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Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid 2013 Review

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Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid

Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid review

Crossovers are the vehicles designed to provide the comforts of an SUV, with the feel of an ordinary car. Crossover vehicles are known for smooth handling and comfortable riding. What people like the most about crossovers is their exceptional mileage. Other aspects of a crossover worth mentioning are the spacious interiors and decent cargo space. This article reviews a crossover vehicle, none other than the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid 2013. The review will offer you a brief insight into the vehicle’s basic features, performance aspects, safety features and interior aspects.

Tahoe Hybrid at a glance

The SUV is released under a single variant called 1 HY, and it can comfortably accommodate up to 8 passengers. The basic features incorporated in the vehicle are automatic headlights, 18 inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors that are capable of power folding, automatic climate control, cruise control, rear parking sensors, rear view mirror with auto-dimming facility,6-way power front seats, and a detachable third row of seats. The electronic utilities incorporated in the vehicle are Bluetooth facility, a rearview camera, OnStar emergency capability, trip device, touchscreen with voice recognition, Bose sound system consisting of with 9 speakers, USB facility, satellite radio, audio and headphone jacks.

Performance aspects of the vehicle

The hybrid SUV makes use of a combination of a 6L, V8 engine and a 60KW electric motor. The motor is powered by a powerful battery that is stored beneath the rear seat. The V8 engine can deliver a horsepower of 332 HP at a maximum torque of 367 Lb-Ft. The resultant output of the V8 engine and the motor can produce up to 379 HP of horsepower. When it comes to the mileage aspects, the vehicle can offer up to 20 mpg in city driving conditions and around 23 mpg on highways. The acceleration figures of this SUV are quite impressive. Tahoe Hybrid can reach the 60 mph mark in less than 8.5 seconds. The towing power of the vehicle is well over 6000 pounds.

Safety aspects

Performance aspects

Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid Performance

The standard safety features incorporated in the vehicle are traction and stability control, antilock disk brakes, air bags for the front seat, curtain airbags and parking sensors for the rear side. The Onstar utility can really become helpful in times of emergency. The utility is equipped with an automatic crash warning system, road side and stolen vehicle assistance options, etc. When it comes to braking, the crossover cruising at 60 mph can be halted within a distance of 132 feet, which is quite appreciable for an SUV.

Interior aspects of Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid 2013

The vehicle is ideal for a big family. When it comes to seating options, the first 2 rows are specially designed to create ample amount of leg space, but the 3rd row is an exception to this. The boot capacity of the Tahoe Hybrid is quite impressive too. When both the 2nd and the 3rd rows rolled back, the vehicle reveals 109 cubic feet of cargo space.

When compared with similar crossovers, the pricing aspect of the vehicle is not so pleasing. Tahoe Hybrid may cost you somewhere around $53,000. So it is advisable to compare the rates with those of other crossovers before you make a move.

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