Proving that utility does not have to come at the expense of fuel economy, the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid enters its fourth year of production. This pickup truck matches a Vortec 6-liter V-8 engine with a two-mode transmission incorporating two electric motors. Combining for 332 horsepower, the collective gasoline-electric powertrain allows the 2012 Silverado Hybrid to achieve 20 miles per gallon city and 23 miles per gallon highway. Rear and all-wheel drive options are available on this hybrid pickup truck. Arriving only in a four-door crew cab body configuration, the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid is fitted with a 6-foot cargo bed able to carry over 1,500 pounds of payload. A well-loaded pickup truck, the 2012 Silverado Hybrid comes standard with features such as XM satellite radio, OnStar, dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth connectivity and 18-inch aluminum wheels. Options are limited on the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid with a sunroof and a rearview camera. Advanced in propulsion, there is also a full complement of safety equipment on the 2012 Silverado Hybrid including 6 air bags, Stabilitrak with Proactive Roll Avoidance and tire pressure monitoring system.Read more Read less
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 full-size pickup receives few notable changes for 2012. Several small styling tweaks have been made, including a new split grille and a new aerodynamic front bumper for LS and LT models without tow hooks. Two new trim packages are available: White Diamonds and Custom Sport Truck. New 20-inch chrome wheels are also available.
Top-notch interiors to suit work or luxury use; extensive features and options; fuel economy; strong tow ratings
Full-size trucks are used in such a wide range of situations--from construction fleets to long-distance driving--and the two different interiors offered in the Silverado and the nearly identical GMC Sierra help satisfy shoppers better than most other competing models. LS and LT models are probably the best fit for buyers who need the sturdy, get-messy capability of a pickup at least some of the time, but the LTZ is the choice for those who need a pickup that doesn't compromise luxury. And for those who need a pickup but want to make a greener choice, with even lower operating costs, the Silverado Hybrid has 25% better fuel economy without sacrificing much towing or hauling ability.