Compare 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid vs 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid

2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
2009 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 27 25 $30,780 $34,200
4WD 4-Door w/3rd Row Limited 27 25 $36,202 $40,450
2WD 4-Door
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,780
$47,679
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,200
$50,455
Monthly Payment Estimate
$570 / month
$841 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid offers the same room and amenities that the nonhybrid Highlander does, only with better fuel economy and the badge of honor that comes with driving something that's trying to be green. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
NA 49.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.3 65.2
Front Leg Room (in)
43.2 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
NA 37.9
Front Hip Room (in)
56.7 64.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
145.4 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA 61.7
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 39.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 41.1
Second Hip Room (in)
56.3 60.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.7 65.3
Passenger Capacity
5 8
Third Leg Room (in)
NA 25.6
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 34.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
188.4 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.1 76.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.0 -
Wheelbase (in)
109.8 116.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.2 79.0
Track Width, Front (in)
64.0 -
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 10.2
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Overhang, Front (in)
- - TBD -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- NA
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
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- NA
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
94.1 108.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA 15.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 16.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 49.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.3 60.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 41.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 81.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - 13.5 x .079
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 x - TBD - 13 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 24.0
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- - TBD -
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 39.04
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 17.75
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 17.75
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P245/65R17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA QXK
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P265/65R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QXK
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P265/65R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 2134
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 2134
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 930
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 6200
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4508 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2466
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 7100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3200
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2672
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 12000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 4100
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 16.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 730
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
212 @ 3600 367 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA LFA
Displacement
3.3L/- TBD - 6.0L/366
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
209 @ 5600 332 @ 5100
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V6 Gas/Electric V8
Fuel System
MPI SFI
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Type
1 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.70
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.70
Trans Order Code
NA M99
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
Trans Description Cont.
CVT Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.69
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Highlander Hybrid Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Body Code
- TB7
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Coil springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.41
Suspension Type - Rear
Dual-link Coil springs
Axle Type - Rear
- Semi-floating
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 4100
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3250
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.08
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3200
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 4100
Frame
Frame Type
- Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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