2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid

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2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid

Key specs

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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 up to 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 electric power steering

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid is a half-ton pickup truck 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 can seat up to six people and is expected to use one-quarter less gas than a regular Silverado.
New for 2013
There are no significant changes for 2013.
In passing, the Silverado Hybrid doesn’t look much different from its gas-only sibling except for hybrid badges on the front fenders and the tailgate. Exterior features include:

  • Low-rolling-resistance tires
  • 18-inch wheels
  • Deeper front air dam than regular Silverado
  • Standard tonneau coverĀ 
  • Available power tilt/sliding sunroof

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

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Gauge tracks optimal fuel economy
  • Hybrid badge on tachometer
  • Available leather seats
  • Available navigation system
  • Available Bose premium stereo

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. Additional mechanical features include:

  • Cylinder deactivation
  • Regenerative braking

Safety features include:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Available backup camera
  • Available rear parking sensors

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior design 3.6
  • Performance 3.6
  • Value for the money 3.2
  • Exterior styling 3.8
  • Reliability 4.0

Most recent consumer reviews


Great Price and 19 MPG!

I have only driven my used truck 3 times since I purchased it and so far it is great. Solid ride and great on gas.


Bad purchase

We purchased our 2013 Silverado Hybrid April 2013. with a large down payment. We tried to use the truck for a trade in and the value is gone. We were never told by the dealer that the truck was not on the 2014 production list. We wasted a lot of money on this truck and wish we would have known. The gas mileage is not what was advertised either. We are very disappointed !!


Great Truck

I have a 2011 Hybrid. I love this truck especially if you drive a lot or are always running it. The gas milage can't be touched with a full size truck and I will say it's comfortable. I wish Chevy would update interior, but they are always behind in this so no surprise there.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/100,000 miles
Hybrid electric
96 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)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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