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The Cadillac Escalade Hybrid: Going Green in Style

In the final installment of my blog looking at the cars NFL stars like to drive, I present a video featuring the SUV style that sports stars love with a flair for the eco-friendly.

It is fairly well known that NFL stars and other well-paid athletes love crusiin' the streets in SUV-type vehicles such as a Land Rover or an Escalade. Some people have criticized these pro athletes' affinity for such gas guzzling, environmentally unconscious cars, but it seems that car manufacturers are slowly but surely getting wise to the trend of making eco-friendly versions of popular models.

Take for example the video above from that takes a gander at the 2009 edition of the Cadillac Escalade Hybrid. It appears to be just as plush a ride as your normal Escalade, with shiny chrome wheels and the seemingly standard-issue V8 engine for Caddys. But this Hybrid Caddy aided by the power of electrical energy, which improves its overall gas mileage by roughly 33%. The driver can monitor the hybrid power flow through the navigation system and it contains most of the standard Escalade features such as blindspot monitoring and seat cooling. It's a little more expensive than the regular Escalade (starting retail of $70K), but the extra money spent can give a prospective pro athlete driver (or anyone else) peace of mind that they are helping save our environment, one hybrid vehicle at a time.