Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), also known as "sticker" price, is a recommended selling price that automakers give a new car that is above the invoice price paid by the dealer. It is a price that does not include any options that can be added to a particular car style. When shown as a range, the prices are starting MSRPs, without options, for multiple styles for that model.
This price range reflects the Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value for all trim levels, but not necessarily all available options.
The Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value represents the amount an auto dealer might ask for a specific vehicle; the actual sale price will vary. A vehicle's popularity, condition, warranty, color and local market conditions are factors involved in determining a final price. The retail value is not a trade-in or private party value.
The Suggested Retail value assumes that the vehicle has been fully reconditioned and has a clean title history. The Suggested Retail value also allows for advertising, sales commissions, insurance and other costs of doing business as a dealer. Most vehicles offered at this price have passed an inspection, and some may carry a warranty. Vehicle mileage is assumed to be normal or below normal.
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By Rick Popely
May 4, 2001
Vehicle Overview New features fortify the optional Ironman Package, and Isuzu celebrates its 85th birthday with an Anniversary Edition of the Rodeo, a four-door SUV. Built in Lafayette, Ind., Isuzu makes the Rodeo at a plant it shares with Subaru. Honda sells the same vehicle as the Passport with minor appearance and equipment differences.
The Ironman Package available on the LS model adds 18-inch gray metallic alloy wheels, a painted rear roof spoiler, a four-way power drivers seat, tubular side steps, privacy glass and other items. The Anniversary Edition sports two-tone paint, 18-inch chrome alloy wheels, a beige leather interior, chrome side steps, a power moonroof and electronic ride control, among other features.
Exterior Overall length on the Rodeo is 177 inches, nearly 10 inches longer than the Jeep Cherokee but 13 inches shorter than the Ford Explorer.
All models come in four-door styling with a tailgate that swings open to the left. The rear window swings up separately and must be opened before the tailgate. The spare tire mounts on the tailgate on the base S model, and it stores underneath the rear of the vehicle on other models.
Interior All versions of the Rodeo seat five with two front buckets and a three-place 60/40 split rear bench seat that folds for additional cargo room.
Under the Hood The base Rodeo S model comes with a standard 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine. All others have a 3.2-liter V-6. All models are available with either a four-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission and either two- or four-wheel drive.
Included in the Ironman Package is an electronic ride control system called Intelligent Suspension Control. Sensors feed information to a computer that adjusts suspension firmness to one of 17 settings based on vehicle speed, engine speed, lateral forces and loads on the shock absorbers.