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The fuel-efficient 2008 Isuzu Ascender was ranked as one of the top 25 “Midsize Affordable SUVs” for safety features, the 2008 Ascender received the same rating as the 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer and the 2008 GMC Envoy.

The Isuzu Ascender fared well in crash tests conducted, particularly in side-impact crashes. According to an article the Ascender received five out of five stars in government crash tests (if you’d like to see for yourself, check out the Ascender’s page on the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration’s website for the full report) for both front and rear-seat passenger safety. One of the many reasons the Isuzu Ascender earned such a favourable rating is that side-impact airbags now come standard in their cars.

The Ascender comes standard with fog lights and daytime running lights, and also includes a specialised stability control system called StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control. The system combines traction control with stability control systems, as well as anti-lock brakes. Together, the three are designed to help the driver maintain directional command of the vehicle.

In addition to its active safety features, the 2008 model also has upgraded passive safety features including air bags for both the driver and the front passenger, as well as standard head-curtain side-impact air bags. These air bags were options previously, but now standard. It also features an automatic air bag suppression system designed to deactivate the front-passenger airbag and reduce airbag-related injuries.

The Isuzu Ascender also has a body style that allows for exceptional visibility from the driver’s seat. In comparison to the 2008 Mazda CX-7, “test drivers have expressed concern, however, about impaired front visibility due to the sharp design of the CX-7’s windshield.”

But safety isn’t the only reason to get behind the wheel of an Ascender because the overall impression of the Isuzu Ascender was the car “delivers and an outstanding warranty and smooth ride” and also pointed out the SUV’s superior towing capabilities. The 2WD model can tow, when properly equipped, up to 5,800 pounds.

In general, reviewers were impressed with the Ascender’s V6 engine power and the way the SUV handles. Kelley Blue Book noted that “the Ascender feels controlled and agile.” Another reviewer from Auto Media pointed out that the Ascender runs “smoothly and quietly” and “accelerates vigorously from a standstill.”

According to reports, the Ascender beats the Ford Explorer when off-roading. Comparing the two, a reviewer commented, “the solid rear axle of the Ascender is a better arrangement, giving the Isuzu more agility in severe off-road traction situations.” It was also noted that the Ford Explorer’s “heavy steering detracts from overall performance.”

Here at Essendon Panels we can help you take care of everything, from your excess and a hire car while your car is being repaired. We can even call your insurance company for you, and do all the running around for you. We offer this service complementary.

We help many local car owners if they have been involved in a car accident. If you need a car smash repair quote after an accident simply CONTACT US at Essendon Panels first, and we will handle your insurance claim for you and can provide you with a brand new replacement car whilst your car is being repaired.

The EP Team