This twin of the Dodge Durango performs similarly in key areas.
Handling is clumsy but secure and the ride is just OK.
Wood trim and an analog clock set the Aspen's interior apart from the Dodge's.
It seats eight and has electronic stability control with roll mitigation, and three-row side-curtain air bags.
The base engine is an updated 4.7-liter V8.
A 335-hp, 5.7-liter Hemi V8 is optional.
But in our testing of the Durango with that engine it returned just 13 mpg overall.
Available options include a navigation system, heated front- and second-row seats, and a DVD entertainment system.
The Aspen was discontinued after 2009.