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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Isuzu Ascender Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.2 L Inline 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 275 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/20 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2005 Isuzu Ascender

  • Capable, roomy and packing optional V8 power, the Ascender's longer warranty makes it worth considering over its nearly identical Chevrolet and GMC cousins.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Strong six- and eight-cylinder engines, simple interior design, plenty of passenger and cargo room, long warranty.

  • Cons

    Spongy suspension, numb steering, low-grade interior materials, odd exterior proportions, poor expected resale value.

  • What's New for 2005

    New options include XM Satellite Radio and a side curtain airbag system (available midyear). The 5.3-liter V8 now includes Displacement-on-Demand technology to improve fuel economy and is rated for five more horsepower this year for a total of 300.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
/
  • 20
  • highway
Calculate Yearly Fuel Costs
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Love my ascender

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Vehicle: 2005 Isuzu Ascender S 5-Passenger Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

I have not had any problems with my SUV. I now have 38000 miles. I drive my Ascender at highway speeds and I love the ride. When we travel, this is the car that we drive (I also have a Lincoln LS).




My third isuzu suv

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Vehicle: 2005 Isuzu Ascender S 5-Passenger Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

This is my third Isuzu SUV, I have owned 1996 and 1999 Troopers both bought new. Never had a problem with either. But the 1996 trooper only had 195 horsepower, so I thought it was underpowered.The 1999 had better horsepower at 215. The ascender has 275 horses, which is plenty, but I haven't had it long enough to tell what the fuel econemy is yet, because I have not had it long enough to take any road trips.But I can say, It handles and rides nicely and looks a lot more expensive.



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Full 2005 Isuzu Ascender Review

What's New for 2005

New options include XM Satellite Radio and a side curtain airbag system (available midyear). The 5.3-liter V8 now includes Displacement-on-Demand technology to improve fuel economy and is rated for five more horsepower this year for a total of 300.

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Talk About The 2005 Ascender

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axiom068
axiom068
10-13-2010
The second truck is an Isuzu Ascender 2005 4X4, good truck, no problems whatsoever. A Rebadged Envoy by GM , have it on the same 2 year maintence schedule as the Axiom, minus the fuel filter. I don'...


orchiddj
orchiddj
08-15-2010
2005 ascender, 50K, great shape. ABS light came on. Wife got out of car and something was still running under the hood after she shut off the engine (not a fan). The noise comes from driver’s...


jrr2k
jrr2k
04-30-2004
will be no serious effort to market the GM made Ascender through the 2005 and 2006 model years, after which Isuzu's contract to sell that vehicle will end. Isuzu plans to introduce at least two compl...



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