Used Car: 2013 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid Review
Although it gets excellent fuel economy for the class, reviewers disliked the 2013 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid's touchy brakes and awkward transitions between gas and electric power.
The 2013 GMC Sierra Hybrid has a V8 engine and an automatic transmission that contains the hybrid system's two electric motors. Test drivers reported that there is plenty of power in all driving situations, but some critics were put off by the Sierra Hybrid's jarring transitions between gas and electric power. Fuel economy is up to an EPA-estimated 20/23 mpg city/highway, which is one of the best estimates in the class. Reviewers wrote that the 2013 Sierra Hybrid rides comfortably, though some noted that it has grabby brakes and leans a fair amount in turns. Maximum towing capacity is 6,100 pounds, which is low for a full-size pickup truck.
According to auto journalists, the 2013 GMC Sierra Hybrid's cabin is spacious and built with materials that are hard to the touch, but appropriate for the class. A crew cab that seats up to six is the only body style available. The front seats are comfortable, reviewers said, but they could be more supportive. Test drivers added that the rear seats offer plenty of space. Dual-zone automatic climate control, satellite radio and Bluetooth are standard on the 2013 Sierra 1500 Hybrid. Navigation, a USB port, leather upholstery, a rearview camera and a Bose stereo system are available. Reviewers were pleased that the available navigation system doesn't complicate the controls for the stereo system.
Other Trucks to Consider
The 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid has the same hybrid powertrain and shares most of the Sierra Hybrid’s features. Like the Sierra Hybrid, the Silverado Hybrid has one of the best fuel economy ratings in the class.
With its V6 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission, the 2013 Ram 1500 gets excellent fuel economy for a non-hybrid truck. Test drivers reported that the V6-powered Ram 1500 has peppy acceleration, and it received high marks for its attractive cabin and top-notch interior materials.