Luxurious And Economical 7 Passenger Hybrid Vehicles
Hybrid vehicles are the latest attempt by the automotive industry to provide us with vehicles that can operate on more than one type of energy source.
The definition of a hybrid vehicle is one that uses more than one source of energy in order to propel or move that specific vehicle. Some of the most common types of hybrid vehicles are those that operate on diesel, rechargeable energy such as batteries, electricity, compressed air, natural gas and human power. In fact, 7 passenger hybrid vehicles can be looked at as the granddaddy of all personal hybrid vehicles.
Who Needs A 7 Passenger Hybrid Vehicle?
Due to the fact that there are more and more larger families in America the need for 7 passenger vehicles has increased. When you consider the husband, the wife, two children and whatever baggage and other items you may have the need for a larger vehicle becomes a necessity and not a luxury. This demand for more room can be met with the purchase of a hybrid SUV. In the past, it was hard to find 7 passenger vehicles with good gas mileage. However, the demand for increased gas mileage along with more space has automakers producing more of these types of vehicles.
Types Of 7 Passenger Hybrid Vehicles
There is quite a selection of stylish 7 seater hybrid vehicles that can be purchased today. Not only are they safe and economical but they also provide the extra space and gas mileage that larger families need. The following are three of the more popular 7 passenger hybrid vehicles that can be purchased today.
Toyota Highlander Hybrid
This vehicle has an excellent reputation of good fuel economy along with value. Its Hybrid Limited edition can be purchased for around $43,000. It has chrome accents that give the vehicle a sporty look and optional all time four-wheel drive. It also has a rear seat DVD player, navigation system, and boasts a 3.5L V-6 engine that gives you plenty of power while also maintaining excellent fuel economy. It has a standard Toyota care package that will give you free maintenance for 25,000 miles or two years. There is no other manufacturer that offers this type of maintenance package.
The 2011 Chevy Tahoe
The 2011 Chevy Tahoe can be purchased in a hybrid edition which boasts a standard 5.3L engine that can get up to 25 miles per gallon. It also has a 116 inch wheelbase and the width of the vehicle is just under 80 inches which contributes to its easy handling despite its size. It comes with an OnStar system, satellite radio and a CD player that uses voice recognition hands-free operation. If you include the rear entertainment that comes complete with its own DVD player, you are looking at a price of around $52,000 although you can purchase this same hybrid edition with fewer features for around $38,000.
2011 Honda Pilot
Of all the 7 passenger hybrid vehicles mentioned this particular model is probably the least expensive of all of them. It is Honda’s crossover into the hybrid SUV market. It comes with a starting price of around $28,000 with a powerful standard V-6 fuel injected engine. It has features which make it comparable to more expensive seven passenger hybrid vehicles such as XM satellite radio, rear seat DVD player, navigation system as well as Bluetooth technology which is available on most of its models.
When looking to purchase 7 passenger hybrid vehicles you should shop around to be sure that you can find a model that fits the needs of you and your family. More and more car manufacturers are producing these types of vehicles and the selections can be a bit overwhelming. Just be sure to set a budget that is good for you and find a vehicle that has the features that you are looking for and you can be successful in your search for one of these energy-saving cost effective vehicles.
7 Passenger Hybrid Vehicles – Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review Video
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