1997 Isuzu Hombre Review | Edmunds.com

1997 Isuzu Hombre

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 Hombre Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.3 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 175 hp @ 4400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/21 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Isuzu Hombre

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Inexpensive price, clean styling, 4-wheel ABS

  • Cons

    Warmed over Chevy S-10 pickup, no V-6 option, no passenger airbag

  • What's New for 1997

    A Spacecab model debuts, with seating for five passengers and your choice of four-cylinder or V6 power. Other news includes two fresh paint colors and revised graphics.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
/
  • 21
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Good lil' truck!

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Vehicle: 1997 Isuzu Hombre XS 2dr Regular Cab SB

Got it new in 1/98. Have 125k on it now. Alternator went out at 110k, and A/C compressor went out at 113k. Replaced both coil packs recently, and one sensor was acting up - which directly affected the coil packs. Other than that - absolutely nothing has gone wrong. That ain't too bad for 13 years and that many miles. Very, very, very dependable unit. The tires can be a bit of a pain to change if you have a flat. Have actually had to take a sledge-hammer to the inner-sides of the tire to bang them off rims, but other than that small annoyance, this thing has been absolutely great to deal with.




160,000 miles and still running

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Vehicle: 1997 Isuzu Hombre S 2dr Regular Cab SB

Lowered it 3" ft and bk and put on 17" rims/tires, it corners solidly. Truck is sliver with dark windows with retro wheels.I removed the rear bumper and applied a spray on bed liner. The 5 speed transmission still works good and the engine (2.2) runs fine but lifters clatter a bit. Constant 25-28 mpg. I've driven the truck for 152k miles and haven't ran into any more problems than you would any other cheap truck. AC compressor, heater core, ft end parts and a new radiator this year. Plus the normal maintenance parts. I'll spend a few hundred dollars a year to fix anything that goes wrong and have complete confidence that it will take me anywhere I only spent $3800 when it only had 8k miles.




Got to love the ses

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Vehicle: 1997 Isuzu Hombre XS 2dr Extended Cab SB

Bought the truck new in‘98. My son bought a single cab 4 cylinder Hombre the same day. He had the transmission replaced under warranty twice. My "SERVICE ENGINE SOON" light is now on throwing the same code. 0557- manufacturers transmission code. This happened before and the dealership reset the computer, twice. This is not good....LOW POWER, and I mean LOW.




Hombre-good small pick-up

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Vehicle: 1997 Isuzu Hombre S 2dr Regular Cab SB

The Hombre "is what it is" and that's a small utilitarian pick-up truck. It could use some more power, but on the highway, once you attain cruising speed, you move right along no problem. This is a great well priced functional small pick-up. No mechanical problems, very comfortable seating, and easily accessible controls, and the air is cold.




Hombre is a disappointing chevy

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Vehicle: 1997 Isuzu Hombre S 2dr Regular Cab SB

This car is way under powered with the 4 cyl engine and 5 speed manual tranny. It's a gutless wonder. The A/C went out right after the 3 year warranty expired, and the battery ate itself from the inside out after 12 months. Driver door key works intermittently.




Disappointed

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Vehicle: 1997 Isuzu Hombre XS V6 2dr Extended Cab SB

After nearly five year of ownership and only 42,000 miles, I traded in my Hombre. I'm no mechanic but it was leaking oil from a lower seal and the spare tire support broke causing the vehicle to be spare less. My main reason for trading in the Isuzu was when the passenger door latch broke.



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Full 1997 Isuzu Hombre Review

What's New for 1997

A Spacecab model debuts, with seating for five passengers and your choice of four-cylinder or V6 power. Other news includes two fresh paint colors and revised graphics.

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