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Hybrid Cars and Towing Trailers

12/10/2009 2:43 AM

Hello,

I'm wondering if any of the Hybrid cars are capable of pulling a 2000 pound trailer?

Thanks, Ron

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Re: Hybrid car question

12/10/2009 5:51 AM

Any speed specification?

Any terrain specification?

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12/10/2009 7:45 AM

Depends on the definition

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Hybrid SUV Roundup

Published July 10, 2009

Hybrid SUVs combine the interior space and ride quality of an SUV with fuel-saving capabilities of hybrid cars. Some environmentalists have criticized the hybrid SUV as a misapplication of gas-electric technology. It's true that hybrid SUVs do not reach the level of fuel efficiency of smaller hybrids in terms of miles-per-gallon. Yet, miles-per-gallon is a non-linear and counter-intuitive form of measurement. An apparently small jump in fuel efficiency—for example, from 14 to 16 mpg—saves as much oil as increasing fuel economy from 35 to 50 mpg, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Which are the Best Hybrid SUVs? That Depends on Your Needs.

With more than 10 hybrid SUVs currently on the market—and more in the works— consumers can choose features and pricing for the best hybrid SUVs suited to their specific needs:

  • Affordability and Maximum Efficiency: Ford Escape Hybrid, Mazda Tribute Hybrid, Mercury Mariner Hybrid
  • V8 Performance and Towing: Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid, GMC Yukon Hybrid
  • Seven-Passenger Seating: Toyota Highlander Hybrid
  • Luxury: Cadillac Escalade Hybrid, Lexus RX 400h

The V8 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid, which achieves the same city fuel economy as a four-cylinder Toyota Camry, can tow up to 6,000 pounds.

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Re: Hybrid Cars and Towing Trailers

12/10/2009 10:52 PM

What does your owner's manual say about towing? That's the reference I would use.

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12/10/2009 11:15 PM

Them homo cars should be able tow most anything down-hill... Good luck stopping.

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Re: Hybrid Cars and Towing Trailers

12/11/2009 12:47 AM

If you are referring to a hybrid car as a Toyota hybrid, or a Honda hybrid, then the answer is "NO" They have their work cut out for them just carrying passengers. The added weight of even a light trailer will cause the transmissions to live a short life. A 2000 lb trailer would kill one in short order.

No if you want to pull that load with a SUV hybrid, I still would not recommend trying it with a 2000 lb trailer. Neither the transmission nor the brake system would be up to the task.

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12/11/2009 1:09 PM

Diesel / Electric hybrid with good towing capacity! Get your's TODAY!

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12/11/2009 6:56 PM

These snow cats were made by R.G. Letourneau and ride on bomber tires. R.G. didn't believe in hydraulics. Some of the biggest mining equipment is made by Marathon LeTourneau in Longview Tx. The biggest wheelloaders are diesel/electric as are the haul trucks. Even Cat finally made a diesel/electric truck.

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