Original MSRP: $27,149 - $29,149
MPG: 14 City / 20 Hwy

2008 Isuzu Ascender Recalls & Reliability


There have been no safety recalls issued from NHTSA.


Our reliability score is based on the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) rating or, if unavailable, the J.D. Power Predicted Reliability rating.

Predicted Reliability Score 2_0
  • Key:
  • 5 Among The Best
  • 4 Better Than Most
  • 3 About Average
  • 2 The Rest

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The 2008 Isuzu Ascender gets several competitive warranties, including a three-year/50,000-mile basic warranty. While the Ascender's reliability is questionable based solely on its ratings, its warranties should assure both reviewers and buyers. The seven-year/75,000-mile powertrain warranty alone is more than twice as long as the similarly-priced Chevrolet TrailBlazer's and GMC Envoy's warranty. Kelley Blue Book calls that long powertrain warranty one of its "favorite features" and The Detroit News says "I almost fell out of my chair when I saw that Isuzu is offering standard seven-year, 75,000-mile roadside assistance on its new flagship SUV." The same reviewer rhetorically asks "Why on earth would you buy the GM vehicles, which don't have as good coverage, when you can get the Ascender?"

Warranty information last updated: 2/18/09

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