2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid

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$39,095

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2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid
2011 GMC Sierra 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

The bad:

  • Can only tow up to 6,100 pounds
  • Only available as crew cab
  • 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 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

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

New for 2011
The Sierra 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
There’s hybrid badging on the cab’s rear window, ahead of the side mirrors and on the tailgate, but otherwise the hybrid version looks similar to the gas-powered version.

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

  • 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 30 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. That’s  not as much as the regular Sierra’s 10,500-pound maximum towing capacity, but it’s not too shabby for a hybrid.

Safety
Standard safety features include:

  • Four-wheel antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Side curtain and side-impact airbags

 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 3.3
  • Exterior styling 4.3
  • Reliability 3.7

Most recent consumer reviews

2.9

Nice truck/ but several problems

Alright...I have had this truck for a year with 32k miles on it. For the most part its a great truck. MPG is aroudn 21 average. But in the last few weeks. My truck had shut off while driving on the interstate in FL. Not good when you loose power steering, hard to brake. while running 70-75. Its happened twice now. First time truck started right up and I went on with my drive. 2nd time not so lucky had to have the truck towed to a local GMC dealer. And they can seem to find out whats wrong with it. Beware of this truck. it coudl cost you your life and or anothers!!!!

4.4

Great truck

Bought the truck end of July and took it on a 2000 mile trip two days after delivery. The ride is fantastic averaged between 20-24 mpg going 75-85 mpg. In town I average about 21 mpg. The only drawback is the GPS. It is harder to use and not as good as my Garmin. Bought the extended waranty for $2000 that gave me bumper to bumper for 10 yr/100000 mi. This is my 5th truck and over all it is the best

5.0

GMC IS THE BEST!

this truck is amazing. i have owned many trucks but never in my life found a truck to be this good. Surley this is the best truck sold today!

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by GMC
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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