Used 2003 Isuzu Rodeo Sport

Pros & Cons

  • Hard- or soft-top option, youthful appeal, attractive design.
  • Excessive engine noise, subpar suspension and handling, cramped interior, poor frontal offset crash test score.
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List Price Estimate
$1,555 - $3,094

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Edmunds' Expert Review

A somewhat-charming specialty SUV let down by sloppy handling dynamics and an unrefined interior.

2003 Highlights

Isuzu's two-door Rodeo Sport SUV is unchanged for 2003.

Scorecard

Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2003 Isuzu Rodeo Sport.

Average user rating: 4.8 stars
9 total reviews
5 star reviews: 78%
4 star reviews: 22%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%

Trending topics in reviews

  • appearance
  • ride quality
  • off-roading
  • reliability & manufacturing quality
  • handling & steering
  • interior
  • fuel efficiency
  • maintenance & parts
  • engine
  • warranty
  • sound system
  • comfort

Most helpful consumer reviews

4.625/5 stars, Fun Ride
Elsa,
S V6 Hard Top Rwd 2dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 4A)
We love the car and enjoy the performance and comfort! Looks great and is portable to park!
4.5/5 stars, Unbiased
Smittyx7,
S V6 Hard Top 4WD 2dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 4A)
For a single person who likes the off- road stuff as well as the regular road, this SUV has performed as advertised. Nothing too fancy, it just gets you there and back. People will miss this no nonsense 4x4 in a few years ....
4.625/5 stars, My car rocks
g karis,
S V6 Hard Top 4WD 2dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 4A)
Great car for a great price
5/5 stars, Best little beach buggy ever
Sophia Beach Buggy,
S V6 Hard Top Rwd 2dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 4A)
I bought it used from a dealer in 2006 with 56,000 miles on it....2020 it has 119,000 miles. Mostly city driving, good mechanic services regularly, I do checks of fluids as needed. Only major fixes needed new radiator. Cloth seats in good condition, no wear or tears.Took back set out to make it that beach buggy, gives more space to fit 'stuff' in. This by far is he best fun SUV I have owned. I think I will regret the day I choose to move on. With 2 sunroofs, insane! No SUV ever has 2!


Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$19,415
MPG & Fuel
15 City / 21 Hwy / 17 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 15.6 gal. capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: four wheel drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Engine
V6 cylinder
Horsepower: 205 hp @ 5400 rpm
Torque: 214 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm
Basic Warranty
3 yr./ 50000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 170.3 in. / Height: 67.1 in. / Width: 70.4 in.
Curb Weight: 4010 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 20.1 cu.ft.

Safety

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact TestNot Tested
Roof Strength TestNot Tested
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
Marginal
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Poor





FAQ

Is the Isuzu Rodeo Sport a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2003 Rodeo Sport both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Isuzu Rodeo Sport fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Rodeo Sport gets an EPA-estimated 17 mpg to 19 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Rodeo Sport has 20.1 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Isuzu Rodeo Sport. Learn more

Is the Isuzu Rodeo Sport reliable?

To determine whether the Isuzu Rodeo Sport is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Rodeo Sport. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Rodeo Sport's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2003 Isuzu Rodeo Sport a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2003 Isuzu Rodeo Sport is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2003 Rodeo Sport is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2003 Isuzu Rodeo Sport?

The least-expensive 2003 Isuzu Rodeo Sport is the 2003 Isuzu Rodeo Sport S Soft Top Rwd 2dr SUV (2.2L 4cyl 5M). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $13,999.

Other versions include:

  • S V6 Hard Top 4WD 2dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $19,415
  • S Hard Top Rwd 2dr SUV (2.2L 4cyl 4A) which starts at $15,999
  • S V6 Hard Top Rwd 2dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $17,665
  • S Soft Top Rwd 2dr SUV (2.2L 4cyl 5M) which starts at $13,999
Learn more

What are the different models of Isuzu Rodeo Sport?

If you're interested in the Isuzu Rodeo Sport, the next question is, which Rodeo Sport model is right for you? Rodeo Sport variants include S V6 Hard Top 4WD 2dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 4A), S Hard Top Rwd 2dr SUV (2.2L 4cyl 4A), S V6 Hard Top Rwd 2dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 4A), and S Soft Top Rwd 2dr SUV (2.2L 4cyl 5M). For a full list of Rodeo Sport models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2003 Isuzu Rodeo Sport

Used 2003 Isuzu Rodeo Sport Overview

The Used 2003 Isuzu Rodeo Sport is offered in the following submodels: Rodeo Sport SUV. Available styles include S V6 Hard Top 4WD 2dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 4A), S Hard Top Rwd 2dr SUV (2.2L 4cyl 4A), S V6 Hard Top Rwd 2dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 4A), and S Soft Top Rwd 2dr SUV (2.2L 4cyl 5M). Pre-owned Isuzu Rodeo Sport models are available with a 3.2 L-liter gas engine or a 2.2 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 205 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2003 Isuzu Rodeo Sport comes with four wheel drive, and rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic. The Used 2003 Isuzu Rodeo Sport comes with a 3 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 7 yr./ 75000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 7 yr./ 75000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2003 Isuzu Rodeo Sport?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the Used 2003 Isuzu Rodeo Sport and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the Used 2003 Rodeo Sport 4.8 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the Used 2003 Rodeo Sport.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2003 Isuzu Rodeo Sport and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2003 Rodeo Sport featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

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What's a good price for a New Used 2003 Isuzu Rodeo Sport?

Used 2003 Isuzu Rodeo Sport S V6 Hard Top 4WD 2dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 4A)

The Used 2003 Isuzu Rodeo Sport S V6 Hard Top 4WD 2dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 4A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $20,040. The average price paid for a new Used 2003 Isuzu Rodeo Sport S V6 Hard Top 4WD 2dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 4A) is trending $18,242 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $18,242 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $1,798.

The average savings for the Used 2003 Isuzu Rodeo Sport S V6 Hard Top 4WD 2dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 4A) is 91% below the MSRP.

Which used 2003 Isuzu Rodeo Sports are available in my area?

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What is the MPG of a 2003 Isuzu Rodeo Sport?

2003 Isuzu Rodeo Sport S V6 Hard Top 4WD 2dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 4A), 4-speed automatic, regular unleaded
17 compined MPG,
15 city MPG/21 highway MPG

2003 Isuzu Rodeo Sport S Hard Top Rwd 2dr SUV (2.2L 4cyl 4A), 4-speed automatic, regular unleaded
18 compined MPG,
16 city MPG/21 highway MPG

2003 Isuzu Rodeo Sport S V6 Hard Top Rwd 2dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 4A), 4-speed automatic, regular unleaded
17 compined MPG,
15 city MPG/21 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG17
Transmission4-speed automatic
Drive Trainfour wheel drive
Displacement3.2 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase96.9 in.
Length170.3 in.
Width70.4 in.
Height67.1 in.
Curb Weight4010 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2003 Isuzu Rodeo Sport?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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