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2005 Isuzu Ascender

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Isuzu
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Ascender
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2005
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2005 S 4x2 5-Passenger
most popular
Price:   -  From $25,959
2005 S 4x4 5-Passenger Price:   -  From $27,959
2005 S 4x2 7-Passenger Price:   -  From $28,569
2005 S 4x4 7-Passenger Price:   -  From $31,398

Overview

The 2005 Isuzu Ascender features improved safety features, a freshened face and interior, and added creature comforts. The Ascender is based on the Chevrolet Trailblazer, but continues an Isuzu tradition of rugged capability with body-on-frame construction and available four-wheel drive. Ascender comes in 5-Passenger and 7-Passenger versions. The five-passenger version is shorter and it handles better than the seven-passenger version and is much easier to park. We feel the 5-Passenger Ascender ranks among the best of the mid-size SUVs, particularly for buyers who want a rugged vehicle. It features a pleasant cabin and a versatile cargo area. It's relatively smooth and offers responsive handling for a midsize SUV. GM's inline-6 is an excellent engine, smooth and responsive, with strong torque. The 7-Passenger version, on the other hand, is built on a stretched wheelbase and feels long and cumbersome. The standard six-cylinder engine struggles with the additional weight. The optional 5.3-liter V8 is a better match and, for 2005, it's more powerful and more fuel-efficient than last year's V8. The new V8's Displacement on Demand seamlessly shuts off cylinders at light throttle cruise to further fuel economy. Safety is enhanced with upgraded airbag systems. Late-2005 Ascender models offer the availability of rollover-sensing roof-rail curtain airbags designed to provide head protection for outboard passengers in the first and second rows. The available OnStar system, which we recommend highly, has been upgraded to better alert emergency crews and summon them to the scene in the event of an accident. Ascender offers a slightly better warranty than the nearly identical Chevy and GMC models. Ascender comes with Isuzu's three-year/50,000-mile basic warranty, a new seven-year/75,000-mile roadside assistance program, and seven-year/75,000-mile powertrain coverage. The Chevrolet and GMC versions of the vehicle are covered by a three-year/36,000-mile warranty program.

Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
4.2L I-6 / 275 HP / 275 ft.lbs.
Transmission
4-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
16 / 21 / 18 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
4.2L I-6 / 275 HP / 275 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
16 / 21 / 18 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Rigid Axle Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel
Fuel Tank
21.7 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$83
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
80.1 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
191.6 "
Exterior Width
76.1 "
Exterior Height
74.5 "
Front Headroom
40.2 " / 38.3 "
Rear Headroom
39.6 "
Front Legroom
41.4 "
Rear Legroom
37.0 "
Front Shoulder Room
58.5 "
Rear Shoulder Room
58.4 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,425 Lbs.
Wheel Base
113 "
Turning Radius
18.2 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Silver Aluminum / 17.0 " Machined Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Lower Accent Two-tone / Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Manual Remote / Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Colored With Chrome Insert / Body-colored With Chrome Insert
Grille Moldings
Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Partial Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Premium Cloth / Leather
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
4-way / (8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way / (8-way Power)
Front Armrests
4-way / (8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
65-35 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan / Am/fm, Seek-scan / Xm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan / Clock / Premium Am/fm, Seek-scan
Speakers
6 Performance / 6 Bose
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Express Open
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Light / Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
3
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Passlock
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
84 Months / 75,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
84 Months / 75,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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