Thursday, September 27, 2007

2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid



GM claims 21mpg in the city and 22 hwy with this 6.0Liter monster producing 332hp.

If that represents what you can actually get in real life driving, it is pretty amazing.

we'll see...

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

"we'll see..."

Of course if Toyota, Honda or Nissan were making such mileage claims…

Anonymous said...

GM cars never meet claimed mileage figures, but this hybrid is a step in the right direction since most SUV owners use them as their primary car.

Anonymous said...

GM is the leader and first to introduce a model with this application of twin electric motor/transmission in one unit for larger RWD/AWD. GM developed the technology and then sold rights to BMW and Mercedes in exchange for development investment. So when you see the latest BMW and Mercedes hybrid concepts, its GM technology.

Anonymous said...

Why does GM still insist on sticking the emergency flasher button on top of the column? They've been doing it for decades and most Americans wouldn't even know where to look for it. Most European cars have a big red triangular button in the middle of the center console. Every time I see a GM vehicle broken down on the side of the highway, no flashers. Anybody care to guess how many people die every year because of this design flaw?

uselesssperm said...

That's a suberban hybrid. That would make the published fuel economy even crazier!

Anonymous said...

Other than the new Highlander Hybrid, automakers seem to give these vehicles the most hideous rims. Considering the premium price tag, can't they put some decent, light weight, wheels on these rides? Hideous!!!!

Anonymous said...

Seems to good to be true....

Anonymous said...

"Anybody care to guess how many people die every year because of this design flaw?"

How is this a design flaw? It's not a design flaw. The reason people are stuck on the side of the road with no flashers on is they're too damn stupid and lazy to pick up the owners manual and thumb through it to see how things work. Chowder-headed idiots like this shouldn't be driving.

Anonymous said...

LOL
In your world you would put the turn signal switch in the trunk and the steering wheel in the back seat. Its everybody else's fault for not conforming to my retarded design flaws. Always blame the victim is that it?

Anonymous said...

sorry, i'll pass.
i'd take a GL diesel instead

Anonymous said...

they still clog the roads

Anonymous said...

"LOL
In your world you would put the turn signal switch in the trunk and the steering wheel in the back seat. Its everybody else's fault for not conforming to my retarded design flaws. Always blame the victim is that it?"

As opposed to what -- your world where everyone is a victim and no one is responsible for their actions? The hazard warning button sits on the top of the steering column, not exactly hidden from view, now is it? A simple perusal of the interior or a quick peek in the owners manual will reveal it's location for anyone curious enough to want to know such things. Or is just easier for you to blame someone else for your laziness?

Anonymous said...

I am in the delivery business and I can tell you, this is damn amazing. If I can buy a truck that actually gives me that kind of city mileage I can save many $$$ ever day on deliveries. The trucks I use now get anywhere from 11 to maybe 14 mpg and with the high price of gas I'm getting killed. I would buy them in an instant, and I'm a Ford man.

Anonymous said...

Ok mr blame the victim complex, we should make you king. I bet you would the be the first person to say "it was her fault she got raper" right?

FusioptimaSX said...

"Anonymous said...
Why does GM still insist on sticking the emergency flasher button on top of the column?
"

I went from a Mazda 929 with a console Hazard button to a Dodge Intrepid with a steering wheel Hazard button....I didn't loose any sleep.

Now for something to REALLY complain about: rolling down the windows in a PT Cruiser or an HHR....talk about ergonomically backwards.

SlippedClutch said...

"Anybody care to guess how many people die every year because of this design flaw?"

How is this difficult to find? It's one of only two places that these buttons exist. Right in front of you seems like the most obvious place. My 95 GTI had it in the same place as this suburban, and I survived without any major trauma. Actually, the steering column is a very smart out-of-the-way place to put it while still having it in the line of sight. Especially considering all of the dash clutter most cars have around the radio/nav/hvac area these days, it's overkill to stick a big red triangle right in the middle of it all.

Anonymous said...

"Ok mr blame the victim complex, we should make you king. I bet you would the be the first person to say "it was her fault she got raper" right?"

Not quite sure what you're babbling about here, but let it be known your inane response officially renders you irrelevant.

Anonymous said...

Thats a really dumb place for the emergency flasher. You have to stick your hand through the steering wheel to reach it. What if you're driving? Everybody else puts it on the dash.

Anonymous said...

Like the placement or not, it's just a hazard button, people. Sheesh.

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen a car with the flasher on the column in at least 10 years. At least here in europe, it has to be on the dash by law. Its so obvious. Maybe they should put the climate control buttons on top of the column too. Americans are so backwards LOL

Anonymous said...

My mother was killed when she ran into the back of a parked truck on the highway with the emergency flashers turned off. The driver ran out of gas so he just walked away to nearest station. Stupid GM pickup. She would've turned 75 this week.

Anonymous said...

Exactly how is the death of your mother the fault of the "stupid GM pickup"?