Bringing comfort, convenience, refinement and Chrysler LLC’s first production hybrid powertrain system to the full-size sport-utility vehicle (SUV) market, the 2009 Dodge Durango also boasts several best-in-class capabilities: towing capacity of 8,950 pounds, cargo space (with rear seats folded) of 68.4 cubic feet, and horsepower – 365 with the available 5.7-liter HEMI®.

The new 2009 Dodge Durango HEMI Hybrid offers a blend of performance, utility, capability and vastly improved fuel economy, in a single package. Combined with Chrysler’s fuel-saving Multi-displacement System (MDS), the advanced two-mode hybrid technology delivers an overall improvement of more than 25 percent in fuel economy and up to a 40 percent improvement in the city.

Customers who demand performance and efficiency in a conventional powertrain may choose between three engines: a standard 3.7-liter V-6 producing 210 horsepower (157 kW) and 235 lb.-ft. (319 N•m) of torque; an E85-compatible, 4.7-liter V-8 engine generating 303 horsepower (226 kW) and 330 lb.-ft. (447 N•m) of torque, with the flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV) designation as well as improved fuel economy with more horsepower and torque; and a new 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 with MDS that produces 356 horsepower (266 kW) and 390 lb.-ft. (529 N•m) of torque.

The 2009 Dodge Durango is offered with a choice of 4×2 or 4×4 drivetrains. Inside, there’s seating for up to eight, and amenities including industry-first heated cloth seats, available power rear liftgate, remote start, Stain Repel Seat Fabric and dual-zone automatic temperature control.