Can an upgraded engine, new transmissions and quieter cabin push the 2017 Isuzu D-Max up the sales charts?Read the full review
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Dom Wiseman ditches the creature-comfort-laden lifestyle utes increasingly popular on our roads in favour of a true workhorse ute, the Isuzu D-Max SX single-cab chassis. Check out the video to see how the hauler stacks up. MORE: Car Culture MORE: Everything Isuzu...
The unpretentious Isuzu D-Max has forged a strong place in the ute market. Yes, it's getting dated, but it won't let you down and won't break the bank. The LS-U spec tested here, with a few 'luxury' tweaks, might be the one to opt for.
More comfortable suspension, extra creature comforts and colours, upped GVM and towing safety, and longer service intervals: the 2018 Isuzu D-Max LS-T gets more than a few worthy tweaks.
Endless sweeping views across mountain ridges that reveal a sea of green as far as the eye can see. Crystal-clear streams snaking along valley floors. Towering eucalypts both alive and long since ravaged by bushfires, standing like ghosts stretching towards the heavens. The Victorian High Country is truly special, but you need a 4WD and some skill to discover it...
The Isuzu D-Max is always renowned for being tough as nails, but in this workhorse segment of the truck market, that's only part of the buying proposition.
I have a confession to make. Not only am I the youngest member of the CarAdvice team, but I have never been off-roading. Besides a few brief jaunts along smooth gravel roads, my cars have stayed entirely on the blacktop...
Jewfish are one of the most iconic fish on the east coast of Australia and can be notoriously difficult to catch. They inhabit a wide range of habitats and can be found offshore and in coastal estuaries, but there’s nothing quite like catching them off the beach or rocky coastal headlands. It’s a challenge like no other...
The facelifted 2017 Isuzu D-Max LS-M isn't quite a full-on workhorse ute, but nor is it a lifestyle truck. So what's it all about?
An all-new engine unique to Australia, and an updated look, make the 2017 Isuzu D-Max a great option for entry-level ute buyers. But, does it stack up? Paul Maric finds out.
Can an upgraded engine, new transmissions and quieter cabin push the 2017 Isuzu D-Max up the sales charts?
Gone are the days of utes being rugged workhorses used only by tradies from Monday to Friday. Today’s utes are lifestyle vehicles that aim to be all things to all people, attempting to blend their traditional practicality and toughness with the comfort and refinement of passenger cars and the pulling-power and off-road prowess of SUVs...