Kodiak was the name of the Series 4 trucks in the Silverado lineup. The company made a break in this segment, but GM is back in this class to compete with Ford and Ram. The 2021 Chevy Kodiak is the Silverado 4500 model and it is still fresh in the market. The medium-duty truck is receiving no updates for the upcoming season and it is a great choice if you need a hauling machine.
The chassis cab configuration is offering a lot of towing capability. However, the truck is equipped with a nice amount of features inside the cockpit. Still, it is not as rich as its smaller siblings from the full-size and heavy-duty classes. The truck is using a huge diesel displacement to satisfy the need of torque and power. General Motors could add a petrol alternative to respond to Ford’s new 7.3-liter unit.
2021 Chevy Kodiak Specs
Under the bonnet of the 2021 Chevy Kodiak is a turbodiesel Duramax engine, capable to produce 350 hp. A V8 mill is also producing 700 lb-ft of torque. The same drivetrain is rated above 900 for the Silverado 3500HD model and it also cracks more for the series 5 and 6. The maximum towing capacity of the Kodiak is 17,400 pounds. Again, if you need more, its more capable cousins are called Silverado 5500 (TopKick) and 6500. The engine is mated to a six-speed Aisin gearbox for a smooth distribution of power. Buyers have an option to pick rear- or all-wheel drive.
The 2021 Chevy Kodiak is available in few different setups. The company offers a 141-inch model for the Work trim. The length raises to 165 or 175 inches, depending on your needs. Also, optional packages are WT and 1LT.
The new Kodiak is not just a working mule. It is also satisfying the comfort needs of the most demanding drivers. Well, it is not in a doubt with this nameplate. The huge engine produces a lot of noise. However, these will stay outside the cabin, thanks to the triple-seal feature. Also, the passengers won’t feel bumps on the road since air and leaf springs will soak ups and downs. You can also pair its phone with the infotainment system through Apple CarPlay or Android Auto services. Some high-end options are wireless charging and 4G LTE WiFi connection.
2021 Chevy Kodiak Price And Competition
The base price of the 2021 Chevy Kodiak is $48,000. If you increase the length of the frame, the price jumps over $50k. Also, the WT package is not available under this mark. Most options are coming with the 1LT version. However, in this case, the MSRP jumps to $52,000. Top of the line truck combines this package with the longest frame, four-wheel drive, and Crew Cab configuration. It results in the model worth $60k.
After the comeback, Kodiak, or Silverado 4500 has a tough task to catch up with Ford’s Series 4 truck. The FCA is also in the market with Ram 4500, but buyers are keener on Chevy’s product.