2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid 4WD Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid - Road Test Specs

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Crew Cab

(6.0L V8 Hybrid 4x4 4-speed Automatic w/2HY 5.8 ft. Bed)


Model year2009
ModelSilverado 1500 Hybrid
Style4dr Crew Cab 4WD w/2HY SB (6.0L 8cyl gas/electric hybrid 4A)
Base MSRP$48,300
Options on test vehiclePower Sunroof
As-tested MSRP$49,295


Drive typeFour-wheel drive
Engine type90-degree V8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)5,967cc (364 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainPushrod-actuated, 2 valves per cylinder with variable timing and cylinder deactivation
Compression ratio (x:1)10.8
Redline (rpm)6,000
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)332 @ 5,100
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)367 @ 4,100
Transmission type4-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)Mechanically fixed ratios: I=3.69, II=1.70, III=1.00, IV=0.73; plus two-speed electronically variable ratios: EVT1=infinite-1.70:1, EVT2=1.70-.5


Suspension, frontIndependent, double wishbones, coil springs
Suspension, rearSolid axle, leaf springs
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)17.75:1
Tire brandBridgestone
Tire modelDueler H/T
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, frontP265/65R18 112S
Tire size, rearP265/65R18 112S
Wheel size18-by-8 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAluminum alloy
Brakes, front13-by-1.18-inch ventilated discs and two-piston calipers
Brakes, rear13.5-by-0.79-inch solid discs and single-piston calipers

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)6.0
0-60 mph (sec.)9.2
0-75 mph (sec.)13.2
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.7 @ 84.7
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)8.9
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)42
60-0 mph (ft.)144
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)62.3
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.66
Sound level @ idle (dB)46.0
@ Full throttle (dB)74.6
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)68.3

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsBest 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.
Braking ratingPoor
Braking commentsBizarre brake feel is less obvious in panic-stop scenario, but still requires high effort to engage ABS.
Handling ratingPoor
Handling commentsSkid 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.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)67.2
Wind (mph, direction)2.6 mph headwind

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)20 city/20 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)17.1
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)26.0

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)5,882
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)N/A
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)N/A
Length (in.)229.9
Width (in.)80.0
Height (in.)73.7
Wheelbase (in.)143.5
Track, front (in.)68.1
Track, rear (in.)67.0
Turning circle (ft.)47.2
Legroom, front (in.)41.3
Legroom, rear (in.)38.7
Headroom, front (in.)41.5
Headroom, rear (in.)40.6
Shoulder room, front (in.)65.2
Shoulder room, rear (in.)65.2
Seating capacity5


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion6 years/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance5 years/100,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsNot available
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driver5 stars
NHTSA crash test, passenger5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side front5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side rear5 stars
NHTSA rollover resistance4 stars

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