The Silverado Hybrid packs a whopping 6.0 Liter V8 mated to GM's Two-Mode Hybrid System. When combined with the twin 60-kilowatt electric motors, the drivetrain churns out 332 horsepower and 367 pound-feet of torque. The truck comes in both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive versions, and both net a 20 mile per gallon city and 23 mpg highway EPA rating. Combined, that's good for 21 mpg.
Starting at $38,725, the Silverado Hybrid certainly costs a pretty penny but, as HybridCars notes, you get a lot of standard features and are only paying about $3,500 extra for the hybrid powertrain versus the standard version. Compared to a Silverado 1500 LT, which gets 13 mpg city and 18 mpg hwy, you would be looking at saving close to $900 a year in fuel costs (assuming 15,000 mi/year with gas at $4.00/gal). That could mean a payback time of less than four years, which sounds great to us.