2005 Isuzu Ascender

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3 reviews
Available Price Range $2,342-$10,154 Trims4 Combined MPG 17-18 Seats 5-7

Our Take on the 2005 Isuzu Ascender

Our Take

Isuzu's latest sport utility vehicle went on sale for 2003 and replaced the company's long-lived Trooper. The Ascender shares its platform with General Motors' midsize SUVs. Even tho... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Exterior size of seven-passenger model
  • Fuel economy
  • Hard seat bottoms
  • Resale value

Notable Features

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


Our Expert Reviews

If an Isuzu sport utility is on your list of vehicles to consider, you'll find your shopping rather simple for 2005. The Japanese truckmaker is down to just one vehicle in its lineup this year, having dropped the Rodeo and Axiom SUVs at the end of the 2004 model year. What's left is the Ascender, a very good SUV in its own right, although it's not really an Isuzu. This is at leas... Read Full Review

Consumer Reviews

4.3 out of 5

Based on 3 reviews

Acscender LS-7 rides like a Caddy

by Joe Isuzu from North Palm Beach, FL on April 16, 2010

Pulls my 1981 Ski Nautique, rides great, no major maintenance problems except for the fan I replaced, and new tires at 80,000 miles. 13mpg in town, 19mpg on the Interstates. Bought used in 2008 with... 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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