Used 2004 Isuzu Rodeo
Edmunds' Expert Review
An impressive V6 engine makes its debut for 2004. Too bad it has to be in the under-achieving Rodeo.
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Most helpful consumer reviews
This is my second Rodeo. My first was a 2002 LS. I never had any problem with it. Another driver hit me and I think I would have been killed if I were not in my Rodeo. So I bought another one with the insurance money. This one is newer and has the 3.5L engine, the gray trim, upgraded sound and fog lights. I love it even more than my old one. It has great pick up, great interior. I love the controls for the stereo on the steering wheel. The price was great and it is in perfect condition. I know it will last forever too. My old one never had any problem. These vehicles are such great quality and value and low maintenance that I can't understand why Isuzu quit making them. I love mine!
I've had my Rodeo for little over a year now and I'm pretty happy with it. For some reason my buttons on my steering wheel don't work as well as another Rodeo that we had test drove, but oh well. I think the exterior is definitely nice and if you throw some tires on and give it maybe a slight lift, the Isuzu Rodeo is a sick kick ride. I have to go back and forth on an uphill road and with its 3.5 liter V6, it doesn't disappoint. I love driving my Rodeo, although I may turn it in for a smaller car : (
I love almost everything about the 2004 Direct Injection Rodeo, except for the fuel injection problem that I have had in BOTH 2004 Rodeos I have had. It sometimes wants to hesitate during my first acceleration of the day, but then performs fine. I can't seem to find anyone else that has had this problem, but I have experienced it in both Rodeo's that I have had.
For me, with a towing package, this is the ideal suv for the money. I don't know where you can find an equal value in today's market. To date, other than oil changes, I've only replaced the drive belt and tires. This is my 4th Isuzu since the mid 80s, I average about 120k mi/truck between purchases. With routine attention to maintenance they've all been reliable rides. Like many others on this site I can not understand the low ratings from editors. I'd like to see Isuzu revive the Trooper and Rodeo in the US soon.
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Features & Specs
|S Rwd 4dr SUV|
3.2L 6cyl 4A
|MPG||16 city / 21 hwy|
|205 hp @ 5400 rpm|
|S 4WD 4dr SUV|
3.2L 6cyl 4A
|MPG||15 city / 21 hwy|
|205 hp @ 5400 rpm|
|S Rwd 4dr SUV|
3.2L 6cyl 5M
|MPG||16 city / 20 hwy|
|205 hp @ 5400 rpm|
|S Rwd 4dr SUV|
3.5L 6cyl 4A
|MPG||16 city / 22 hwy|
|250 hp @ 5600 rpm|
NHTSA Overall Rating
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
|Frontal Barrier Crash Rating||Rating|
|Side Crash Rating||Rating|
|Side Barrier Rating||Rating|
|Driver||5 / 5|
|Passenger||5 / 5|
|Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings||Rating|
|Front Seat||Not Rated|
|Back Seat||Not Rated|
|Dynamic Test Result||No Tip|
|Risk Of Rollover||Not Rated|
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
|Side Impact Test||Not Tested|
|Roof Strength Test||Not Tested|
|Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint||Not Tested|
|IIHS Small Overlap Front Test||Not Tested|
|Moderate Overlap Front Test|
Is the Isuzu Rodeo a good car?
Is the Isuzu Rodeo reliable?
Is the 2004 Isuzu Rodeo a good car?
How much should I pay for a 2004 Isuzu Rodeo?
The least-expensive 2004 Isuzu Rodeo is the 2004 Isuzu Rodeo S Rwd 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 5M). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $19,799.
Other versions include:
- S Rwd 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $20,949
- S 4WD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $22,829
- S Rwd 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 5M) which starts at $19,799
- S Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $23,699
- S 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $25,699
What are the different models of Isuzu Rodeo?
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Used 2004 Isuzu Rodeo Overview
The Used 2004 Isuzu Rodeo is offered in the following submodels: Rodeo SUV. Available styles include S Rwd 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 4A), S 4WD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 4A), S Rwd 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 5M), S Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A), and S 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A).
What do people think of the 2004 Isuzu Rodeo?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2004 Isuzu Rodeo and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2004 Rodeo 4.2 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 2004 Rodeo.
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