With a slightly shorter stance and a larger air intake compared to its standard gas-powered brother, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid is offered in two or four wheel drive configurations featuring a 332 horsepower 6.0-liter gas/electric V8 with 367 lbs.-ft of torque and a 4-speed overdrive-enabled automatic transmission. With an approximated fuel savings of about 25% based on early industry estimates, the 2008 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid comes nicely equipped with dual zone climate control, cruise control, keyless entry and heated lumbar seats.Read more Read less
After being completely redesigned for 2007, both the Chevy Tahoe and its longer sibling, the Suburban, see only minor changes for 2008. The 40/20/40-split bench seat in LS models gets a new center-section storage space, along with center console wood grain trim and brighter pointers for the gauge cluster. Head curtain side air bags, formerly optional on some models, are now standard on every Tahoe and Suburban. The big news for the Tahoe lineup is the addition of a new Hybrid model. Using GM's new 2-Mode full hybrid system, the Hybrid gets 21 mpg in city driving--a 50-percent improvement versus the standard model. On heavy-duty Suburban 2500 models, StabiliTrak electronic stability control is newly standard, as is a six-speed automatic transmission, and new 17-inch wheels. Two new exterior colors, Blue Granite and Deep Ruby Metallic, join the line.
Towing and hauling ability; spacious interior; compliant ride and handling relative to other large SUVs; frugal new Hybrid model.
Chevy's 2008 Tahoe and Suburban pair sturdy, capable truck underpinnings with more modern, carlike interiors and features, and stand out for their comfortable ride and decent handling. With the addition of the new Hybrid model, those who intend to be green but need to tow trailers or haul heavy loads now have an alternative.