GM announced their MSRP for the new Sierra Hybrid. The 2WD models with the 3HA package will be sold at $39,365, including the $975 destination freight charge (DFC). The 3HB package will run at $45,500, including the DFC.
Of course, given the current economic climate, you have to wonder how GM will fare with these large hybrids. So far, the two-mode hybrid system hasn't been a stellar success. Chrysler is shutting down the plant that makes their two-mode hybrid SUVs, and GM has already cut the next evolution out of the pipeline. It makes me wonder how much support GM will give to these hybrid trucks (GM is also building the Silverado Hybrid with a two-mode hybrid engine).
The press release gives more details on what you can expect from the GMC Sierra Hybrid with the dual mode hybrid motor.
The 2009 Sierra Hybrid joins the Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid as the only full-size hybrid pickup trucks on the market. Equipped with GM’s two-mode hybrid system, Sierra Hybrid is offered in the crew cab body style and is also available with 4WD.
EPA-estimated fuel economy for 2WD models is 21 mpg city and 22 on the highway; 4WD models are estimated at 20 mpg in city and highway driving. That mileage, combined with a 26-gallon (98 L) fuel tank, delivers a cruising range of more than 500 miles with 2WD models and more than 470 miles with 4WD models
Production begins in December of 2008, with delivery to dealers expected in early 2009.
Towing capacity is rated at 6,100 pounds (2,767 kg). A $2,200 federal tax credit is currently available to many customers who purchase the Sierra Hybrid.
A well-equipped pickup
Sierra Hybrid 3HA models include popular equipment such as the heavy-duty trailering package; StabiliTrak electronic stability control; locking rear differential; EZ Lift tailgate and lock; 18-inch wheels; cloth seats; XM Satellite Radio and OnStar. Also included are automatic climate control, steering wheel audio controls and Bluetooth phone capability.
Equipment that is specific to the hybrid model includes:
- 6.0-liter V-8 engine (332 hp / 247 kW)
- Low rolling resistance tires
- Hybrid ornamentation
- Soft tonneau cover
- Head curtain side-impact air bags