2011 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid
The 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid ranks in the top ten for affordable large suvs. It has great towing and cargo carrying capacities. It also has superb fuel economy. It really is the best of both worlds for the person on the go, who is concerned about their carbon footprint. The 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybid has a high price tag that begins at $51,145. The hybrid tahoe gets disappointing gas mileage with 20 miles to the gallon in the city, and 23 miles to the gallon on the highway. Others complain that the electric motor is not strong enough to move the 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid in city traffic.
When comparing the 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid to the 2010 model buyers love the new head rests in the second row. They also love the addition of the OnStar telematics system.
The 2011 model features a 6.0 liter V8 engine. The engine will deliever 332 hoursepower and 367 pound per feet of torque. The engine containers a cylinder deactivation system where four of the eight cylinders are killed when not needed. The 2011 model features two electric motors each with 60 kilowatts of energy. They run off a 300 volt batter. The driver will hear a small surge and hear a smalll click when the vehicle switches from electric power to gasoline power. In order to get the best fuel economy, drivers need to avoid carrying heavy loads, not go up steep hills, and not accelerate quickly from a stop. The 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid requires the driver to use an extremely light foot to keep the Tahoe in electric mode. Many drivers find that the Tahoe is too ready to switch to gasoline power. The vehicle comes equipped with a fuel efficiency guage which allows drivers to know how their driving is impacting their fuel efficiency.
The hybrid tahoe hands well on the highway, and on curves. The vehicle’s brakes respond well, although driver’s must remember that this is a large vehicle and will require more space to turn and more time to stop.
Buyers of the 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid will enjoy the luxurious inside of this vehicle. Chevrolet has shown much attention to the interior details of this vehicle. The vehicle can easily haul nine adults. However, those who are interested in the vehicle’s cargo carrying capacity need to know that the third row of seats must be totally removed to increase the cargo space. They will not fold down, like on many other vehicles of this class. The second row of seats will fold down. Access to the third row of seats requires folding the second row of seats forward, like in a two door car. Some adults find it very difficult to access the third row of seats.
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