2009 Chevy Tahoe XFE review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 12 August 2008 , 16:08:34 byVeronica

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Chevy Tahoe XFE

GM developed vehicles that use a combination of mechanical, aerodynamic and mass-reduction enhancements to deliver a 5% increase in EPA-estimated highway fuel economy and more than 7% improved mileage in city driving. The models we are talking about are the 2009 Chevy Silverado, Chevy Tahoe, GMC Sierra and GMC Yukon. The aero enhancements make the Silverado XFE and Sierra XFE models the most aerodynamic full-size pickups in the industry. The pickups join the Tahoe Hybrid and Yukon Hybrid as the most aerodynamic full-size SUVs. All models carry the XFE name badge and are offered in the LT trim for Silverado and LS and LT trims for Tahoe. Most regular-production options for models are available. Silverado XFE and Sierra XFE are offered in 2WD crew cab body styles. Their production will begin in the fall. GM already offers hybrid versions of the Tahoe and Yukon that achieve up to a 50% improvement in city fuel economy and coming in the first half of 2009 are the Silverado and Sierra Hybrids. These pickups offer to 25% overall increased fuel economy and greater than 40% improved mileage in city driving. The more efficient full-size pickups and SUVs are powered by a 5.3-liter FlexFuel V8 engine capable of developing 320 horsepower and 461 Nm of torque. The engine is backed by a Hydra-Matic 6L80 6-speed automatic gearbox. The output is being sent to the wheels through lightweight aluminum wheels covered in low resistance tires, which are also available for all models. The Silverado XFE and Sierra XFE feature extended front lower air dam which improves aerodynamics, aluminum lower control arms and aluminum spare wheels which reduce the mass, automatic locking rear differential, low resistance tires and 17-inch aluminum wheels that also reduce the mass. The Tahoe XFE and Yukon XFE feature lowered suspension and revised chassis tuning, aluminum lower control arms and aluminum spare wheels that reduce the mass, 18-inch aluminum wheels covered in low rolling resistance tires.