23 reviews
2008 Chrysler Aspen
2008 Chrysler Aspen
Available Price Range $6,584-$16,540 Trims2 Combined MPG 15-16 Seats 8

Our Take on the 2008 Chrysler Aspen

Our Take

Not content to let Dodge have all the fun, Chrysler adopted its own version of the Dodge Durango full-size sport utility vehicle for 2007. For 2008, a more powerful standard V-8 sits under the hood, and there are minor tweaks to option packages and features. The Aspen is an upscale version of Dod... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Fuel economy
  • Comfort for shorter drivers
  • Truck-like handling
  • Some cheap controls

Notable Features

  • Related to Dodge Durango
  • More power from standard 4.7-liter V-8
  • Optional Hemi
  • Seats seven or eight
  • Full-size dimensions

Reviews

Consumer Reviews

4.7

Average based on 23 reviews

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Best Bang For Your Buck!

by AspenMom from Indiana on April 30, 2010

When I first saw my Aspen Limited AWD Hemi in Cool Vanilla, I fell in love. When I drove it, I fell in love all over again. We bought it brand new completely loaded with the 20's for $ 29,700 (cash de... Read Full Review

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2008 Chrysler Aspen.


Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

unlimietdmo/unlimited

Roadside Assistance Coverage

36mo/36,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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