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GM today announced pricing for the 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon Hybrids, the only full-size, fully capable SUVs whose two-wheel-drive (2WD) models offer the same EPA city fuel economy as a conventional four-cylinder midsize car. ...

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Great vehicles and it's always nice that they point out is that they get the same MPG as a small Toyota car.

I just couldn't even afford to buy one at $50k.
 

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I don't know what small Toyota car they're talking about. I AVERAGE 31 in town in my 03 Corolla...And I am NOT nice to that car...Ever.
 

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It's in the article. A Camry is quite small compared to a Yukon or Tahoe.

"...Hybrid technology that delivers the same city fuel economy as the 2008 Toyota Camry with the base four-cylinder engine. The difference is that the Tahoe and Yukon can seat eight people and can tow up to 6,200 pounds.”
 

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LOL Yeah sure, if anyone believes that thing can get 22 mpg highway towing a 6200 lb trailer, I've got a bridge to sell you.
 

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LOL Yeah sure, if anyone believes that thing can get 22 mpg highway towing a 6200 lb trailer, I've got a bridge to sell you.
ummm, I am pretty sure they are not saying 22mpg while pulling 6200lbs.

It gets 22mpg and is can pull 6200lbs.

:lol:

The camry can not pull 6200lbs;)

It would be a great DD that can also haul your toys while still getting the same millage as a Camry 4cyl.
 

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22 MPG is not all that great, especially considering the markup on that bastard. I'm just not impressed...Sorry guys. If they did that and maintained a sub $40 price...Sweet...But if I look hard enough, I bet I can find something new sub $35 that'll pull 6200 lbs.
 

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22 MPG is not all that great, especially considering the markup on that bastard. I'm just not impressed...Sorry guys. If they did that and maintained a sub $40 price...Sweet...But if I look hard enough, I bet I can find something new sub $35 that'll pull 6200 lbs.
Sure, any non-hybrid full size truck or SUV fits that.
But find another one with equal size and capability that will get 22mpg. ;)

FWIW... 22mpg is the EPA rating.
In tests, at a steady 50mph, the Tahoe hybrid was noted getting 30mpg. :)
 

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Also what standard options does it have?
Some loaded models go up to over $50k non hybrid.

I read somewhere it has nav standard so it must have some options.
 

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Here are some standard features:

Mirrors
power-folding, power-adjustable, heated with driver-side auto-dimming feature, curb-tilt, ground illumination and turn-signal indicators in glass (body-color on 3LT and Hybrid; chrome-capped on LTZ and on available Z71 Off-Road Package)

Rear Parking Assist
Ultrasonic

Differential, automatic locking rear (included with available Z71 Off-Road Package on 2LT and 3LT models)

Brakes
four-wheel antilock disc with regenerative capability to capture power to charge Hybrid battery pack

Engine
Vortec 6.0L V8 with Active Fuel Management™ (note: 5.3 is largest on non hybrid models)

High voltage management
accessory power module

Hybrid Propulsion, Electric
two-mode

Power inverter
110V port

Steering
42V electric power

Transmission, two-mode
electronic ratio select transmission

Sound System
Bose® nine-speaker system
includes digital amplifier with six channels, custom signal processing and nine custom-arranged speakers (including subwoofer)

Navigation radio5
includes voice recognition, AM/FM stereo, Touch-Screen Navigation Radio with alternate CD/MP3 player functionality,6 seek-scan, auto tone control and Radio Data System (RDS)2 (standard only on Hybrid model)

Seats, third-row
three-passenger split-bench (Custom Cloth in LS and 1LT, vinyl in 2LT, 3LT and LTZ) (standard only on Hybrid and LTZ)


I would be willing to bet that this truck has tons of torque which would be great for towing.
 

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Although I like where GM is going with all this hybrid stuff in there trucks...50k is pretty steep.
 

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But it's for the environment....:rotflmao:

Hey it sounds good and the the wackos will come out of the wood work and slurp that sheit up. GM is just beating the crap out of the import guys with this stuff.

Americans still like Big Cars and Bigger Trucks It's cool as hell that GM can turn out a truck that can gets such good mileage. It just shows where GM is going and when/if the Volt comes out there will be plenty of people eating crow and GM will be heading for the bank.

I've bashed the hell out of GM for screwing the pooch on RWD cars. This hybrid push is the one thing that they are doing a good job at. I'll give them all my support.
 

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But it's for the environment....:rotflmao:

Hey it sounds good and the the wackos will come out of the wood work and slurp that sheit up. GM is just beating the crap out of the import guys with this stuff.

Americans still like Big Cars and Bigger Trucks It's cool as hell that GM can turn out a truck that can gets such good mileage. It just shows where GM is going and when/if the Volt comes out there will be plenty of people eating crow and GM will be heading for the bank.
agree. This will probley bring GM some good green publicity.

What I thougt was funny is at the LA auto show GM got the green award and Toyota got protested by the enviros.
 

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Look, if they TRULY wanted to make a full-sized SUV hybrid they would use a turbo diesel 4 banger and get **** near economy car gas mileage. It seems counter productive to me to put the biggest of the 1500 engines in this thing AND an electric motor. Hell, why didn't they use the 4.8 and some DOD tech?
 
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