New Hemi-Powered Dodge Durango Will Get Standard Multidisplacement

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Dodge announced its Hemi-powered 2006 Durango full-sized SUV will offer the company's Multidisplacement System (MDS) as standard equipment. The system shuts off four out of eight cylinders when they're unneeded, like when cruising at highway speed, lopping up to 20% off average fuel consumption. It's the first year the system will be offered on the Durango, having been rolled out on other Hemified vehicles, like the Chrysler 300C and Dodge Magnum in 2004. The company claims its use of MDS will save 60 million gallons of fuel annually by 2007.

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