2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Overview
By blending heavy-duty capability with hybrid fuel economy, the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid is as versatile as they come.
Being a hybrid truck, the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid isn’t available in as many cab and bed configurations as the gas-only version. The Silverado Hybrid features a crew cab, short bed length, two trims (1HY and 2HY), and either two- or four-wheel drive. Under the hood, a Two-Mode Hybrid propulsion system consists of a 322-horspower, 6.0-liter V-8 that is paired with GM’s Electrically Variable Transmission, which integrates two electric motors into the transmission. The Silverado 1500 Hybrid produces 367 pounds-feet of torque for optimal acceleration, while a 300-volt hybrid battery pack powers those motors and is housed under the backseat. To improve efficiency, the Silverado 1500 Hybrid uses technology like regenerative braking and cylinder deactivation. In pure-electric mode the Silverado 1500 Hybrid will make it to speeds up to 30 mph.
When it comes to fuel economy, the 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500 Hybrid achieves an impressive 20 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway for both two- and four-wheel drive versions, which, according to GM is 18% better in the city that the Ford F-150 and up to 43% better in the city that the Ram 1500. The rear-wheel-drive Silverado 1500 Hybrid can tow up to 6,100 pounds (on electricity alone at speeds up to 25 mph), while the four-wheel-drive model can tow 5,900 pounds.
On the outside, the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid looks similar to the standard Silverado 1500, but adds hybrid badges. Other exterior features include 18-inch wheels, low-rolling resistance tires, a standard tonneau cover, heated mirrors, and a deeper front air dam than the gas-only Silverado. Fog lights, integrated turn signals in the mirrors, and a power sunroof are optional. The Silverado 1500 Hybrid can seat up to six people and Bluetooth® connectivity and an auxiliary power outlet are just some of the standard features. Leather-appointed bucket seats, premium sound system, navigation system, and Wi-Fi hotspot capability are all optional.
Four-wheel antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, traction control, side curtain airbags, front airbags, and a tire pressure monitoring system all come standard in the 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500 Hybrid. Rear parking assist and a rearview camera are optional. GM’s OnStar 9.0 telematics system provides crash response, emergency services, roadside assistance, and vehicle diagnostics.
With impressive fuel economy and the great utility you expect from a Silverado, the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid lets you go green without giving anything up.