2021 Chevrolet Silverado Realtree Edition: A Touch of Camo for Outdoor Lovers
Become one with your surroundings.
Outdoorsmen are perhaps the most faithful pickup truck buyers of all, and Chevrolet knows that. To scratch the itch of off-roaders with a knack for hunting and fishing, the automaker has unveiled the 2021 Silverado Realtree Edition—a special appearance package that's built upon the four-wheeling Custom Trail Boss trim.
Chevy's partnership with the camouflage brand first came about with the 2016 Silverado Realtree Edition; but now, they're reviving the upgrade for the half-ton pickup's fourth generation. With it comes a splash of camo graphics on the Silverado's bed as well as its hood, helping the truck to stand out in a parking lot but blend right into the backwoods. The theme carries over to the interior where components like the door handle grabs have also been adorned with cutting-edge camo.
You'll even find the Realtree logo worked into the Silverado's durable bedliner.
Since it's essentially a Custom Trail Boss underneath, it touts all the same go-anywhere hardware like a two-inch factory suspension lift and upsized Goodyear Wrangler Territory tires. The Silverado Realtree Edition notably comes equipped with Chevy's Z71 off-road package, which is highlighted by Rancho monotube shocks, Hill Descent Control, an automatic locking rear differential, skid plates, and an AutoTrac two-speed transfer case.
A 5.3-liter V8 engine is standard on Realtree Edition Silverados, although customers can also spring for the muscular 6.2-liter power plant. The latter produces a healthy 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, giving plenty of oomph to get in and out of tough situations when hitting the trail. Buyers who choose the 6.2-liter will also get Chevy's 10-speed automatic transmission, while those who stick with the 5.3-liter will have a six-speed gearbox.
Somewhat disappointingly, it doesn't look like the fuel-sipping 3.0-liter Duramax diesel inline-six will be available since it can only be fitted on Silverado LT and higher trims.
Chevy is yet to announce pricing for the Silverado Realtree Edition, but it's reasonable to expect an extra surcharge of around $2,000. Pricing for the 2021 Custom Trail Boss trim in crew cab, short bed configuration starts at $44,890.
Got a tip? Send us a note: firstname.lastname@example.org
MORE TO READ
Chevy Silverado Single Cab Trucks Could Return Due to Customer Demand: Report
Right now, pickups like the two-door Trail Boss are only available in the Middle East.
Chevrolet’s Website Refuses to Call the Silverado’s 2.7-L Turbo Engine a ‘Four-Cylinder’
Chevy doesn’t dare drop the F-word on truck buyers.
GM Working to Boost Chevy Silverado 1500 Diesel Towing, Maintain Best-in-Class MPG: Report
The half-ton Silverado diesel achieves 33 mpg highway, but its towing capacity falls more than 2,000 pounds short of Ford and Ram.
Off-Road Racing Chevrolet Silverado Prototypes Could Lead to V8 Ford Raptor Fighter
This is the same tactic GM used when developing the Colorado ZR2 a few years back.