You may never have heard of the Isuzu Ascender, a new sport utility vehicle for 2003. But you may be familiar with its siblings, the well-regarded GMC Envoy and the Chevrolet TrailBlazer.
Isuzu has had a long collaboration with General Motors
Corp., so when it came time to replace the Japanese-built Trooper, it tapped GM for help and expertise. The $32,312 Ascender we tested rolled off an assembly line in Moraine, Ohio, and differs little from the Envoy and TrailBlazer, except for a few
details such as the grille and tail lamps.
It's when you bother to read the fine print that things start to get interesting. If your household is like ours, it may provoke some fairly heated arguments... Read More