2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid Overview
Spend most of your time in Mother Nature, while respecting the environment with the capable, yet efficient 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid truck.
One great thing about the 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid is that you don’t have to sacrifice power for efficiency. That’s because a 332-horsepower, 6.0-liter V-8 is paired with dual electric motors powered by a 300-watt nickel-metal hydride battery pack to give you plenty of kick. The drivetrain is mated to an electric continuously variable transmission which improves fuel efficiency even more. Cruise up to 30 mph on electricity alone and recharge the battery with regenerative braking. A four-wheel drive system is available so you don’t sacrifice handling or off-road capability, and inside, a fuel economy gauge is present so that you can monitor your fuel consumption and hybrid power flow.
Fuel ratings are stellar for a truck of this size and capability at 20 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway, which is up 40 percent in the city and 25 percent overall compared to the regular Sierra 1500. Tow up to 6,100 pounds with rear-wheel drive and 5,900 pounds with four-wheel drive. Payload capacity maxes-out at 1,553 pounds and the bed length is just a shade over 5-feet, 6-inches. The 1500 Hybrid comes only with a crew cab body, and in two trims (3HA and 3HB).
When it comes to the interior and exterior, most of what you love about the GMC Sierra 1500 is captured in the Sierra 1500 Hybrid. The 3HA is the base model truck and comes with cloth seats, power windows and doors, dual zone climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, CD player, Bluetooth® connectivity, and satellite radio, while power seating and a sunroof are optional. The 3HB model tacks on the amenities, adding power leather seats, a navigation system, and XM’s NavTraffic with real-time traffic updates. In an attempt to make the cabin quieter, GM worked to reduce the amount of wind noise which makes sitting inside the 1500 Hybrid even more pleasant. GM’s OnStar 9.0 telematics system coordinates your media and connectivity and has improved voice recognition.
Safety features in the 2011 Sierra 1500 Hybrid include side curtain and side-impact airbags, an electronic stability system, and four-wheel antilock brakes. OnStar comes through again with a suite of crash response measures so that you get the attention you need in the event of an accident.
The 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid blends fuel efficiency with rugged-trucking capability, giving you the best of both worlds.