Boasting elegant Chrysler styling, unsurpassed capability, performance
and abundant premium amenities, the all-new 2007 Chrysler Aspen is the
latest addition to the Chrysler brand showroom a premium SUV that is a
value alternative to luxury-priced competitors.
Compared to large SUVs, the all-new 2007 Chrysler Aspen is more
fuel-efficient and maneuverable. Compared to full-size SUVs, Chrysler Aspen
features more interior passenger space and cargo room, coupled with
unmatched towing and hauling capability.
The all-new 2007 Chrysler Aspen offers premium features including
interior LED lighting, express-up windows, a full-screen navigation radio,
heated first- and second-row seats, and a rear-seat DVD entertainment
system. In addition, a new one-touch lane-change feature allows the driver
to quickly activate a three-blink turn signal when changing lanes.
Advanced safety and security features include Electronic Stability
Program (ESP), Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM), ParkSense,
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM) system and side-curtain air bags for all
Chrysler Aspen's chromed grille the "face" of Chrysler is signature
Chrysler 300, inspired by the memorable V-10 powered Chrysler Chronos
concept car that debuted at the North American International Auto Show in
1998. Chrysler wings flow seamlessly into the grille header and contain the
gold seal of the brand, providing a proud and instantly recognizable design
Detailed, jewel-like headlamps complement Chrysler Aspen's grille and
flow into the fenders, achieving a profile view of each turn signal.
Combined in the headlamp assembly is a projector low-beam lamp contained in
a unique circular lamp bezel and an inboard high-beam lamp contained in a
smaller square bezel. Completing Chrysler Aspen's distinguished front view
is a unique, sculpted hood inspired by the Chrysler Crossfire, as well as
chromed fascia accents and fog lamps.
Chrysler Aspen's front and rear fenders, rear doors and rear-quarter
panels feature clean, precise angles, creating a seamless profile.
Individual chromed "CHRYSLER" lettering adorns the body side on each of the
front doors. Chromed accents on body-side moldings, door handles, side
mirrors, belt molding and roof rack, as well as available 20-inch chromed
wheels, add premium panache.
Chrysler Aspen's rear view is clean, functional and features unique
jeweled taillamps. A chromed accent bar featuring the Chrysler gold seal is
placed above the rear license plate and discreetly contains a latch that
opens the rear liftgate.
With three rows of seats, Chrysler Aspen's interior is spacious and
" The interior of the all-new 2007 Chrysler Aspen offers first-class
travel," said Creed. "A warm and inviting, yet purposeful interior
environment features soft touch surfaces finished with fine materials, as
well as precise gauges and controls details that exemplify the Chrysler
brand's image of beauty and elegance."
Chrysler Aspen's instrument panel cluster features a large, centrally
located speedometer and white-faced gauges outlined in chromed trim,
providing easy-to-read displays for fuel, oil, volt/battery, odometer and
speedometer readings. The center stack features Chrysler brand's signature
analog clock and an available full-screen navigation radio and temperature
controls for front and rear occupants.
Available steering wheel-mounted controls keep hands on the wheel and
eyes on the road while adjusting audio settings. An overhead console
conveniently provides switch controls for the optional sun roof, power
liftgate and universal garage door opener. In addition, an Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) is available with the overhead console and
provides customer-programmable features, such as audio and security
settings, as well as trip computer, compass and outside temperature data.
Designed for ease of use and added utility, Chrysler Aspen's center
console features a large covered storage bin and integrated cup holders. A
115-volt power inverter conveniently powers lap-top computers, cell phones
and electric coolers.
Two interior color schemes are offered: two-tone Slate Gray or Dark Khaki
with Light Greystone. Light wood-grain trim is featured throughout the cabin
on the center stack, steering wheel and door armrests complemented by
chromed door handles and trim.
Chrysler Aspen's highly styled, supportive seats are offered in two-tone
leather or leather with suede, as well as cloth. Cloth seats feature YES
easy-care, soil-repellant and anti-microbial textile that protects seats
from stains, odors and discoloration.
UNMATCHED CAPABILITY AND PERFORMANCE
The all-new 2007 Chrysler Aspen provides best-in-class horsepower and
torque with the towing and hauling capability of a large SUV and the fuel
efficiency of smaller full-size SUVs.
" With the most powerful engine in its class the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8
the all-new 2007 Chrysler Aspen delivers unrivaled capability and
performance with fuel-saving MDS technology," said Mike Donoughe, Vice
President - Body-on-frame Product Team. "Impressive off-the-line
acceleration combined with enough torque to tow 8,950 lbs., Chrysler Aspen
is a premium SUV where beauty is backed with brawn."
The optional 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine featuring Chrysler Group's
fuel-saving Multi-displacement System (MDS) delivers best-in-class 335
horsepower and 370 lb.-ft. of torque. Without compromising performance, the
all-new 2007 Chrysler Aspen's HEMI V-8 engine seamlessly alternates between
four-cylinder mode when less power is needed and V-8 mode when more power is
Chrysler Aspen's standard powertrain is the 235-horsepower 4.7-liter
Magnum V-8 engine with 300 lb.-ft. of torque, providing smooth and
responsive performance. Both the 4.7-liter and 5.7-liter V-8 engines are
mated to a five-speed automatic transmission.
When towing, Chrysler Aspen's "Tow/Haul" transmission provides crisp
shifts and reduces gear searching by holding the lower gear longer. The
system will also select a lower gear under downhill conditions in order to
utilize the engine's braking capability.
SPACIOUS AND VERSATILE
With multiple seating and cargo configurations, the all-new 2007 Chrysler
Aspen achieves significant occupant flexibility. Second- and third-row seats
feature ample leg, shoulder and hip room and conveniently fold flat.
Chrysler Aspen is available with a second-row 40/20/40 split bench seat
or second-row heated bucket seats, each providing 11-degree reclining seat
backs. Second-row bucket seats include a center console with dual cup
holders, covered storage area and adjustable air outlets.
A flip-down, roof-mounted DVD screen is available for rear-seat occupants
and a theater-style surround-sound audio system comes complete with eight
Infinity® speakers. An
available power rear liftgate opens with the touch of a button to provide
easy loading and unloading of gear. In addition, rear doors open 84 degrees
to provide passengers with easy entry and exit.
With best-in-class cargo capacity, offering 68.4 cu. ft. of cargo room
with the third-row seats folded the most common configuration of three-row
seat SUVs Chrysler Aspen easily surpasses other full-size SUVs.
SMOOTH AND AGILE
Chrysler Aspen features a smooth and quiet ride, with precise handling
benefits of a torsionally stiff, hydroformed frame and independent front
suspension with rack-and-pinion steering. Suspension and steering are finely
tuned to deliver superior ride and steering feel, courtesy of consistent
" The all-new 2007 Chrysler Aspen provides exceptional handling that sets
a new standard for SUVs," said Donoughe. "From twisting, winding roads to
narrow city streets to dirt or snow-covered trails, Chrysler Aspen provides
sure-footed grip and responsiveness. And with a 39.9-ft. turn circle,
Chrysler Aspen is easily maneuverable in tight situations."
Adding to Chrysler Aspen's confident and highly capable driving
experience is a unique rear suspension with coil springs and a solid rear
axle that delivers durability, substantial payload and best-in-class towing
capability. A Watt linkage system is fitted to the rear axle, centering the
axle and reducing rear-end skate over rough surfaces. The rear suspension
supports a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 6,700 lbs. and towing
capacity of 8,950 lbs.
The all-new 2007 Chrysler Aspen offers two all-wheel-drive
electronic-shift transfer cases. A single-speed transfer case is standard
with 4x4 models that feature the 4.7-liter V-8 engine. The single-speed
transfer case provides all-wheel drive (AWD) and four-wheel-drive "high"
A two-speed transfer case is standard with 4x4 models that feature the
5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine. Chrysler Aspen's two-speed transfer case features
an all-wheel-drive (AWD) mode and four-wheel-drive "high" and "low" modes.
Both transfer cases feature a 48/52 torque split between front and rear
axles when AWD mode is selected.
ADVANCED SAFETY AND SECURITY FEATURES
With a robust frame and a bumper height compatible with passenger cars,
Chrysler Aspen exceeds government and industry safety requirements.
Chrysler Aspen provides innovative tapered octagonal front frame rail
tips and advanced multi-stage air bag protection. The vehicle is also
equipped with standard side-curtain air bags that cover all three rows of
seating, including a roll-sensing feature that uses sensors to keep
side-curtain air bags deployed longer in rollovers.
Following are available safety and security features in the all-new 2007
Advanced Multi-stage Air Bag System:
Low-risk deployment air bag
utilizes unique shape, venting, folding patterns and advanced inflators to
position and inflate the restraint properly for a belted passenger
Electronic sensors help
prevent wheel lockup. The ABS system offers improved steering control under
extreme braking and/or slippery conditions
The vehicle senses a panic
brake condition and applies maximum braking power, providing the shortest
possible stopping distance
Child Seat Anchor System:
Lower Anchors and Tethers for
CHildren (LATCH) make it easier to install compatible aftermarket child
seats in second-row seats
Constant Force Retractors (CFR):
A mechanical device in front
seat belts is designed to mitigate force based on the load or force exerted
on it. CFRs are engineered to force-limit the belt system and gradually
release seat belt webbing in a controlled manner during a severe impact
Energy-absorbing Steering Column:
steering column includes two hydroformed coaxial tubes that move relative to
each other, which allows the column to move forward and provide more energy
absorption during an impact
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM):
A system that observes and
monitors the vehicle roll attitude and lateral force to estimate the
potential for a rollover situation. If necessary, the engine torque is
reduced and a short burst of full braking is applied to the appropriate
wheel to help stabilize the vehicle attitude and reduce the vehicle's
Electronic Stability Program (ESP):
ESP aids the driver in
maintaining vehicle directional stability, providing oversteer and
understeer control to maintain vehicle behavior on various road surfaces.
This feature has three settings, allowing the driver more control over the
vehicle during spirited driving
ParkSense Rear Back-up
Assists when driving at low speeds in reverse to detect stationary objects.
This system consists of visible (lights when the driver looks at the inside
rearview mirror) and audible warnings
During a collision, impact
sensors initiate front seat belt pretensioners to immediately remove slack
from seat belts, which reduces the forward movement of an occupant's head
Side-curtain Air Bags:
Standard side-curtain air
bags extend protection to all three rows of seats
Side-impact Door Beams:
Door beams are made of
high-strength steel mounted in the vehicle's doors to help prevent intrusion
into the passenger compartment
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM) System:
This advanced system monitors
tire pressure and alerts the driver to improper tire pressure conditions.
Low pressure on any tire prompts an amber warning indicator in the