When it comes to full-size hybrids, the 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid stands alone.
It's not advertising hype to say that it's the only one of its class.
Make some calls to Chrysler dealerships and you might be able to find an Aspen Hybrid, a vehicle that shares the same hybrid transmission used in the Cadillac.
The Aspen is out of production now and just a few Hybrids were made, but it's a more affordable alternative to the Escalade Hybrid.
Another choice is the all-new 2010 Lexus RX 450h.
The RX 450h is a full hybrid that delivers more economy gains in city driving, but while luxurious and green, it lacks the Cadillac's bling factor and street presence.
Two new clean-diesel options in the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class and Audi Q7 are compelling alternatives for those who want to use less fuel; both promise strong towing capability and especially good highway fuel economy, without the clatter and smoke of previous diesels.
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|2009 Cadillac Escalade HybridBrowse Used Listings||2008 Audi Q7Browse Used Listings||2008 Chrysler AspenBrowse Used Listings|
|20 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy|
|Hybrid V8||Gas V6||Gas V8|
|N/A||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|2WD 4-Door||quattro 4-Door 3.6L||RWD 4-Door Limited|
|2WD||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door SUV||4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle|
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|2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid vs. 2008 Audi Q7||2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid vs. 2008 Chrysler Aspen|