Chrysler Congratulates Itself on Fuel Economy

Justin Berkowitz
by Justin Berkowitz

Following the passage of the Energy Bill today, Chrysler posted the following statement on the media blog, It hails from from Robert Nardelli, Chairman and CEO, Chrysler LLC, regarding new, nationwide U.S. fuel economy standards. "We commend the Congress for passing an energy bill today and we fully support it being signed into law. Chrysler is committed to meeting the fuel economy standards of the bill and doing our part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and our country's reliance on foreign oil. We continue to devote significant resources to develop quality, fuel efficient products that our customers expect. This year alone, we offer six vehicles that get 28 miles per gallon or better, and more are on the way." Wow, SIX whole vehicles? My goodness, that's incredible. Twenty-eight miles per gallon– without the "highway" caveat? Astonishing! And we get to choose from such fantastic products as the Caliber, Patriot, Compass, Sebring, Avenger, or Sebring Convertible! All with the puniest engines Chrysler sells. For fuel economy purposes. Why are they leaving out the amazing E85 Durango that has EPA ratings of 12 highway, 9 city? Just wonderin'…

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  • Nick Nick on Dec 18, 2007

    Is this a good time to use the phrase 'whistling past the graveyard'? And seriously, any company selling the Durango and the Aspen should sit quietly and stare at the ceiling when the word 'economy' comes up.

  • Lewissalem Lewissalem on Dec 19, 2007

    MPLS, I believe what you meant to say is: Are any of Chrysler’s current . . . vehicles not complete crap?

  • Winklovic Winklovic on Dec 19, 2007

    It looks like the Stratus is sniffing the Durangos crotch.

  • Kjc117 Kjc117 on Dec 21, 2007

    Nardelli is the new Bob Lutz? But I feel bad for Chrysler, screwed by Eaton and his gang then by the Germans. Now, all except the minivans only appeal to one market segment. Plus, they are way behind on hybrid technology and looking at China for a fuel efficient small car!! WTF!! Chrysler is in deep do do where are they going to get their future market share?? Their next great car is the Dodge Challenger-Big engine, FR, gas guzzling, "living in past" car.