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2021 Chevy Silverado: Lots to like, but not enough

Competition in the truck world is stiff, and the Chevy Silverado can't keep up with the big players.

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Emme Hall

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This is the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

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This full-size truck has a distinctive design.

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The Silverado is available in no fewer than seven engine and transmission combinations, everything from a base 4.3-liter V6 with a six-speed automatic to the 6.2-liter V8 matched with a 10-speed automatic. 

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The tester pictured here is equipped with the 3.0-liter inline-6 diesel matched to the 10-speed transmission.

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Buyers can opt for single-, double- or crew-cab configurations as well as a 70-inch short bed, a 79-inch standard bed and a 98-inch long bed. 

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When properly configured, max payload is at 2,280 pounds for a two-wheel drive long box, while towing can get as high as 13,300 pounds for a four-wheel drive double cab standard box with the 6.2-liter engine.

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This diesel crew cab tester can haul 2,060 pounds in its short bed and tow 9,000 pounds.

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The standard tailgate is light and opens slowly and there are cut-out steps on the bumper to make it easier to climb into the bed.

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The Silverado's interior is pretty dated. It might as well be lifted right out of a 2015 Silverado.

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The Chevrolet Silverado pictured here goes for $56,950 including $1,595 for destination and $2,390 for the diesel engine option.

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