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2008 Chrysler Aspen Towing Capacity

How much can a 2008 Chrysler Aspen pull? Compare 2 trim levels.

What will it tow?

RV   Car   Boat   Typical trailers

2008 Chrysler Aspen Trims
Towing capacity by engine

Choose a towing vehicle wisely. Make sure the engine has enough power, the gearbox is capable of withstanding heavy loads, and the axle ratio is optimal for hauling.

  • Limited 4dr 4x2 - 8,950 lbs
  • Limited 4dr 4x4 - 8,750 lbs

Limited 4dr 4x2

Maximum Towing Capacity - 8950 lb

The maximum weight that Chrysler Aspen is allowed to tow. The maximum trailer weights listed are only applicable for altitudes up to 3280 ft (1,000 m) above sea level. With increasing altitude the engine power and therefore the car's climbing ability are impaired because of the reduced air density, so the maximum trailer weight has to be reduced accordingly. The weight of the car and trailer must be reduced by 10% for every further 3280 ft (1,000 m) (or part thereof).

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) - 6450 lb

This is the maximum amount of weight Chrysler Aspen is rated to carry (engine, chassis, fluids, passengers, cargo, load - everything). It is often determined by the manufacturer and is indicated in the owner's manual or on the inside of the drive's door panel.

Curb Weight - 4866 lb

This is how much Chrysler Aspen weighs sitting on the curb with no driver, passengers, no cargo and no load with all standard options.

Payload Capacity - 1584 lb

Payload is considered all the extra stuff you put inside your vehicle, whether it be passengers or a pile of rocks, that weight is all considered payload. You can increase it by:

  1. Upgrading the Rear Springs.
  2. Adding Coil-Over Shock Absorbers.
  3. Installing a Longer Truck Bed.
  4. Attaching a Trailer.
  5. Adding Bed Racks.

Horsepower - 303 hp

It is the same for all trims.

The higher the power of your engine, the more weight your car can pull.

Torque - 330 Lb-Ft

It is the same for all trims.

High torque is essential for towing because it allows you to pull the trailer at a lower RPM, reducing the strain on the engine.

Axle Ratio - 3.55

It is the same for all trims.

The higher the axle ratio, the more power your vehicle produces, and as a result, the more weight this car can tow.

Drive Type - no data

All-wheel or rear-wheel drive vehicles are best suited for towing, while front-wheel drive vehicles can haul much less weight.

Transmission - no data

Do not overload your vehicle while towing, as this can cause the transmission to overheat and fail. If your transmission has "Towing mode" - be sure to turn it on.

Turbocharger - no data

Turbocharged engines produce more power, so if you need a vehicle for towing, choose the one equipped with a turbo.

Wheelbase - 119.2

It is the same for all trims.

The longer your vehicle's wheelbase, the less likely the trailer you tow will push down on the rear axle and lift the front end.

Front Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - 3100 lb

It is the maximum allowable weight that can be placed on a front axle of your Chrysler Aspen.

Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - 3900 lb

It is the same for all trims.

It is the maximum allowable weight that can be placed on a rear axle of your Chrysler Aspen.

Limited 4dr 4x4

Trailers that Your Vehicle Can Tow



Inside the RV, you will find everything you need for a comfortable stay, even away from civilization.

Car Trailers

If you need to transport your car over a long distance - use a car trailer - this method is much safer and more reliable than towing with a rope.

Choose the car you want to haul:


Boat Trailers

If you need to transport a boat, make sure you choose the right size trailer.

Boat trailer

Typical Trailers

Whatever your needs, you can find a trailer that's perfect for you.

Boat trailer

What is a 2008 Chrysler Aspen maximum towing capacity?

When preparing much-awaited trips into the great outdoors, you will need to bear in mind the 2008 Chrysler Aspen towing capacity, which is the most important feature for such adventure. The towing capacity in reality is the vehicle's maximum volume of weight that it may safely tow. These details can often be seen on a sticker located on the inside of the driver's front door near the door latch. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is the highest operating weight (such as cargo and passengers) and really should not be exceeded. As a rule, the body weight of the trailer being towed is usually recommended to be kept within 10-15 per cent of the GVWR.

Below, we present the information about the towing capacity of the 2008 Chrysler Aspen with all trims and generations. You should be aware the maximum towing weight may vary based on the braking system of what is being towed. In case a trailer is equipped with its own brakes then its "braked capacity". On the contrary, it is called unbraked capacity. When selecting the future trailer, you have to understand that the weight and ranking is coming from the trailer's manufacturer plus all the added payload you are likely to place into it must never surpass the 2008 Chrysler Aspen towing capacity. Violating this important principle will have an impact on your ability to handle and make a full stop just in time and can eventually bring about long-lasting injury to your car or truck or even lead to crashes on the streets.


Drivers must not exceed the Chrysler Aspen towing capacity as it can have serious consequences such as interfering with your car's braking ability

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The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has developed the J2807 set of recommended practices. The tow test procedures designed by the big brains at the SAE consist of a series of rigorous real-world challenges to determine the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of a vehicle and trailer combination.