8 Passenger Vehicles That Get More Than 20 MPG Combined

8 passenger vehicles are simply big, strong, and spacious cars. They are commonly equipped with plenty of accessories including multimedia entertainment, electronic components, and good safety features. Some of them are hybrid models that offer good gas mileage without sacrificing power or speed.

Below you will find eight passenger cars that get more than 20 miles per gallon (mpg) combined.

1. Cadillac Escalade Hybrid (20/23/21 mpg)

Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

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The hybrid SUV is available in two different trims which are Base and Platinum. Each trim has rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive models, so there are four options in total. Every Cadillac Escalade Hybrid comes with a 332-hp 6.0-liter V-8 engine. Nonetheless, the power can improve quite significantly with the assistance of additional electric motors installed inside the transmission dubbed and a battery pack located under the second-row seat. Those components including the engine may result a maximum power of 379-hp. Fuel-efficiency is rated at 20 mpg city and 23 mpg highway.

Similar to other 8 passenger vehicles, luxurious accessories are included as standard features, such as leather interior, heated front seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, blind spot warning, 22-inch wheels, and fog-lamps. Bose 10-speaker audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, and navigation system are as well included. The Platinum trim features LED headlamps, entertainment system with dual-display, unique front style, cooled and heated cup-holders, and 22-inch chrome wheels.

On a crash testing conducted by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid achieved 5 stars for overall front impact protection as well as 5 stars for overall side impact protection. MSRP starts from $73,850 to $83,295.

2. Honda Pilot (18/25/21 mpg)

2012 Honda Pilot

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The new Honda Pilot is available in LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring trims. Front-wheel drive is standard, but every trim has an all-wheel-drive model. The 8 passenger vehicle is powered by a 250-hp 3.5-liter V-6 engine.

Honda Pilot’s fuel efficiency is quite impressive with 17-18 mpg city and 24-25 mpg highway. Compared to previous year’s model, the new Pilot brings 1- 2 mpg better fuel efficiency.

The base model brings standard features, such as 17-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, an audio system with 7-speaker, 60/40 split-folding seat (second and third rows), and more. EX trim is attached with 18-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth connectivity, and 2GB of digital music storage.

Great improvement is noticeable on EX-L trim with its sunroof, leather upholstery, rear-view camera, and optional DVD entertainment system and voice-activated navigation. The high-end Touring trim brings leather upholstery, sunroof, 10-speaker sound system, and all optional features on EX-L trim. MSRP starts from $28,620 to $40,970.

On a crash testing conducted by NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), the 2012 Honda Pilot earned 4 stars for overall frontal crash test and 5 stars for overall side impact protection.

3. Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid (20/23/21 mpg)

Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid

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Compared with many 8 passenger SUVs available in the market today, the 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid is relatively expensive. There is only one trim available with a standard rear-wheel drive and an optional four-wheel drive. Although there is only one trim offered, some accessories are improved and added.

Compared with the previous model, this Tahoe Hybrid now brings standard features including 18-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, 60/40 split-folding second row, 50/50 folding third row, navigation system, side airbags for front seats, and new audio system.

The vehicle is powered by a 6.0-liter V-8 engine; it generates a maximum power of 332-hp and it can provide a maximum towing power of 6,200 pounds. However, power efficiency is still good with 20 mpg city and 23 mpg highway.

Additional power sources are installed; 2 electric motors (each is 60 kilowatt) are mounted under the seat. According to Chevrolet, the electric motors can move the car to a maximum speed of 30 mph; the combined power of electric motors and engine will produce 379-hp.

The car also brings standard safety features including anti-lock brakes, electronic stability system, traction control, side-curtain airbags, OnStar emergency communication, and more. MSRP starts from $51,970 to $54,775.

These 8 passenger vehicles offer good engine performance, spacious cargo room, and luxurious electronic components without consuming a great amount of gas. Which one is suitable for your need and lifestyle?