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UPDATED: Jul 22, 2019

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The 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid is one of two very similar alternative fuel options in the large affordable SUV category. The other is the GMC Yukon Hybrid. Both vehicles get 23 highway mpg and 20 city mpg, and offer class-competitive seating, hauling, and towing capacity with not-so-competitive price tags.

The Yukon Hybrid’s starting MSRP is $51,610, and the Tahoe Hybrid’s is about $500 lower, at $51,145.

If you can make do with a somewhat smaller vehicle, consider a Ford Escape Hybrid, which starts at $32,320 and gets 30 city mpg/ 27 highway mpg. The Toyota Highlander Hybrid is also a solid, if slightly more expensive, option. It starts at $38,140 and delivers 28 city mpg/28 highway mpg.

Consumers with larger budgets may also be interested in the Cadillac Escalade Hybrid, which starts at $74,135 and gets the same fuel economy as the Tahoe and Yukon hybrids.

The Lexus RX 450h offers luxury, generous cabin space, and a class-competitive entry-level price tag of $44,735. Its fuel economy rating of 32 city mpg/28 highway mpg is also impressive, but this luxury SUV can’t match the Yukon or the Tahoe for toughness.

To find out about Tahoe Hybrid auto insurance rates, continue reading. If you’d prefer to view your individualized auto insurance quotes right away, enter your zip code above!

How much is auto insurance for a Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid?

The estimated 5-year auto insurance bill for the 2011 Tahoe Hybrid, according to the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), is approximately $9,500 for those who’ve been driving for over six years. The monthly premium for your Tahoe Hybrid will be roughly $158, and that adds up to a $1,900 annual bill.

If you’ve been driving for three to six years, expect to pay $3,519 a year for auto insurance. This figure will increase to about $5,297 if you’ve been driving for less than three years.

Adding 4-wheel drive increases the vehicle’s price by about $2,000, but it doesn’t increase auto insurance rates appreciably.

Annual auto insurance rates for the Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a bit lower at $1,523, according to Edmunds. Naturally, car insurance premiums for the lower-priced Ford Escape Hybrid are also less than the Tahoe Hybrid’s, averaging $1,122 annually.

Compared to its gasoline-powered cousins, auto insurance rates for the Chevy Tahoe Hybrid are also high.

Drivers report paying an average of just $1,073 annually to insure the Toyota Sequoia, and $1,145 a year for Chevy Tahoe auto insurance. It costs about $1,182 annually to get coverage for a Chevrolet Suburban, and $1,191 to cover a GMC Yukon.

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Chevy Tahoe Hybrid Repairs

The NADA estimates that the total repair costs for the Chevy Tahoe Hybrid will add up to $1,916 after it’s been on the road for five years. The Tahoe’s warranty will cover repairs during years one and two, but drivers will pay about $442 for repairs during year three.

Fourth-year repairs will cost $737 or so, and the estimated fifth-year repair bill for this hybrid SUV is $737.

The 5-year total repair bill for the Toyota Sequoia will be a bit less than the Tahoe Hybrid’s, at $1,774. The Ford Expedition’s estimated repair costs are nearly identical to the Sequoia’s.

Repairs for the Chevy Suburban are estimated to cost $1,835 over five years, and the expected 5-year repair bill for the GMC Yukon is slightly higher than the Tahoe Hybrid’s.

Tahoe Hybrid Maintenance Costs

The NADA’s estimated 5-year maintenance costs for the 2011 Tahoe Hybrid are $2,345. Typical drivers will pay just $89 for routine service during the first year they own their Tahoe Hybrids, and $106 the second year.

The third year maintenance bill will be about $169, and during the fourth year, the factory scheduled tune-up will cost $1,795. The fifth-year scheduled maintenance visit will cost just $186.

You’ll pay about $2,330 to maintain a Toyota Sequoia for five years, which is about the same as what a Tahoe Hybrid driver will owe. Maintenance for the Chevrolet Suburban is a bit less costly, at $2,280.

Maintenance costs for the Toyota Highlander Hybrid are expected to approach $3,658, and the projected expenses for the Ford Escape Hybrid are on the low end, at $2,000 for five years.

Tahoe Hybrid Price vs. Fuel Economy

The driver of a Tahoe Hybrid who covers 15,000 miles per year will pay $13,040 for fuel over five years. If you own a 2-wheel drive gas-powered Tahoe, you’ll spend about $17,318 on fuel over the same period of time, the NADA reports. This difference represents a fuel savings of $4,278 for the hybrid version of the Tahoe.

However, the Tahoe Hybrid costs $13,165 more than the gas-powered model, so this suggests that it will take over 15 years of driving for the hybrid’s fuel savings to match the price difference between the vehicles.

There are many reasons to buy a hybrid, but in this case, saving money is probably not one of them.

Tahoe Hybrid Safety Ratings

The 2011 Tahoe Hybrid earned a strong overall crash test rating of four stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The highest possible score is five stars. It earned an overall frontal barrier impact rating of five stars, as well as a 5-star crash rating for side impacts involving both barriers and poles.

The Tahoe Hybrid’s only weakness is its rollover score of three stars. While this score indicates a higher probability of rollover compared to most cars, it’s typical for a large SUV. The insurance industry has not provided any crash test results for this vehicle yet.

The Tahoe Hybrid is equipped with dynamic stability control and tire pressure monitoring, as well as traction control. A rearview camera is standard.

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