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Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid, GMC Yukon Hybrid, Hybrid Cars, SUV
#239 of 337 Re: Ordered and on the way? [bbooze]
Mar 05, 2008 (7:05 pm)
The Yukon's are built in Arlington just next to Dallas. My understanding as mentioned earlier in this chain was that they only built 650 of the 2008 models making them somewhat scarce. But, will have full production for the 2009 models.
We were told by our dealer that we had the first Yukon Hybrid sold. But, we weren't sure if it was nationwide or just in our region. Our Chevy dealer hasn't even received a demo model yet for the Tahoe.
And, I was pleased that my dealer gave me sticker price and not add a premium due to limited availability.
Good luck on getting yours!
#240 of 337 Re: Ordered and on the way? [dixienbailey]
Mar 06, 2008 (8:32 am)
Mine finally arrived and I'm going to pick it up today. Can't wait!
#241 of 337 Re: Ordered and on the way? [bbooze]
Mar 06, 2008 (8:52 am)
Let me know what you think!
#242 of 337 Enjoying the Tahoe Hybrid
Mar 11, 2008 (12:54 pm)
I took delivery on my Tahoe Hybrid a week ago and am very pleased with it. This was in fact the first American car I've purchased since high school.
Given that I'm going from a Passat to this Tahoe, it has taken some getting used to driving this beast. Upon taking delivery I had the dealer take off the "Hybrid" stickers that ran across the bottom of both doors as well as the stickers on the front and rear windows. I think that gives it a much cleaner look and really highlights the body style of the truck.
As far as how it rides, it is very comfortable. Being the first hybrid I've ever driven, I can only tell when I'm in hybrid mode and when the engine is running due to the sound, because it sort of feels like you're driving an electric golf car when you're in hybrid mode. Very quiet but a little "whirr" as the hybrid kicks in. The transition from hybrid to gas and back to hybrid is imperceptible. Also, at higher speeds, the transition from V4 to V8 as you are speeding along is totally smooth.
My very early results have yielded about 18mpg driving in and around the Chicago area, which gives me a good mix of expressway and city driving. I think the mileage will improve a bit once the weather warms up here because the Tahoe seems to need to warm up (i.e. oil and such) before it will start using the hybrid mode; hybrid kicks in a lot quicker when I drive the Tahoe from my heated garage vs. after it has been sitting outside.
The interior of the Tahoe is a lot better than what I was expecting. My aversion to buying American cars has always been the 'cheap' feel of the interior but Chevy did a nice job on this one. The seats are comfortable, the instrument panel is easy to read and uncluttered. Heat/air and radio controls are logical. The rear seats directly behind the driver are very roomy, but the third row of seats are basically useless if you ask me since there is zero legroom back there. I'm just taking those seats out for additional storage in the back. My wife has an Acura MDX from last year and that has a lot more bells & whistles than the Tahoe does inside. Stuff like pre-programmed seat positions, handsfree phone use. Also, I was surprised that the Tahoe lacks a six-disc CD changer, which the dealer said was due to space constraints from the navigation system. Somehow, other cars w/ navigation have been able to overcome this.
All-in-all, I'm very happy with the purchase and will update the board with any other things I like or don't like about it.
#243 of 337 Re: High hp engine defeats the purpose of hybrid/good mileage [larsb]
Mar 14, 2008 (3:30 pm)
The '06 Highlander Hybrid is rated to tow 3500 lbs.
Mar 17, 2008 (10:41 am)
A reporter hopes to speak with current, former and prospective owners of the hybrid Yukon and hybrid Tahoe. If you own/ed one of these vehicles, or have considered buying or leasing one, please respond to ctalatiedmunds.com with your daytime contact information and a few words about your experience no later than Thursday, March 20, 2008.
#245 of 337 Another Press Request
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Mar 21, 2008 (8:17 am)
A reporter hopes to speak with consumers who want to buy hybrid SUVs that are having a hard time finding them at dealerships and/or are frustrated by dealers marking up the prices on the hybrids. If you are a consumer looking to purchase a hybrid SUV, please respond to ctalatiedmunds.com with your daytime contact information no later than Tuesday, March 25, 2008.
#246 of 337 Re: Enjoying the Tahoe Hybrid [bbooze]
Apr 08, 2008 (7:47 pm)
It is going on a month.
What do you think of your GM hybrid?
My Sequoia does not have a CD changer available either because of the NAV. Seems strange.
#247 of 337 Re: Enjoying the Tahoe Hybrid [gagrice]
Apr 08, 2008 (9:08 pm)
I LOVE my Yukon! The handling is excellent, the transition from electric to gasoline is seamless, it has plenty of power and we continue to get people rolling down their windows to ask about it at red lights.
I am up to 20.7 MPG at about 1200 miles.
#248 of 337 Re: Enjoying the Tahoe Hybrid [dixienbailey]
Apr 09, 2008 (6:03 am)
I may have to test drive one if they are on my local GMC dealer's lot. Thanks for the update.