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Dodge equips 2014 Durango full-size SUV with 8-speed for 9% boost in fuel economy

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Chrysler’s Dodge brand introduced the 2014 Dodge Durango full-size SUV at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. The new Durango competes in the full-size SUV segment, which with 900,000 units sold in 2012, has jumped 82% since 2009. Durango’s standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine generates 290 hp (216 kW) and 260 lb-ft (353 N·m) of torque, and can tow up to a best-in-class 6,200 pounds.

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Chrysler To Offer Diesel Engine Options, But Only In Trucks

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Or if your tastes run to the Dodge brand instead of Jeep, it’s possible that the similarly-sized Dodge Durango sport utility may soon get a diesel option, too. If you’ve been waiting to buy a diesel-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee, you probably already know that one is on the way. Do you need the capabilities of a compact to midsize pickup

Chrysler's Next Hybrid: 2011 Dodge Ram Hybrid Pickup Still On Track

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The company made fewer than 1,000 Dodge Durango Hybrids and Chrysler While Chrysler was an original partner in development of the Two-Mode Hybrid system used in pickups and sport utilities by Chevrolet , GMC , Cadillac , as well as upcoming sport utilities from BMW and Mercedes-Benz , its hybrid history has not been happy.

Gas Mileage For Every 2013 SUV

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Dodge Durango. Dodge Durango. The last time I checked, gas prices in the United States had increased every day for 33 consecutive days. The average cost for a gallon of gas at the time of this post was $3.74. Just a month earlier it was $3.31. In fact, some areas of California are already at more than $5 per gallon. Since 2008, we’ve come to expect and even accept higher fuel costs.

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Chrysler investing $114M in Trenton, Mich., facility to boost Pentastar production

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Trenton South launched the new Pentastar engine in March 2010, which is now available in 10 Chrysler Group vehicles including the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Avenger, Dodge Grand Caravan, Dodge Journey, Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Durango, Chrysler 200, Chrysler 200 Convertible and Chrysler Town & Country. Chrysler Group LLC will invest $114 million in new equipment at its Trenton Engine Complex to support increased production of the Pentastar engine.

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Mexico grants Monsanto approval to plant large-scale GM corn fields

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The permit allows the planting of 250,000 hectares of three varieties of GM corn (MON-89034-3, MON-00603-6 and MON-88017-3) in the states of Chihuahua, Coahuila and Durango. The Mexican Secretariat of Agriculture (SAGARPA) has approved the planting of genetically modified (GM) corn fields on a large commercial scale. This is the first time GM corn will have been planted on a large commercial scale in Mexico.

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Compare 11 SUVs On 11 Specs

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As of the time of this writing, buyers in the market for a hybrid sport utility have eleven (11) vehicles to choose from (not including hyrids that have been discontinued such as the Durango, Vue, Aspen and Tribute). Based on what people are searching for on HybridSUV.com and the keyword searches driving traffic from search engines, we recently created a one-page document to help our visitors compare hybrid SUVs. We call this the Hybrid SUV Comparison Chart.

97 SUVs For 2012

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Dodge Durango. Most visitors to HybridSUV.com are here for one of two reasons. Either they want to learn more about hybrid-electric SUVs, or they are looking for a sport utility vehicle that gets decent gas mileage. And while we are very passionate about green car technology at Hybrid Kingdom , we also realize that there aren’t enough hybrid models (yet) to fit the needs of many SUV buyers.

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FCA to invest $4.5B to expand production capacity in Michigan, electrify Jeep vehicles with PHEV, possible BEV models

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Also as part of this announcement, the Jefferson North Assembly Plant would receive an investment of $900 million to retool and modernize the facility to build the Dodge Durango and next-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. will invest a total of $4.5 billion in five of its existing Michigan plants, and will work with the city of Detroit and state of Michigan on building a new assembly plant within city limits.

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Update: ‘09 Saturn Vue Hybrid

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In any case, a 3 month delay was welcome news when compared to Chrysler announcing they would discontinue the Aspen and Durango hybrid SUVs. The last time we reported on the Two Mode Saturn Vue Green Line was in March, 2008. Since then, there hasn’t been much news…until recently. In November, GM spokesman Brian Corbett announced that the decision had been made to re-time the launch of the 2-mode Vue from December, ‘08 to sometime during the first quarter of 2009.

On Again Off Again: Audi Q5

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However, as Audi saw other large SUV hybrids such as the Durango and Aspen fall off the market, they decided to remove the hybrid option from the Q7. At a time when most car companies are eager to jump into the hybrid SUV pool, one auto manufacturer is reluctantly dipping a toe in. Audi, part of German giant, Volkswagen, is planning to release both a hybrid version and a diesel version of the cross-over vehicle, the Q5, in late 2010.

Where Do The Biggest SUVs Go From Here?

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Both the 2009 Dodge Durango and 2009 Chrysler Aspen will be ending production after this year. How far will big hybrid SUVs go? In a previous post about AFS Trinity’s 150 mile per gallon vehicle, we highlighted one company’s rage about the popularity of hybrid SUVs that get only a few more miles to the gallon than their standard fuel counterparts. This article from the San Mateo Daily Journal takes a closer look at the offenders and inspired this blog post.

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Hybrid SUV Future Looks Bright

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We lost green versions of the Durango, Aspen, and Vue - the Tribute might as well be gone, and rumors are now circulating that Ford may kill their Mercury brand, meaning the hybrid Mariner could also soon be history. Where do we go from here? If you read the article last week about 2010 hybrid sport utility vehicle prices , you know that your total number of hybrid SUV options has decreased over the past two years.

ML450 Hybrid In ‘09 Looks Doubtful

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Only a few weeks ago, the hybrid Durango and hybrid Aspen went on the chopping block. We originally learned about Mercedes’ plan to develop a hybrid version of their popular M-Class in September of 2007, at the Frankfurt Auto Show. And while it is scheduled to go on sale later this year, news and updates about the green ML450 have been almost nonexistent.

‘10 Hybrid SUV Prices

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Hybrid sport utility vehicles have been around for about 5-6 years now (the first was the 2005 hybrid Ford Escape that went on sale in 2004) and while there once were several more to choose from (including the hybrid Dodge Durango, hybrid Saturn Vue, hybrid Chrysler Aspen and the hybrid Mazda Tribute), you still have a decent selection to consider today.

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Univ. of Utah study finds many infotainment systems too distracting to be used when vehicle in motion

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Dodge Durango GT. Many of the infotainment features in most 2017 vehicles are so distracting they should not be enabled while a vehicle is in motion, according to a new study by University of Utah researchers. The study , led by University of Utah Psychology Professor David L. Strayer, found In-Vehicle Information Systems take drivers’ attention off the road for too long to be safe.

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Consumer Reports: Tesla and other domestic brands take big steps backwards in reliability rankings

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The Dodge Grand Caravan continues to have “Average” reliability, while the Challenger, Durango, and Journey all stay “Below-Average.” Buick, Chevrolet, Chrysler, and Tesla are among the brands that tumbled in Consumer Reports’ (CR) latest Annual Auto Reliability Survey, which collected data from its members about their experiences with more than half a million vehicles.

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Fiat Chrysler investing additional $266M in Kokomo to increase capacity for 8-speed transmissions

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Currently, the eight-speed transmission is available on the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Dodge Durango and Ram 1500. Eight-speed transmission housings move down the assembly line at Kokomo Transmission Plant. Click to enlarge. With sales of vehicles equipped with the popular eight-speed transmission growing, FCA US LLC (the new name for Chrysler Group LLC) will invest an additional $266 million in its Kokomo Transmission Plant (Ind.)

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Chrysler Group files S-1 for IPO; snapshot of R&D priorities; exploring a light-duty hydraulic hybrid

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This transmission is now in the new Ram 1500, the Jeep Grand Cherokee (including in the diesel version), and the Dodge Durango. Chrysler Group LLC has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed initial public offering of common shares. Details of the offering—i.e., number of shares and price range—are yet to be determined.

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Criticism for Government green car buys

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For example, 2,933 vehicles have been ordered from Chrysler despite the fact that the manufacturer does not include any hybrids in its line-up with the exception of the Durango/Aspen line. It seems like a great idea in theory - the US Government is backing up its calls for the public to move to green cars by buying some of its own. However, the practise of the Government Services Administration’s (GSA) orders for 14,105 fuel efficient vehicles has come in for criticism.