Compare 2008 Isuzu Ascender vs 2008 Saturn VUE

2008 Isuzu Ascender
2008 Saturn VUE
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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 4-Door I4 XE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 XE 19 26 $20,125 $21,525
AWD 4-Door V6 XE 15 22 $22,785 $24,370
FWD 4-Door V6 XR 16 23 $23,188 $24,800
FWD 4-Door I4 Green Line 25 32 $23,978 $25,645
AWD 4-Door V6 XR 16 22 $25,058 $26,800
FWD 4-Door V6 Red Line 16 24 $25,525 $27,300
AWD 4-Door V6 Red Line 16 22 $27,395 $29,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,656
$20,125
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,149
$21,525
Monthly Payment Estimate
$452 / month
$359 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Saturn Vue isn't as large as competing models on the inside and isn't the best choice for growing families, but in all other respects, it's a much-improved vehicle.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.0 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 40.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
58.1 52.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 56.0
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 40.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 52.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.1 72.8
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
34.7 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - TBD -
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 67.0
Step Up Height - Front (in)
18.2 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
43.8 -
Wheelbase (in)
113.0 106.6
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
NA -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.8
Length, Overall (in)
- 180.1
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 61.8
Track Width, Front (in)
- 61.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
39.7 - TBD -
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 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
70.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.1 56.4
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 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 1.14 11.7 x 1.14
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 - 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 19
Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 40.0
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 18.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.46
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA -
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P235/65R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QKG
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA -
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P235/65R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA -
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R16 T155/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA QKG
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
530 - TBD -
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 1500
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)
- 3825
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.8 9.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Engine
Displacement
4.2L/256 2.4L/145
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
285 @ 6000 169 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
276 @ 4600 161 @ 5100
Engine Order Code
LL8 LE5
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 19
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.84
Trans Type
4 6
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 2.88
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 2.87
Trans Order Code
M30 MX0
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Hydra-Matic Auto w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 4.48
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.41
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Isuzu Ascender Saturn VUE
Body Code
NA -
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
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 Strut
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 3-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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