The Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid Truck is excellent for city driving, as the seat is high enough to see over most traffic. Both the electric motor and the gasoline powered V-8 give plenty of power for hills, quick starts, and merges. Excellent brakes ensure safe stopping, even in emergency conditions. Unfortunately, the features that make the Silverado Hybrid a solid hauler, such as stiff rear springs, means lots of bumps for passengers.
The Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid Truck will feel familiar to Chevy devotees, as the cab is similar to other Silverados in particular and other trucks in the Chevrolet family in general. The steering wheel has cruise control and audio controls built in for easy adjusting while driving. The interior offers cloth seats, which are a step above the vinyl in the equivalent standard gas Silverado, but there is a little too much plastic for the price. Seats are reasonably comfortable, but the middle front passenger should probably be a smaller sized person for longer trips. The basic package has power windows and locks, dual-zone climate control, and AM/FM stereo with satellite radio.
Trims for the Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid Truck include the 1HY and the 2HY. The 1HY comes standard with a strong two-mode Hybrid-specific transmission, four-wheel anti-lock brakes with regenerative capacity, automatic locking rear differential, StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System with Traction Control, a soft tonneau cover, heavy-duty trailering equipment, an MP3 compatible CD player. In addition, there is a standard 26-gallon fuel tank, tire-pressure monitor, six air bags, OnStar with the Directions & Connections Plan free for six months, and dual zone automatic climate controls.
The 2HY has all of these, plus a few additions, including custom leather appointed front bucket seats, foglamps, power folding and adjustable heated mirrors, a Bose sound system, power-adjustable pedals, a USB port, and the option to purchase a rearview camera display for safety when backing up.