73% of Chrysler's Vehicles (4 of 5 Jeeps) Have Improved Fuel Economy Over 2008

Date 2008/11/4 8:36:40 | Topic: Miscellaneous

From a Chrysler press release (emphasis added by Mike):

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 a majority of our 2009 models."

In total, six Chrysler brand models (Chrysler Town & Country, Chrysler Sebring, Chrysler Sebring Convertible, Chrysler 300, Chrysler 300 SRT8 and Chrysler Aspen), nine Dodge brand models (Dodge Caliber, Dodge Avenger, Dodge Grand Caravan, Dodge Challenger SRT8, Dodge Charger, Dodge Charger SRT8, Dodge Durango, Dodge Nitro, and Dodge Ram 1500) and four Jeep models (Jeep Patriot, Jeep Compass, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Commander) have better fuel economy than 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 4x4 and 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 2009 Chrysler 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 17 city and 25 highway.

Full improved Jeep fuel economy numbers after the jump...
                                                         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






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