General Motors is currently the only automaker offering a complete lineup of full-size, luxury hybrid sport utility vehicles. Each of the hybrid editions of its four popular SUVs provides a higher standard of equipment when compared against their gasoline counterparts, giving these trucks an edge on top of their improved fuel economy numbers. In addition, all four share essentially the same drivetrain and return the same fuel mileage rating without making any real sacrifices in terms of practicality or utility. This makes them strong contenders not just for fuel conscious SUV shoppers, but also for buyers looking for a rugged upscale people mover.
Let’s take a closer look at a few of the most important details of these GM luxury hybrid SUVs, and also examine the question of why competitors Ford and Chrysler have not managed to field luxury hybrid SUVs of their own.