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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid

$15,960 — $25,508 USED
Truck
5-6 Seats
21 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(4.4) 5 reviews

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

What to Know

about the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid
  • Two-mode hybrid drivetrain
  • Electrically Variable Transmission system
  • Low-rolling-resistance tires
  • 42-volt electrically driven power steering

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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 6,1...

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

What drivers are saying

4.4
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Exterior Styling
(4.2)
Performance
(4.0)
Interior Design
(3.8)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.4)
Value For The Money
(4.0)
(4.0)

WHIS THEY STILL MADE THEM

by hybrid family from SCOTTSBLUFF NEBRASKA on January 21, 2018

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 ... Read full review

(4.0)

Has not let me down yet

by TomO from Marshfield,Missouri on May 3, 2017

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 Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Chevrolet

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 100,000 miles

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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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Silverado 1500 Hybrid received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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