2008 Chrysler Aspen  -  $33,705


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $33,705
Base Invoice: $30,880
Destination Charge: $800
Options: $0
Trim: RWD 4dr Limited
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 14 | Hwy: 19
Body Style: RWD 4dr Limited
Transmission: 5-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 4.7L V8 engine

Pros

Spacious interior; seating for up to eight; impressive towing ability; competitive price when loaded with lux features.


Model Highlights

The Chrysler Aspen is offered only in a single trim level for 2008, the Limited, available with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

A newly reworked 4.7L V8, now making 303 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque, is standard and a 5.7L Hemi V8, making 335 horsepower and 370 lb-ft, is optional. The 4.7L will now run on blends of ethanol and gasoline up to 85 percent ethanol (E85), and the 5.7L benefits from the Multi-Displacement System, which only runs four of the cylinders to save fuel when less power is needed.

Aspens equipped with the 4.7L engine and AWD get a single-speed transfer-case system, while Hemi AWD models get a low range good for creeping up steep off-road inclines or boat ramps, or getting through sand. Both systems have a 2WD mode, and they revert to a 48/52-percent split front/back in AWD mode.

The Aspen's truck-based underpinnings are closely related to those of the Dodge Durango. It rides on a stiff hydroformed frame, and has an independent front suspension and solid rear axle with coil springs, combined with a Watt linkage, which helps in roadholding.

Inside, the Aspen is oriented more toward passenger comfort that bare-bones utility. Standard features include wood accents, air conditioning, a garage door opener, front and rear LED lamps, a CD sound system, and a rear power outlet. Eight can be seated comfortably with the standard layout, which includes a second-row bench seat and a 60/40-split folding third-row seat, but there's also an optional seven-passenger layout with second-row bucket seats.

Standard safety equipment includes electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, front side air bags, and roll-sensing side-curtain air bags.

The Signature Series, which is promoted as a limited-edition model, is essentially a feature-rich option package that brings a long list of additional equipment at a low price. Features include 18-inch chrome-clad wheels, two-tone leather seating, first-row heated seats, a power sunroof, the MyGig entertainment system, a backup camera, and Sirius satellite radio. The Signature Series is only available in Bright Silver, Brilliant Black, Steel Blue, Light Sandstone, or Cognac exterior colors.

Other major options include heated second-row seats, full leather upholstery, a power memory driver's seat, a back-seat DVD entertainment system, and several flashy wheel designs, including huge chrome-clad 20-inchers.


Model News

For 2008, the Chrysler Aspen's standard 4.7L V8 gets a nearly 30-percent increase in power and a 10-percent increase in torque, along with improved fuel economy. It's now E85 compatible as well.

Inside, a recline feature is now standard for the second-row seats, and a 60/40-split bench seat is standard for the third row. Body-color running boards are newly available, as is a back-up camera system. The uplevel sound system adds DVD/HDD compatibility, and the MyGig hard-drive-based Multimedia Infotainment System, which comes with the back-up camera, is another new option.

Also new for 2008 is the limited-edition Signature Series, which adds a long list of extra equipment, such as a power sunroof, MyGig entertainment system, the rearview camera, 18-inch chrome-clad wheels, two-tone leather seating, heated front seats, Sirius satellite radio, and special badging throughout.

A new color, Light Sandstone Metallic, replaces Light Khaki Metallic.


Value Writeup

Chrysler's 2008 Aspen offers a unique pairing of serious truck towing ability and durability with interior comfort and luxury features that aren't usually available in this type of vehicle, such as optional heated second-row seats. Chrysler says that the Aspen's towing capacity of 8,950 pounds is the best in its class, and the model also has best-in-class cargo space behind the second-row seats. And while most truck-based SUVs have multiple trim levels with equipment from basic to posh, the Aspen only comes in one very well equipped model, with a simplified list of options to make it luxurious for a modest amount extra.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
19 MPG

Cruising Range - City
378.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
14 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
513.00 mi

Engine Order Code
EVE

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
4.7L/-TBD-

Trans Order Code
DGQ

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.00

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.55

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
750

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Passenger Capacity
8

Passenger Volume
155.1 ft³

Front Head Room
40.8 in

Front Leg Room
41.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.6 in

Front Hip Room
58.8 in

Second Head Room
39.2 in

Second Leg Room
37.4 in

Second Shoulder Room
59.6 in

Second Hip Room
57.2 in

Third Head Room
39.2 in

Third Leg Room
34.5 in

Third Shoulder Room
58.9 in

Third Hip Room
48.0 in

Wheelbase
119.2 in

Length, Overall
202.1 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
76.0 in

Height, Overall
73.6 in

Track Width, Front
64.4 in

Track Width, Rear
64.5 in

Min Ground Clearance
6.9 in

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
48.2 in

Liftover Height
33.6 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
102.4 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
68.4 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
20.1 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4866 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
8950 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
895 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Live axle

Front Tire Order Code
TP5

Rear Tire Order Code
TP5

Spare Tire Order Code
TBB

Front Tire Size
P265/60R18

Rear Tire Size
P265/60R18

Spare Tire Size
P235/65R17

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.86

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.41

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.0 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.2 x 1.1 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.8 x 0.87 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
27 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
Unlimited

Drivetrain Miles/km
Unlimited

Corrosion Years
3

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Emissions Years
3

Emissions Years
2

Emissions Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

Emissions Miles/km
24,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V352000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 24, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
4,319,513

Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2004-2008 RAM 1500, 2005-2009 RAM 2500, 2006-2009 RAM 3500, 2007-2010 RAM 3500 Cab Chassis, 2008-2010 RAM 4500 and 5500 Cab Chassis, 2004-2009 Dodge Durango, 2007-2009 Chrysler Aspen, 2007-2012 Jeep Wrangler, 2008-2012 Dodge Challenger, 2005-2008 Dodge Magnum, 2005-2012 Chrysler 300, 2006-2012 Dodge Charger, 2005-2011 Dodge Dakota, and 2006-2009 Mitsubishi Raider vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in AL, CA, FL, GA, HI, LA, MS, SC, TX, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Chrysler is also recalling 2004-2008 RAM 1500, 2005-2009 RAM 2500, 2006-2009 RAM 3500, 2007-2009 RAM 3500 Cab Chassis, 2008-2009 RAM 4500 and 5500 Cab Chassis, 2004-2009 Dodge Durango, 2007-2009 Chrysler Aspen, 2007-2009 Jeep Wrangler, 2008-2009 Dodge Challenger, 2005-2008 Dodge Magnum, 2005-2009 Chrysler 300, 2006-2009 Dodge...

Consequence
These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. These inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Chrysler will notify the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM owners. Mitsubishi owners will be notified by their company. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. Chrysler mailed interim notices to owners on July 7, 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S43.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver
Not Rated

Side Rear Passenger
Not Rated

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

4.7L V8 engine

Next generation engine controller

Electronically controlled throttle

5-speed automatic transmission

Brake/park interlock

Corporate 9.25 rear axle

Electronic stability program

Rear wheel drive

750 CCA maintenance-free battery w/rundown protection

160-amp alternator

Tip start ignition

6450# GVWR

HD suspension

Front & rear stabilizer bars

Front & rear HD shock absorbers

P265/60R18 on/off road BSW tires

18" x 8.0" aluminum wheels

Full size spare tire w/17" steel wheel

17" steel spare wheel w/full-size spare tire

Tire carrier winch

Pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes

Scissor type jack

Body-color/bright side roof rails

Body-color fascias w/bright insert

Chrome body side molding

Bright belt moldings

Rear wheelhouse liners

Black/bright grille

Automatic halogen headlamps

Fog lamps

Front & rear aimable LED lamps

Liftgate LED lamps

Heated fold-away pwr mirrors

Deep tint sunscreen glass

Tinted windshield & front door glass

Bright door handles

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Rear variable intermittent wiper/washer

Bright license plate brow

Cloth low-back front bucket seats-inc: pwr 8-way driver seat, stain & odor resistant, anti-static seat fabric

2nd row 40/20/40 reclining seat

3rd row 3-passenger 60/40 split seat

Floor & cargo area carpets

Luxury tilt steering wheel w/audio controls

Sentry Key theft deterrent system

Full length floor console w/premium armrest

Soft touch instrument panel-inc: 12V pwr outlet, ambient lighting bezel, woodgrain bezel

Instrument cluster w/120 mph speedometer, tachometer

Warning lamps-inc: decklid/liftgate ajar, door ajar, low washer fluid, tire pressure

Warning chimes-inc: headlamps on, key-in-ignition, driver & front passenger seatbelt on

Vehicle info center

Tire pressure monitoring display

Pwr front windows w/1-touch up/down

Pwr door locks

Keyless entry

Universal garage door opener

Speed control

Security alarm

Air conditioning-inc: rear air conditioning w/heater

Rear window defroster

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player-inc: (8) Alpine speakers, aux input jack, 276-watt amp

Sirius satellite radio w/(1) year service subscription *N/A in HI or PR* *Limited service in AK*

Fixed long mast antenna

115V & 12V auxiliary pwr outlets

Premium vinyl door trim w/map pockets

Overhead console

Illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Passenger assist handles

Illuminated entry

Lighting-inc: rear courtesy/reading

Rear compartment storage tray

Cargo tie-down loops

Rear 12V pwr outlet

City 14/hwy 19 (4.7L engine/5-speed auto trans)

City 14/hwy 19 (4.7L FFV engine/5-speed auto trans)

City 13/hwy 19 (5.7L engine/5-speed auto trans)

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes

Advanced multistage front air bags

Supplemental side air bags

All row supplemental side curtain air bags

Electronic stability program

Dual note horns

 
NATIONAL REGION
$0

 
NEW ENGLAND STATES REGION
$0

 
NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY REGION
$0

 
SOUTHWEST REGION
$0

 
SOUTHEAST STATES REGION
$0

 
TEXAS REGION
$0

 
CALIFORNIA REGION
$0

 
FLORIDA REGION
$0

 
NATIONAL DELIVERY
$0

 
HAWAII DELIVERY
$50

 
FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
BORDER STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
EMISSION CONTROL WAIVER
$0

 
4.7L V8 FFV ENGINE
$0

 
4.7L V8 ENGINE
$0

 
5.7L V8 ENGINE
$795

 
5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$0

 
26E LIMITED CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
28E LIMITED CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
26G LIMITED SIGNATURE SERIES CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$4,010

 
26G LIMITED SIGNATURE SERIES CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG SAVINGS
$-1,500

 
28G LIMITED SIGNATURE SERIES CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$4,010

 
28G LIMITED SIGNATURE SERIES CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG SAVINGS
$-1,500

 
28J LIMITED CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$4,270

 
P265/60R18 ON/OFF ROAD BSW TIRES
$0

 
P265/50R20 ALL-SEASON BSW TIRES
$0

 
CLOTH LOW-BACK BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
LEATHER-TRIMMED LOW-BACK BUCKET SEATS
$780

 
LEATHER-TRIMMED 1ST & 2ND ROW SEATS
$0

 
TWO-TONE LEATHER-TRIMMED SEATS
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
EXTRA COST METALLIC PAINT
$150

 
EXTRA COST PEARL PAINT
$225

 
18" x 8.0" ALUMINUM WHEELS
$0

 
18" x 8.0" CHROME CLAD ALUMINUM WHEELS
$700

 
20" x 8.0" CHROME CLAD ALUMINUM WHEELS
$0

 
POPULAR EQUIPMENT GROUP
$1,125

 
POPULAR EQUIPMENT GROUP II
$1,405

 
2ND ROW BUCKET 2-PASSENGER SEAT
$950

 
MYGIG MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM
$1,055

 
MYGIG MULTIMEDIA W/NAVIGATION
$950

 
BODY COLOR RUNNING BOARDS
$445

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$35

 
HEATED FRONT SEATS
$250

 
LAMINATED FRONT & REAR DOOR GLASS
$300

 
LUXURY FRONT & REAR FLOOR MATS
$30

 
MANUFACTURER STATEMENT OF ORIGIN
$0

 
PWR SUNROOF
$850

 
REAR SEAT VIDEO SYSTEM
$1,295

 
REMOTE START SYSTEM
$185

 
TRAILER TOW GROUP
$395

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