The 2007 Chrysler Aspen is the “first” (ignoring the Pacifica) SUV from Chrysler, with a name borrowed from an entirely forgettable sedan of yesteryear and most everything else borrowed from the current Dodge Durango. Available in the fall of 2006, the Aspen promises to deliver many of the amenities that upper middle-class families desire, such as styling modeled after the Chrysler 300 sedan, with more interior space than other large luxury or near-luxury SUVs. Chrysler claims that the 2007 Aspen will also be more fuel-efficient, thanks to a powertrain menu that features its Multi-Displacement System in both the standard issue 235-horsepower 4.7-liter V8 and the 5.7-liter Hemi, which delivers 335 horsepower. A five-speed automatic transmission drives power to the wheels. Also offered on the Aspen are two all-wheel-drive electronic-shift transfer cases. A single-speed transfer case is standard with 4WD models that feature the 4.7-liter V8 engine, and a two-speed transfer case is standard with 4WD models that feature the 5.7-liter Hemi V8. Both transfer cases feature a 48/52 torque split between front and rear axles when AWD mode is selected.