2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid – Luxury SUV and Fuel Efficiency – An Oxymoron

November 27, 2008 / No Comments

Regular readers here at Greenpacks will know that I am putting up a bunch of post/pics from my recent gallivant to the 2008 San Fran Auto Show.

11 14 041 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid   Luxury SUV and Fuel Efficiency   An Oxymoron

There was more than one display that kind of caught my eye. I was looking for a green cars, eco-friendly cars, that sort of thing. Cadillac had a rotating display of its Luxury Escalade SUV stating it was confident enough to talk about fuel efficiency in the same sentence as luxury, SUV and big big car. And no Britney Spears

They claim that the world’s first full-size luxury hybrid SUV, their 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid, gets better mileage than the Mini-cooper. With a 332 hp V8 engine that generates 367 lb-ft of torque at 4,100 rpm they claim they seat more than 4 adults luxuriously and still get 20mpg … in the city!

11 14 040 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid   Luxury SUV and Fuel Efficiency   An Oxymoron

But, what about all the hardware that went into making this monstrosity? Never mind that I suppose. At least, Cadillac is using the right buzzwords and aiming in the right direction, eh?