Compare 2008 Isuzu Ascender vs 2008 Mazda Tribute

2008 Isuzu Ascender
2008 Mazda Tribute
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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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FWD I4 Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD I4 Manual Sport 22 28 $17,923 $19,135
FWD I4 Automatic Sport 20 26 $19,242 $20,550
FWD I4 Automatic Touring 20 26 $19,965 $21,325
FWD V6 Automatic Sport 18 24 $20,398 $21,790
4WD I4 Automatic Sport 19 24 $20,874 $22,300
FWD V6 Automatic Touring 18 24 $21,121 $22,565
4WD I4 Automatic Touring 19 24 $21,597 $23,075
FWD I4 Automatic Grand Touring 20 26 $22,006 $23,515
4WD V6 Automatic Sport 17 22 $22,030 $23,540
4WD V6 Automatic Touring 17 22 $22,752 $24,315
FWD V6 Automatic Grand Touring 18 24 $23,163 $24,755
4WD I4 Automatic Grand Touring 19 24 $23,638 $25,265
FWD I4 HEV Touring 34 30 $23,844 $25,485
4WD V6 Automatic Grand Touring 17 22 $24,794 $26,505
4WD I4 HEV Touring 29 27 $25,476 $27,235
FWD I4 HEV Grand Touring 34 30 $26,185 $27,995
4WD I4 HEV Grand Touring 29 27 $27,816 $29,745
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,656
$17,923
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,149
$19,135
Monthly Payment Estimate
$452 / month
$319 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Mazda Tribute wears a sharp new set of sheetmetal, but performance remains middling, and it still lacks a third-row option.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- SUV
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.0 35.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 40.4
Second Hip Room (in)
58.1 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 56.6
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 99.4
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.1 71.1
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
34.7 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA 43.2
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 67.7
Step Up Height - Front (in)
18.2 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA 33.3
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
43.8 -
Wheelbase (in)
113.0 103.1
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
NA -
Length, Overall (in)
- 174.9
Liftover Height (in)
- 29.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 60.4
Track Width, Front (in)
- 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA 37.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
39.7 34.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.7 29.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
NA 40.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
70.0 66.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.1 66.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
NA 49.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
NA -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 10.0 x -TBD-
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 1.14 19.1" x -TBD-
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 0.78 -TBD-
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 16.5
Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 39.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric 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 -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.95
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA -
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P235/70TR16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA -
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P235/70TR16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA -
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R16 T145/90R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
530 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5300 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5550 -
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 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3233
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Temporary
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.8 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Engine
Displacement
4.2L/256 2.3L/138
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
285 @ 6000 153 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
276 @ 4600 152 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
LL8 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 22
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.26
Trans Type
4 5
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front wheel drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 1.94
Trans Order Code
M30 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Hydra-Matic Auto w/OD Manual
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.50
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.13
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Isuzu Ascender Mazda Tribute
Body Code
NA -
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
NA -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Dbl-A Independent
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 Multi Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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