1992-02 Isuzu Trooper

Rating high on our list of upscale 4x4s, early Troopers trail such rivals as the Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee mainly in their omission of shift-on-the-fly 4WD (on 1992-95 models) and an [...]

1996-97 Lexus LX 450

When new, an LX 450 cost some $7000 more than its Toyota Land Cruiser counterpart. Quite a premium to pay for the prestige of the Lexus name and the more attentive service expected from a Lexus [...]

1991-97 Isuzu Rodeo

The need to stop the vehicle to engage 4WD, then stop and back up to disengage it, is an inconvenience. Otherwise, the competent and tightly constructed Rodeo deserves a serious look, as it just [...]

1999-01 Isuzu VehiCross

Not a hot prospect for most people's want-to-buy list, the curious-looking VehiCross might be viewed as an answer to a question no one had asked. Priced against roomier, more traditional [...]

2002-04 Isuzu Axiom

Underwhelming is the word for Isuzu's Axiom. Beneath its edgy styling, the Axiom is troublingly trucky and trails any number of car-based "crossovers" for value, refinement, performance--and even [...]

2003-08 Isuzu Ascender

Though Ascenders match most rivals for pace and space, Isuzu's longer warranty doesn't fully compensate for a spotty dealer network. Additionally, Isuzu's financial woes put the company's future [...]

1996-99 Acura SLX

All told, the SLX delivers a hefty, rugged feel. Excellent detail workmanship is evident throughout the vehicle. Abundant passenger and cargo room and solid construction are also definite [...]