Even though Silverado had trouble catching up with the popularity of the Ram truck lineup, it still held its head high in sales in the first quarter of 2021. It has earned respect as a full-size pickup truck with its assortment of powertrain choices.

But what makes it a favorite of so many pickup truck gearheads?

New Features

For starters, the assortment of new features is exciting and a great addition to the Chevy truck. These include the much-improved max tow ratings for the turbocharged 4-cylinder and diesel 6-cylinder, newly added multi-flex tailgate, and a slew of trailer assistance technologies.

The trailer-length indicator and a cargo bed viewer come in handy when towing, and you can safely change lanes.

Engine and Transmission

The overall handling is exceptionally agile for a pickup truck. It sometimes feels too good. But what about off-trail performance?

If you are the kind of person who loves rough backcountry rides, the Trail Boss models are pretty much up in your alley. They make the roads less traveled easier and exciting.

In addition, you will almost certainly find a Silverado 1500 for your taste. For example, the 6.2L, 420-hp Silverado High Country is the quickest of the lineup, and the 310-hp turbocharged 2.7L 4-cylinder model has a much better-towing capability.

Interior Features and Safety

The cheap plastics cabin and design may put some off, but there are numerous upticks in the rest of the interior. For example, the storage cubbies spread throughout the Silverado are clever, and the practical hauler will put a smile on your face.

On the other hand, a touch screen infotainment system with physical buttons and knobs and boasting support for a mobile hotspot, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay makes the interior as modern as possible.

Silverado has a four-star NHTSA crash-test rating and comes with various driver assistance technologies.

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