2002, 2013 Isuzu Oasis, Reviews, Pictures, Quotes, Research & Safety Information.
For several years, Honda has
been purchasing Rodeo sport utilities from Isuzu, and rebadging
them as the Honda Passport. Honda dealers were clamoring for
an SUV, and rather than wait for engineers to develop a new
model from scratch, the company forged a relationship with
Isuzu.Starting in 1997,
Honda also began selling an upscale version of the Isuzu Trooper
as the Acura SLX, to capitalize on the booming luxury-SUV
To reciprocate the favor,
Honda allows Isuzu to rebadge a Japanese-market sedan for
sale across the Pacific, and has donated the slow-selling
Odyssey minivan to fill a niche in Isuzu's U.S. lineup. 2013,
2013 Isuzu Oasis, Reviews, Pictures, Quotes, Research & Safety Information. The Oasis has a different grille, different
wheels, and an Isuzu-embossed steering wheel center hub.
The Oasis is actually a better
deal than the Odyssey, mainly because Isuzu offers a more
comprehensive warranty, and the few options available are
priced by the factory, not individual dealers, which reduces
the dealer's ability to rip off the consumer.
Powered by a strong 2.3-liter
four-cylinder engine and featuring four conventional doors,
the Oasis scores well in government crash tests and offers
side-impact protection that meet passenger car standards.
Antilock brakes were standard equipment.
The Oasis S can accommodate
up to seven passengers, but LS models have center row captain's
chairs that reduce capacity to six. The third row bench seat
folds forward, flips backwards for tailgate parties, or folds
away into the floor to create a flat load floor. With seats
removed and folded, the LS model can hold up to 102.5 cubic
feet of cargo.
Despite the distinct lack
of V6 power, the Oasis offers solid value as a family wagon.
It's roomy, attractive and well-equipped. Oasis offers more
versatility and cargo capacity than any of it's competitors,
an excellent warranty and proven Honda mechanicals.