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Chrysler Prices SUV Hybrids from $45,000

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2009 Chrysler Aspen Hybrid

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With the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid off to a slow sales start, Chrysler is trumpeting the fact that its new hybrid SUVs are nearly $8,000 less from the get-go.

The 2009 Dodge Durango HEMI Hybrid and the Chrysler Aspen Hybrid go on sale in August. This morning, Chrysler said the Durango flavor of the hybrid would be priced from $45,340, including destination charges. The Aspen? It's $45,570 including destination. If you're interested in one, Chrysler also points out that the vehicles may quality for a tax credit of $1,800.

The Chrysler hybrid SUVs use a version of the same two-mode hybrid system that GM uses in the Tahoe Hybrid. Total power output is 385 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. Chrysler adds that it expects to see a 40 percent improvement in city fuel economy and a 25 percent overall boost, but didn't release final EPA figures. Expect those final figures to come in around 20/20 mpg, compared to the same figures for the Tahoe Hybrid with four-wheel drive.

TheCarConnection.com gets our first crack at the hybrids this week in Boston. Stay tuned for blogs and photos from the first drive of the Durango and Aspen Hybrids--and for our full review coming soon.
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  1. Not sure what to make of it but a 4-cylinder hybrid PT Cruiser would make a lot more sense. How about competing with Toyota instead of taking on GM to see who can lose more money first (Aren't they losing up to 10K on each one of these hybrid SUVs?)
     
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  2. well seeing as the 2008 durango MRSP starting price is 28K and acording to this the 2009 hybrid is 45K almost a 20K difeance. I was looking into the hybrid to save on fuel cost, 20K will buy alot of gas. I need something that can carry alot of people I have a family of 5 and as a man I don't want to drive a minivan and they cost almost as much. So this leaves me with some dificult choices to make as far as buying a new vehicle.
     
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