Chrysler Aspen

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The Chrysler Aspen is a sport utility vehicle from Chrysler. Launched for the 2007 model year, the Aspen is essentially a rebranded Dodge Durango SUV. The Aspen name was previously used by Dodge (on a twin of the Plymouth Volaré) from 1976 to 1980.

It is the first truck-based Sport Utility Vehicle commercialized under the Chrysler brand, although the PT Cruiser was the first truck-based Chrysler brand vehicle in terms of CAFE fuel economy standards. With this introduction, as of 2006, all American automobile brands have an SUV in their range.[1] The car was unveiled at the 2006 North American International Auto Show. The Aspen also comes equipped with three rows of seating for 8 passengers and all-wheel drive.[2]

The Aspen comes in one series, the Limited, with several equipment packages available to customize the vehicle to one’s individual tastes. Only a few standalone options are offered, in keeping with the Aspen’s market positioning as an upscale SUV[who?].

There are three engines available, a flex-fuel 4.7 L (4701 cc, 287 cu in) V8 (capable of running on E85 or gasoline in states where E85 ethanol is legal under emission standards), a gasoline 4.7 L V8 (for California and other states where the E85 4.7 L V8 will not meet emissions requirements)[citation needed], and the 5.7 L (5654 cc, 345 cu in) Hemi V8 with MDS.[3]

A hybrid version of the Aspen was introduced for 2009[4]. It features the 340 hp (254 kW) 5.7 L (345 cu in) Hemi engine with MDS as well as the new Two-Mode Hybrid system developed with General Motors and BMW. Reports by Chrysler[5] indicate a 25% gain in highway fuel economy and a 40% gain in the city.

Chrysler announced that the 2009 Chrysler Aspen Hybrid would have a starting MSRP of $45,570. [6]

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