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Isuzu i-Series
Isuzu
aka Chevrolet Colorado
GMC Canyon
Holden Rodeo
Production 2005 - Present
Class Compact Pickup
Body Style 4- Door Pickup
Length 207.1 in.
Width 67.6 in. 4x2
68.6 in. 4x4
Height 64.9 in. 4x2 Extended Cab
65.2 in. 4x2 in. Crew Cab
67.9 4x4
Wheelbase 126 in.
Weight 3,368 - 4,093 lbs.
Transmission 5-Speed Manual
4-Speed Automatic
Engine 2.9 liter inline-4
3.7 liter inline-5
Power 185 hp @ 5600 RPM
190 lb-ft @ 2800 RPM

242 hp @ 5600 RPM
242 lb-ft @ 4600 RPM
Similar Ford Ranger
Toyota Tacoma
Nissan Frontier
Mazda B-Series
Dodge Dakota
Designer

Introduction The Isuzu i-Series pickup truck line was launched at the 2005 New York International Auto Show. The i-Series replaces the Isuzu Hombre, which has been out of production since 2000. Like the Hombre, the i-Series shares its platform with the General Motors mid-size pickups. It is built at the same plant in Shreveport, Louisiana which produces the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, which were in turn developed off the chassis of the Thai-built Isuzu D-Max by GM, Isuzu, and GM do Brazil.

The i-Series will likely be the last new model line sold by Isuzu in the American market as years of falling sales have all but forced Isuzu to stop selling passenger vehicles in the US. i-Series sales have been poor, with just 1,377 sold from the start of production through February 2006 according to Automotive News.

See WikiCars' comprehensive Isuzu i-Series Review.

Recent Changes

There are only engine changes for the 2007 model. The Atlas LK5 inline-4 of the i280 has been enlarged to 2.9 liters giving it an increase of 10 hp to 285 and 5 lb-ft of torque to 190. The Atlas L52 inline-5 engine is enlarged to 3.7 liters with a boost of 22 hp and 17 lb-ft of torque. The i-350 is now the i-370, and the i-280 is now the i-290.

Styles and Major Options

The i-Series is available with two cab configurations, two engines, two transmissions, two drivetrains and two trim levels. The base model i-290 is available only in extended cab, 2-wheel drive configuration, with a choice of S or LS trim and manual or automatic transmission. The i-370 features a choice of extended or crew cab, LS or Luxury trim, and automatic transmission. Four-wheel-drive is offered only on i-370 Crew Cab models.

Pricing

Today's actual prices by city can be found for the i-290 and i-370 can be found at CarsDirect.

Models

Bodystyle

Extended Cab

Crew Cab

Trims

i-290 S 4x2

i-290 LS 4x2

i-370 LS 4x2

i-370 LS 4x2

i-370 LS 4x4

MSRP

$16,989

$18,989

$21,078

$23,558

$27,358

Invoice

$15,970

$17,850

$19,813

$22,144

$25,716

Gas Mileage

EPA Estimates for various trims of the Isuzu i-Series are as follows:

Trim

i-290 Extended Cab 4x2
4 cyl., 2.9L, Manual

(5-speed), Regular gas

i-290 Extended Cab 4x2
4 cyl., 2.9L, Auto

(4-speed), Regular gas

i-370 Extended Cab 4x2
5 cyl., 3.7 L, Auto

(4-speed), Regular gas

i-370 Crew Cab 4x2
5 cyl., 3.7 L, Auto

(4-speed), Regular gas

i-370 Crew Cab 4x4
5 cyl., 3.7 L, Auto

(4-speed), Regular gas

MPG

20/26

17/24

17/23

17/23

16/22

Reliability

Safety

Standard Safety Equipment

  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Dual-Stage Driver and Front Passenger Airbags
  • 4-wheel ABS
  • Side Impact Door Beams

The 2007 i-Series was tested by the NHTSA and the full results can be found at safercar.gov.

i-290 Extended Cab Rating (Stars)

Front

Side

Rollover

Driver

Passenger

Front Seat

Rear Seat

2WD

4WD

4

4

4

-

4

4


i-370 Crew Cab Rating (Stars)

Front

Side

Rollover

Driver

Passenger

Front Seat

Rear Seat

2WD

4WD

5

5

4

5

4

4

Photos

Colors

Exterior Colors
Arctic White   Platinum Silver  
Yellow   Radiant Red  
Deep Crimson   Teal Gray  
Bering Blue   Pacific Blue  
Onyx Black   Copper Orange  

Main Competitors

Hybrid Models

There are no hybrid models of the i-Series in production, nor are any planned for the future.

Unique Attributes

Resale Values

Criticisms

Reviews of the i-Series are scarce, being a badge-engineered vehicle. Critics of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon on which the i-Series is based, have been mostly about its smaller-than-average dimensions and lack of power from the thirsty 5-cylinder. GM claims the "power of a V6 and the fuel economy of an inline-4", although it seems the stats are reversed.

Current Generation: (2005–present)

Worldwide

The D-Max chassis is used in other pickup models across the Far East and South America.

Design quirks and oddities

Awards

See also

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