2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid

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When you think of a “hybrid” do you immediately think of an exorbitantly priced underpowered vehicle with questionable styling? Do you also think that with today’s gas prices and fuel uncertainty a hybrid vehicle is becoming an ever more viable option?

Now, when you think of a Chevy Tahoe do you immediately think of stump pulling, boat towing and people hauling? Do you also think of $75 fill-ups at the gas station?

Well, GM most likely reckons you have because the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid is a big step in the right direction for our ideal vehicle. It’s roomy, comfortable, tough and powerful. It also aims to save us countless dollars at the fuel pump. The 6.0 liter V-8 hybrid engine still churns out 332 horsepower with 6,000+ pound towing capacity and manages to do so with gas mileage comparable to a 2008 Toyota Camry.

What this means to you: It won’t completely stop trips to Exxon to sign away your paycheck, but it will certainly make those wallet-breaking trips less frequent and keep you on the go. Oh, and laughing at that vacation bound family of five packed like sardines into their Camry.

Cost: $50,490-$53,300 @ Chevrolet