These days, those looking for conspicuous chrome-plated consumption don't go for anything as pedestrian as a car. SUVs are where it's at.
While sales of other truck-based SUVs have been trailing off, large luxury SUVs like these have barely lost their stride. For customers who want an Escalade or a Navigator, there is no substitute. Both were redesigned for 2007, making them more attractive.
And, like a guest arriving late to the party, Chrysler introduced the Aspen SUV just this model year. Chrysler is not, and doesn't pretend to be, a luxury brand on par with Cadillac or even Lincoln. The Aspen is a lower-cost alternative to those other two.
The real race is between the Escalade and the Navigator.
The Aspen, which is in a different price class altogether, presents its own question. Does it come close enough to be worth buying?