"Unfamiliar with Isuzu at the time, but needed a 7 seater SUV and the Ascender provided more options and a lower price than the Trailblazer, Yukon, Tahoe, Expedition, etc. Most reliable vehicle I've ever owned!"
"We purchased this vehicle to haul the grand kids and family, pull the boat, pull the motorcycle trailer, etc. With a utility trailer it replaced our pickup. Good decision. Rides great. Wish I had gotten the V8 but the I6 does an OK job for towing. Lots of room for home projects. Very stable 4x4 in bad weather. Has more options than the GMC and Chevrolet counterparts."
"Great Suv for the price. Had a little over 2 yrs and the only 2 problems I've had is the gas tank cap had to be replaced bc the check engine light was coming on and the tensioner pulley-both were covered under warranty. The one drawback is this vehicle does not retain value at all. Don't expect to get nowhere near what you paid if you decide to sell. Overall, its been a great SUV for me and my family. Rides good, great handling and enough pick up with the V6. Fairly good gas mileage even around town."
"I bought my Ascender new in 2004 so I could tow a 24 foot trailer. Had no problems at all, and only have the 6 cyl engine. Has plenty of power and good pickup for the size vehicle. Very comfortable to ride in, has a smooth ride and is excellent in the snow. Having the ability to switch from 2WD to 4WD (high or low) or AWD is great. Can't go wrong with this vehicle. Have had no issues with it at all, but mileage isn't anything special. Usually around 14 mpg with everyday normal use. On trips, I'll get up to 18 but thats about it. Would definitely recommend this vehicle,"