Interior appointments and features are the Aspen's strengths in the market; it's a little glitzier inside, with more features and a look that's similar to top-of-the-line competitors like the Yukon Denali or Expedition Limited, for less money.
But there are a lot of drawbacks; the Aspen just isn’t as roomy inside as true full-size competitors like the Ford Expedition and GM's big Tahoe/Yukon SUVs—which both handle very well and have more usable space in back for passengers or cargo.
Compared to mid-size, truck-based SUVs like the Chevrolet Trailblazer or Ford Explorer—possibly due to its height—the Aspen is much more cumbersome to maneuver, while its fuel efficiency isn't any better than the biggest utes.
The Ford and GM full-size SUVs also boast top crash-test results.
Meanwhile, the Sequoia was just redesigned last year and has a noteworthy interior and impressive refinement.
|2009 Chrysler AspenBrowse Used Listings||2009 Chevrolet TahoeBrowse Used Listings||2009 GMC YukonBrowse Used Listings||2008 Ford ExpeditionBrowse Used Listings||2008 Toyota SequoiaBrowse Used Listings|
|14 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V8||Gas V8||Gas V8||Gas V8||Gas V8|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||N/A||N/A||N/A||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|RWD 4dr Limited||2WD 4dr 1500 LS||2WD 4dr 1500 SLE w/3SA||2WD 4dr XLT||RWD 4dr V8 5-Spd AT SR5 (Natl)|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle||4 Door||4 Door||4 Door||4 Door SR5|
|Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|