Full-size pickup shoppers usually go into it knowing what to expect—which usually means that they're ready for gas-mileage numbers in the teens.
But it doesn't have to be that way. In the case of the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid, it can be much, much better. With EPA ratings of 20 mpg city, 23 highway, whether you get 4WD or not, the Silverado Hybrid is the green choice for full-size truck shoppers.
If you're going with one of the SIlverado's gasoline-only versions, they fare pretty well—although not quite as well as the latest editions of the Ford F-150. But the 5.3 also has cylinder-deactivation technology and an aero-smoothed XFE edition. The largest V-8 comes with a six-speed automatic that helps soften the blow, but it's still very thirsty.