The 2008 Isuzu Ascender offers a pleasant ride on the tough chassis it shares with the Chevy TrailBlazer and GMC Envoy, and it draws its 285 horsepower and 276 lb-ft of torque from the same 4.2L V6. The Ascender is available in three trim levels--S, LS, and Luxury--and each comes in either rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. A four-speed automatic transmission is standard on all models.
All Ascenders come with a rear intermittent wiper, fog lamps, trailer hitch, 17-inch alloy wheels, height-adjustable front seat headrests, a 65/35 split folding rear bench seat, power windows and locks, tilt steering, air conditioning with dual-zone climate control, and a rear auxiliary outlet.
The Ascender LS and Luxury models add an automatic locking rear differential, dual heated power mirrors, privacy glass, a power moonroof, roof rail crossbars, remote keyless entry and alarm system, cruise control, and an in-dash six-disc CD changer with six speakers. The LS features an eight-way power driver seat with lumbar support, while the Luxury also adds the same adjustability to the passenger seat. Other Luxury-only features include an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a Bose six-speaker stereo system, front heated seats with two-position memory for the driver, and leather-appointed seating.
The S model is available with a Preferred Equipment Package, which adds keyless entry, dual power mirrors, cruise control, an overhead console, and several other amenities found in LS and Luxury models. XM satellite radio is optional on LS and Luxury models.
Standard safety features across the 2008 Isuzu Ascender model range include daytime running lights, front air bags, head curtain side-impact air bags four-wheel antilock disc brakes, StabiliTrak electronic stability control, and a tire pressure monitor.
Plenty of power from GM-sourced 4.2L V6; rugged truck chassis; lots of cargo room; good seven-year/75,000-mile powertrain warranty; competitive pricing.
The Isuzu Ascender gets a new trim for 2008. The LUX is the best-equipped model, adding a taller axle ratio, a higher GVWR, upgraded exterior treatments, leather seating, adjustable pedals, a Bose audio system, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. All Ascenders now include side-impact air bags and the 4.2L V6 has been tweaked to deliver better fuel economy and reduced emissions. Horsepower has dropped from 291 to 285, while torque is reduced by 1 lb-ft to 276 lb-ft. Two-tone exterior colors have changed as well.
The 2008 Isuzu Ascender should be considered a bargain midsize SUV. Based on the Chevrolet TrailBlazer and other GM midsize SUV offerings, the Ascender offers a cavernous 80.1 cubit feet of cargo space. Its 5,800 pound towing capacity ranks near the top of the class, as does its seven-year/75,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Vehicle Price: 27,884.00
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