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.