• Inventory Prices: $17,559–$24,703
  • Body Style: Truck
  • Combined MPG: 21
  • Engine: 332-hp, 6.0-liter V-8 (gas hybrid)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Towing Capacity: 6,100 lbs.
2010 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid

Our Take on the Latest Model 2010 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid

What We Don't Like

  • Can only tow up to 6,100 pounds
  • Only available as crew cab
  • No power outlet in cargo bed

Notable Features

  • 6.0-liter V-8 engine now flex-fuel
  • Two-mode hybrid drivetrain
  • Electrically variable transmission
  • Low-rolling-resistance tires
  • 42-volt electrically driven power steering

2010 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid Reviews

Vehicle Overview
GM says the Sierra 1500 Hybrid's gasoline V-8 and electric motors team up for an overall mileage improvement of 25 percent compared with the regular Sierra. The Sierra Hybrid is only available as a rear- or four-wheel-drive crew cab, both with a newly flex-fuel capable 6.0-liter V-8 and two electric transmission motors. Standard features include a trailering package, locking rear differential and side curtain airbags.

Exterior
Alongside the Sierra Hybrid's lower panels are optional green stripes with "hybrid" in capital letters. There's also hybrid badging on the cab's rear window, ahead of the side mirrors and on the tailgate.

Interior
Depending on the Silverado Hybrid's seating configuration, the crew cab can seat five or six people.

  • Hybrid badge on tachometer
  • Fuel economy gauge
  • Optional navigation system


Under the Hood
GM's two-mode hybrid system enables "full" hybrid operation with the capability to cruise on electric power up to 20 mph. The gas engine kicks in if more acceleration is needed, as well as at higher speeds; for maximum grunt, the electric motors and gas engine work together.

At the heart of the Sierra Hybrid is a 6.0-liter V-8 that teams with GM's Electrically Variable Transmission, which integrates two 60-kilowatt electric motors. The motors draw power from a 300-volt battery pack, which recharges itself off the friction generated when you hit the brakes. The engine makes 332 horsepower and enables a towing capacity of 6,100 pounds with rear-wheel drive and 5,900 pounds with four-wheel drive — not as much as the regular Sierra's 10,500-pound maximum towing capacity, but not too shabby for a hybrid.
  • GM says gas mileage is up 40 percent in the city and 25 percent overall versus the gasoline Sierra
  • E85 flex-fuel compatibility new for 2010


Safety
Standard safety features include:
  • Four-wheel antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Side curtain and side-impact airbags


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2010 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid 3HA

Head Restraints and Seats
A
Moderate overlap front
G
Side
A

IIHS Ratings

Based on GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid 3HA

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
A
Overall Rear
A
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
A
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
A
Overall Side
A
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
M
Structure/safety cage
A
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid 3HA

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid 3HA

Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/100,000mi

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

Other Years