Chrysler tackles the need for more fuel saving with two hybrid SUV models
The new 2009 Dodge Durango and the Chrysler Aspen models will be available in showrooms this August and will be available with a Hybrid HEMI 5.7L V8 power plant. There is no need to read that sentence over again; your eyes are NOT deceiving you! Chrysler has engineered a two-mode hybrid system - a fuel sipping, multi-displacement design that increases city gas mileage up to 40% and a 25% overall increase all while delivering 385 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque.But, can the hybrids tow? Of course they can. In fact, both the Dodge Durango Hybrid Hemi and the Chrysler Aspen Hybrid Hemi boast a 6,000-pound towing capacity. Will buying either of the two hybrids bust my bank account? Not at all! The Dodge Durango HEMI Hybrid has a starting price of $45,340 and the Chrysler Aspen starts at $45,567. Not bad, considering that customers are eligible to receive an estimated tax credit of $1,800 and savings in fuel prices with every tank of gas. With today's gas prices, every little bit turns out to be a huge help at the pumps! For more information on these exciting new hybrid SUVs check back with Truckin’ or visit Chrysler.com.