Compare 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid vs 2008 Lexus RX 400h

2009 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid
2008 Lexus RX 400h
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2WD 4-Door
FWD 4-Door Hybrid
Pricing
Invoice Price
$47,679
$37,870
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,455
$42,080
Monthly Payment Estimate
$841 / month
$701 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Without compromising the capabilities—or comfort—of a full-size SUV, the 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid makes a very green statement and cuts your fuel bills by up to a third. With the carbon footprint of a small car and all the comforts and technologies of a luxury SUV, the 2008 Lexus RX 400h is a green family’s dream.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
49.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.5
Third Head Room (in)
37.9 -
Front Hip Room (in)
64.4 54.9
Passenger Capacity
8 5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
61.7 -
Second Leg Room (in)
39.0 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
60.6 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.3 57.9
Third Leg Room (in)
25.6 -
Second Head Room (in)
34.1 37.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 102.5
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
32.3 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
202.0 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
9.5 -
Height, Overall (in)
76.9 66.4
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- TBD - -
Wheelbase (in)
116.0 106.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
10.2 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.0 72.6
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Track Width, Front (in)
- 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.1
Length, Overall (in)
- 187.2
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 61.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
60.3 38.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
81.4 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
108.9 84.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
15.2 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16.9 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
41.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
49.4 - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.5 x .079 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 x 1.18 12.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.0 17.2
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
17.75 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.75 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.04 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Electric pwr rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.6
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.9
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P225/65SR17
Front Tire Order Code
QXK NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2134 -
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Size
P265/65R18 P225/65SR17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2134 -
Rear Tire Order Code
QXK NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P265/65R18 P225/65SR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6200 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
930 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3500
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2672 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
12000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4100 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2466 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7100 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3200 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4190
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 17 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V8 Gas/Electric V6
Fuel System
SFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
367 @ 4100 212 @ 4400/- TBD -
Engine Order Code
LFA NA
Displacement
6.0L/366 3.3L/202
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
332 @ 5100 208 @ 5600/60 @ - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 24
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD ECVT
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.69 - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Type
4 1
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.70 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.70 NA
Trans Order Code
M99 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.54
Summary
Body Code
TB7 -
Body Style
4 Door 4-Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid Lexus RX 400h
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3250 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.08 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3200 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Coil springs Dual-Link Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4100 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil springs MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.41 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4100 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- NA
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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