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2018 Isuzu MU-X LS-U 4x4 review
  • Sheer simplicity; Incredibly comfortable ride; Ideally suited to towing and off-roading
  • Short on advanced safety features; Dated interior; Refinement could use a boost; Behind-the-times infotainment

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7.5 / 10

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2018 Isuzu MU-X LS-U 4x4 review

Its sales outrank some bigger-name family SUVs, but its tech and features don’t always live up to contemporary expectations. Does the Isuzu MU-X prove that Australian hearts really do belong in the country’s wide open spaces?

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Mercedes-Benz X250d Progressive v Nissan Navara ST-X comparison

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2018 Mahindra Pik-Up S10 4x4 dual-cab review

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2018 Hyundai Tucson Active X review

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2018 Nissan Navara ST-X review
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2018 Nissan Navara ST-X review

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