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2009 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid vs. Its Competition

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If buying a hybrid is the driving force behind your selection decision, Toyota offers the Highlander Hybrid and Lexus has the mechanically identical RX 400h.

These are both very nice SUVs with good passenger comfort and real-world fuel economy of around 25 mpg, but neither offers the room, towing, or genuine four-wheel-drive capabilities of the 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid.

Mercedes-Benz offers a diesel-powered GL320 BlueTec SUV, a marvelous performer with more comfort inside, more available technology features, and similar towing capability for not quite $10,000 more than the Tahoe Hybrid.

From Chrysler, the Dodge Durango/Chrysler Aspen two-mode hybrids utilize the same technology as the Tahoe.

While these Chryslers benefit from a great piece of technology, the Durango/Aspen platform is generations behind the Chevy Tahoe—especially in ride, handling, and refinement.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee with the newly available 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V-6 is another alternative; it delivers EPA ratings of 17/22 mpg with excellent towing and off-road capabilities.

Of course, the Jeep is considerably smaller than the 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid.

2009 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid2008 Chrysler Aspen Limited2008 Chrysler Aspen2008 Dodge Durango SXT2008 Dodge Durango2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee2008 Lexus RX 400h FWD 4-door Hybrid Rear Exterior View2008 Lexus RX 400h2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
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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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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.
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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.
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The 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a genuine dual-purpose SUV that can handle daily commutes almost as easily as sandstone trails.
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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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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.
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N/A2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
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Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive4-Wheel Drive
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