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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevrolet, Hybrid Cars, Truck
First Drive: 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid - First Impressions: A well-integrated hybrid powertrain provides only minor downsides and promises meaningful fuel economy improvements. (more)
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#1 of 7 Article Comments - 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid First Drive
by KarenS HOST
Aug 15, 2008 (9:09 am)
Depending on your perspective, the introduction of any permutation of a trucklike thing these days could be a blessing or a curse for an automaker. It comes as no surprise that the full-size pickup truck market is shrinking at a rate related inversely to fuel prices, and adding to the glut of truck choices helps this situation not one bit.
First Drive: 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid
#2 of 7 All About the Benjamins
Aug 15, 2008 (7:18 pm)
The big question is, "How much does it cost?" Like the guy from Ikea says -- an idea without a price tag is useless.
Everything depends on the price.
#3 of 7 Where are they
Jan 14, 2009 (10:53 am)
So. Has anybody actually seen one of these truck for sale on a lot or did GM's finical problems put this on the back burner.
Feb 20, 2009 (2:49 pm)
My wife's V6 Nissan Mallfinder tows more than this truck?!?
#5 of 7 Re: Towing [05redrex]
Feb 21, 2009 (9:51 am)
as does the toyota shoppingoutletrunner?
Feb 23, 2009 (12:25 pm)
I didn't see you mention one of the most important decision making points and that is the added price. What is the cost penalty for the hybrid system compared to its non-hybrid counterpart? You mentioned it may be the same mark up as it is for the Tahoe/Yukon hybrid but what is it? Also, I didn't see the fuel economy numbers for the non-hybrid version to tell us how much better the hybrid version is.