Hybrid Pickup Trucks Pack a Powerful Punch

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Pickup Trucks Represent Second Largest Segment of the Auto Market Most people think of small cars and big gas mileage when it comes to hybrid vehicles. But, what about those with a need for more space, utility, and brawniness? Enter the hybrid pickup truck. Hybrid pickup trucks are unique because they have exceptional fuel economy, but drive and are fueled the same way as a normal pickup truck. While they are usually more expensive than their non-hybrid counterparts, from a cost-benefit analysis, experts say that it's really not much of a premium. Still a powerful punch, not only do the new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra hybrid pickups have fuel economy that's 50% better in the city, they offer over 300 horsepower and 1,500 pounds payload - as well as 6,100 pounds of towing, so you don't have to compromise on a full-size truck. In fact, these hybrid pickup trucks have the same mileage as many popular 4-cylinder mid-size cars. Experts say the versatile pickup truck is here to stay, as the pickup truck still represents the second largest segment of the auto market. Source: General Motors