For the second year in a row, Chevrolet's full-size light-duty pickup truck gets a round of updates designed to add value and make it more appealing in comparison to primary rivals from Ford and Ram. Highlights include a new configurable tailgate (the Multi-Flex) that opens a variety of ways plus upgraded infotainment and trailer-towing technology. There's also an adaptive suspension option for the top trim level that should smooth out the ride quality.
Chevy does give you a lot of choice for the 2021 Silverado 1500. It comes in regular-, extended- and crew-cab styles with a short, standard or long bed. Eight main trim levels are available, including the Trail Boss version that aims to capitalize on the lifted off-road truck trend. Four engines are available too, including a diesel-powered six-cylinder and Chevy's tried-and-true 5.3-liter V8.
Is the Silverado the truck for you? Maybe. The Ram 1500 bests it in our expert evaluation ratings, and Ford's new 2021 F-150 looks like it has the potential to raise the bar for the whole class. But check out our Silverado Expert Rating to learn more about this truck's pros and cons.