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2001 Isuzu Trooper

$1,113 — $4,061 USED
Sport Utility
5 Seats
17 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
Isuzu celebrates its 85th anniversary this year and marks the occasion with an anniversary package for the Trooper, its largest SUV. The package is available on the LS model and includes “polar white pearl” paint, 12-spoke alloy wheels with white accents, leather and woodgrain interior trim, chrome side steps and a Nakamichi audio system.

General Motors owns a stake in Isuzu, and when a new Trooper arrives in 2003, expectations are that it will be based on GM’s 2002 midsize SUVs — such as the Chevrolet TrailBlazer — instead of an Isuzu design.



Exterior
Trooper has conventional SUV features with square, upright styling and four side doors but a unique arrangement at the rear. Vertical cargo doors are split 70/30 — like a refrigerator/freezer combination — and they open to the sides. The spare tire attaches to the outside of the larger door.

At 188 inches front to rear, Trooper is nearly a foot shorter than the new Chevrolet Tahoe, but at 72.2 inches, it is nearly as tall as the Tahoe.



Interior
The base S model adds standard front captain’s chairs this year. All models have ample room for five people (two in front and three in the rear). Cargo room expands to a generous 90 cubic feet when both sides of the split rear seat are folded.

Trooper’s driving position is buslike because the steering wheel is more horizontal than in most vehicles.



Under the Hood
The only engine is a 3.5-liter V-6 that produces 215 horsepower and comes ...
Vehicle Overview
Isuzu celebrates its 85th anniversary this year and marks the occasion with an anniversary package for the Trooper, its largest SUV. The package is available on the LS model and includes “polar white pearl” paint, 12-spoke alloy wheels with white accents, leather and woodgrain interior trim, chrome side steps and a Nakamichi audio system.

General Motors owns a stake in Isuzu, and when a new Trooper arrives in 2003, expectations are that it will be based on GM’s 2002 midsize SUVs — such as the Chevrolet TrailBlazer — instead of an Isuzu design.



Exterior
Trooper has conventional SUV features with square, upright styling and four side doors but a unique arrangement at the rear. Vertical cargo doors are split 70/30 — like a refrigerator/freezer combination — and they open to the sides. The spare tire attaches to the outside of the larger door.

At 188 inches front to rear, Trooper is nearly a foot shorter than the new Chevrolet Tahoe, but at 72.2 inches, it is nearly as tall as the Tahoe.



Interior
The base S model adds standard front captain’s chairs this year. All models have ample room for five people (two in front and three in the rear). Cargo room expands to a generous 90 cubic feet when both sides of the split rear seat are folded.

Trooper’s driving position is buslike because the steering wheel is more horizontal than in most vehicles.



Under the Hood
The only engine is a 3.5-liter V-6 that produces 215 horsepower and comes with a four-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission. With the manual shift, 4x4s have a part-time 4WD system for use on slippery surfaces. With the automatic, 4WD can be engaged on dry pavement.

 
Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2001 Buying Guide

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.4
11 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.2)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.3)
Comfort
(4.1)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

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(5.0)

With me for more than a decade now

by MechanicalEngineer from Dallas, TX on September 29, 2018

It stood the test of time. I've done the maintenance, and got the rewards. What a great truck! Still in great shape inside and out, and because I got the top of the line it's full of nice luxury and ... Read full review

(5.0)

Most Reliable SUV I have ever owned

by Estoppel from SIlver Spring, MD on August 22, 2018

My trooper is now 18 years old and still runs very well. Acceleration is slower but vehicle is heavy. Gas mileage is not good but my commute is short. In bad weather this SUV will get you home in a ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2001 Isuzu Trooper currently has 1 recall


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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Trooper received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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