custom Trail Boss
2.7-liter turbo inline-four/8-speed AT: Standard on LT, RST; Available on WT, Custom
5.3-liter V8/8-speed AT: Standard on LTZ, High Country; Available on LT, RST
5.3-liter V8/10-speed AT: Standard on LT Trail Boss; Available on High Country
6.2-liter V8/10-speed AT: Available on Custom Trail Boss, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ, High Country
3.0-liter turbodiesel inline-six/10-speed AT: Available on LT, RST, LTZ, High Country
WT (Work Truck) ($28,600) is pretty much as basic as you can get in a modern truck. It comes with 17-in steel wheels, automatic headlights, a corner bed step, manual windows and door locks (regular cab models) or power windows and locks (extended and crew cabs), a rearview camera, a 40/20/40-split front bench with 4-way adjustment, a tilt-only steering wheel, vinyl upholstery and flooring. Still, all models come with a 7-in touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration and Bluetooth wireless connectivity, one USB port, and a 6-speaker sound system (two speakers in regular cab). Newly available on the WT is the Safety Confidence package that adds forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking. Unless you’re a fleet buyer, you’ll probably want to add power windows, door locks, and remote start if you go with the regular cab. Note that this is the only 2021 Silverado available with a regular cab. All other trims have either a double cab or the roomier crew cab. Double cab models have a standard bed, while crew cab models offer a choice of standard or short bed. The long bed is only available with the regular cab. The
Custom ($35,900) adds 20-in alloy wheels, heated power mirrors, cruise control, cloth upholstery, and carpeting. New for 2021, Custom trims include the EZ Lift power lock and release tailgate, LED bed lights, remote start, and available satellite radio and OnStar telematics system. Custom trims also offer the Safety Package The
Custom Trail Boss ($40,800) has 4WD standard and adds a 2-in suspension lift, Rancho monotube shocks, special 18-in wheels, Goodyear Duratrac all-terrain tires, and a trailering package, plus the Z71 Off-Road package that includes a 2-speed transfer case, automatic locking rear differential, hill-descent control, and skid plates. The
LT ($39,600) includes 17-in alloy wheels and adds automatic LED headlights, automatic climate control, OnStar, and 4G LTE with Wi-Fi, Trailering Package, and auto-locking rear differential. The
RST ($43,200) adds 18-in wheels, LED foglights, a power-locking tailgate, keyless ignition and entry, and two extra rear USB ports. The
LT Trail Boss ($48,000) builds on the LT’s features with the off-roading equipment from the Custom Trail Boss. It shares the RST’s upgrades as well. The
LTZ ($49,100) has more premium amenities such as leather seating, dual-zone automatic climate control, 10-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, a heated tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, 8-in touchscreen display with wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, high-def rearview camera with hitch guidance, heated side mirrors, 120-volt outlets, and integrated trailer brake controller. The
High Country ($53,400) adds parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic assist, upgraded digital gauges, a power tailgate, ventilated front seats, navigation, Bose audio, navigation, wireless smartphone charging, and a spray-in bedliner. Options and packages abound for the Silverado and vary by trim and configuration. Among them are navigation and 8-in touchscreen, a slick multicamera trailering system that even gives views inside and behind the trailer, wireless phone charger, and active safety and driver-assistance systems. For the first time, High Country models can be had with Adaptive Ride Control, a sophisticated suspension system. A new feature that could prove popular is the Multi-Flex Tailgate, similar to the GMC Sierra’s MultiPro tailgate. This is to be available in early 2021 on all Silverado models.
Standard safety equipment includes dual-stage front airbags for driver and front passenger, seat-mounted side-impact for driver and front outboard passenger, head-curtain side-impact for front and rear outboard seating positions, the Passenger Sensing System, StabiliTrak electronic stability control with rollover mitigation, trailer sway control, and hill-start assist, and a rear vision camera. Now available starting on base WT trims is the Safety Confidence Package (late availability) that adds forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking. Other trims can be had with blind-spot monitoring. The Sierra High Country can be optioned with the Safety Package II that adds adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning/lane-keeping assist, safety alert that vibrates the driver’s seat when sensing danger, and IntelliBeam automatic high-beam control.
2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs the competition
2021 Ford F-150 – All new for 2021, the best-selling vehicle in America returns with the latest technology, improved performance, sophisticated powertrains with on-board generators, and a hybrid model with 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque.
2021 Ram 1500 –
Ram is riding a sales surge with its new generation of production. This truck boasts great technology and also offers a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6.
2021 GMC Sierra 1500 – This GMC sibling to the Chevy Silverado has similar powertrains and was the first to get the multi-function tailgate.
Used Chevrolet Silverado – This generation of the Silverado has been out since 2019, meaning you can find one that’s a couple of years old but still has great features.
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