(4.5) 2 reviews
MSRP: $2,641$7,417
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 17-18
Engine: 275-hp, 4.2-liter I-6 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Seats: 5-7
2004 Isuzu Ascender

Our Take on the 2004 Isuzu Ascender

Our Take

Isuzu’s latest sport utility vehicle went on sale during the 2003 model year to replace the company’s long-lived Trooper. The Ascender is built on the same platform as GM’s extended-length midsize SUVs, including the Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL.Even though the Asce... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Exterior size of seven-passenger model
  • Unproven reputation
  • Fuel economy
  • Hard seat bottoms
  • Lack of side bolstering

Notable Features

  • Five- or seven-passenger capacity
  • Inline-six-cylinder or V-8
  • Automatic 4WD
  • Premium amenities


Our Expert Reviews

As SUVs go, Isuzu's Ascender doesn't Muscular, roomy - but noisy, pricey So this is what a life raft looks like. It's a little boxy. A little sporty. And remarkably similar in appearance to a GMC Envoy. The only thing the 2004 Isuzu Ascender is missing is a giant SOS emblazoned on the hood, as in "Save Our Sales." In essence, that's what Isuzu is asking for as it ... Read full review for the 2004 Isuzu Ascender

Consumer Reviews


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Best car in our household

by Happy Ascender owner from Kissimmee, FL on January 24, 2014

I purchased an Ascender 2004 in 2003. After owning an Explorer for several years and test driving several other SUVs, I found the Ascender easy to maneuver, extremely comfortable ride, and the best th... Read Full Review

4 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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