10 Things You Should Know About the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado
#2. The Silverado Hybrid Provides Improved Fuel Economy
Chevrolet pioneered the concept of a battery-powered full-size pickup, and the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid remains the most fuel efficient full-size truck on the market. The Silverado Hybrid makes use of a "two-mode" gasoline / electric system that combines a 6.0-liter V-8 with a pair of electric motors that together generate in the neighborhood of 379 horsepower.
The key to the system's operation is its ability to juggle the use of the gasoline or electric motors separately at low speeds, as well as tap into all three when it comes time to haul a heavy load. This translates into fuel mileage of 20-mpg in city driving and 23-mpg on the highway - which leads the full-size pickup truck segment - without giving up any real world capability.