Chrysler’s lineup of sport utility vehicles and crossovers consists of the Aspen and the Pacifica. All Chrysler SUVs and crossovers get a 3 year/36,000 mile basic warranty that includes towing assistance, a lifetime/unlimited mile non-transferrable powertrain warranty and a 3 year/unlimited mile rust warranty.
Aspen was the first full-size SUV to wear the Chrysler wings. Introduced as a 2007 model, Aspen is available with rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. All models arrive with a 4.7 liter V8 engine that sends 303 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque through a 5-speed automatic transmission. Base prices start at $35,580 and go to $41,960, plus options. The EPA estimates Aspen’s fuel economy at 14 mpg city/19 mpg highway with rear-wheel drive and 13 mpg city/18 mpg highway with four-wheel drive.
Pacifica is a midsize crossover that was produced between 2004 and 2008, but which may still be on showroom floors during 2009. Pacifica was available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive in LX and Touring trim levels. LX FWD models were equipped with a 3.8 liter V6 engine that sent 200 hp and 235 lb-ft of torque through a 4-speed automatic transmission, while LX AWD and Touring models came with a 4.0 liter V6 that produced 253 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Base prices start at $25,365 and go to $28,995, plus options. The EPA estimated Pacifica’s fuel economy at 15 mpg city/22 mpg highway with front-wheel drive/3.8 liter V6; 15 mpg city/23 mpg highway with front-wheel drive/4.0 liter V6 and 14 mpg city/22 mpg highway with all-wheel drive/4.0 liter V6.