Frankly the article is pretty lame -- no mention of MPG anywhere or anycanyonblue737 said:Also the article posted seems to imply they don't have a high degree of confidence the new DI engine will produce much if any MPG increase.
I've always found humor in the fantasy of MPG improvement...If you want MPG improvement, by a Yaris...canyonblue737 said:Also the article posted seems to imply they don't have a high degree of confidence the new DI engine will produce much if any MPG increase.
I think the Tahoe/Yukon has a much bigger engine bay (compared to the Lambdas) to be able to stuff all the extra things necessary for hybrid. If you look under the hood of the Lambda, the engine bay is already packed completely full.Thrumcap said:Still, it would be nice to see mileage at least reach over 20 combined and have the best of both worlds. It is disappointing that GM chose to put the Hybrid technology in the Tahoe/Yukon and not the Lambdas where I think it would have a much bigger impact. If an Acadia could get similar mileage to a Toyota Highlander Hyrbid, it would be a slam dunk for me.
With the mileage reports I am reading here, I'm not yet ready to move to that Acadia from my current SUV which gets about 16-17 combined. I'd go for the Highlander now if it wasn't for the fact that the AWD system cannot handle any significant snow.
True but I meant that that it is disappointing that they didn't develop a different hybrid engine to fit the Lambdas rather than the Tahoe/Yukon. Kind of like how Toyota has figured out how to cram a hybrid into the same space as the non-hybrid Highlander.Kloogee said:I think the Tahoe/Yukon has a much bigger engine bay (compared to the Lambdas) to be able to stuff all the extra things necessary for hybrid. If you look under the hood of the Lambda, the engine bay is already packed completely full.
Glass 1/2 full said:It would be great to have a hybrid option in the Lambdas, then again hybrid
technology doesn't come cheap...at least at the present. The market
will determine the profitability of large vehicles like the Yukon Hybrid, and if
sales really take off more players will enter the market and ultimately the
cost of the hybrid will be driven down. At the moment here are the hard
A base model Yukon Hybrid AWD MSRP $53,775
A base model Yukon Gas AWD MSRP $40,670
Difference of $13,670. That's a whopping additional up front outlay and if
you don't own long term you probably won't realise any $$$ benefit.
The Highlander Hybrid base cost $6,400 more that a gas model. And the Highlander
is a midsize CUV, unlike the full size lambdas.
When you consider that a base model Acadia AWD list at $32,500. I don't know how
many hybrid Acadias GM would sell if the starting price point was around $40,000
for a base model. I think GM got there marketing research with the Acadia right this
time around, and the market will ultimately determine if a Hybrid lambda shows up
down the road