Used for long trips (>600 miles each) and daily work commutes (25 mile). Very comfortable ride even for car-sick prone child. Ave 21 mpg. I wired up a rear camera since visibility is difficult with a larger truck. Easy to clean bed after hauling mulch, etc. Only problem was rear speaker died! (DIY attempt in progress).
Took a road trip in the truck up to Novar, ON- 500 miles round trip. MPG roughly at 20. Since then, city driving mpg is at 21. Awesome truck. Great investment. Superb comfort and build quality. GM has a winner in the hybrid truck market.
The best we got driving to work everyday, 150 miles round trip daily, was average 18 mpg. Quirky silly and annoying driveline. Base 1980 style interior, jarring ride, poor assembly quality. GM needs to take some lessons from the Japanese.
I searched for consumer reviews of this vehicle but they are few and far between, so...here is mine. So far (1300 miles) the truck has been just about perfect. Overall fuel economy, which includes towing a small boat, is 18.6. Biggest thing to get used to is the "Uh-oh" feeling at stoplights when you think the motor has stalled. There are some small stutters switching back and forth between electric and gas propulsion, but nothing too noticeable. Comfort is great, cornering is quite good, all controls are user friendly. Acceleration is great. One small problem, common among Silverados, I hear, is that the tire monitoring system was flashing a warning due to some computer glitch--fixed.
Best run with minimal brake torque. However, long hesitation between electric-only operation and full gas engine power hurts acceleration. Then acceleration comes in surges as engine hovers between 4,000 and 5,000 rpm. Strange feeling.
Bizarre brake feel less obvious in panic stop scenario, but still requires high effort to engage ABS.
Skid pad: Truly out of place here, the Silverado still never does anything dangerous. Just understeer. Lots of it. Slalom: Long, tall and awkward, the Silverado is hard to place. Just keeping the front tire stuck is a challenge but also necessary. Start understeering and a cone-smashing frenzy is sure to ensue. Best just to drive it easy and make it between the cones. No bad manners. Just safe.