Chevy Avalanche and Tahoe Hybrid
The blue-collar version of that versatile Escalade is, of course, the Chevrolet Avalanche. Like the other models in this list the Bow Tie’s most adaptable truck lost its life in 2013. We’ll miss it rugged capability, handsome good looks and comfortable interior. What we won’t shed a tear for is the fuel economy. It’s combined score clocked in at 17 MPG, which wasn’t too bad for a big, heavy vehicle but still, it was thirstier than we’d hoped.
Following in Cadillac’s tire tracks once again (or is it the other way around?) the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid is no longer offered in 2014. This electrified, fuel-sipping SUV featured a 5.3-liter Vortec V8 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. Just like the Escalade Hybrid it delivered up to 21 MPG combined. That’s decent mileage but it’s not enough in today’s fuel economy-dominated world.