National Geographic : 1976 May
What would you say about a small sedan with the style of a fine European road car? A small sedan with classic lines, a broad expanse of glass, a roomy interior that seats six comfortably and a long list of options including power seats, power windows, electric door locks, and auto matic speed control. Very classy, indeed! What would you say about a small sedan with a ride that rivals that of a full-sized car? Aspen does it again! With a unique Isolated Transverse Suspension. It's rubber-isolated to reduce the noise and vibration transmitted to the passenger compartment. To give Aspen the com fortable ride you usually find in bigger cars. What would you say about a small sedan with a small price that starts at only $3,371? That's the manufacturer's suggested retail price for the base Aspen sedan (not shown), excluding state and local taxes, destination charge, and optional equipment, if any. The Aspen SE, pictured above, starts at just $4,400. That price includes an automatic trans mission, power steering, a full vinyl roof, soft vinyl-upholstered 60/40 seats with recliners and center armrest, an electric clock, and much more. That's what I call affordable. What would you say about a small sedan that got an EPA estimated mileage of 27 MPG highway and 18 MPG city? According to EPA estimated mileage results, the Aspen sedan and coupe got 27 MPG on the highway and 18 city. The wagon got 30 MPG highway and 18 city. All were equipped with a 225 Six and manual transmission. (Your actual mileage may differ, depending on your driving habits, the condition of your car, and optional equipment. In California, see your Dodge Dealer for mileage results.) Bravo, Aspen! 'A Winner of the 1976 Motor Trend Magazine Car of the Year Award. The new Dodge Aspen. For a small car at a small price, it's unbelievable.