One of the reasons trucks are massively popular here in North America is because there are so many customization options available. We also get special edition models more specifically suited to certain buyers from time to time, and that’s the case with this 2021 Chevy Silverado Realtree Edition. Built in collaboration with the camouflage brand, this truck brings unique touches that set it apart from your run-of-the-mill Silverado.
This is actually the second collaboration with Realtree. The original version debuted back in 2016, and it’s now back for the latest generation of Chevrolet’s best-selling vehicle. This one is based on the Custom Trail Boss, Chevrolet aims to offer hunting and fishing enthusiasts “a truck perfectly matched to their passions.” To meet that goal, the 2021 Chevy Silverado Realtree Edition kicks off with camouflage graphics throughout the exterior. There’s more of it on the interior door trim as well, while Realtree integrated their logo into the bedliner.
What’s in the package
The changes are primarily cosmetic, as what’s under the skin is the same as the standard Trail Boss. Like the other models, you still get a 2-inch factory suspension lift with the Realtree Edition. 20-inch wheels with Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT off-road tires come standard, as does the Z71 Off-Road package. With that, you get Rancho shocks, a G80 automatic locking rear differential, a host of skid plates, a two-speed transfer case and Hill Descent Control.
The 2021 Chevy Silverado Realtree Edition comes standard with GM’s 5.3-liter V-8 engine. That option makes 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque, and comes mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. If you need more power, you can now get the Custom Trail Boss model (and the Realtree Edition) with a 6.2-liter V-8 making 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. The larger displacement engine comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission instead.
On display now at the 2020 SHOT Show
Fittingly, the 2021 Chevy Silverado Realtree Edition is on display right now at the 2020 SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. From there, we should get more pricing information as we near the truck’s summer launch.
In the meantime, check out another special edition Chevy, this time the Silverado HD 2500 Carhartt Special Edition from last year’s SEMA show: