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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…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (2 total 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.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 20
  • highway
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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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