|Chevy is cramming too many features into one vehicle. Difficult to call this a "hybrid" when Toyota and Honda are defining the terms. The power flow seems to surge and wobble. This is, in reality, a stop/start feature and should not be badged a hybrid. |
Are we really supposed to relearn how to drive a vehicle at stop signs or on hills? The rollback is unnerving, not to mention what it must look like if you're in the car behind it. I pay $38K and I have to drive this truck differently from every other one sold?
So many cool benefits, but not sure it's enough. Can't help but think if this option package were more about practical solutions, running power tools, blenders, and camping lights, it would be more interesting to truck guys. As it is, not invisible enough and not "Green" enough to be called a hybrid.
I like the engine shutoff at lights--makes me feel like I'm not contributing to the L.A. smog problem. Plus, the test team has a place to run their laptops at the track and the photogs can charge batteries.