Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid Models and Tahoe Hybrid History

Chevrolet’s short wheelbase version of their full-sized sport utility vehicle line added a hybrid model for the 2008 model year. The Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid became one of the largest hybrid sport utility vehicles to be introduced to the general consumer marketplace with the use of a two-mode transmission. A specially developed four-speed automatic gearbox, the two-mode transmission’s mechanical gears interacts with electric motors. Mimicking the performance abilities of a continuously variable transmission, the gearbox of the 2008 Tahoe Hybrid presents better fuel economy through more efficient delivery of engine power. In addition to the two-mode transmission, the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid’s electrical powertrain included a 300-volt nickel-metal hydride battery pack and regenerative braking. Gasoline engine power for the Tahoe Hybrid was sourced from a 6.0-liter Vortec V-8 engine generating 332 horsepower and 367 pound-feet of torque. Auto Stop mode and electric power steering were also components aiding the smooth function of the hybrid gasoline/electric propelled sport utility vehicle. Offered as a rear-wheel drive as well as a four-wheel drive variant, the 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid boasted fuel economy of up to 22 miles per gallon on the highway. On the four-wheel drive model, overall fuel efficiency was 20 miles per gallon. Mild exterior alterations made to the 2008 Tahoe Hybrid included a slightly large grille and the elimination of the roof rack side rails for better aerodynamic efficiency. The Tahoe Hybrid’s interior featured a full array of premium equipment. The dashboard center console included a standard 6.5-inch full-color display screen serving an audio, navigation, back-up camera and hybrid power management display. Leather heated seats and a Bose premium speaker system was standard. From 2008 to 2013, only minor enhancements were made to the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid.


New and Used Tahoe Hybrid Prices, Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid Model Years and History

Offering new exterior paint for 2013, the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid is a full-size crossover SUV with seating for nine and a maximum towing capacity of 6,200 lbs.
Debuting on 2008, the 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid features the unique ability to achieve over 20 miles per gallon as a V-8 powered full-sized utility vehicle.
Wanting large sport utility vehicle size with crossover vehicle fuel economy, the 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid helps fend off the gas station trip for a little longer through everyday journeys.
A full-size hybrid SUV with seating for up to eight, the 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid utilizes a two-mode gas-electric powertrain to achieve a fuel economy rating over 20 mpg.
Boasting significant fuel economy for a full-size SUV, the 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid also offers a high-quality interior, a comfortable ride and seating for eight passengers.
New for the model year, the 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid is a full-size SUV that is able to achieve over 20 mpg around town and out on the highway.