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Saturn Vue 2-mode Hybrid

 The Saturn Vue 2-mode hybrid is the first smaller vehicle to use the hybrid system that was introduced by GM last year. With this system the Vue has the ability to travel up to about 27 mph in electric-only mode. GM has said that the system will make the Vue the world’s most fuel efficient V6 SUV. Fuel consumption is expected to be 50% better than that of a usual V6 Vue, which has an EPA rating of 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway.

2010 Saturn Vue 2-mode Hybrid

The Saturn Vue 2-mode hybrid is the first smaller vehicle to use the hybrid system that was introduced by GM last year. With this system the Vue has the ability to travel up to about 27 mph in electric-only mode. GM has said that the system will make the Vue the world’s most fuel efficient V6 SUV. Fuel consumption is expected to be 50% better than that of a usual V6 Vue, which has an EPA rating of 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway.

Saturn Vue 2-mode Hybrid- Another Vue of Green

The Saturn Vue 2-mode Hybrid is a gasoline-electric crossover vehicle that will go on sale by March, and will be the world’s most fuel-efficient six cylinder SUV. The 2-mode incorporates two electric motors into the front-drive transaxle to aid the six cylinder engine. The gasoline-electric Vue gives an output of 308 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque which pushes the Vue to 60MPH in 7.3 seconds. Unlike some vehicles with regenerative-braking systems, the Vue is refined and doesn’t go beyond itself. The Vue 2-mode Hybrid goes on sale in March with an estimated base price of $32,900.

Saturn Vue 2-mode Hybrid- Another Vue of Green

The Saturn Vue 2-mode Hybrid is a gasoline-electric crossover vehicle that will go on sale by March, and will be the world’s most fuel-efficient six cylinder SUV. The 2-mode incorporates two electric motors into the front-drive transaxle to aid the six cylinder engine. The gasoline-electric Vue gives an output of 308 hp and295 lb-ft of torque which pushes the Vue to 60MPH in 7.3 seconds. Unlike some vehicles with regenerative-braking systems, the Vue is refined and doesn’t go beyond itself. The Vue 2-mode Hybrid goes on sale in March with an estimated base price of $32,900.

2008 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid V-8 offers 21/22 MPG below $40,000

On November 18, 2008, Chevrolet announced pricing for the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid; the Silverado Hybrid will be the only full-size pickup on the market. The Silverado Hybrid will start at $38,995, which includes $975 destination charge, for the 2WD model with the 1HY package. The MSRP however does not reflect the $2,200 federal tax credit that will apply to many customers who purchase the Silverado Hybrid. The hybrid delivers fuel economy comparable to many midsize sedans, but has the cargo and towing expected from a full-size truck. The Silverado Hybrid will be offered in the crew cab style and available with 4WD. The Silverado Hybrid is equipped with a two-mode hybrid system and a powerful 6.0L V-8 gas engine. The EPA estimated fuel economy on the 2WD models is 21 in the city and 22 on the highway. The 4WD model is estimated to receive 20 mpg in the city and on the highway. The estimated fuel economy combined with the 26 gallon fuel tank, will deliver a range of more than 500 miles on the 2WD model and more than 470 miles with 4WD models.

2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid Review

The 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe 2-Mode Hybrid is a full sized SUV that gets a 43% increase in city fuel economy. The two-mode transmission shifts between the CVT and a very energy efficient operation that bypasses the CVT. When you factor in all the features and the fact that this is a luxury full-sized SUV you end up with a way to save gas, be green, and you are not compromising your comfort. All of these factors make the 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid a work of genius. The Tahoe Hybrid gets around 19 MPG on average where ever you go.

 

Here are the standard options:

•Vortec 6.0L V8 active fuel management

•Two-mode Hybrid Propulsion Electric System

•Premium Smooth Ride suspension

•Chevrolet 100,000 mile/5 year warranty

•Driver and right-front passenger air bags

•Head-curtain side-impact air bags

•StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control

•Four-wheel antilock disc brakes

•OnStar

•Tire Pressure Monitor

•Tri-zone temperature controls

•50/50 split-folding three-passenger third-row bench seat

•Rear audio controls

•Leather-wrapped steering wheel

•Power-adjustable pedals

•Floor console

•18-inch aluminum wheels

2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid Review

 

The 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe 2-Mode Hybrid is a full sized SUV that gets a 43% increase in city fuel economy. The two-mode transmission shifts between the CVT and a very energy efficient operation that bypasses the CVT. When you factor in all the features and the fact that this is a luxury full-sized SUV you end up with a way to save gas, be green, and you are not compromising your comfort. All of these factors make the 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid a work of genius. The Tahoe Hybrid gets around 19 MPG on average where ever you go.

 

Here are the standard options:

•Vortec 6.0L V8 active fuel management

•Two-mode Hybrid Propulsion Electric System

•Premium Smooth Ride suspension

•Chevrolet 100,000 mile/5 year warranty

•Driver and right-front passenger air bags

•Head-curtain side-impact air bags

•StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control

•Four-wheel antilock disc brakes

•OnStar

•Tire Pressure Monitor

•Tri-zone temperature controls

•50/50 split-folding three-passenger third-row bench seat

•Rear audio controls

•Leather-wrapped steering wheel

•Power-adjustable pedals

•Floor console

•18-inch aluminum wheels

Green Car Journal’s Top 5 for 2009 Announced

The Green Car Journal’s Top 5 for 2009 have been identified. The five finalists are the BMW 335d, Ford Fusion Hybrid, Saturn Vue 2-mode hybrid, smart fortwo, and Volkswagen Jetta TDI. The 2009 Green Car of the Year will be revealed at a morning pres conference on Nov. 20 during Press Days at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Green Car Journal’s Green Car of the Year focuses on recognizing a new model that provides answers for new car buyers looking to impact the environment. This is possible through the improvement in fuel efficiency, lower emissions, use of alternative fuel, and an overall lower environmental load. Green Car Journal editors perform reviews of the vehicles to identify those who qualify. The Green Car of the Year is selected by a jury composed of nine jurors.

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