2004 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid
Powertrain/Chassis
Drivetrain layoutFront engine, 4WD
Engine type90° V-8, cast-iron block, alum heads
Valvetrain OHV, 2 valves/cyl
Displacement 325.2 cu in/5328 cc
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Power (SAE net) 295 hp @ 5200 rpm
Torque (SAE net) 330 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Weight to power 17.8 lb/hp
Transmission 4-speed automatic
Axle/final/low ratios 3.73:1 / 2.61:1 / 2.72:1
Suspension, front; rear Control arms, torsion bars, anti-roll bar; liveaxle, leaf springs
Steering ratio 14.2:1
Turns lock-to-lock 3.0
Brakes, f;r 12.0-in vented discs; 12.8-in disc, ABS
Wheels 16 x 7.0-in cast alum
Tires 245/75R16 109S M+S, Goodyear Wrangler ST
Dimensions
Wheelbase 143.5 in
Track, f/r 65.0 / 66.0 in
Length x width x height 227.6 x 78.5 x 73.9 in
Turning circle 47.3 ft
Curb weight 5250 lb (mfr)
Weight dist, f/r 59 / 41 %
Payload capacity 1400 lb
Towing capacity 8400 lb
Seating capacity 5
Headroom, f/r 41.0 / 38.4 in
Legroom, f/r 41.3 / 33.7 in
Shoulder room, f/r 65.2 / 66.3 in
Pickup box, L x W x H 78.7 x 64.8 x 19.5 in
Width bet. wheelhouses 50.0 in
Test Data
Acceleration to mph
0-30 2.6 sec
0-40 3.9
0-50 5.9
0-60 8.2
0-70 10.6
0-80 14.8
0-90 20.1
Quarter mile 15.8 sec @ 84.2 mph
Braking, 60-0 mph 138 ft
600-ft slalom 56.7 mph avg
Lateral acceleration 0.69 g avg
Top gear revs @ 60 mph 1800 rpm
Consumer Info
Base price $31,045
Price as tested $37,743
Stability/traction control No / no
Airbags Dual front
Basic warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Powertrain warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Fuel capacity 26.0 gal
EPA city/hwy econ 17 / 19 mpg
MT fuel economy 15.5 mpg
Recommended fuel Regular unleaded
From The Logbook
Chevy is cramming too many features into one vehicle. Difficult to call this a "hybrid" when Toyota and Honda are defining the terms. The power flow seems to surge and wobble. This is, in reality, a stop/start feature and should not be badged a hybrid.
Matt Stone

Are we really supposed to relearn how to drive a vehicle at stop signs or on hills? The rollback is unnerving, not to mention what it must look like if you're in the car behind it. I pay $38K and I have to drive this truck differently from every other one sold?
John Matthius

So many cool benefits, but not sure it's enough. Can't help but think if this option package were more about practical solutions, running power tools, blenders, and camping lights, it would be more interesting to truck guys. As it is, not invisible enough and not "Green" enough to be called a hybrid.
Mark Williams

I like the engine shutoff at lights--makes me feel like I'm not contributing to the L.A. smog problem. Plus, the test team has a place to run their laptops at the track and the photogs can charge batteries.
Brian Vance