For true truck lovers the idea of a hybrid truck is hard to swallow. I mean, when you think hybrid, you think car. And what about the all the power to pull and tow? Can a hybrid truck really pull it off? Answer is yes. And the new 2010 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid does it well.
Once again earning double 5-star safety crash test ratings from the NHTSA, the 2010 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid is forging a solid reputation as one of the finest full-sized pickup trucks available anywhere. It retails at prices between $38,710 and $48,190. Innovative GMC 2-mode hybrid technologies provide loads of power for taking on tough jobs while still enabling the vehicle to deliver a jaw-dropping 21/22 mpg city/highway. Sierra hybrids are offered only with Crew Cab body styles and are available as either 2 or 4-wheel driven vehicles.
The base gasoline engine of the 2010 hybrid GMC Sierra 1500 is a 6.0L V8 monster that whips up 332 horsepower at 5100 RPM and twists out 367 lb-ft of torque at 4100. Base trims feature a 1511-pound payload capacity and a very impressive maximum towing capacity of 6100 pounds (rear wheel driven trims only). An Active Fuel Management system is utilized in order to create four cylinder efficiency, when needed, while simultaneously delivering beefy V8 power. An electronically variable transmission helps the 300-volt nickel-metal hydride battery power system to propel the vehicle from sitting still up to 30 miles per hour with no gasoline usage whatsoever. Via Carseek.
Truck owners, what’s your take on a the GMC Sierra 1500 hybrid model?