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Ford Explorer vs. Chrysler Aspen Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Ford Explorer vs. Chrysler Aspen Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $46,080

Chrysler Aspen Limited   
Difference: $5,175

Lowest Total Invoice: $41,680

Chrysler Aspen Limited   
Difference: $7,286

The configured Ford Explorer 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Chrysler Aspen 4dr SUV has a 376-horsepower 5.7L V8 engine, a AWD w/low range drivetrain, and a 5-speed automatic transmission.

Even when the Ford Explorer and Chrysler Aspen are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Ford Explorer Sport trim is $45,205. The features would cost an additional $5,105. Including the destination charge of $945, the total price of this trim is $51,255.

The base sticker price of the Ford Explorer Platinum trim is $53,235. The features would cost an additional $3,510. Including the destination charge of $945, the total price of this trim is $57,690.

The base sticker price of the Chrysler Aspen Limited trim is $34,730. The features would cost an additional $10,500. Including the destination charge of $850, the total price of this trim is $46,080.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Ford Explorer trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Chrysler Aspen trims is 6. Based on this adjustment, the Chrysler Aspen Limited appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Ford Explorer 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Chrysler Aspen 4dr SUV has a 376-horsepower 5.7L V8 engine, a AWD w/low range drivetrain, and a 5-speed automatic transmission.

Even when the Ford Explorer and Chrysler Aspen are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Ford Explorer Sport trim is $43,171. The features would cost an additional $4,850. Including the destination charge of $945, the total price of this trim is $48,966.

The invoice of the Ford Explorer Platinum trim is $50,839. The features would cost an additional $3,335. Including the destination charge of $945, the total price of this trim is $55,119.

The invoice of the Chrysler Aspen Limited trim is $31,705. The features would cost an additional $9,125. Including the destination charge of $850, the total price of this trim is $41,680.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Ford Explorer trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Chrysler Aspen trims is 1. Based on this adjustment, the Chrysler Aspen Limited appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

Calculate Payments

  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201720172009
ModelExplorerExplorerAspen
TrimSportPlatinumLimited
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $45,205 $53,235 $34,730
Base Invoice $43,171 $50,839 $31,705
Rear bumper protector 75 75  
Second-row buckets 695 695 700
Running boards 595 595  
Second-row high console 150 150  
Panoramic sunroof 1,595    
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens 1,995 1,995  
Trailer Tow Group     530
AWD w/low range     2,580
Quick Order Package J     3,005
uconnect gps     640
5.7L V8     795
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted     1,400
Sunroof     850
Rear bumper protector 71 71  
Second-row buckets 660 660 602
Running boards 565 565  
Second-row high console 144 144  
Panoramic sunroof 1,515    
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens 1,895 1,895  
Trailer Tow Group     456
AWD w/low range     2,314
Quick Order Package J     2,584
uconnect gps     550
5.7L V8     684
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted     1,204
Sunroof     731
Options (show) (change) 5,105 3,510 10,500
Options (show) (change) 4,850 3,335 9,125
Destination 945 945 850
Total Price $51,255 $57,690 $46,080
Total Invoice $48,966 $55,119 $41,680

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Chrysler Aspen

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Chrysler Aspen Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $2,110
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $4,358
Model Year201720172009
ModelExplorerExplorerAspen
TrimSportPlatinumLimited
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine365hp V6365hp V6376hp V8
TransmissionT6T6A5
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWD w/4L
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)16/22 MPG16/22 MPG13/19 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)390, 12500, 12368, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)255/50-20255/50-20265/50-20
Total Price$51,255$57,690$46,080
Adjustments for Features-3,065-8,9300
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$48,190$48,760$46,080
Cost Above Minimum$0$570$0
Total Invoice$48,966$55,119$41,680
Adjustments for Features-2,928-8,5320
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$46,038$46,587$41,680
Cost Above Minimum$0$549$0

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Features Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Chrysler Aspen

Model Year201720172009
ModelExplorerExplorerAspen
TrimSportPlatinumLimited
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100$1100 
5-speed automatic  $900
AWD$1700$1700 
AWD w/low range  $2200
Accessories 
AC power outlet $100$100
Active noise reduction $0 
Adaptive cruise control $750 
Cruise control$250 $250
Hands-free trunk or liftgate$100$100 
Heated steering wheel$100$100 
Keyless entry keypad$50$50 
Parking guidance system - active $500 
Power-adjustable pedals $125$125
Proximity key$250$250 
Remote window/roof operation $15 
Tilt steering wheel, manual  $150
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual$250  
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power $350 
Universal garage door opener $100$100
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist$25$25 
Blind spot warning system $200 
Curve control$50$50 
Forward collision warning $200 
Front side airbags$350$350 
Full-size spare tire  $225
Hill descent control$250$250 
Inflatable rear seatbelts $200 
Knee airbag, passenger$100$100 
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based $200 
Lane departure warning system $200 
Obstacle detection, front$200$200 
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system $100 
Rear cross-traffic detection $100 
Safety key$5$5 
Temporary spare tire$150$150 
Trailer sway control$25$25 
Vehicle health reports$0$0 
Wide-view front camera $150 
Cargo Management 
Class III trailer hitch$250$250 
Class IV trailer hitch  $300
Console with shifter$150$150 
Console without shifter  $150
Overhead sunglass holder$25$25 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support$0$0 
App support$100$100 
Apple CarPlay support$0$0 
Bluetooth audio streaming$25$25 
DVD-compatible player  $0
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens$1200$1200 
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted  $1000
HD radio$50$50 
Interior air filter$0$0 
Media drive  $15
Rain-sensing wipers $175 
Satellite radio$200$200 
Satellite radio - one year subscription  $250
Satellite TV  $400
SMS text-to-speech reader$50$50 
Surround sound$250$250 
Traffic + travel information$25$25 
Traffic information  $25
Variable intermittent wipers$75 $75
Voice control for external devices$0$0 
Voice recorder  $0
Exterior 
Black exterior trim (optional)$0  
Black grille (optional)$0  
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250$250 
Bodyside moldings  $75
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$50$50 
Laminated front side windows  $200
Panoramic sunroof$1200$1200 
Rear spoiler$200$200 
Skid plates  $150
Sunroof  $900
Wheel-lip moldings$75$75 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Analog clock  $25
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror $75$75
Auto-dimming headlights $200 
Interior ambient lighting $150$150
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display$250$250 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only$750$750 
Power-folding mirrors $50 
Spotter mirror(s)$50  
Turn signals on or near mirrors$25$25 
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats $300 
Folding third row seats  $600
Heated second row seats $200$200
Illuminated door sill trim plates$200$200 
Leather door panel trim $250 
Leather-wrapped steering wheel$150 $150
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seat  $50
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat  $50
Massage, driver seat $100 
Massage, passenger seat $100 
Memory system, driver seat $200$200
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat $150 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $150 
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100$100 
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100  
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$100  
Power release, second row seats$100$100 
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100$100 
Power-stowing third row seats$1000$1000 
Synthetic suede inserts in leather seating surfaces  $0
Tailgating position, third row seats$50$50 
Upholstered instrument panel, leather $1000 
Wood trim $300 
Wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel $150 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Chrome-clad alloy wheels  $600
Machined alloy wheels$350$350 
Performance steering system (optional)$0  
Sport suspension (upgrade)$0$0 
Terrain selector$200$200 
Total Value of Features$12,755$18,620$9,690
Value of Feature Adjustments$3,065$8,930$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-2,928-8,5320

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Specifications Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Chrysler Aspen

Model Year20172009
ModelExplorerAspen
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase112.6 in119.2 in
Length198.3 in200.8 in
Width78.9 in76.0 in
Height70.0 in74.3 in
Curb Weight4,890 lb.5,236 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.6 gal.27.0 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.4 in40.8 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room61.5 in59.4 in
Row 1 Hip Room57.3 in58.8 in
Row 1 Legroom40.6 in41.4 in
Row 2 Headroom40.6 in39.3 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room61.0 in59.6 in
Row 2 Hip Room56.8 in57.2 in
Row 2 Legroom39.5 in37.4 in
Row 3 Headroom37.8 in39.2 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room50.8 in58.9 in
Row 3 Hip Room40.7 in48.0 in
Row 3 Legroom33.3 in34.5 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
21.0 ft319.0 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
43.9 ft367.3 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
81.7 ft3102.4 ft3

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Option Package Details
Chrysler Aspen Limited

Second-row buckets
FeatureValueRequested?
Second-row buckets500Yes
Heated second row seats200Yes
Second-row high console250Yes
Total Requested950100%
Total Not Requested00%
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted
FeatureValueRequested?
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted1000Yes
Satellite TV400No
Total Requested100071%
Total Not Requested40029%
Trailer Tow Group
FeatureValueRequested?
Tow hook(s), front40Yes
Skid plates150No
Trailering equipment (7 wire)150Yes
Class IV trailer hitch300No
Additional engine cooling0No
Power steering cooler0No
Transmission cooler0No
Total Requested19030%
Total Not Requested45070%
Quick Order Package J
FeatureValueRequested?
Bluetooth cell phone link100Yes
Wheel locks25No
Alpine, 368W, 9 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
265/50R20 tires400No
Power-adjustable pedals125Yes
Remote start150Yes
Running boards350Yes
Power recliner, passenger seat100Yes
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Manual recliner, second row seats75Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Memory system, driver seat200Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Dual-zone climate control125Yes
Synthetic suede inserts in leather seating surfaces0No
Laminated front side windows200No
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Automatic climate control, front200Yes
Heated front seats200Yes
Total Requested285075%
Total Not Requested97525%
uconnect gps
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
CD player125Yes
Bluetooth cell phone link100Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic information25Yes
Voice recorder0No
Total Requested950100%
Total Not Requested00%

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