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New Vehicle Extrication: 2009 Dodge Durango and Chrysler Aspen Hybrid

By Jason EmeryFirst released in the 2009 model year, the Dodge Durango Hybrid is a relative newcomer to the hybrid market. This vehicle is considered a "full" hybrid. Although we will refer to the Dodge Durango Hybrid throughout this article, the information presented for this vehicle is also applicable to the Chrysler Aspen. Be aware that there are a limited number of these vehicles on the road since the plant which manufacturers these vehicles was shut down by Dodge on December 31, 2008. It is unknown if production will restart after the economic crisis is over.Vehicle IdentificationThe physical design of the Durango Hybrid is the same as the non-hybrid version (figure 1). Res...

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