Chrysler

It’s tough to make sense of Chrysler’s forays into hybrids and other advanced fuel-saving vehicles. You could imagine the company playing to the strengths of its heritage with pickup trucks and minivans come to mind—by offering high-mpg hybrid versions. After all, there’s pent-up demand for a hybrid minivan or pickup truck—segments that don’t yet have gas-electric options. But those hybrids remain an idea at this stage. The company dipped its toes into hybrid waters with the Dodge Durango and Chrysler Aspen Hybrids and has dangled notions of electric vehicles. The Chrysler Aspen—a 19 mpg 5.7-Liter V8 hemi hybrid—is perhaps the best example of the company’s hybrid antics. In a case of “Dead Hybrid Walking,” Chrysler closed the Newark, Del., assembly plant that produced the Chrysler Aspen a few weeks before the first models arrived in showrooms.

Name Combined MPG Technology MSRP Available
2007 Chrysler Aspen Hybrid

2007 Chrysler Aspen Hybrid

A hulking 5.7-liter V8 Hemi hybrid.
19 MPG Hybrid $44700 Discontinued
2008 Chrysler Sebring E85

2008 Chrysler Sebring E85

America's top-selling convertible boasts a new hardtop and E85 capability.
16 MPG E85 Ethanol $29300 Now