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Body style: Truck
Segment: Medium SUV

When Isuzu tried to get more traction on the U.S. pickup market, it entered with the I-Series in a few body versions, including the Double-Cab.

Thanks to its agreement with General Motors, Isuzu started to sell a rebadged Chevrolet Colorado in 2005. Its hopes crumbled very soon since the bow-tie brand had a much better brand awareness than the new Japanese brand. And, as a final hit, the world financial crisis struck so hard that Isuzu asked GM to stop producing the I-Series in 2009, after four struggling years.

The design might be one of the most intriguing parts of the vehicle. The profile looked just like its American siblings, but its front side was shocking and not in a good way. Its headlights were carried-over from the GMC Canyon, but the grille was typical Isuzu with a few extra horizontal and vertical slats. At a glance, it looked like the design team used duct tape to keep the front face in place. Due to that, most customers barely saw the four-door cabin with a strange badge at the front as a true alternative for any other American pickup.

Inside, the I-Series featured an identical dashboard as its brothers, apart from the steering wheel's middle part, which featured the Isuzu lettering instead of GMC or Chevrolet. In the back, it offered room for three adults on a folding bench, which covered the jack and a few tools. In the four-door version, the I-Series featured air-conditioning and power windows for everyone. But Isuzu couldn't sell 1,500 units in four years, convincing the Japanese management to drop the ball.
ISUZU i-Series Double Cab 2005 - 2009 10 Photos
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ISUZU i-Series Double Cab 2005 - 2009
  3 gasoline engines
  • 2.8L 5MT (177 HP)
  • 2.9L 4AT (189 HP)
  • 3.7L 4AT (247 HP)

ISUZU i-Series Double Cab 2.8L 5MT (177 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.8L 5MT (177 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2770 cm3
Power
130 KW @ 5600 RPM
177 HP @ 5600 RPM
174 BHP @ 5600 RPM
Torque
185 lb-ft @ 2800 RPM
251 Nm @ 2800 RPM
Fuel System
Electronic Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/70 R15
DIMENSIONS
Length
207.1 in (5260 mm)
Width
67.6 in (1717 mm)
Height
64.9 in (1648 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.5/57.5 in (1,461/1,461 mm)
Wheelbase
125.9 in (3198 mm)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3519.2 lbs (1596 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5000.9 lbs (2268 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
19.1 mpg US (12.3 L/100Km)
Highway
28.3 mpg US (8.3 L/100Km)
Combined
22.4 mpg US (10.5 L/100Km)

ISUZU i-Series Double Cab 2.9L 4AT (189 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.9L 4AT (189 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2921 cm3
Power
139 KW @ 5600 RPM
189 HP @ 5600 RPM
186 BHP @ 5600 RPM
Torque
190 lb-ft @ 2800 RPM
258 Nm @ 2800 RPM
Fuel System
Electronic Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-Speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/70 R15
DIMENSIONS
Length
207.1 in (5260 mm)
Width
67.6 in (1717 mm)
Height
64.9 in (1648 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.5/57.5 in (1,461/1,461 mm)
Wheelbase
125.9 in (3198 mm)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3781.6 lbs (1715 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5000.9 lbs (2268 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
17 mpg US (13.8 L/100Km)
Highway
24 mpg US (9.8 L/100Km)

ISUZU i-Series Double Cab 3.7L 4AT (247 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.7L 4AT (247 HP)
Cylinders
L5
Displacement
3648 cm3
Power
181 KW @ 5600 RPM
247 HP @ 5600 RPM
243 BHP @ 5600 RPM
Torque
242 lb-ft @ 4600 RPM
328 Nm @ 4600 RPM
Fuel System
Electronic Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-Speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/70 R15
DIMENSIONS
Length
207.1 in (5260 mm)
Width
67.6 in (1717 mm)
Height
64.9 in (1648 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.5/57.5 in (1,461/1,461 mm)
Wheelbase
125.9 in (3198 mm)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3684.6 lbs (1671 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5000.9 lbs (2268 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
17 mpg US (13.8 L/100Km)
Highway
23.1 mpg US (10.2 L/100Km)
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