Though multiple engine options existed for the second-generation Isuzu Trooper, a common engine was the 3.5 liter V6 engine. Other options included 3.0 and 3.1 liter in-line four cylinder engines, as well as Dual- and Single-Overhead Cam options for the 3.2 liter engines.
The second generation of the Isuzu Trooper was released in 1992 and was in production until 2002, when the Trooper was discontinued. The Sport Utility Vehicle, or SUV, featured a number of engine options. By its final year in 2002, the 3.5 liter engine had become the most popular option.
The longitudinally oriented V6 engine had a power output of 215 horsepower at 5400 rpm and generated 230 foot pounds of torque at 3000 rpm. The engine recommended gasoline type for the engine was regular unleaded, but had an efficiency of 16 miles to the gallon in the city and 19 miles to the gallon on the highway out of a 22.5-gallon fuel tank.
Standard engine features included an aluminum block and cylinder heads with a variable intake manifold. The engine's six cylinders featured 24 total valves with a Sequential MPI fuel injection system. Finally, the ignition system was fully electronic.
The SUV had two transmission options: a four-speed automatic with overdrive and a manual five-speed transmission with overdrive. The manual transmission came standard, while the automatic was an optional feature.