The 2021 model year sees a handful of tweaks and changes but doesn't have the new Chevy Silverado making drastic changes. The ever-capable Chevy Silverado makes a host of changes, with highlights including a multi-flex tailgate, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay connectivity, and a variety of new standard driver assistance features.

Multi-Flex Tailgate

The all-new Multi-Flex tailgate provides drivers with even more versatility. The new tailgate offers up 6 positions with some of the more notable offerings being standing workstation and a step ladder.

Towing Capability

The new Chevy Silverado provides drivers with a maximum towing capacity of 13,300 pound. That's only capable with the top-tier 6.2-liter V8 engine, though. The turbocharged 4-cylinder engine manages 9,600 pounds of towing capacity while the Duramax turbodiesel engine offers up 9,500 pounds.

Apple CarPlay/Android Auto

The 2021 model year of the Silverado now makes smartphone connectivity standard thanks to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The brand-new smartphone connectivity system works with a 7-inch touchscreen interface so drivers can play music, use navigation systems, and many other smartphone-related features.

Performance

The new Chevy Silverado retains its engine selection from the 2020 model year, offering up five options. The base engine is a 4.3-liter V6 makes 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque. Just above the base engine is a 2.7-liter turbocharged inline-4 variant that makes 310 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque. If more power is required, then a 5.3-liter V8 engine is an option (355 horsepower/383 pound-feet of torque). The sole diesel engine is a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 that produces 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. The most powerful engine available with the Chevy Silverado is a 6.2-liter V8 that makes 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.

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