Isuzu Ascender vs Lexus IS 250 Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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2008 Isuzu Ascender
S
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,149
1 vehicle

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2015 Lexus IS 250
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$21,593
65 listings nationwide
4 GREAT deals
12 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

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...

2015 Lexus IS 250
AWD
Patricia Mayo Preview:

Redesigned for 2014, Lexus’s performance-oriented midsize enters 2015 with Siri Eyes Free and LED fog lights standard, otherwise basically unchanged. There’s also a few changes to opti...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2008 Isuzu Ascender
S
No User Reviews
2015 Lexus IS 250
AWD
Cori writes:
Great
40
GuruWQMXS writes:
This is my second IS 250. I love it.
20
roger writes:
Nice car, little tight in the drivers compartment for a big guy

Specs

2008 Isuzu Ascender
S
2015 Lexus IS 250
AWD
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
14 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
20 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 21.7 gal 17.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
285 hp @ 6,000 RPM
204 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
276 lb-ft @ 4,600 RPM
185 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
12:1
Displacement
4,200 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.7 in x 4 in
3.27 in x 3.03 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 3 stars --
Front Passenger 4 stars --
Side Driver 5 stars --
Side Rear Passenger 5 stars --
Rollover (pre-2011) 3 stars --
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional Standard
Leather Seats Optional --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Optional Standard
Passenger Power Seats Optional Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.4 in 44.8 in
Back Legroom 37 in 32.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 43.7 cu ft 13.8 cu ft
Standard Payload 1,133 lbs --
Maximum Payload 1,133 lbs 1,036 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 5,300 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 5,800 lbs --
Exterior
Length 191.6 in 183.7 in
Width 76.1 in 79.8 in
Height 74.5 in 56.3 in
Wheelbase 113 in 110.2 in

Available Options

2008 Isuzu Ascender
S
2015 Lexus IS 250
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Atomic Silver
  • Deep Sea Mica
  • Matador Red Mica
  • Nebula Gray Pearl
  • Obsidian
  • Silver Lining Metallic
  • Starfire Pearl
  • Ultra White

Option Packages

  • F-Sport Package
  • Intuitive Parking Assist
  • Luxury Package
  • Luxury Package And Tech Package
  • Navigation Package W/Mark Levinson Premium Audio
  • Navigation System Package
  • Pre-Collision System W/Dynamic Radar Cruise CTRL
  • Premium Package
  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Wheels: 18" Mesh Aluminum Alloy

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