2009 Chrysler Aspen Trims

Limited
Average Price:$17,312
Powertrain: 4.7L 303 hp V8 Flex Fuel Vehicle Engine, 4X2, 5-Speed Automatic Transmission, MPG: 17
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones · Rear air conditioning · Single rear air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front, rear and third row side curtain airbags · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Mast antenna · USB auxiliary audio input · 30GB hard drive · In-Dash CD: DVD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Alpine premium brand speakers · AM/FM radio · Sirius Satellite Radio · 8 Total Speakers · 276 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 13.2 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.8 · Rear brake width: 0.9 · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Center console trim: leather · Dash trim: simulated wood · Door trim: simulated wood · Floor Mats: front, rear and third row, front and rear · Reading lights: front and rear · Steering wheel trim: leather and simulated wood
Convenience Features Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front, rear and third row · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Rear power outlet: 115V · Rear view camera · Rear view monitor · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio and cruise controls · Storage: door pockets - front, cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, seatback · Universal garage door opener: Homelink
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: power liftgate
Driver Seat Heated: multi-level heating · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.21
Engine Alternator: 160 amps · Battery: 750 CCA · Battery saver
Exterior Features Body side moldings: chrome · Bumper color: chrome accents · Door handle color: body-color · Front Spoiler: body color · Grille color: black · Mirror color: body-color with chrome accents · Rear spoiler color: body-color · Roof rack color: black
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3 · Number of third row headrests: 3
Instrumentation Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, low washer fluid, low oil level, lamp failure, low fuel, engine oil, coolant
Interior Woodgrain accents
Lights Ambient lighting · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: dusk sensing · Tail and brake lights: LED, LED rear center brakelight
Locks 2-stage unlocking: remote · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, folding, heated · Inside rearview mirror: manual day/night · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Heated: multi-level heating · Power adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Folding: split folding · Reclining · Type: 40-20-40 split bench
Roof Roof rails: silver
Safety Parking sensors: rear
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Seatbelt warning sensor: driver and passenger
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: premium cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody · Size: fullsize non-matching
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Roll Stability Control · Stability control · Traction control: with trailer stability control
Steering Steering ratio: 18.86 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.44
Suspension Front Spring Type: torsion bars · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: solid axle · Rear Suspension Type: torsion bar · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear
Third Row Seat Folding: manual · Type: 40-60 split bench
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all terrain
Wheels Rim type: aluminum
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent, with washer
Average Price:$17,901
Adds to Limited:
Enhanced Powertrain: 4X4
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones · Rear air conditioning · Single rear air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front, rear and third row side curtain airbags · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Mast antenna · USB auxiliary audio input · 30GB hard drive · In-Dash CD: DVD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Alpine premium brand speakers · AM/FM radio · Sirius Satellite Radio · 8 Total Speakers · 276 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 13.2 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.8 · Rear brake width: 0.9 · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Cargo area floor mat · Cargo area light · Center console trim: leather · Dash trim: simulated wood · Door trim: simulated wood · Floor Mats: front, rear and third row · Reading lights: front and rear · Steering wheel trim: leather and simulated wood
Convenience Features Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front, rear and third row · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): 12V, 12V front · Power steering · Rear power outlet: 115V · Rear view camera · Rear view monitor · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio and cruise controls · Storage: door pockets - front, cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, seatback · Universal garage door opener: Homelink
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: power liftgate
Driver Seat Heated: multi-level heating · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.55 · Center differential: mechanical · Transfer Case: manual hi-lo gear selection
Engine Alternator: 160 amps · Battery: 750 CCA · Battery saver
Exterior Features Body side moldings: chrome · Door handle color: body-color · Front Spoiler: body color · Grille color: black · Mirror color: body-color with chrome accents · Rear spoiler color: body-color · Roof rack color: black
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3 · Number of third row headrests: 3
Instrumentation Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: turn off headlights, low washer fluid, low oil level, lamp failure, low fuel, engine oil, coolant
Interior Woodgrain accents
Lights Ambient lighting · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: dusk sensing · Tail and brake lights: LED, LED rear center brakelight
Locks 2-stage unlocking: remote · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, folding, heated · Inside rearview mirror: manual day/night · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Heated: multi-level heating · Power adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Folding: split folding · Reclining · Type: 40-20-40 split bench
Roof Roof rails: silver
Safety Parking sensors: rear
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Seatbelt warning sensor: driver and passenger
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: premium cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody · Size: fullsize non-matching
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Roll Stability Control · Stability control · Traction control: with trailer stability control
Suspension Front Spring Type: torsion bars · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: solid axle · Rear Suspension Type: torsion bar · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear
Third Row Seat Folding: manual · Type: 40-60 split bench
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all terrain
Video System Video Monitor Size: 6.5 · Video monitor location: front
Wheels Rim type: aluminum
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: with washer, variable intermittent · Tinted
Hybrid Limited 4WD
Original MSRP: $44,770
6 national listings
The just-introduced 2009 Chrysler Aspen Hybrid Limited 4WD suffers from being stuck in a herd due for extinction. This eight-passenger, full-time four-wheel drive (4WD) hybrid SUV is ba... Read More

The just-introduced 2009 Chrysler Aspen Hybrid Limited 4WD suffers from being stuck in a herd due for extinction. This eight-passenger, full-time four-wheel drive (4WD) hybrid SUV is basically a chromed-up, rebadged Dodge Durango Limited Hybrid 4WD, with a few extra features. It also costs some $3,000 more than the conventionally powered Aspen Limited trim, and the question is: Will fuel savings make up the difference? The Durango Hybrid Limited and the Aspen Hybrid Limited share the same two-mode hybrid technology, which, though impressive in such large vehicles, isn’t as economical as it might be.

The ’09 Aspen Hybrid Limited 4WD comes with a 345-hp, 5.7-liter, OHV Hemi V8, combined with a two-mode, 87-hp electric drive motor, which churns out an impressive 380 lb-ft of torque. Its V8 Hemi also has Chrysler’s Multi Displacement System, which shuts down four of the Hemi’s eight cylinders at highway speeds. An electronic continuously variable transmission (ECVT) directs power to all four wheels, but not without a noticeable lag when shifting from electric to gas-powered mode. The electric drive motor is capable of accelerating up to 25 mph by itself, while a second electric motor takes care of starting and powering accessories. Both electric motors are powered by a nickel metal hydride battery pack that gets partially recharged by the regenerative braking system.

While Chrysler claims an average of 25% fuel savings over the conventional Hemi-powered Aspen, the ’09 Aspen Limited, the EPA estimates a tepid 19/20 mpg. Acceleration, however, is quite potent, and the Aspen Hybrid Limited can tow some 6,000 pounds when properly equipped, which isn’t too shabby for a hybrid.

A specially tuned suspension is designed to deal with the extra weight the hybrid technology brings to an already heavy SUV; however, ride and handling for the ’09 Aspen Hybrid Limited still suffer, with fluttery steering and braking and alarming corner lean, even at sedate speeds.

Like the conventionally powered Aspen Limited, an impressive list of standard comfort, convenience, and appearance features for the 2009 Chrysler Aspen Hybrid Limited 4WD includes 18-inch chrome alloy wheels, skid plates, step running boards, a roof rack, leather upholstery and trim, cruise control, power-adjustable, multi-level heated front seats, remote power door locks, power windows, heated power mirrors, a universal remote, dual-zone climate control, a rear backup camera system, memorized seat and mirror settings, a 368-watt audio system with a single-CD/MP3 player and nine Alpine speakers, Bluetooth technology, a USB connection, a hard-drive-based voice navigation system, and a hands-free phone. Options for the ’09 Aspen Hybrid Limited include a power sunroof, 20-inch chrome-clad wheels, a rear seat video entertainment system, and a trailer tow package.

Besides the standard rear camera system, standard safety features for the ’09 Aspen Hybrid Limited include four-wheel disc ABS, stability control, supplemental side airbags, three-row head airbags, dusk-sensing headlights, rear parking sensors, front fog/driving lights, and a remote anti-theft alarm system.

Owners of the ’09 Aspen Hybrid Limited complain of cramped rear seating and its heavy driving feel, as well as its better-but-still-disappointing mileage. The Aspen Hybrid Limited’s plethora of standard features, its hauling and towing power, AWD, decent acceleration, and navigation system have most owners lauding this big hybrid. Additionally, owners like their 2009 Chrysler Aspen Hybrid Limited for its quiet and comfortable cabin and list of safety features.

Adds to Limited:
Enhanced Powertrain: 5.7L 359 hp V8 Hybrid Engine, 4X4, 4-Speed Automatic Transmission, MPG: 21
No additional major features.