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FEATURES | 8 out of 10
All of the features a pickup owner expects
The Detroit News
I was most impressed by the hybrids' tonneau cover that comes standard on all trims
We noticed sticker prices for versions fitted with leather seating surfaces, a sunroof and navigation systems creeping over $45K
Like all hybrids, the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid features a noticeable markup over its conventional brethren, but reviews read by TheCarConnection.com mention that the cost is minimized, thanks to a federal tax credit on hybrid vehicles.
The 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid is available in just one well-equipped trim that includes "all of the features a pickup owner expects," according to The Detroit News. They elaborate by listing some of those features, including a "dual glove box, XM satellite radio (with XM traffic updates to the optional navigation system) and OnStar." MotherProof is pleased to note the standard "adjustable pedals," which reviewers "really appreciated." J.D. Power reviewers list some of the other standard features on the Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid as "air conditioning, cruise control, cloth upholstery, heated power mirrors," full power accessories, and an AM/FM/CD player.
While the Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid comes packed with enough features to keep most people happy, those seeking a more luxurious driving experience should definitely look at the available upgrade package. Automobile Magazine reports that "the $6135 premium trim package adds leather trim, power front bucket seat adjusters, a center console, a Bose sound system with navigation, a hard bed cover, and several minor convenience items." Other than that rather expensive and extensive list, Automobile Magazine cites "a $995 moonroof" as the only other option on the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid.
In terms of pricing, Autoblog states that "the starting MSRP for a well-equipped base model is $38,995, and we noticed sticker prices for versions fitted with leather seating surfaces, a sunroof and navigation systems creeping over $45K." This certainly puts the Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid in luxury pickup territory, but don't be surprised if sales start to soar once gas creeps back toward $4/gallon territory.
The 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid is expensive, but at least you're getting more than just a fancy, fuel-efficient powertrain.