Isuzu D-Max New Car Reviews & Price Guide

Isuzu's tough-as-nails D-Max is available as a cab chassis, extended space cab or double cab and comes in six models: SX, EX, LS, LS-U, LS-M and LS-Terrain. It is available in both 4X2 and 4x4 drivetrain configurations, each widely respected for their robustness and reliability.

The D-Max is equipped with a hard-working commercial-spec 3.0-litre diesel turbo engine (with a stainless steel timing chain). There are two transmissions to choose from, a five-speed manual, or five-speed sports automatic.

It also comes standard with driver and passenger airbags, side airbags for first row occupants, traction control, electronic stability, brake assist as well as cruise control and two, four or six-speaker stereo. Up-spec models come with a premium feature list.

With a 3.5 tonne tow rating and one of the strongest chassis in the class, the D-Max is built for work. Wheel sizes are 15-inch, 16-inch or 17-inch alloys, depending upon the model.

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Comparison Review: Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk vs. Isuzu MU-X LS-U
Comparison Review: Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk vs. Isuzu MU-X LS-U

By Tony O'Kane & Tim O'Brien Variants Reviewed Fuel, combined cycle Model ...

Aug 11, 2014 (2 years ago)
VFACTS June: Commercial Utes Strong, No SUVs In Top Ten
Australian New Car Sales, VFACTS June: EOFY Deals Boost Sales, But Market Down On 2013

The last month of the financial year brought the expected flurry of new car sales, but June 2014 failed to match th...

Jul 3, 2014 (2 years ago)
2014 Isuzu MU-X: Price, Features And Models For Australia's Newest SUV
2014 Isuzu MU-X: Australian Price, Features And Specs For Big New SUV

2014 ISUZU MUX AUSTRALIA Its coming may have been one of this year's worst-kept secrets, but Isuzu's new MU-X...

Oct 31, 2013 (3 years ago)
2012 Isuzu D-MAX Dune Test And Isuzu Motorsports Dakar Warmup
2012 Isuzu D-Max Dune Test

2013 ISUZU D-MAX SAND TEST What’s Hot: The regular D-Max can cope with dunes; Bruce Garland&rsquo...

Dec 19, 2012 (4 years ago)
2014 Isuzu D-Max SUV: Unique Design, Cleaner Diesel Engine
New Isuzu MU-7 SUV Will Get Its Own Design And A Cleaner Diesel

Isuzu’s next-generation seven seater SUV is unlikely to share any of its styling with the just-launched Holden ...

Dec 3, 2012 (4 years ago)

NEWS

End Of The Road For Holden Colorado As GM And Isuzu Part Company

MON, 25 JUL, 2016

There are questions about the future of the Holden Colorado ute and Colorado7 SUV, which is soon set to adopt the Trailblazer nameplate used i...

Next-Generation Mazda BT-50 and Isuzu D-Max To Share Underpinnings In New Joint Venture

MON, 11 JUL, 2016

Mazda and Isuzu will co-develop their next generation light commercial utes, with the two Japanese automakers today announcing a "basic agreem...

Isuzu D-Max Update Revealed Overseas, With New 1.9 Litre Diesel

TUE, 3 NOV, 2015

An updated version of the Isuzu D-Max ute has been revealed for the Thai market, with most of the changes expected to filter through to the interna...

Isuzu Ute Adds Three New 4x2 Models To Range

MON, 2 NOV, 2015

The range of Isuzu Ute models available in Australia is set to expand with the addition of three new 4x2 variants split across the D-Max ute and MU...

Isuzu Launches I-Venture 4WD Club

THU, 26 MAR, 2015

Too many four-wheel-drives never leave the bitumen, sentenced instead to life as a jacked-up station wagon or ute whose off-roading talents will ne...

Isuzu D-Max X-Runner: Hot Special Returns For 2015 Sale

THU, 26 MAR, 2015

Isuzu’s special D-Max X-Runner has returned for its annual sale, adding a number of key extras for a limited-edition drive-away offer.

D-Max Pickup, MU-X SUV Propel Isuzu To Record Sales In Oz

WED, 7 JAN, 2015

Isuzu Ute Australia has recorded its strongest year on the local market since it arrived six years ago, clocking 16,674 sales in 2014.

VFACTS June: Commercial Utes Strong, No SUVs In Top Ten

THU, 3 JUL, 2014

The last month of the financial year brought the expected flurry of new car sales, but June 2014 failed to match the same month's results ...

Isuzu D-Max X-Runner Returns

WED, 12 MAR, 2014

Isuzu’s limited-edition X-Runner is becoming something of an annual affair, with the D-Max pickup again getting the special treatme...

ANCAP: 5 Star Safety For EcoSport, MU-X, Altima, Hilux, S-Cross And More

FRI, 20 DEC, 2013

Seven carmakers have been given an early Christmas present by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) this week, receiving 5-Star safet...

REVIEWS

2015 Isuzu D-Max Review: LS-U 4X4 Crew Cab Ute – Go On, Try And Bust It…

WED, 15 JUL, 2015

What’s Hot: Strong understressed diesel, wide torque band, proven robustness, value buying What’s Not: Interior now outclassed, lacks ...

Comparison Review: Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk vs. Isuzu MU-X LS-U

MON, 11 AUG, 2014

By Tony O'Kane & Tim O'Brien Variants Reviewed Fuel, combined cycle Model Power/Torque claimed...

2014 Isuzu MU-X Review

FRI, 8 NOV, 2013

ISUZU MU-X REVIEW What’s hot: Robust build, proven drivetrain, spacious seven-seater.

2012 Isuzu D-MAX Dune Test And Isuzu Motorsports Dakar Warmup

WED, 19 DEC, 2012

2013 ISUZU D-MAX SAND TEST What’s Hot: The regular D-Max can cope with dunes; Bruce Garland’s Dakar racer trounces them.

2012 Isuzu D-Max LS-U And SX Crew-Cab and Space Cab Ute Launch Review

SAT, 23 JUN, 2012

2013 ISUZU D-MAX REVIEW Engine: 3.0 litre turbo-diesel DOHC Power: 130kW @ 3600rpm | Torque: 380Nm @ 1800rpm-2800rpm (auto) Transmission...

2012 Isuzu D-Max SX Crew Cab 4x4 Review

SAT, 31 MAR, 2012

2012 ISUZU D-MAX REVIEW Vehicle Style: Dual Cab 4x4 Utility Price: $38,700 (plus on-road costs) Fuel consumption (claimed): 7.9 l/100km ...

2009 Isuzu D-MAX LS-U 4x4 Crew Cab Ute Road Test Review

THU, 12 MAR, 2009

It’s tough, handsome enough, and built for hard graft.

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