by Ron on Sep 20, 2005 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.
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.