The Chevy Silverado is an iconic pickup truck that is known for its engine power, towing and trailering capacity, payload, and overall strength. This heavy-duty full-size pickup truck has consistently been one of the top-rated vehicles within its class since it hit the mainstream auto market and is almost always within the top 10 full-size pickup trucks on the market for each model year. Today, let’s go over how the 2021 Silverado compares to the 2020 model.  

Chevrolet’s Silverado pickup truck is powerful, has a bold style that turns heads on the road, and it is extremely versatile and available with a wide variety of configurations and customizable options. Its powertrain options include a V6 engine, a turbocharged 2.7-L four-cylinder engine, two different V8 engines, and a Duramax diesel 3.0-L inline-six engine. This full-size pickup truck is extremely agile with impressive acceleration and very responsive steering and braking systems. 

Each year, the Chevrolet Silverado seems to get better and better as Chevy enhances the power, strength, efficiency, and technology of their top-rated pickup truck in order to keep up with and exceed industry standards within the Silverado’s vehicle class. Keep reading to learn how the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado compares to the 2020 model of this renowned pickup truck. 

Best-in-Class Fuel Economy 

When you think of a full-size pickup truck, fuel efficiency probably isn’t your first thought. Historically, full-size pickup trucks and trucks, in general, have not been renowned for their fuel efficiency. 

However, the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado boasts a best-in-class fuel economy. When equipped with a Duramax 3.0-L Turbo-Diesel engine and filled with diesel fuel, the Chevy Silverado gets up to 33 MPG on the highway—which is an extremely impressive figure, especially for a full-size pickup truck.

Improved Trailering Capability 

For most drivers, trailering is one of the most important functions of the 2021 Chevy Silverado. Compared to the 2020 model, the 2021 Silverado offers improved trailering capability for several of its most efficient engine options. 

Most 2021 Chevrolet Silverado models have increased their towing capacity from 2020. For example, the crew cab short bed Silverado that is equipped with a four-cylinder engine and two-wheel drive increased its maximum towing capacity by 2,500 pounds to reach a maximum of 9,300 pounds. 

Plus, the 2021 Silverado comes with enhanced trailering features. Its 15-view rear camera now features a trailer length indicator that makes lane-change maneuvers smoother and easier; a jack-knife alert that helps you avoid dangerous collisions between your truck and its compatible trailer; and an enhanced cargo bed view that allows you to monitor the bed of your truck and what’s in it while you’re driving. 

New Multi-Flex Tailgate 

For the 2021 model year, the Chevrolet Silverado is available with an exciting brand-new feature—a Multi-Flex tailgate. While this feature does not come standard for the 2021 Silverado, it is an available option for all available trim levels. 

This available Multi-Flex tailgate gives 2021 Silverado drivers six different options when it comes to configuring the tailgate of their truck. The Silverado’s Multi-Flex tailgate can be used as a workbench, a bed step with a maximum weight capacity of up to 375 pounds, and much more. 

Enhanced Tech Features 

The 2021 Chevy Silverado comes with enhanced technology features, some of which are standard on all 2021 Silverado models and others that are available as optional add-on features. 

Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity are available for all trim levels of the 2021 Silverado and come as standard features for the higher trim levels of this full-size pickup truck. Remote start is also available for these trim levels.

New Available Packages 

Several new available packages help you customize your vehicle to match your needs and preferences. The Chevrolet Silverado comes with a variety of available packages that are brand-new for the 2021 model year 

One of the most notable of these brand-new available packages is a Safety Confidence Package, which equips your 2021 Silverado with a variety of advanced safety features—including forward collision alert, front pedestrian braking, automatic emergency braking, steering wheel audio controls, and a driver information center to help minimize driver distraction on the road. 

More Exterior Color Options 

The Chevy Silverado already turns heads on the road with its bold style. For the 2021 model year, however, this full-size pickup truck comes with multiple brand-new exterior colors. 

These three new striking available exterior color options include Mosaic Black Metallic, Cherry Red Tintcoat, and Oxford Brown Metallic.