Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid is the only hybrid in the full-size truck segment, delivering 33-percent greater city fuel economy and a 23.5-percent improvement in overall fuel economy — with the capability expected of a full-size truck.
The 2011 Silverado Hybrid is offered in the crew cab body style on both 2WD and 4WD models. Each model is equipped with several standard, popular features, including StabiliTrak electronic stability control system, a locking rear axle and a trailering package.
Changes for 2011 include the latest OnStar Gen 9.0 system, which delivers greater voice recognition; revised exterior color offerings; and enhancements that help reduce wind noise.
The Silverado Hybrid’s fuel-saving performance is derived from GM’s advanced Electrically Variable Transmission and 300-volt nickel-metal hydride Energy Storage System, which work with the V-8 gasoline engine with Active Fuel Management and late intake valve closing technology.
Along with quietness, the Silverado Hybrid also delivers exceptional driving smoothness, thanks to specifically tuned shocks and a hydraulic body mount. Located on the passenger side of the chassis, the hydraulic mount provides a dramatic improvement in highway driving smoothness, particularly on rough or choppy road surfaces.
In addition to increased fuel economy, the Silverado Hybrid’s electrically variable transmission also provides tremendous trailering capability, enhancing driving smoothness and quality when towing. Towing capacity is 6,100 pounds with 2WD models and 5,900 pounds with 4WD models.
Base model estimated mpg: 20/23
Estimated starting price: $39,335
Compiled by Motor Matters

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