2009 Chrysler Aspen vs. Its Competition

2009 Chrysler Aspen Limited

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.

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Quick Specs
The 2009 Chrysler Aspen has a nice interior but—Hybrid model aside—there are few other reasons to choose the 2009 Chrysler Aspen over roomier full-size SUVs.
For those who need to get work done, but with some style and comfort, practicality still reigns in the 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe.
The 2009 GMC Yukon Denali still ranks as one of the most stylish and comfortable ways to do serious cross-country hauling.
The 2008 Ford Expedition is a big, capable SUV with a truly useful and convenient third row.
The 2008 Toyota Sequoia is a capable example of the full-size SUV--in a day where the full-size SUV makes less and less sense.
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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