GM Announces Pricing for Sierra Hybrid, Silverado Hybrid, Pontiac G3


GM released pricing information for two of its upcoming 2009 models, including its hybrid pickup trucks. The 2009 GMC Sierra Hybrid will start at $39,365 for a 3HA model. The Sierra Hybrid has a fuel economy rating of 21/22 mpg city/highway for the 2WD model, while the 4WD is estimated at 20/20 mpg.

The 3HB model will go for $45,500 and include amenities like a Bose sound system, rear-park assist and leather bucket seats. A $2,200 federal tax credit is available for Sierra Hybrid buyers.

The 2009 Chevy Silverado Hybrid (pictured) will start at $38,995, including a $975 destination charge, for the 2WD 1HY model and $45,130 for the 2HY model, which like the Sierra upgrade includes navigation, leather seats and rear-park assist. The Silverado gets a combined fuel economy rating of 21 mpg from the EPA.

Meanwhile, the Pontiac G3 hatchback will start at $14,995 when it hits showrooms in March 2009. The G3 has a fuel economy rating of 34 mpg on the highway, making it Pontiac's fourth vehicle that gets better than 32 mpg.


Dear Senator

'See Mr. Shelby, we're not building "dinosaurs." We are building the most effecient pickup on the planet.'

Just a thought considering the timing of the release.


WOW! GM has scored a masterful MPG achievement for their $40K+ hybrid pick-ups:21/22MPG. With such advancements as this, GM will not need a taxpayer bailout. These trucks will be backordered by millions who can't wait to get in on these low MSRP stickers.


What the... Pontiac G3 for $15K??? What a rip-off.


The funny thing is that people are going to jump on the G3 and not know it's an Aveo. Poor saps.

I see the G3 becoming the darling of the rental car companies!!!


A 2wd Hybrid is $38,995 + $975 dest. fee = $39,970
That's what about $9k to $10k more than a non-hybrid?

If you put 15,000 miles a year on your truck, it would take you 5+ years to make up the difference assuming $5/gal gas.

15,000 miles/15 mpg (non hybrid mpg) x $5/gal gas = $5000

15,000 miles/22 mpg (hybrid mpg) x $5/gal gas =$3400

$1600 annual savings on gas. It would take over 5 1/2 years to make up $9000 price difference.

For the 4wd model using 20 mpg, I get annual gas savings of $1250. This would take over 7 years of driving to make up the price difference.

Anybody else see it different? I have been waiting for this news to make a decision on which truck to buy to replace my Avalanche.

The 2010 Pontiac G3 is designed with an inline 4-cylinder engine that can churn out 105 pounds-feet of torque and 106-horsepower.

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