2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid

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$38,725

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Seamless switching between gas and electric modes
  • Can reach 20 mph in electric mode with 5,000-pound trailer
  • Diesel-like towing performance
  • Great stopping performance with regenerative braking
  • Standard tonneau cover to help highway mileage
  • Estimated cruising range of 500 miles (4x2)

The bad:

  • Only available as crew cab
  • Only tows 6,100 pounds
  • No power outlet in cargo bed

2 trims

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Notable features

  • Two-mode hybrid drivetrain
  • Electrically Variable Transmission system
  • Low-rolling-resistance tires
  • 42-volt electrically driven power steering

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid is a half-ton pickup that achieves better overall fuel economy than a gas-powered Silverado, but it can still pull a 6,100-pound trailer. Available exclusively in the crew-cab body style, the Silverado Hybrid is expected to use one-quarter less gas than a regular Silverado.

New for 2011
The Silverado Hybrid gets GM’s OnStar 9.0 telematics system that GM says provides better voice recognition. GM also said they have worked to cut down on the amount of wind noise occupants hear.

Exterior
In passing, the Silverado Hybrid doesn’t look much different from its gas-only sibling. Hybrid badges on the front fenders and the tailgate are standard. Exterior features include:

  • Low-rolling-resistance tires
  • 18-inch wheels
  • Deeper front air dam than regular Silverado
  • Standard tonneau cover

Interior
Depending on the Silverado Hybrid’s seating configuration, the crew cab can seat five or six people.  Interior features include:

  • Gauge tracks optimal fuel economy
  • Hybrid badge on tachometer
  • Optional navigation system

Under the Hood
The Silverado Hybrid’s 6.0-liter V-8 teams with GM’s Electrically Variable Transmission, which integrates two electric motors into the transmission housing. Those motors are powered by a 300-volt hybrid battery pack under the backseat. With this system, the truck can accelerate on electric power alone like the Toyota Prius and other hybrids.

The rear-wheel-drive Silverado Hybrid can tow up to 6,100 pounds, while the four-wheel-drive model can pull 5,900 pounds. Both figures trail the maximum ratings of the regular crew cab by significant margins (more than 10,000 pounds).

Additional energy-saving measures include:

  • Cylinder deactivation
  • Regenerative braking

Safety
Standard safety features include:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Side curtain airbags

 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.0
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value for the money 3.5
  • Exterior styling 4.3
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews

3.9

Car was returned to dealer by the bank

The vehicle was great, It's a shame that Kap Auto Sales is so dishonest. That got my loan fraudulently and increased the selling price by 2400 dollars. Total Crooks

3.6

WHIS THEY STILL MADE THEM

WE OWNED A 2011 SILVERADO HYBRID FOR A FEW YEARS PUT ON OVER 90 K MILES ON IT RAN GOOD GOOD WITH LITTLE ISSUES IST WAS A 4X4 AND WITH THE 6.0 V8 PLENTY OF POWER TO BOOT NO ISSUES WITH THE HYBRID SYSTEM. 4X4 WAS SIMPLE TO ENGAGE WIFE USED IT FOR THE MOST PART WOULD BUY ONE AGIAN

4.7

Has not let me down yet

For the money and year this was a very good buy, it is a very sound truck, they had a brand new set of tires and they were willing to change them out if we didn't like them

See all 6 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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