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2005 Ascender

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2005 Isuzu Ascender

$3,629 - $9,933  MSRP Range
2005 Isuzu Ascender

Review Score

4.3 out of 5 stars

4.3

3 Reviews
67% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.7 out of 5 stars Comfort
5 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
3.7 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.3 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.7 out of 5 stars Performance
4 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

best vehicle i have owned

by amcedano from Fayetteville, NC on Thu Feb 05 2009

I purchased this vehicle March 2005 and have driven 71,000 miles. The Performance, Value for the Money, and Reliability has been its best features. I would recommend this vehicle to a friend. I used this vehicle for commuting, transporting family, towing, work, off-roading, having fun, and just getting around.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Acscender LS-7 rides like a Caddy

by Joe Isuzu from North Palm Beach, FL on Fri Apr 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 70,000 miles, and I love it.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

hard to find parts and get repaired

by fishinggeek from eau claire, wi on Tue May 29 2012

i love my ascender with a few exceptions. the interior door broke and the panel busted because my german shepherd was standing on the window. i've been looking for parts for weeks!!! i cant find anywhere around here including the chevy dealer that has parts. the suspension is very spongy buy smooth but that makes you towing a heavy boat... i was blown around by the wind and almost lost it due to the soft suspension. itd be nice for a small boat or trailer but i'd never get close to the capacity again. 5/5 if youare just using it as a family car.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 2005 Isuzu Ascender

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 least the interim replacement for the venerable Trooper, the once popular full-size SUV that was discontinued after 2002, and is based on the Chevrolet TrailBlazer/GMC Envoy models that debuted in 2002.

The Ascender was introduced for 2003 a seven-passenger model only, similar to the extended-length TrailBlazer and Envoy models... Read More