Future Cars

2009 GMC Sierra Two-Mode Hybrid

Our 2008 Technology of the Year just got more work duty.

GMC has unveiled its Two-Mode 2009 Sierra Hybrid at the Chicago Auto Show.

As one of the first GM trucks equipped with the Two-Mode system (the hybrid technology also appears in and Chevy Tahoe hybrids), GMC says the Sierra Hybrid achieves 40 percent greater city fuel economy and a 25 percent improvement in overall fuel economy when compared to the standard Sierra, which gets an EPA-rated 13 mpg city and 18 mpg highway. The hybrid version can reach speeds up to 30 mph on electric power and features additional fuel-saving technology, such as a 6.0-liter V-8 with electronic variable transmission (EVT) and GM’s active fuel management.

Similar to its Two-Mode SUV cousins, the Sierra Hybrid has a 6100-pound towing capacity, is available in two- or four-wheel drive (StabiliTrak and a locking rear axle are standard) and benefits from subtle body enhancements – a slightly deeper front air dam and a tonneau cover to reduce air drag.

Inside the truck, drivers will notice a new instrument cluster and a battery pack located under the rear seat.

The Sierra Hybrid should be in showrooms by Fall 2008.

Click below for high-resolution Sierra Hybrid images.

We’ve Temporarily Removed Comments

As part of our ongoing efforts to make AutomobileMag.com better, faster, and easier for you to use, we’ve temporarily removed comments as well as the ability to comment. We’re testing and reviewing options to possibly bring comments back. As always, thanks for reading AutomobileMag.com.

Buying Guide
Powered by Motortrend
2009 GMC Sierra

2009 GMC Sierra

MSRP $26,905 1500 SLE 2WD Short Bed Regular Cab


15 City / 20 Hwy

Towing (Max):

8,200 lbs.

Payload (Max):

1,842 lbs.