2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 price and specs

Chevrolet's tough truck just got a touch tougher, with the addition of a Trail Boss model to the Silverado range.

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The Chevrolet Silverado is determined to not be one of the utes the Ram 1500 “eats for breakfast”, with GM Specialty Vehicles adding a rugged, off-road variant for 2021.

Orders are open now for the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado LT Trail Boss, with deliveries beginning in the third quarter of 2021.

It’s priced at $106,990 before on-road costs, slotting in under the LTZ Premium that’s priced at $114,990 before on-road costs.

Both models are imported from the USA and remanufactured in right-hand drive by Walkinshaw Automotive Group in Clayton, Victoria.

Like the LTZ Premium, the LT Trail Boss packs a naturally-aspirated 6.2-litre petrol V8 engine producing 313kW of power and 624Nm of torque, mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

There’s a factory-fitted suspension lift kit, which increases ride height by 25mm at the front and 30mm at the rear.

Also standard are Rancho monotube shocks, a mechanical locking rear differential, skid plates, and a heavy-duty air filter.

The LT Trail Boss swaps the shiny 20-inch chrome alloys of the LTZ Premium for 18-inch ones with a black finish, matching the black grille bar and bumpers.

It misses out on the LTZ Premium’s autonomous emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control and a surround-view camera.

Pricing

  • 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss: $106,990
  • 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Premium: $114,990

All prices exclude on-road costs.

Engines

The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is powered by a naturally-aspirated 6.2-litre petrol V8 engine with automatic stop/start. It produces 313kW of power and 624Nm of torque and mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel Economy

The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 uses 12.3L/100km on the combined cycle in LTZ Premium guise. A fuel economy figure isn’t yet available for the LT Trail Boss.

Dimensions

The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Premium measures 5885mm long, 2063mm wide (excluding the mirrors) and 1915mm tall on a 3744mm wheelbase. The LT Trail Boss is taller at 1963mm.

All Silverado models have a braked towing capacity of 4500kg.

The LT Trail Boss has an approach angle of 30 degrees and departure angle of 23.3 degrees, while the LTZ Premium’s approach and departure angles are 21 degrees and 23 degrees, respectively.

Servicing and Warranty

The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado is covered by a three-year/100,000km warranty.

Safety

Like the Ram 1500, the Chevrolet Silverado remains untested by ANCAP.

All 2021 Chevrolet Silverado models come standard with the following safety equipment:

  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Front and rear parking sensors

The LTZ Premium adds:

  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Surround-view camera
  • Adaptive cruise control

Standard Equipment

The LT Trail Boss comes standard with the following features:

  • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Remote start
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel.
  • 10-way power front seats
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Automatic LED headlights
  • Automatic high-beam
  • Power tailgate
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • 18-inch black-finish alloy wheels

The LTZ Premium adds:

  • Leather upholstery
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Power sunroof
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Surround-view camera
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Bose seven-speaker sound system
  • 20-inch chrome-finish alloy wheels

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