Does the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Have a V6 Engine?

by Gabrielle DeSantis

The 2021 model year for the Chevrolet Silverado is another great rendition of the popular pickup. It’s more versatile than you might think based on first glance, but it comes with several drivetrain options, cabin sizes, and truck bed lengths that can be mixed and matched to fit the needs and want of many different drivers. While some truck purists may want a V8 engine under the hood, there are still plenty of reasons to opt for the V6 option instead in the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has several V6 drivetrain options

There is only one drivetrain option if you are looking to get a V6 engine in the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, but it won’t leave you disappointed. Under the hood of the WT trim — or, the Work Truck, trim — which is the base model, is a capable V6 engine. It’s a 4.3-liter V6 engine that offers 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. That’s not particularly overwhelming, especially for such a large pickup truck, but it will get the job done.

General Motors Co. Chevrolet Silverado | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg, Getty Images

Cab sizes with the V6 engine

While the WT trim might not sound very exciting, there are a lot of interchangeable features that make it worthwhile. Cab sizes can vary for the WT trim level depending on features, giving buyers the potential for all three cab options. For the WT version of the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, you can get the Crew Cab, Double Cab, or Regular Cab, depending on what you’re looking for specifically. According to Edmunds, all of these options still come with the V6 engine.

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Work Truck options and features

The name of the trim level, the Work Truck trim, may not sound enticing, but it comes with plenty of enticing features that make it worth buying. For one, it is the base model trim, making it the most affordable variation of the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The affordable sticker price for the regular cab option is $31,535 and increases slightly with different cab choices.

It also comes with many features buyers are looking for, like a touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. These features seem more basic than some other higher-end features that luxury pickup trucks have, but these conveniences are still a big plus for many buyers.

A lineup of Chevrolet Silverado 1500s at the dealership
General Motors Co. Chevrolet Silverado pickup trucks for sale at a car dealership in Colma, California, U.S., on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. General Motors Co. is scheduled to release earnings figures on February 10. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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With all of the choices available for the Work Truck trim for the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 it makes it a reasonable purchase for the price, especially for the fuel economy of having a smaller engine size.

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