Used 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid Values

The 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid is an attempt to blend the upscale luxury SUV world with the current demand for more fuel efficient cars. The Escalade Hybrid utilizes GM's fuel-saving 2-mode Hybrid system which helps the Escalade earn a 45% improvement in fuel economy in city driving over the traditional Cadillac Escalade. The 6.0L V8 works in conjunction with the electrically variable transmission and 300V nickel-metal hydride energy storage system (ESS). The hybrid system allows the Escalade to drive at low speeds on electricity alone in addition to allowing the V8 to run on a more economical 4-cyl mode when necessary. The 2009 Escalade Hybrid is available in 2WD and 4WD configurations. All of the Escalade's standard comfort and convenience features are included, such as an eight-inch touch screen nav-system that also displays readouts of the 2-mode Hybrid system. Some will balk at the notion of a hybrid that "only" gets 20 mpg, but how many hybrids can tow a boat while its occupants ride in style and comfort? Not even the uber-green car, the Toyota Prius, can make a claim like that.

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For 2009, Cadillac's flagship Escalade adds a gas-electric Hybrid to its lineup. The 6.0L Vortec V8 powerplant is available in either two-wheel or all-wheel drive and makes 332 hp. It is mated to a hybrid-specific 6-speed and has a towing capacity of 5,800 lb. E85 FlexFuel capability is now available, as is Side Blind Zone Alert, XM NavTraffic, power-adjustable tilt steering, express-up windows, and Magnetic Ride Control suspension on Escalades with 22-inch wheels. The standard audio system now includes navigation, while a Bluetooth interface through OnStar and a rearview backup camera are standard as well. A special Black Cherry exterior color will be available for a limited time.

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Power and acceleration; controlled ride; interior space (ESV); increased efficiency (Hybrid) safety

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The 2009 Cadillac Escalade stands out from its competitors with its powerful, 403-horsepower engine, plush interior appointments and entertainment options, and an interior design that is the most opulent of any American-produced vehicle. The EXT also offers more luxury and comfort features and makes more of a style statement than nearly any other pickup truck available. With the introduction of the Escalade Hybrid and the Escalade E85, fuel-conscious shoppers have more incentive to consider this luxury SUV.


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