The 2009 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid is a two-mode hybrid vehicle that promises 40% greater fuel economy in the city and 25% better in combined driving than its conventional counterpart. The patented two-mode hybrid system is equipped with two electric motors and a powerful 6.0L gas V8 engine pushing out 332 hp and 367 lb-ft of torque. The Sierra can drive up to 30 mph on electricity, which is stored in a 300-volt battery under the rear seat of the crew cab. When the gas engine is employed, the hybrid system helps it operate in a wider band four-cylinder mode using GM's Active Fuel Management System. The half-ton full-size pickup is available in only in the Crew Cab body style with either two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. GMC Sierra 1550 Hybrid standard features include towing up to 6,100 pounds, StabiliTrak electronic stability control system, locking rear axle and trailer package. Among the Sierra 1550 Hybrid standard safety features are dual-stage frontal air bags and head curtain side air bags.Read more Read less
The GMC Sierra sees some important changes for 2009, including the availability of a new gas/electric hybrid model, as well as a new 6.2L Vortec V8 engine, which can run on E85 ethanol-blended fuel. Also new for that engine, is a 6-speed automatic transmission, XM satellite radio, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity and a rearview camera system. The 4-speed super-duty transmission has been deleted, as have the paint colors Dark Blue Metallic and Desert Brown Metallic. New standard features on SLT models include a rear locking differential, trailer package and remote start. StabiliTrak stability control is now only available on V8 model Sierras.
Refinement; interior appointments; fuel economy; tow rating; available luxury features.
To cater to the wide range of customers and their uses for full-size pickups, GMC is wisely offering two completely different interiors for the new Sierra, resulting in products that are both functional and luxurious. Prices are very competitive with other full-size trucks, and the new 6.2L Vortec V8, putting out 403 hp, outguns the Toyota Tundra's V8 as the most powerful engine in its class. With the highest tow rating among light-duty pickups (up to 10,500 pounds), and now with a new gas-electric drivetrain, the Sierra is very competitive among full-size pickups.
Sierra 1500 Pickup-V8