Last post on Oct 29, 2009 at 10:23 PM
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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid, Diesel, Hybrid Cars, SUV
#7 of 16 Re: Article Comments - 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid vs. 2008 Mercede GL320 CDI [KarenS]
Apr 22, 2008 (11:56 am)
Diesels are a good choice overall. Combining diesel & electric will likely prove to be a real good efficiency solution for the next several years until we can move to all electric or hydrogen cells. These 2 vehicles are good choices, but WAY over priced for what you get. The GL is over the top at $69K. Both need to be priced about $45K to be competitive IMO.
#8 of 16 Re: why not a diesel hybrid [harbir]
Apr 23, 2008 (7:50 am)
Cost. A diesel engine that meets tier 2 bin 5 costs between $2000 - $4000 more than a gas engine of comparable cost. Add another $4000-$6000 premium for the hybrid system. The economics will never work -- the fuel savings would never add up to the extra initial cost.
#9 of 16 Re: why not a diesel hybrid [nedzel]
Apr 23, 2008 (7:59 am)
BMW, Mercedes and Land Rover are all working on Diesel Hybrid systems as we speak.
#10 of 16 Are you kidding?
May 27, 2008 (9:00 am)
Diesal as rapidly approaching $5.00 a gallon!!! and you pick the Benz over the Taho!!! and dont forget what it cost to insure a Benz.
#11 of 16 Re: Are you kidding? [damikco1]
May 27, 2008 (9:10 am)
$4 per gallon for RUG, $5 per gallon for Diesel. Tahoe Hybrid 20 MPG, GL320 CDI 27 MPG. The diesel holds the edge. If you are buying either for a city car it is a big waste of money. I would go with the Mercedes.
Not sure if the insurance difference would be much. My Sequoia is $200 less than my Passat was.
#12 of 16 Re: Are you kidding? [gagrice]
May 27, 2008 (10:40 am)
your right......... but before you spend 5 years paying this thing off deisel will cost 40% more then gasoline if the current trend continues.
#13 of 16 Re: Are you kidding? [damikco1]
May 27, 2008 (10:46 am)
The spike in diesel is because of the switch over to ULSD and the extra long cold winter this year. It should settle out before to long so that diesel is a little less then gas in the summer and a little more in the winter.
#14 of 16 Re: Are you kidding? [british_rover]
May 27, 2008 (12:51 pm)
What is the chance of Land Rover bringing US a diesel version? I would give it a test drive.
#15 of 16 Re: Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD [gagrice]
Oct 29, 2009 (10:20 pm)
I believe the Tahoe Hybrid is made in Texas. Last I checked that is still the USA and not in Mexico.
#16 of 16 Re: What a Joke [suttree]
Oct 29, 2009 (10:23 pm)
Garbage trucks racing!
That is funny. But getting 21 mpg in my Tahoe is fairly close to a family sedan, and a lot better than my previous truck's 14!