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2009 NITRO City Hwy
Dodge Nitro 4WD 4.0L V-6, Automatic, Five-speed 16 20

2008 NITRO City Hwy
Dodge Nitro 4WD 4.0L V-6, Automatic, Five-speed 15 20



Nineteen Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep(R) models see fuel economy improvements, which represents 73 percent of the total product lineup -- 2009 Chrysler Aspen Hybrid, Dodge Durango Hybrid, Dodge Journey, Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass offer best-in-class fuel economy -- Fuel savings of as much as 6.7 million gallons of fuel per year for American consumers -- Engineering innovations contribute to improved fuel economy As 2009 model year vehicles arrive in local Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep(R)showrooms, customers will be pleased to find that fuel economy has increased on 19 of Chrysler LLC's car, truck and SUV models, representing 73 percent of the entire product lineup. American consumers could see savings of as much as 6.7 million gallons of fuel per year with the 2009 fuel economy improvements.

"Chrysler is committed to improving fuel economy for our customers, and we consistently look at viable technologies to help us achieve that goal," said Bob Lee, Vice-President - Powertrain Product Team. "With offerings such as our Multi-displacement System (MDS), Active Transfer Case and Front-axle Disconnect, we are able to deliver consumers fuel economy improvements in amajority of our 2009 models."

In total, six Chrysler brand models (Chrysler Town & Country, ChryslerSebring, Chrysler Sebring Convertible, Chrysler 300, Chrysler 300 SRT8 and Chrysler Aspen), nine Dodge brand models (Dodge Caliber, Dodge Avenger, DodgeGrand Caravan, Dodge Challenger SRT8, Dodge Charger, Dodge Charger SRT8, DodgeDurango, Dodge Nitro, and Dodge Ram 1500) and four Jeep models (Jeep Patriot,Jeep Compass, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Commander) have better fuel economythan their 2008 predecessors.

Best-In-Class

Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles hold numerous best-in-class fuel economy claims for the 2009 model year. The 2009 Dodge Journey offers the best fuel economy in its class with 19 city and 25 highway. The 2009 Jeep Compass 4x4and Jeep Patriot 4x4 have the best EPA estimated highway fuel economy and are the most fuel efficient four-wheel-drive vehicles in their class. The new 2009Chrysler Aspen and Dodge Durango hybrids deliver best-in-class fuel economy of up to 22 miles per gallon which is an improvement of more than 53 percent in the city and 40 percent overall. The 2009 Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan offer better highway fuel economy than the leading full-size crossover vehicle and hold an unsurpassed fuel economy for a minivan with 17city and 25 highway.

Engineering Innovations Make a Difference

For the 2009 model year a more fuel efficient and more powerful version of the renowned 5.7-liter HEMI(R) V-8 engine has been introduced on various models.

The all-new 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine delivers as much as a five percent improvement in fuel economy - along with more horsepower and torque - courtesy of Variable Valve Timing, expanded four-cylinder mode in the MDS and a host of other technologies. The all-new 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine is available on the2009 Chrysler Aspen and 300; Dodge Challenger, Charger, Durango, Ram 1500 and Ram 2500 and the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Commander.

New technologies on the 2009 Chrysler 300 and the 2009 Dodge Charger include Active Transfer Case and Front Axle Disconnect. Chrysler is the only manufacturer to pair these two technologies on the same vehicle. Chrysler's system seamlessly transitions between rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive with no driver intervention by disconnecting the front wheels from thedrivetrain to reduce friction and rotational inertia. The system provides optimal traction, performance and safety, as well as a fuel economy improvement of one mpg (combined city/highway).

Chrysler Models
Chrysler brand vehicles achieving improved fuel economy include the Chrysler Town & Country, Chrysler Sebring Sedan, Chrysler Sebring Convertible,Chrysler 300, Chrysler 300 SRT8 and the Chrysler Aspen.

2008 2009 2009 Model Year Engine and Transmission City Hwy City Hwy Chrysler Town and Country 4.0L V-6, Automatic, Six-speed 16 23 17 25 Chrysler Sebring 3.5L V-6, Automatic, Six-speed 16 26 16 27 Chrysler Sebring Convertible 3.5L V-6, Automatic, Six-speed 16 26 16 27 Chrysler 300 RWD 3.5L V-6, Automatic, Four-speed 17 24 17 25 Chrysler 300 AWD 3.5L V-6, Automatic, Five-speed 15 22 17 23 Chrysler 300 RWD 5.7L V-8, Automatic, Five-speed 15 23 16 25 Chrysler 300 AWD 5.7L V-8, Automatic, Five-speed 15 22 16 23 Chrysler 300/SRT8 6.1L V-8, Automatic, Five-speed 13 18 13 19 Chrysler Aspen 2WD 5.7L V-8, Automatic, Five-speed 13 19 14 20 Chrysler Aspen 4WD 5.7L V-8, Automatic, Five-speed 13 18 13 19 Chrysler Aspen 4WD 4.7L V-8, Automatic, Five-speed 13 17 13 18

Dodge Models From the Dodge brand, vehicles with improved fuel economy include the Dodge Caliber, Dodge Avenger, Dodge Grand Caravan, Dodge Challenger SRT8,Dodge Charger, Dodge Charger SRT8, Dodge Durango, Dodge Nitro and the DodgeRam 1500. 2008 2009 2009 Model Year Engine and Transmission City Hwy City Hwy Dodge Caliber FWD 1.8L V-4, Manual, Five-speed 24 29 24 30 Dodge Avenger FWD 3.5L V-6, Automatic, Six-speed 16 26 16 27 Dodge Grand Caravan FWD 4.0L V-6, Automatic, Four-speed 16 23 17 25 Dodge Challenger SRT8 6.1L V-8, Automatic, Five-speed 13 18 13 19 Dodge Charger RWD 3.5L V-6, Automatic, Four-speed 17 24 17 25 Dodge Charger RWD 5.7L V-8, Automatic, Five-speed 15 23 16 25 Dodge Charger AWD 5.7L V-8, Automatic, Five-speed 15 22 16 23 Dodge Charger SRT8 6.1L V-8, Automatic, Five-speed 13 18 13 19 Dodge Durango 2WD 3.7L V-6, Automatic, Four-speed 14 19 14 20 Dodge Durango 2WD 5.7L V-8, Automatic, Five-speed 13 19 14 20 Dodge Durango 4WD 4.7L V-8, Automatic, Five-speed 13 17 13 18 Dodge Durango 4WD 5.7L V-8, Automatic, Five-speed 13 18 13 19 Dodge Nitro 4WD 4.0L V-6, Automatic, Five-speed 15 20 16 20 Dodge Ram 1500 2WD 3.7L V-6, Automatic, Four-speed 14 19 14 20 Dodge Ram 1500 2WD 4.7L V-8, Automatic, Five-speed 13 18 14 19 Dodge Ram 1500 2WD 5.7L V-8, Automatic, Five-speed 13 19 14 20 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD 4.7L V-8, Automatic, Five-speed 13 17 13 18 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD 5.7L V-8, Automatic, Five-speed 13 17 13 18 Jeep Models

Jeep brand vehicles with improved fuel economy include the Jeep Compass,Jeep Patriot, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Commander.

2008 2009 2009 Model Year Engine and Transmission City Hwy City Hwy Jeep Patriot 4x4 2.4L V-4, Manual, Five-speed 22 27 23 28 Jeep Compass 4x4 2.4L V-4, Manual, Five-speed 22 27 23 28 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x2 3.7L V-6, Automatic, Five-speed 15 20 16 21 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x2 5.7L V-8, Automatic, Five-speed 13 19 14 20 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 3.7L V-6, Automatic, Five-speed 15 19 15 20 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 5.7L V-8, Automatic, Five-speed 13 18 13 19 Jeep Commander 4x2 3.7L V-6, Automatic, Five-speed 14 19 15 20 Jeep Commander 4x2 5.7L V-8, Automatic, Five-speed 13 19 14 20 Jeep Commander 4x4 5.7L V-8, Automatic, Five-speed 13 17 13 19 About Chrysler LLC


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Fuel Economy Improvements for 73 Percent of 2009 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep(R) Models - MarketWatch
 
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