• Inventory Prices: $3,521–$13,693
  • Body Style: Truck
  • Combined MPG: 17-19
  • Engine: 242-hp, 3.7-liter I-5 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Towing Capacity: 5,500 lbs.
2008 Isuzu i-370

Our Take on the Latest Model 2008 Isuzu i-370

What We Don't Like

  • Pending further review

Notable Features

  • Increased towing capacity
  • 242-hp inline-five-cylinder
  • Crew cab or extended cab
  • Four-speed automatic
  • Standard 4WD
  • Based on GM compact pickups

2008 Isuzu i-370 Reviews

Vehicle Overview
Isuzu sells two pickups in the U.S., the i-290 (which is listed separately in the Cars.com Research section) and the i-370, which has a 242-horsepower, 3.7-liter inline-five-cylinder. These pickups join Isuzu's only remaining model in the U.S. market: the Ascender sport utility vehicle, which is also based on a GM product. Serving as the uplevel i-series model, the i-370 gets an optional integrated trailer hitch and a standard sliding rear window for 2008. Also, towing capacity has increased 1,500 pounds to 5,500 pounds.

Exterior
These pickups were developed in a joint venture, so the overall appearance of the i-370 is similar to the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon. Isuzu's version features a bold grille made up of three wide bars: one horizontal and two vertical.

While the four-cylinder i-290 comes only in extended-cab form with two-wheel drive, the i-370 can be had in both extended- and crew-cab form with two-wheel drive or Insta-Trac four-wheel drive. Four conventional front-hinged doors are installed. The i-370 has 15-inch tires on aluminum wheels. Radiant Orange Metallic, Midnight Metallic and Cool Slate Metallic are new colors for 2008.


Interior
Front bucket seats flank a center console. Standard equipment includes a sliding rear window; air conditioning; a stereo system with a CD/MP3 player; remote keyless entry; cruise control; a tilt steering column; and power windows, locks and mirrors. An integrated trailer hitch is a new option.

For 2008, Isuzu made features such as side curtain airbags (on extended-cab models), an automatic locking rear differential and an in-dash six-CD changer standalone options. Side curtain airbags are standard on crew cab models. A new Comfort Package for crew cab models comes with an in-dash six-CD changer, leather seats, power-adjustable driver and passenger seats, and heated front seats. Electronic traction control is standard on all two-wheel-drive crew cab models but is unavailable on four-wheel-drive models.


Under the Hood
The i-370's 3.5-liter inline-five-cylinder develops 242 hp and 242 pounds-feet of torque. A four-speed automatic transmission is standard. The i-370 comes with Insta-Trac four-wheel drive, which permits shifting between 2WD and 4WD High at the touch of a button while under way. For 2008, Isuzu increased the i-370's towing capacity to 5,500 pounds, a 1,500-pound gain.

Safety
Four-wheel antilock brakes are standard. Side curtain airbags are standard on crew cab models and a standalone option on extended cab models.

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2008 Isuzu i-370 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 2 recalls for this car.


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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

84mo/75,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

84mo/75,000mi

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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