Chrysler Sport Utility Vehicles

An Overview of the Chrysler SUV and Crossover Family

Chrysler Pacifica. Photo © Jason Fogelson

Chrysler’s recent lineup of sport utility vehicles and crossovers consisted of the Aspen and the Pacifica. All Chrysler SUVs and crossovers came with a 3 year/36,000 mile basic warranty that included towing assistance, a lifetime/unlimited mile non-transferrable powertrain warranty and a 3 year/unlimited mile rust warranty.

Chrysler has not badged an SUV or crossover vehicle since discontinuing the Aspen and Pacifica.

For 2016, the brand only has three vehicles total that bear the Chrysler name: The 200 compact sedan, the 300 midsize sedan and the Town & Country minivan.


Aspen was the first full-size SUV to wear the Chrysler wings. Introduced as a 2007 model and discontinued after the 2009 model year. Aspen shared many common parts with the Dodge Durango, but with more upscale packaging and top-of-the-line models. Aspen was available with rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. All models came with a 4.7 liter V8 engine that sent 303 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque through a 5-speed automatic transmission. 2009 base prices started at $35,580 and went to $41,960, plus options. The EPA estimated Aspen’s fuel economy at 14 mpg city/19 mpg highway with rear-wheel drive and 13 mpg city/18 mpg highway with four-wheel drive. Aspen was the victim of bad timing, arriving on the market just before the economic crisis of 2008, "Cash for Clunkers," high fuel prices and a general trend toward "right-sizing" on the part of the buying public.


Pacifica was a midsize crossover that was produced between 2004 and 2008. Pacifica was available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive in LX and Touring trim levels, and competed with the Ford Freestyle/Taurus X, Toyota Venza and Honda Crosstour -- the new crossover/station wagon class. LX FWD models were equipped with a 3.8 liter V6 engine that sent 200 hp and 235 lb-ft of torque through a 4-speed automatic transmission, while LX AWD and Touring models came with a 4.0 liter V6 that produced 253 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Base prices start at $25,365 and go to $28,995, plus options. The EPA estimated Pacifica’s fuel economy at 15 mpg city/22 mpg highway with front-wheel drive/3.8 liter V6; 15 mpg city/23 mpg highway with front-wheel drive/4.0 liter V6 and 14 mpg city/22 mpg highway with all-wheel drive/4.0 liter V6.