Chevrolet's famous pickup returns for the 2021 model year with several updates, at least one trick that was borrowed from GMC Sierra. The Silverado 1500 can be made as a basic work truck or plush regular cruiser with three cab styles, three-bed lengths, five engines, and various trim editions and model choices.
For 2019, Silverado was entirely redesigned and updated several times in 2021. Some engines have improved towing and hauling ratings; new technologies have been adapted to enable trailing. An optional multi-position tailgate (formerly exclusive to GMC) has been designed to adapt to various tasks.
The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado offers several engine choices. 2.7L V6 Turbo Engine comes with the LT and RST trim editions. When it's matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission, this energetic powertrain provides 310 horsepower and 348 lb.-ft of torque, which allows the truck to tow up to 6,800 lbs. With installed all-wheel-drive, the engine will enable the Silverado to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds.
The 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 is another lively and good-on-gas engine choice. It gives 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft. It's connected to a six-speed automatic transmission, and like in all Silverado versions, the power can be sent to a rear-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive system. When fitted all-wheel-drive, the truck can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds. This engine gives a towing capacity of 7,900 pounds. It's available with all Silverado trim editions except for two top - LTZ and High Country.
A 5.3-liter V-8 suggests lasting reliable performance. It delivers 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque, and it's available with its six-, eight-, or ten-speed automatic transmissions. The regular is a four-wheel-drive with a ten-speed transmission. With this engine equipped, the acceleration time to 60 mph of the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado is between 6.4 and 6.6 seconds. Its towing capacity is up to 11,600 lbs. It's regular for the LTZ and High Country versions, and you can install it to the other lower versions.
The next available engine choice of the Silverado 1500 is a 6.2 liters V8. It produces 420 hp and 460 lb-ft, and it's matched to a ten-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel-drive. As for acceleration, it reaches 60 mph in 6.0 seconds. In terms of towing capacity, it shows the best in its class - 13,400 pounds. You will find this powertrain under the hood of LTZ, RST, LT Trail Boss, and High Country trim editions.
If you want a turbodiesel power, then Duramax 3.0-liter I-6 is your perfect choice. It's connected to a ten-speed automatic and has an exhaust feature of braking that makes towing and hauling more relaxed than it's ever been. It delivers 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. It has a regular rear-wheel drive and an optional four-wheel drive. Duramax produces 95 percent of peak torque at 1,250 rpm. Chevy states its peak torque is kept from 1,500 rpm through 3,000 rpm. This engine type can be found in LT, RST, LTZ, and High Country trims.
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