GM has announced the pricing for the 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid. Currently the base Cadillac Escalade starts at $56,890 for the rear-wheel-drive version with the Platinum rear-wheel-drive version starts at $77,495. Fuel-economy comes in at 12/18mpg (city/highway) for the gasoline models.
So how much will it cost you to go hybrid and get a fuel-economy of 20/21? $71,685.
Power comes from a 6.0 liter V8 Gen IV engine that is mated to a 2-mode Hybrid system. The 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid will be available in 2WD and 4WD configurations with the 2WD having a towing capacity of 6,000 pounds while the 4WD has a towing capacity of 5,700 pounds.
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2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid :
Cadillac Escalade Hybrid Launch Underway
First-Ever Hybrid on a Large Luxury SUV Begins U.S. Sales this Month
DETROIT, Mich. ““ The launch of the world”s first hybrid applied to a large luxury SUV, the 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid, begins this month. Achieving a 50-percent improvement in fuel economy in city driving, Escalade Hybrid arrives at Cadillac dealerships in the United States with an MSRP of $71,685. That represents a premium of only $3,600 over a comparably-equipped Escalade.
“In a changing marketplace emphasizing fuel economy technology, Cadillac is proud to be the only luxury brand offering a hybrid in this segment,” said Jim Taylor, Cadillac general manager.
Escalade Hybrid features GM”s advanced Two-Mode Hybrid technology, enabling EPA fuel economy ratings of 20/21 miles per gallon (city/highway). The hybrid system can operate the vehicle entirely on battery-electric power during idling or low-speed driving situations. Escalade Hybrid also incorporates Active Fuel Management technology that enables the Vortec V-8 engine to operate on only four cylinders in certain driving conditions to save fuel. Escalade Hybrid is offered as a total package, including nearly all available luxury and technical features as standard. The two extra-cost options are four-wheel drive and power running boards.