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Drivers of the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid will burn hundreds fewer gallons of gas a year than drivers of standard V-8 trucks. Read more »
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To properly review the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid, TheCarConnection.com editors drove the Hybrid, along with other greener vehicle choices. These impressions are presented alongside review excerpts that, together, TheCarConnection.com hopes will help you make a better decision.

For 2009, General Motors is expanding its line of full-size hybrid vehicles by rolling out a new hybrid version of the Chevrolet Silverado.

The 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid looks a lot like the other models in Chevy’s full-size truck family, which was completely redesigned and reengineered for 2007. Two years later, their clean, tasteful exterior style—which doesn’t try too hard to appear especially imposing or too ornate—still looks fresh. Inside, there's standard seating for six thanks to the roomy crew cab body style (the only body style available for the hybrid).

Unlike the Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid of several years ago, which offered a mild-hybrid system that essentially only enabled the engine to turn off at stoplights to save fuel, the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid has an advanced two-mode hybrid powertrain. The all-aluminum 6.0-liter V-8 features Variable Valve Timing and Active Fuel Management, which shuts down half of the engine’s cylinders during coasting and cruising. The hybrid electrically variable transmission (EVT) utilizes two electric motor/generators and four fixed-ratio gears. Electricity for the motors is stored in a 300-volt nickel-metal-hydride battery pack.

The hybrid system is rated at 332 horsepower and 367 pound-feet of torque altogether and helps the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid achieve EPA mileage ratings of 21 city, 22 highway for two-wheel-drive models, and 20 mpg in both city and highway for four-wheel-drive versions. Acceleration is easily on par with Chevy's mid-level 5.3-liter V-8 engine. The hybrid system's dual electric motors, each rated at 81 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, add considerably to the truck's off-the-line performance.

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