While there are so many positives of having a larger vehicle, we see a lot of people choosing options with better fuel economy. With gas prices so high, many people are choosing hybrids or options with better fuel economy,As more manufacturers are producing EV's and hybrids in their larger offerings, fuel economy is going up quite a bit in the sector.
You now have full size trucks like the F-150 getting a solid 20MPG+ in hybrid form, or going full electric as an EV.
However, you don't see many in commercial use, and overall they make up a very small portion of the sales, as they are quite expensive.
With that being said, do people actually care what kind of fuel economy their Escalade ESV gets? Or their RAM 1500? It's a giant brick with a V8 (usually), often four wheel drive, is poor fuel mileage expected and just passed off as part of the experience?
Haha.Can I ask why the move (he says, looking at his 2021 Pacifica Hybrid in the garage)?
yikes.Mine was just horribly unreliable.
yeah, that's why we bought it. Right when you did, too--April 24, 2021. Right before the world went to hell. $750 dealer cash, $5000 Chrysler cash, and then the $7500 tax credit on top of that. (And Chrysler decided I was also worthy of 0% financing.)It's a one of a kind being the PHEV, which fits my usage perfectly... and IMO its the best looking minivan on the market.
TFL Truck did a few videos when Andre had an F-150 hybrid and unless I'm not remembering the various results correctly, it didn't seem to help much at all when driving like a truck (hauling, towing) instead of driven like a passenger car (empty). I suspect Toyota knows that there's not much that hybridization can do to help trucks that are working, so to speak.I want to see hybridized options at the full size truck level. I feel Toyota has been pulling punches with their hybrid systems.
Our large vehicle has to be able to road trip, so a full bev is not something I am willing to plan a road trip around.If some numbnuts totals this van tomorrow, I won't be able to replace it. And I don't want any of the other minivans on the market. We'll move down to a Tesla Model Y. We won't really be willing to use it for road trips, but it would fit my wife's daily use case perfectly.
yeah. We're going to the beach again this summer; the van is perfect for that.Our large vehicle has to be able to road trip, so a full bev is not something I am willing to plan a road trip around.
Is it new? I've noticed that newer trucks, really last 20 years, have gotten better on the highway. EVs don't suit people who drive long distances on the highway without stopping often enough for other reasons that could then include a charge or towing. However for short distance stop and go, <100 mile daily commutes, and for those just looking for an interesting car they are great.All I can add is I bought a Mercedes Sprinter (5cyl diesel) a couple of months ago to use as a "work truck". Was pleasantly surprised at getting around 22 mpg's in it on average....the same as my RC350 LOL!
22 miles per $4.50 gallon of diesel vs 22 miles per $3.00 gallon of gasoline.All I can add is I bought a Mercedes Sprinter (5cyl diesel) a couple of months ago to use as a "work truck". Was pleasantly surprised at getting around 22 mpg's in it on average....the same as my RC350 LOL!