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What are the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trim Differences?

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Ready to get yourself a new 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 but aren’t sure what trim you should get, or how they all differ from each other? There’s 8 Silverado 1500 trim levels to choose from, so we don’t blame you if you don’t know how a WT differs from a Custom Trail Boss, or an RST from a High Country. Don’t worry, we’ve broken each trim down for you below, showcasing their variety of highlighted features, and how each one is upgraded, or different from its lower trim level. Follow along with our Truckville team here at Ernie Dean Chevrolet Buick GMC as we help you learn about these trims, so you can find the perfect one for yourself in our inventory!

The following trims and features are for the Crew Cab, Standard Bed 4WD configuration.

Front side view of Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT

WT

The WT, or Work Truck, is the base level 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 that kicks all of the trims off. Need a reliable work truck that you can depend on day in and day out on the jobsite? Then this is the Silverado 1500 for you. With a variety of engine options, a low-profile but still stylish exterior, durable features and entertainment and convenient tech, you’ll be set on even this base Chevy Silverado trim.

Highlighted features:

  • 4.3L  EcoTec3 V6 engine
  • 2.7L Turbo engine (available)
  • 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine (available)
  • Blacked out grille, bumpers, trim
  • Chevrolet graphic grille, tailgate
  • Durabed, with 12 standard tie-downs
  • Vinyl or cloth (available) seats
  • Rubberized vinyl floor
  • 40/20/40 split-bench front seat (with covered armrest storage)
  • 7-inch colour touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

Starting from $43,098* (base price before freight, not including increases)

Click here to browse the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT

Front side view of Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Custom

Custom

Convenience is the key when looking at the Custom Silverado trim. Building off of the WT sees some added features that are all about making your life in and around your truck easier. This includes cargo bed lighting for loading in the dark, remote start for those cold winter mornings and Hitch Guidance to help you perfectly line up your trailer when reversing. The same engine options are available as the WT trim.

Highlighted upgrades from the WT trim:

  • EZ Lift power lock and release tailgate
  • LED cargo bed lighting
  • LED tail lights
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Hitch guidance
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Remote start
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • SiriusXM

Starting from $46,588* (base price before freight, not including increases)

Click here to browse the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Custom

Front side view of Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Custom Trail Boss

Custom Trail Boss

Now things are about to get a bit more rugged, with the Custom Trail Boss Silverado primed to help those who consistently find themselves in off-road situations. Here you’ll find a Z71 Off-Road package as well a 2-inch suspension lift to give you that extra bit of boost when out on tumultuous terrain. Dropped is the 2.7L Turbo engine and added on is the 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine with a 10-speed automatic transmission, extra power for those tough jobs.

Highlighted upgrades from the Custom trim:

  • 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine (available)
  • Z71 Off-Road package
  • 2-inch factory suspension lift
  • Automatic locking rear differential
  • Autotrac 2-speed transfer case
  • Performance red recovery hooks
  • Skid plates
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Heavy-duty air filter

Starting from $48,595* (base price before freight, not including increases)

Click here to browse the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Custom Trail Boss

Front side view of Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT

LT

The LT, meaning Luxury Touring, pivots in a little different direction midway through the Silverado trims. With a more refined and elegant grille (and chrome bumper and side mirrors), it mirrors its seamless look from its exterior to the economical 3.0L Duramax Turbo Diesel I6 engine that has been added. It all equals a smooth ride, from its sleek styling to engine performance. Further upgrades include heated seat and steering wheel elements and dual-zone automatic climate control so you’ll remain comfortable in any temperature. Additional engine options are the 2.7L Turbo and 5.3L EcoTec3 V8.

Highlighted upgrades from the Custom trim:

  • 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel I6 engine (available)
  • LED reflector headlights
  • Chrome centre bar, bumpers, mirror caps
  • Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Heated front driver and passenger seats
  • 10-way power driver seat (with power lumbar)
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 8-inch Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system
  • 4.2-inch colour Driver Information Centre

Starting from $50,998* (base price before freight, not including increases)

Click here to browse the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT

Front side view of Chevrolet Silverado 1500 RST

RST

Versatility is the name of the game when it comes to this RST, meaning Rally Sport Truck, Silverado trim. This is the Silverado that can dip its wheels into anything you need a truck to do and always getting the job done. Whether you want a truck for show, for work, for fun, or all three, the RST checks each box. Its upgraded features help to improve that styling, with striking 18-inch Bright Silver wheels, LED fog lights to cut through tough weather and fronted by the iconic Chevrolet bowtie logo in black. Engine options are the 2.7L Turbo, 5.3L EcoTec3 V8, 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 and 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel I6.

Highlighted upgrades from the LT trim:

  • 18-inch Bright Silver painted aluminum wheels
  • LED fog lights, taillights
  • Black bowtie

Starting from $53,398* (base price before freight, not including increases)

Click here to browse the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 RST

Front side view of Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss

LT Trail Boss

Quite possibly the most popular trim of the Silverado, the LT Trail Boss is a rugged truck ready for any off-road adventure or jobsite, and does so in an elegant look that caps off every utility feature with a host of concentrated style and convenience features as well. The LT Trail Boss can get dirty and still look good at the same time, thanks to capability upgrades and the aesthetic to back it all up. Engine options available are the 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 and 6.2L EcoTec3 V8, all ready for the ultimate in tough work and play.

Highlighted upgrades from the LT trim:

  • 2-inch factory suspension lift, with Z71 Off-Road package
  • Autotrac 2-speed transfer case
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Performance red recovery hooks
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Front, rear all-weather floor liners (complete with Z71 logo)
  • Heavy-duty air filter
  • Dual-outlet exhaust

Starting from $58,698* (base price before freight, not including increases)

Click here to browse the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss

Front side view of Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ

LTZ

Interested in towing and doing so with some of the latest in trailer tech, convenience and comfortability features? The LTZ, meaning Luxury Touring Z, offers a ton of trailering utility, from its advanced trailering system to HD rear vision camera to Hitch Guidance with hitch view and more. As well added is a plethora of safety driving tech like front and rear park assist, lane change alert and more, aiding you in your drive, trailer or not. Engine options include the 5.3L EcoTec3 V8, 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel I6 and 6.2L EcoTec3 V8.

Highlighted upgrades from the LT trim:

  • Heated, ventilated front seats
  • Heated outboard rear seats
  • 10-way power front driver and passenger seats
  • Perforated leather-appointed front seat trim
  • Driver memory
  • Heated, power driver-side auto-dim power-fold outside mirrors
  • Power up/down tailgate
  • Advance trailering features
  • Hitch Guidance, with hitch view
  • Front, rear Park Assist
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Change Alert (with Side Blind Zone Alert)
  • HD Rear Vision camera
  • 8-inch HD Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus system

Starting from $62,498* (base price before freight, not including increases)

Click here to browse the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ

Front side view of Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country

High Country

The crown jewel of the 8 Silverado 1500 trims, the High Country is for those who want the top tier Chevy Silverado experience. That equals gorgeous exterior elements from the unique grille to the wheels, bumper and lights, to hard-work utility like the recovery hooks and Chevytec spray-on bedliner. Adding on the best in modern conveniences like GPS navigation, wireless charging and a high quality Bose Premium Sound system, you’ll be driving in the lap of ultimate truck luxury. Available engines are the 5.3L EcoTec3 V8, 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel I6 and 6.2L EcoTec3 V8.

Highlighted upgrades from the LTZ trim:

  • 20-inch painted-aluminum wheels (with machined face)
  • 6-inch chrome rectangular wheel-to-wheel assist steps
  • High-Intensity LED reflector headlights
  • Body-colour front bumper
  • Chevytec spray-on bedliner
  • Chrome recovery hooks
  • Dual-outlet exhaust
  • Perforated leather-appointed seat trim
  • Bose Premium Sound system
  • GPS navigation system
  • Wireless charging

Starting from $67,798* (base price before freight, not including increases)

Click here to browse the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country

We hope we’ve helped you narrow down your decision, but should you have any more questions on the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and its trims, please just reach out to us. We like to consider ourselves as Truckville here at Ernie Dean, helping to educate not just our local customers here in Alliston and Ontario on the world of Chevrolet and GMC trucks, but for everybody online. Whether you’re looking to buy, or just to learn something new, our Ernie Dean dealership is always here to assist!

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