Chrysler’s Aspen SUV was a hybrid ahead of its time, and it flopped

A 2009 hybrid Chrysler Aspen luxury full-size HEMI V8 powered SUV shows off its tow rating, hooked up to a trailer with a barn visible in teh background.

Chrysler is one of the only major American automakers that doesn’t offer SUVs, but that wasn’t always the case. The 2007-2009 chrysler Aspen SUV was based on the Dodge Durango. It featured three rows of seats, available AWD, and a hybrid HEMI that boasted better fuel economy than the modern eTorque mild-hybrid system. You could even call it a predecessor to Jeep’s current Grand Wagoneer.

The 2009 Chrysler Aspen was one of the first full-size hybrid SUVs

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