The Sierra 1500 Hybrid boasts a cavernous amount of space, and its crew cab is large enough to seat four adults. Hard plastics and utilitarian fabrics dominate the interior, however, and leather upholstery is a recommended option.
The hybrid engine does its best to transition seamlessly from electric to gas as the vehicle accelerates, but can be a bit jerky at times. The pickup has a silky steering system and rides smoothly, like an SUV. It's also eerily quiet by the category's standard -- for many traditional pickup buyers, this might take some getting used to. And while the hybrid can tow small loads in low gear, its capabilities are a bit light when compared to non-hybrid trucks.
While the Sierra 1500 Hybrid's improved fuel economy is more than impressive, the increased cost of the vehicle might counteract any potential savings for buyers -- which is too bad, because the hybrid engine is by far the biggest draw of this model.