2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid vs. Its Competition

2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

For 2008, there are no other full-size hybrid SUVs available on the planet.

Similarly sized nonhybrid competitors available in the U.S.

include SUVs such as the Ford Expedition, Toyota Sequoia, Nissan Armada, and Mercedes GL.

But if buying a hybrid is the driving force behind your selection decision, Toyota/Lexus does offer smaller, mid-size SUVs: the Highlander and RX 400h hybrid models.

These are both very nice SUVs, but neither offers the room, towing, or genuine four-wheel-drive capabilities of the 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid.

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Quick Specs
8.2
The 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid uses high technology to improve fuel mileage without compromising the capabilities of this full-size sport utility vehicle.
7.2
There are few compelling reasons to choose the 2008 Chrysler Aspen over slightly larger, roomier competitors like a well-equipped Ford Expedition or GMC Yukon.
7.0
If you plan to tow, a 2008 Dodge Durango with a V-8 will work nearly as well as a Tahoe or Expedition, at a lower price.
7.6
The 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a genuine dual-purpose SUV that can handle daily commutes almost as easily as sandstone trails.
8.0
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.
8.0
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.
MSRP From     
$49,590$32,905$27,335$29,420$42,080$34,200
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas/Electric V8Gas V8Gas V6Gas V6Gas/Electric V6Gas/Electric V6
EPA Class     
N/A2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name     
2WD 4-DoorRWD 4-Door Limited2WD 4-Door SXTRWD 4-Door LaredoFWD 4-Door Hybrid4WD 4-Door (GS)
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive4-Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
885555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
4 Door4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle4 Door4 Door4-Door SUV4 Door
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODECVTCVT Automatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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