Our quick guide to the 2016 Isuzu D-MAX ute.
There’s a whole bunch of dual-cab utes on the market in 2016 and one of the offerings with the strongest Australian following is the Isuzu D-MAX.
Here we give you a look at the positives and negatives that we have found in our time road testing and reviewing the Isuzu D-MAX.
All variants of the D-MAX, including two-door, space-cab and dual-cab come with the same 130kW/380Nm 3.0 litre turbo-diesel engine.
There are five-speed manual and five-speed auto transmissions on offer.
If a dual-cab 4×4 is on your agenda, then you can expect to pay a minimum of $42,800 for a D-MAX.
Five-star safety and a generous five-year/130,000km warranty feature across the range and standard features in the entry level 4×4/dual-cab D-MAX SX include six-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, cruise control, power windows and height adjustable driver’s seat.
- Competitive pricing
- Better than average warranty
- Safety rating
- Efficient and powerful diesel engine
- Comfortable seats
- Cabin storage areas
- Genuine off-road ability
- 3,500kg towing capacity
- Only five-speed transmissions
- Lack of reverse camera on lower-spec models
- Cabin comfort (hard surfaces)
- Tilt-only steering adjustment
- Not as refined on the roads as some competitors
While metallic/mica paint is an additional $395 on the 2016 Isuzu D-MAX.