2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid

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Key Specs

of the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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

Notable Features of the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid

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

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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.
Exterior
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 cover 
  • Available power tilt/sliding sunroof

Interior
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 ...

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.
Exterior
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 cover 
  • Available power tilt/sliding sunroof

Interior
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
Safety features include:

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

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Consumer Reviews

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(3.5)
Comfort
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Reliability
(4.0)
Value For The Money
(2.8)

What Drivers Are Saying

(2.0)

Bad purchase

by sheenashina1964 from Yucca Valley, CA on March 19, 2014

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 ... Read full review

(4.0)

Great Truck

by Tucks for life from Balt., MD on February 8, 2014

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 ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 100,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Chevrolet

Program Benefits

Two Factory-Backed Warranties, CPO Scheduled Maintenance Program, Vehicle Inspection & Reconditioning, 3-Day/150-Mile Vehicle Exchange Program, 24/7 Roadside Assistance and Courtesy Transportation, OnStar & SiriusXM Satellite Radio Trial Offers, and a Carfax Vehicle History Report

  • Limited Warranty

    Two Factory-Backed Warranties

    6-Year/100,000-Mile, Powertrain Limited Warranty and a 12- Month/12,000-Miles, Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty, both with $0 deductible
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 75,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 172-Point Inspection & Reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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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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