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The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Packages You Absolutely Need

Ford owners might not like to admit it, but the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a pretty cool pickup truck. With a few options of cab size, engine, and trim level, it’s a surprisingly versatile option that offers a touch of luxury and a lot of practicality. There are more than a few trim level options for buyers to choose from and combined with all of the choices you can piece together, it’s relatively easy to personalize. So, if you’re opting for certain trim levels of the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, you absolutely shouldn’t skip out on these add-on packages.

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How much does the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 cost?

Because of all of the variations in body style, engine, trim level, and options, there is a wide range of prices. For the base model, you can expect to see prices around $38,685 for a basic work truck. Not all of the optional packages listed below are available for every trim level, and the difference in trim level cost varies pretty heavily. It is a heavy competitor against the also popular Ford F-150, but when it comes down to purchasing, it seems like most people opt for brand loyalty for these specific vehicles.

The Chevrolet safety package

The Chevrolet safety package is available on several trim options. The LT trim, which starts at $51,425, the RST trim, which starts at $54,245, and the LT Trail Boss trim, which starts at $57,121. The safety package gives drivers several additional safety features that are actually quite useful. This includes front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, and rear-cross traffic alerts. According to Edmunds, this package is well worth the money, but they don’t bother to mention just how much it costs to add on.

Chevy Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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Safety package II

If that doesn’t hit the nail on the head for what you’re looking for, you can opt for safety package II available on the higher trim levels, the LTZ — which will set you back around $59,010 — and the High Country — which will set you back around $67,475. This package includes everything that the basic safety package offers, as well as even more useful driving aids and features. This means drivers can expect several more cameras to increase visibility, such as two trailer cameras, a truck-bed camera, a rear camera mirror, and a 360-degree parking camera. It also comes with a heads-up display.

This, combined with adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation and lane-keeping assist makes it a necessity for many drivers who are looking to get the most driving aids out of their brand new vehicle.

Of course, getting these packages might mean upgrading to a higher trim level than you may be looking for, but for buying a brand new pickup with all of the bells and whistles, many drivers seem to be happy with their choice of the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.