The Dodge Durango is a full-size SUV which was produced by Chrysler under the Dodge brand name. The Durango was produced for 12 years from 1998 until 2009. Due to financial concerns with the Chrysler Corporation, the Dodge Durango will not be renewed for a 2010 model.
The 2009 Dodge Durango came in six different trim levels and had three different engine options. The cheapest engine option which came standard in the 2009 Dodge Durango was a 3.7 liter, Power Tech V6. This six cylinder engine produced 210 horsepower at 5200 rpm and 235 pound feet of torque at 4000 rpm. Because of the size of the Durango, the 3.7 liter engine did not have enough power for many consumers. The 2009 Durango had the same engine options as it did in all Durango's built between 2004 and 2008. The only difference was the 4.7 liter V8 engine which was enhanced for the 2007 model.
The next engine which came as an upgrade in some of the trim levels, was a 4.7 liter Power Tech V8 engine. This eight cylinder engine produces an impressive 303 horsepower at 5,650 rpm and 330 pound feet of torque at 3,950 rpm. To save money on fuel, a flex-fuel Power Tech V8 can be purchased. This takes alternative fuel options, but reduces horsepower to 235 at 4,500 rpm.
The top engine option for the 2009 Dodge Durango was a 5.7 liter eight cylinder Hemi engine. The Hemi V8 generated a powerful 335 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 370 pound feet of torque at 3,600 rpm. This engine option was as powerful as any other engine option in similar vehicles.
The 2009 Durango had the same engine options as it did in all Durango's built between 2004 and 2008. The only difference was the 4.7 liter V8 engine which was enhanced for the 2007 model.
While the Durango was discontinued for 2010, it is expected to be re-introduced in 2012. The 2012 Durango is expected to be a slightly smaller SUV.