Miss Lori and her kids say the Chevy Tahoe Hybrid is a good fit

When we go to a store to buy something we want to try it on for size first. We’ll put on a pair of shoes and walk around the display a bit. We’ll try on a shirt and preen in front of a mirror. All to determine if the item we’re interested in is the right fit for us. But when we go to a dealership to buy a car is driving a car around the lot enough to know if that car fits us, and our life? The answer is no, not really. Think about it, how can we possibly try a car on for size without trying it on in our life. Our driving patterns are as unique to our life as a fingerprint. You need to determine if a car will get it’s optimal gas mileage given how many minutes you have to sit and idle each day waiting for your 7th grader to remember that he has a family to go home to after school. If there is enough space in the backseats to pile in 5 giggling girls, or if there’s enough lumbar support in the driver’s seat to keep you energized through an entire day of mommy chauffeuring?  (Well, maybe that’s just me, but you get the idea.) How can you possibly determine all of these things just driving for twenty minutes, in an unfamiliar area around a dealership? No matter how many props or extra children you bring along you simply won’t be able to get the answers you really need.

Chevy’s Driving the Midwest program understands this, that’s why they have given bloggers like myself a chance to live with a car for a week. Yes, you heard me, a week. So we can get intimate with their cars and gather the information that both you and I need. Like:

These are some of the videos I did with my recent loan of a Chevy Tahoe Hybrid. I had never driven a Tahoe before, let alone a Hybrid, so it was a completely new experience for me. I was able to make the most of it too, because during my week I not only had to take care of my regular business of life in and around Chicago, but I also had to take my family on a road trip to a waterpark in SanDusky, Ohio. (Talk about trial by fire.) Not only was I able to get the information I intended to get, I was able to get information I didn’t even know I would need until I got behind the wheel. It was incredibly insightful.

So what did I think about the car? I can sum it up in three words:

It rocked! But don’t take my word for it, check out my daughter’s reaction when she learned that the week had to end.

My poor “Minivan-Kid”! I have to admit I was pretty sad to say goodbye to it myself. When my kids and I summed up all of the pros and cons at the end of our loan, we came to a family consensus,

should we ever be in a position to buy a Chevy Tahoe Hybrid we should do it, because we know that it fits us just fine.



* Level 1: Some or all of the products or services mentioned were provided to Miss Lori free of charge.

* Part of this post was originally published on DrivingTheMidwest.com

Miss Lori can be found Musing from her Minivan at MissLori.TV , Wearetherealdeal.com , YoungChicagonista , ChicagoMomsBlog , and ChicagoMoms.com. You can also see her Activating to Be Great at Miss Lori’s CAMPUS on Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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  1. Nice post, chevy hybrid has excellent city fuel economy rating with upscale cabin, room for eight, and huge cargo bay.