|Price||A$33,200 - A$63,900|
|Fuel Efficiency||7.7 - 8L/100km|
|ANCAP Rating||5 / 5|
|Latest CarExpert Rating||8.3 / 10|
The Isuzu D-Max launched in new-generation form half way through 2020, and even in work-ready 4x2 guise is no stripped-back utilitarian tool.
The higher-riding rear-wheel drive tray back, crew cab, and cab chassis range kicks off at around $30,000 – more expensive than its predecessor – but offers the latest in active safety features and more modern cabin infotainment.
An updated form of the tried-and-true 3.0-litre diesel remains, as do the six-speed manual or Aisan automatic transmissions. Payload for the Isuzu D-Max SX model is up to 1320kg.
Traditional features like a truck-derived 3.0-litre diesel engine, the choice of manual or automatic transmissions, part-time 4x4 with low range, rear leaf springs, and a 3.5-tonne braked-trailer tow rating remain for the Isuzu D-Max.
Compared to its utilitarian predecessor, the Isuzu D-Max has a touchscreen with smartphone mirroring, and all grades get safety features such as autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, and a driver attention monitor.
While the flagship, X-Terrain offers macho looks and SUV-like features, there's no hardcore rival to the Ford Ranger Raptor yet.
The Isuzu D-Max is built in Thailand and is then shipped to Australia.
The 2021 Isuzu D-Max has a braked towing capacity of 3500kg and an unbraked towing capacity of 700kg.
Isuzu suggests that owners service their Isuzu D-Max every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.
The Isuzu D-Max has a five star ANCAP safety rating out of five.
The 2021 Isuzu D-Max uses only Diesel.
The 2021 Isuzu D-Max comes in 2 or 4 door variants.
In our latest review the Isuzu D-Max scored 8.3 out of 10. Read the full Isuzu D-Max review here.
The 2021 Isuzu D-Max has a 6 year, 150,000km warranty.