Chrysler picked the wrong time to introduce their luxury SUV model. The Aspen was introduced to the market right amid the 2008 economic recession. The Aspen was nothing more than a rebadged Dodge Durango SUV, which itself was outdated by 2008 (via Readers Digest).
The Aspen was a nice SUV from an exterior standpoint. The styling was attractive and there were a lot of chrome and accent pieces to set it apart. But the interior was cheaply put together and not much different from the interior you’d find in the Durango.