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1997 Isuzu Trooper

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1997 S 4dr 4x4
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Price:   -  From $26,550
1997 LS 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $32,270
1997 LTD 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $37,990


Roomy, elegant and comfortable, the Isuzu Trooper suffers from the Rodney Dangerfield syndrome: it don't get no respect, or at least not enough. And the same can be said for its Acura variant, the SLX. In fact, the Trooper and SLX have been the targets of some distinctly hostile press, thanks to last year's scare story by a national consumer's magazine which suggested these two vehicles are exceptionally prone to rollover accidents. We'll address that issue in a little more detail later, but let's make something clear right now: we think this is nonsense. In addition to our own evaluations, various members of our team, who could roll over most any SUV if they really tried to, have been involved in a number of formal track tests involving both the Trooper and the SLX, and neither of them showed any unusual inclination to go into the shiny-side-down mode. In addition to being capable, well equipped and exceptionally roomy, the Trooper and SLX are well priced to compete in the borderline luxury area, one of the hottest segments of the sport-utility market. Our tester was the mid-grade Trooper LS, with four-wheel drive. Mechanical, feature and dynamic observations concerning the Trooper apply equally to the Acura SLX.

Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.2L V-6 / 190 HP / 188 ft.lbs.
Standard: 5-spd man w/OD
Available: 4-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Part-time Four-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
16 / 18 / 17 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.2L V-6 / 190 HP / 188 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Part-time Four-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
16 / 18 / 17 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Rigid Axle Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel
Fuel Tank
22.5 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
90.2 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
178.9 "
Exterior Width
69.5 "
Exterior Height
72.2 "
Front Headroom
39.8 "
Rear Headroom
39.8 "
Front Legroom
40.8 "
Rear Legroom
39.1 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.3 "
Rear Shoulder Room
57.3 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,275 Lbs.
Wheel Base
109 "
Turning Radius
19.0 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
16.0 " Silver Styled Steel
Monotone With Stripe
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Manual / Dual Power Remote Heated
Colored With 2 Front Tow Hook(s)
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Full Bench / 60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm Stereo, Seek-scan
4 / 6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
One Touch Open Window
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Passenger Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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