The New 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 Undergoes Impressive Changes

October 16th, 2020 by

A dark blue 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 is driving past hills outside Cincinnati, OH.

As one of the most popular full-size, light-duty pickup trucks in America, the new 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 is making bigger waves than ever before. With a total of three new special editions added to the lineup, these Chevy trucks are quite impressive. If you are looking for a vehicle that offers power, prestige, and is practical for urban and rural driving, this is the right choice for you. Since this new production run is the most customizable, our experts at McCluskey Chevy can help those in the Cincinnati, Ohio area pick the perfect set of wheels. Let’s take a close look at the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 and what you can expect.

2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 Overview of Changes

Although the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 still falls inside the fourth-generation, many changes have been made to this production run. First of all, several configurations are no longer available on certain trims. The 4WD Double Cab/Standard Bed configuration is not available for the LTZ model. Next, the 2WD Double Cab/Standard Bed configuration is no longer offered on the RST or LTZ trims. Finally, the 2WD Crew Cab/Standard Bed configuration has been eliminated from the Custom, RST, LTZ, and High Country trims. While that may seem like a lot, we can assure you that the most popular body styles are still available for the appropriate trim levels.

Several exterior changes have also been made, including the addition of LT265/60R20 MT Blackwall Goodyear Wrangler Territory tires and a trio of new paint options. For the LTZ model, 20-inch wheels now come standard, and both the Custom Trail Boss and LT Trail Boss trims get 20-inch Black aluminum wheels. The 20-inch machined aluminum wheels with Gray accents have been removed from the lineup. Other deletions from the 2021 Silverado 1500 models include two paint colors and the manual tailgate with the EZ lift function. Also, the LT trim no longer has a sunroof.

As for the interior, there have been several individual changes made. Carpeted floor liners have been added, as well as compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on all trim levels. SiriusXM satellite radio is now standard on the Custom, Custom Trail Boss, LT, RST, and LT Custom Trail Boss trims, and it is available as an add-on for the Work Truck trim. Custom and Custom Trail Boss models also get OnStar telematics now. Features that will no longer be in the model include the USB port situated on the instrument panel and the 40/20/40 split-bench seat in the front.

The final changes that have been made to the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 trucks can be seen in the available packages. The Work Truck, Custom, and Custom Trail Boss trims can now be fitted with the Safety Confidence Package. Custom models also receive the Custom Value Package, and the LT Trail Boss models get bucket seats along with the Convenience Package. The LTZ Plus Package has been added to the LTZ models, and three new editions have been placed in the lineup. These include the All-Star Edition Plus, the Texas Edition Plus, and the LTZ Premium Texas Edition. Packages that have been removed from all trim levels include the Texas Edition, LT Value Package, RST Value Package, LTZ Texas Edition, Remote Start Package, Fuel Economy Package, and the Trailer Camera Package.

A popular Chevy truck, a silver 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT is driving on an empty highway with mountains in the distance.

2021 Silverado Texas Edition Plus

Available on the LT and RST models, the Texas Edition Plus is the first new edition in the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 lineup. It was designed to replace the deleted Texas Edition and add cool new features like G80 locking rear differential, the Convenience Package, the Z82 Trailering Package, and unique badging. It also comes with the Convenience II Package. This includes a universal garage door opener, a rear-sliding power window, 20-inch aluminum wheels with Argent metallic accents, and several tech upgrades.

You will find an 8-inch touchscreen display on the inside that operates with the infotainment system. Featuring a 120-volt power outlet, USB ports, satellite radio, HD radio, and a rearview camera, it’s quite an advanced unit. If you opt for the RST model, the Convenience Package II on this edition will also come with a Bose sound system.

What makes the Texas Edition Plus better than the previous Texas Edition is the addition of the All-Star Edition features. These include things like a heated steering wheel that is wrapped in leather. It also comes with dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, an auxiliary jack, and a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support. The LT models also get a few extra features. Keyless ignition/entry, a rear-window defogger, and remote start technology are included. Also, dual USB ports that are made for the sole purpose of charging have been installed in the back, and LED lighting has been added to the truck bed.

2021 Silverado All Star Edition Plus

The next new edition is the All-Star Edition Plus, which is optional for the LT and RST trim levels. It is almost identical to the aforementioned Texas Edition Plus. The only difference is that the All-Star Edition does not come with Texas Edition badging. However, it does come with the same features, including the Convenience Package, Convenience Package II, All-Star Edition, Z82 Trailering Package, and G80 auto-locking rear differential.

At this point, you may be wondering why there are two of the same editions available, with the only difference being the badging. That is because the Texas Edition Plus was designed specifically for Chevy trucks in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and New Mexico. Since our dealership is located in Ohio, we will have the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 All-Star Edition Plus model available, but we will not have the Texas Edition Plus.

A man is using the multiflex tailgate on a gray 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 to get into the bed.

2021 Silverado LTZ Premium Texas Edition

Finally, the last new edition is the LTZ Premium Texas Edition. Only available on the LTZ trim, this model comes with several convenience and safety features as well as Texas Edition badging. It even includes a sunroof!

First, the LTZ Convenience Package adds heated/ventilated front seats, a universal garage door opener, a rear power-sliding window, front bucket seats, a center console, dual USB ports, an auxiliary jack, and heated back seats on the Crew Cab model. It even comes with a power-up/down tailgate. Next, the Safety Package II includes automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, forward collision alert, emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, lane-departure warning, and a following distance indicator.

The LTZ Convenience Package II brings a larger 8-inch touchscreen and a navigation system into the fold. It also includes a Bose stereo and a wireless charging pad. Additional safety features that come with the Safety Package are lane change alert, side blind zone alert, front/rear park assist, and rear cross-traffic alert. You really can’t go wrong with the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ Premium Texas Edition.

Find a New Chevy Truck

If you have been thinking about test driving one of our Chevy trucks, head over to McCluskey Chevrolet today! You can get a good feel for the vehicle, and our experts can even put you on a waitlist for one of the new 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 models. If you want one of the latest editions, just let one of our team members know, and they will get in touch with you when the trucks arrive.