The 2009 Chrysler Aspen HEMI Hybrid is a new model for 2009, powered by a two-mode hybrid system that combines a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with electric motors for a total power output of 385 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. A luxury SUV, the Aspen HEMI Hybrid features chrome accents on the door handles, body-side moldings and exterior mirrors, as well as 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels.
Inside the Aspen HEMI Hybrid features premium leather-trimmed seats; wood accents on door panels and center stack; heated power front seats; second-row bench seat; and 60/40 split third-row bench seat. Standard safety features include Chrysler’s exclusive Trailer Sway Control, Electronic Stability Program, ABS, next-generation front air bags, ParkSense Rear Park Assist System, ParkView Rear Back-up Camera System, Tire Pressure Monitoring System and three-row side-curtain air bags with roll sensing.
Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options
The 2009 Chrysler Aspen is available in two trim levels, Limited and Limited HEV. The Limited is available in two-wheel drive and 4WD, while the Limited HEV (hybrid) is 4X4 only. Standard equipment includes 18-inch chrome-clad alloy wheels, automatic headlamps, foglamps, rear park assist, a rear parking camera, a power tailgate, a power driver seat, a tilting steering column, a 40/20/40-split reclining second row, a 60/40-split-folding three-passenger third row, rear climate control, stain-repellent cloth upholstery, wood trim and an eight-speaker stereo with touchscreen controls, 30GB of digital music storage, an auxiliary audio jack and a CD player.
The creatively named J Package adds the Hemi V8, 20-inch chrome-clad alloy wheels, running boards, heated auto-dimming exterior mirrors, remote ignition, leather upholstery in the first and second rows, a power passenger seat, heated front seats, automatic climate control, power-adjustable pedals, driver memory functions, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth, iPod integration, a navigation system and upgraded speakers. Several of these items are available as stand-alone options, along with second-row bucket seats, a towing package and a rear DVD entertainment system with Sirius Backseat TV. The Limited with J Package can also be equipped with a sunroof and heated second-row seats.
The Chrysler Aspen Limited HEV is 4X4 only and equipped similarly to the Limited with J Package, but adds a hybrid powertrain, 18-inch chrome-clad wheels and real-time traffic information for the navigation system.