Compare 2008 Isuzu Ascender vs 2008 Jeep Liberty

2008 Isuzu Ascender
2008 Jeep Liberty
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2WD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door LS 14 20 $25,656 $27,149
2WD 4-Door LUX 14 20 $25,656 $27,149
2WD 4-Door S 14 20 $25,656 $27,149
4WD 4-Door LS 14 20 $27,546 $29,149
4WD 4-Door LUX 14 20 $27,546 $29,149
4WD 4-Door S 14 20 $27,546 $29,149
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RWD 4-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $19,787 $21,090
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $21,267 $22,700
RWD 4-Door Limited 16 22 $23,372 $25,030
4WD 4-Door Limited 15 21 $24,852 $26,640
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,656
$19,787
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,149
$21,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$452 / month
$352 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Much less of a cute-ute than it used to be, the 2008 Jeep Liberty defines SUV-lites by not being one.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 56.8
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 40.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 40.8
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 52.7
Second Leg Room (in)
37.0 38.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 40.4
Second Hip Room (in)
58.1 48.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 104.1
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA 44.2
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
32.1 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
191.6 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.0 -
Height, Overall (in)
71.9 70.1
Step Up Height - Front (in)
18.2 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA 35.3
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
43.8 -
Wheelbase (in)
113.0 106.1
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.1 72.4
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
34.7 -
Liftover Height (in)
- 33.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 61.0
Track Width, Front (in)
- 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 9.1
Length, Overall (in)
- 176.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.7 31.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
NA 41.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
70.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.1 64.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
NA -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
39.7 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 1.14 11.9 x 1.1
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 0.78 12.4 x 0.5
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 19.5
Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.82 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20.4 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 35.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 17.36
Tires
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TRY
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA -
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P225/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA -
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TRY
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBC
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA -
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P225/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA -
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5300 5000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
530 500
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3200 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2297 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2750 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
10000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2297 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5550 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3897
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.8 14.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA 600
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
285 @ 6000 210 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
276 @ 4600 235 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LL8 EKG
Displacement
4.2L/256 3.7L/226
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 22
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 4.06
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive 2-Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 2.61
Trans Order Code
M30 DEH
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.25
Trans Description Cont.
Hydra-Matic Auto w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 4.46
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.72
Trans Type
4 6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.21
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Isuzu Ascender Jeep Liberty
Body Code
NA -
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
NA -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Dbl-A A-Arms
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3080 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
NA -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.42 -
Axle Type - Front
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2750 -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Coil Live Axle
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
NA -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/stabilizer bar
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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