2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid

The 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid is available in two trims. It is a full-sized pickup truck that operates on electric and gasoline.

Performance

The Silverado 1500 Hybrid pickup truck is equipped with V8 engine. It has an engine displacement of 6 liters per 366 cubic inches. It has 4 automatic transmissions. The pickup truck during light payload conditions can operate by using the electric power, engine power, or the blending of the two. During heavy payload conditions, the pickup truck is supplied with an electric aid together with its four cylinder engine.

The amount of the engine’s horsepower is 332 while its torque is 367. The maximum capacity of payload is approximately 1511 pounds. The approximate maximum capacity of fuel tank is 26 gallons. The fuel economy for city is 20 miles per gallon while the fuel economy for highway is 23 miles per gallon.

Exterior & Interior

This pickup truck comes in 8 exterior colors. The hydraulic engine is greatly optimized with its exhaust and induction parts which decreases unwanted vibration and noise providing a calm and silent driving experience. The technology of hydro-forming is integrated in the front body frame of the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid pickup truck which increases the protection of the passengers during collisions. The wheels are made of chrome material. It has automatic headlamps, fog lamps, and daytime running lamps. The total length of this pickup truck is 229.9 inches and its total width is 80 inches.

The 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid is capable of accommodating 6 passengers. It has an economy indicator located on the instrumentation panel which tracks the vehicle’s use of electric power. It is also capable of providing notifications about the performance of the Hybrid System. The climate control is available in single zone and dual zone.

The audio features of this pickup truck include SiriusXM Satellite Radio which is available in trial subscription for 3 months, mp3 playback, CD player, and am/fm radio. The seats are cushioned with leather or cloth material. The seats for driver and passengers are provided with support to the lumbar section of the body for added comfort. The steering wheel is also cushioned in leather.

Safety

The Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid provides 6 air bags for frontal impact protection, side impact protection, and thorax impact protection. The body frame of the pickup truck is also designed with a frame made of steel material. The steel body frame provides the passengers with protection against collisions. It blocks and receives the force and the shock produced during collisions. The services offered by OnStar produce an additional safety features for the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid 1500 truck. The automatic crash response of OnStar is available for a trial subscription of 6 months.

The Competition

The Silverado Hybrid is compared to other trucks such as the Toyota Tundra (MSRP $28,765; 15 city / 20 hwy) and the Ford F150 (MSRP $32,260; 15 city / 21 hwy). Both fall short on fuel economy against the Silverado Hybrid.

Pros & Cons

A disadvantage of this truck is its low payload capacity compared with its competitors. It also has the highest price scale among its competitors. Its advantages are its fuel economy, engine displacement, engine torque, and safety features.

The figures of its fuel economy exceed the figures of its competitors. Its engine displacement and engine torque rank the highest among its competitors. The main safety feature of the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid provides state-of-the-art protection.

Overall Rating
65 out of 100

What others say:

“Little different than conventional models, Silverado Hybrid handles similarly to other large pickups, with noticeable body lean in fast turns. The brakes are responsive, though the pedal is a bit soft due to regenerative charging that replenishes the hybrid battery.”Consumer Guide

“If you like the idea of dual-mode hybrid technology in a full-size pickup, the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid crew cab and its GMC Sierra twin are the only games in town.”Edmunds

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Hybrid Truck Base Price: $38,725.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 26 gallons (98 liters) MPG: 20 city / 23 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 229.9 in. (583 cm) Width: 80 in. (203 cm)
Height: 73.8 in. (187 cm) Wheel Base: 143.5 in. (364 cm)
Curb Weight: 6057 lbs (2747 kg) Ground Clearance: 9 in. (22.8 cm)front
Luggage Capacity: 53.2 cu ft Maximum Seating: 6 people
Performance
Engine: 6.0L 16-valve OHV V8 Displacement: 366 cu in
Horsepower: 332 HP Max RPM: 5100 RPM
Torque: 367 lb-ft @ 4100 rpm Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic
0-60 mph: NA Max Towing Capacity: 6100 lbs (2766 kgs)

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