2011 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid
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The 2011 model offers a few new features, including a new exterior color: Mocha Steel Metallic. Another change is the upgrade to OnStar 9.0, which improves cell phone compatibility and improves voice recognition. The redesigned second row head rests provide increase protection for rear collisions.
The Tahoe improves the fuel economy over the gasoline-only models using GM’s two mode hybrid system. This allows the 2WD models to deliver a 20 mpg city fuel efficiency rating, making it competitive with much smaller cars.
All Tahoe models are based on GM’s full size SUV chassis, with a full box frame, rack and pinion steering, coil over shock front suspension system, and premium interior features. These combine to create a comfort, capable, high quality SUV experience.
The Tahoe provides a quiet, smooth ride that is further complemented by its Autoride suspension system. This gives you a more refined ride, which responds in real time to the road and the driving conditions based on wheel motion and body sensors. New for 2011 models, the Tahoe’s trailering package now comes standard with an integrated controller for the trailer brakes.
Tahoe Hybrid uses a state of the art Hybrid Optimizing System to continually receive data from the power train and other vehicle systems. It uses this data to determine the most efficient method of powering the vehicle, whether using gasoline engine power, electric power, or a combination of the two. The system functions as if you have two transmissions: one for light load situations and another for high load conditions.
If you need a full size SUV but want to reduce your fuel consumption, the 2011 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid provides an excellent option. It keeps the power and utility of the standard Tahoe models, which reducing its carbon dioxide emissions and fuel consumption.