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For the renewable energy stampede, General Motors Texas graciously lent us a
brand spanking new 2010 Hybrid Tahoe. While I didn't have a ton of time to
really explore what this vehicle had to offer, I did manage to get 27 miles per
gallon out of the Tahoe on the way up to Salado, TX. I found that cruising
65 miles per gallon was keeping the car in Super Atkins Highway Mode getting
about 35-40 miles per gallon. However, if I slowed down to 45-50 miles per
hour, the tahoe would go into hybrid mode and only achieve about 20-22 miles per
gallon. I'm not really sure why it was using more gas in hybrid mode, but
that's another post if I have more time to play with the vehicle some more.
Things that I really liked about this vehicle:
- It is roomy. I mean super roomy. My current suv is pretty
small, and not all that useful for transporting large items.
- It has many advanced features including Onstar, a rear back up camera,
and DVD player.
- This car is quiet. I mean quiet like a Mouse. :o)
- While 27 miles per gallon to a serious efficient driver isn't a great
number, 27 miles were gallon was an amazing number to most people who have
driven this vehicle. I know some Tahoe drivers who claim to only get
about 13-15 miles per gallon.
A few things I'd like addressed as an efficient driver (most drivers won't
care about these issues):
- There's no battery gauge on the dashboard. I kind of like to know
what's going on so I can adjust my style.
- There's no
MPG (instant or average) display on the dash. There's a gauge
that says fuel economy with a green segment on it, but I can't figure out
what it means. There are no numbers on it. The owner's manual has no
explanation. And as far as I can tell, it hasn't moved.
- It seems to not be as responsive when coming out of autostop.
Things that could improve my miles per gallon during the run:
- Better weather. We had terrible wind and rain.
- No climbs please. We were faced with hill after hill up to Salado,
- An engine that had been broken in. The Tahoe only had about 700 miles
when we got it.
Here's some photos of it over the weekend. A big thank you to General
Motors for lending it to us for the weekend.