The Ascender is based on the Chevrolet Trailblazer, but continues an Isuzu tradition of rugged capability with body-on-frame construction and available four-wheel drive. The Ascender comes in either rear- or four-wheel drive. It has a 285 hp 4.2-liter inline-six-cylinder mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission. It features machined-finish alloy wheels, rack-and-pinion steering, flip-and-tumble feature for rear seats, and dual-zone air conditioning. Standard safety features include a tire pressure monitoring system, daytime running lights, an electronic stability system and anti-lock brakes. For 2008, the five-passenger Ascender receives standard head-curtain side-impact airbags.
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|MPG||Up to 14 city / 20 highway|
|Transmission||4-spd auto w/OD|
|Power||285 @ 6000 rpm|
|Curb Weight||4,417 - 4,594 lbs|