Cadillac Escalade Hybrid Review – The Pros and the Cons

What comes to mind when you think about the Cadillac Escalade? Good looks? Sure. Rap stars with lots of ‘bling’? Possibly. Fuel economy of 20+ miles per gallon? Doubtful, but that’s exactly what GM’s luxury division is hoping to change with the introduction of the Escalade Hybrid.

While shooting for 20+ MPG doesn’t seem very impressive at first, you must realize it represents an increased economy of over 50% according to Cadillac. That’s fairly impressive when you consider that the Escalade Hybrid hasn’t sacrificed an iota of the luxury and size that make it popular amongst 6+ foot tall sports stars and their entourages. Nor has the Escalade Hybrid eschewed much of its legendary utility; 2WD models can still tow 6000 pounds while 4WD models can tow an impressive 5700 pounds.

That’s not quite the abundant 8000/7900 pound towing capacities offered by the 2WD/AWD models powered by the 6.2L Vortec engine, but both of those models eek out a mere 12 MPG in the city.

The Escalade Hybrid pairs an advanced electric-drive system with a modern ‘high feature’ V8 capable of running on either eight or four cylinders, whatever the situation demands. This gives the Escalade Hybrid some excellent power when called for, and reasonable economy when it comes to city driving. The net result is that Escalade Hybrid owners won’t cringe every time they see a gas station.

Plenty of power, good looks, and reasonable economy in an iconic American luxury SUV? The Escalade Hybrid pulls it all off while only sacrificing some of its ample towing capacity.

Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid Review – The Pros and Cons

The Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid touts itself as ‘America’s first full-size two-mode SUV hybrid.’ This amazingly fuel efficient hybrid car reduces gas prices for any driver. In fact, this hybrid SUV is so popular that the Green Car Journal has named it the ‘Green Car of the Year.’

The Tahoe is available in two wheel drive or four wheel drive and uses a ‘hybrid propulsion system.’ This system operates in three different ways. First, there is electric power which serves to maximize fuel economy. Second, there is engine power which can be utilized when more power is needed. Third, a combination of the two types of power can be used. This is courtesy of the Vortec V8 which kicks in when needed or shuts off to conserve at other times.

Combat gas prices with Tahoe which uses around 21 miles per gallon (MPG) in the city or 22 MPG on the highway on the two wheel drive models. There is a less than a significant drop for the four wheel drive models: 20 MPG in the city and 20 MPG for highway driving.

The Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid offers excellent fuel economy helping you to save money with the high gas prices. This hybrid car (SUV) offers up to 50% better fuel economy when in the city over the Tahoe that is a non-hybrid. This hybrid SUV truly combines efficiency with the top notch performance that you would expect from any SUV. Go green today with the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid. Who knew that an SUV could be this environmentally friendly AND easy on your wallet?

Honda Civic Hybrid Review – The Pros and Cons

Are you worried about how high gas prices are affecting your budget? Is caring for the environment important to you? Do you want a reasonably priced car that looks great and is fun to drive? The 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid is the car for you.

This hybrid vehicle uses both a gas powered engine and an electric motor. This combination gives its owner better gas mileage. It also helps with air pollution since emissions are lower. The 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid is a 4 door, 5 passenger sedan that achieves 40 mpg in the city and 45 mpg on the highway. You don’t have to sacrifice looks to get the great gas mileage.

The interior and exterior features mirror the Honda Civic. This car comes with Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System(TM)* with voice recognition, and a 160 watt cd audio system. The exterior is described as futuristic and sleek. Long windshields and a rear deck spoiler add to the modern look. You will be saving money and commuting in style.

Safety is an important factor when purchasing a vehicle. The 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid has side curtain airbags, dual stage airbags in the front, side impact beams, anti lock braking, the latch system for child safety seats and a tire pressure monitoring system. You will never have to plug this car in to recharge its battery, it doesn’t need special gas and it comes with same warranties as a regular Honda. Prices range from 22,600 to 24,350.

You can find out more information about Hybrid Cars at ProHybrid.com along with video news, reviews, and tools such as price quotes and an automotive loan calculator.