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2008 Isuzu Ascender
S
Eric Tallberg Preview:

Faced with dwindling sales and an aging design, Isuzu soldiers on with its 2008 Ascender, a value-oriented, midsize, five-passenger, four-door SUV. Offering no third-row seat and unins...

2004 Isuzu Axiom
4 Dr S 4WD SUV
No Expert Reviews

Specs

2008 Isuzu Ascender
S
2004 Isuzu Axiom
4 Dr S 4WD SUV
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic 4-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
4WD
Fuel Economy, City
14 MPG
15 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
20 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 21.7 gal 19 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
285 hp @ 6,000 RPM
250 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
276 lb-ft @ 4,600 RPM
246 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10.3:1
Displacement
4,200 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.7 in x 4 in
3.68 in x 3.35 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 3 stars --
Front Passenger 4 stars --
Side Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Rear Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Rollover (pre-2011) 3 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional Optional
Leather Seats Optional --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional Standard
Cassette Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Optional Standard
Passenger Power Seats Optional --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.4 in 42.1 in
Back Legroom 37 in 35 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 43.7 cu ft 35.2 cu ft
Standard Payload 1,133 lbs 1,050 lbs
Maximum Payload 1,133 lbs 1,050 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 5,300 lbs 4,500 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 5,800 lbs 4,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 191.6 in 182.6 in
Width 76.1 in 70.7 in
Height 74.5 in 67.2 in
Wheelbase 113 in 106.4 in
Bed Length -- 44.3 in

Available Options

2008 Isuzu Ascender
S
2004 Isuzu Axiom
4 Dr S 4WD SUV

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