The 2008 Chevy Tahoe already has best-in-class fuel economy.(1) So why mess with a good thing? To make it better, of course. Seems the Green Car Journal
agrees — they've named the 2008 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid(2) the Green Car of the Year®.(3) America's first full-size hybrid SUV is available in two- or four-wheel drive and provides the power and capability you expect from a utility vehicle while delivering efficiency you never imagined. Its hybrid propulsion system is designed to operate in three ways: electric power, engine power, or any combination of electric and engine power. When you need the extra muscle of Tahoe's Vortec V8, it kicks in seamlessly. When you need to conserve, two small and lightweight 60 kW motors get the job done. And here's the big finish: When you pair the two-mode technology with our Active Fuel Management™ system, the Tahoe Hybrid offers up to 50% better city fuel economy over the non-hybrid Tahoe.(4) That's one hardworking hybrid.
Source: www.fueleconomy.gov 1 Based on 2007 GM Large Utility segment and 2008 EPA estimates. Tahoe 2WD with available 5.3L V8 has EPA est. MPG 14 city/20 hwy.
2 Limited availability starting January 2008.
3 For more information, visit GreenCar.com.
4 Tahoe Hybrid with EPA est. MPG 21 city.
5 Based on an EPA estimated combined fuel economy of 27 MPG for the Malibu Hybrid with a 2.4L engine and an EPA estimated combined fuel economy of 25 MPG for the non-hybrid Malibu with a 2.4L engine.