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Rugged, reliable and hearty – the Isuzu MU-X ticks all the right boxes. But, how does it fare when it's taken off-road? Paul Maric finds out.
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LIST PRICE From $38,990
CARADVICE RATING 7.5
FUEL ECONOMY 8.1L/100km
SEAT 7
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Isuzu MU-X Reviews

2020 Isuzu MU-X LS-T tow review

The Isuzu MU-X might be an old warrior now, and it might not be as up to date as the competition, but that doesn't stop people thinking of it as a cost-effective towing solution.

Take a walk on Tasmania's wild side: Part 2

During part one of our trip to Tasmania's wild west with Isuzu and its I-Venture Club, we discovered some of the more picturesque parts of the Apple Isle and learned a little about local history. The next two days would take no prisoners, however. We were to air down and explore the Henty Dunes, and get a little crossed up on the loose sand...

Take a walk on Tasmania's wild side: Part 1

I’m sure of it. Tasmania is the most pretty, untouched, unfettered and most natural part of Australia. In my time, I’ve had the privilege of exploring the more southern areas of the Apple Isle. Now, courtesy of Isuzu and its increasingly popular I-Venture Club, I’ve seen what may be, the most picturesque part of the gem that lies just south of the mainland...

Isuzu showcases its motorsport partnership to the public

Having already partnered with Ross Stone Racing and Caltex Australia to compete in the ECB SuperUtes Series, the team at Isuzu recently invited CarAdvice to its take on a drive day event. Hosted at Brisbane’s Norwell Motorplex, the day combined a mix of off-roading, motorkhana, two-wheel driving, hot laps in the Stone Brothers' SuperUte and the world’s steepest 4WD ramp, the 'Iron Summit'...

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Isuzu MU-X Videos

Video: 2020 Isuzu MU-X towing test review

The Isuzu MU-X is due to be replaced next year but one of the most common questions we have regarding the current model, is how does it perform when towing? Trent hooks up a weighty trailer to find out!

Comparison: Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed v Isuzu MU-X LS-U

Out of these two best-selling 4X4 wagons? Which one is the best bet? The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport or the Isuzu MU-X? Sam Purcell takes them on-road and off-road to find out.

Journey to the Deep South of the Eyre Peninsula with Isuzu I-Venture

The Eyre Peninsula in South Australia is one of the most iconic 4WD destinations on this vast continent of ours. This Australian gem should be on the list of any avid adventurer. Sure, it’s difficult to get to, but once you do, oh boy. It is something else. It boggles the mind that anyone ever leaves. It is that stunning.

2016 Isuzu MU-X Review

It's one of the best-selling 4x4 SUV's on the market, so what makes the Isuzu MU-X so appealing? There's a 3-litre 130kW/380Nm turbo diesel, 230mm of ground clearance and seven seats that give the MU-X a simple but capable go-anywhere ability.

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Isuzu MU-X Comparisons

2019 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed v Isuzu MU-X LS-U 4x4 comparison

Out of these two best-selling 4X4 wagons, which one is the best bet? Sam Purcell takes them on-road and off, to find out.

2018 Holden Trailblazer LTZ v Isuzu MU-X LS-U comparison

Does any brand punch heavier above its weight in Australia than Isuzu? At the time of writing (early September 2018), Isuzu Ute is the 13th most popular of 50-odd brands locally. With just two products, it outperforms big names including Audi, BMW, Jeep, Land Rover, Renault and Suzuki...

Family 4x4 SUV Comparison: Ford Everest v Isuzu MU-X v Mitsubishi Pajero Sport v Toyota Fortuner v Nissan Patrol

The current-day SUV boom isn’t all about softer, more car-like high-riding options designed with little more than a school run in mind. For many buyers out there, a family 4x4 still needs to be a proper off-roader, a tough-as-nails workhorse that blends a modicum of urban comfort with proper skills off the beaten path and has the ability to confidently and consistently tow loads...

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Isuzu MU-X News

2021 Isuzu MU-X teased in video

The 2021 Isuzu MU-X has been teased in a short video ahead of its official unveiling later this month. The 15-second commercial, released on YouTube by Isuzu Thailand, shows glimpses of the upcoming MU-X with selective lighting. It does confirm the appearance of the new MU-X will resemble our own rendered version of the SUV, which was based on leaked patent images revealed in September (although we clearly guessed wrong at the LED signatures)...

2021 Isuzu MU-X Onyx Edition price and specs

2021 Isuzu MU-X Onyx Edition brings added value Updated infotainment system, auto headlights Unique styling features with darker highlights Priced from $56,990 drive-away The 2021 Isuzu MU-X Onyx Edition has been announced, delivering new tech, greater value, and enhanced style as the current MU-X range, which debuted in 2013, enters its run-out phase...

2021 Isuzu MU-X, Mazda 'CX-70' SUVs imagined

With the 'Isuzda' alliance up and running, now that both the 2021 Isuzu D-Max and 2021 Mazda BT-50 ranges have hit Australian showrooms, what else can we expect from the Isuzu-Mazda partnership? Well, we don't know for sure. The recent discovery of a series of MU-X patent images paints a clear picture of what Isuzu has in store for its seven-seat SUV range...

2021 Isuzu MU-X revealed in patent images

With the 2021 Isuzu D-Max already filing out of Australian showrooms, it comes no surprise the related 2021 Isuzu MU-X SUV isn’t far behind. Until now, Isuzu has remained tight-lipped on details and timing for its new seven-seat, off-roading family 4x4. Images retrieved from the Japan Patent Office by dutch publication AutoWeek have opened the floodgates however, giving the clearest look yet at what to expect from the 2021 MU-X...

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Isuzu MU-X Owner Reviews

2017 Isuzu MU-X LS-U (4x4) review

Buying the Isuzu MU-X has been the best decision ever. We upgraded from a 2007 Honda CR-V. Being a diesel mechanic and previously working for an Isuzu ute dealership in a coastal town, I always wanted to buy one. The main reason for buying the Isuzu MU-X was the known reliability of the 3.0-litre TD, and the vehicle is practical from front to back...

2015 Isuzu MU-X LS-U (4x4) Review

Thought I'd put this review up, as the Mu-X was included in the recent comparison test vs Everest, Fortuner, Pajero Sport and Patrol. With a budget of up to $50k, I looked at these (albeit not the Patrol) plus second hand Prado and Pajero. I've had a Pajero for 5 years before this and it's served us well on camping trips and general dirt road touring...

2015 Isuzu MU-X LS-T (4x4) Review

Very comfortable seating, I love the way the back seats fold down flat . The motor a bit noisy around town but not noticeable on long trips, the ride is quite firm. Handles well, with good pickup and ample power on the open road.Good aircon venting throughout the car. Mechanically very reliable no issues, my mechanic services several MU-X's never had a problem with them...

2015 Isuzu MU-X LS-M (4x2) Review

Wow!Love my car !!I drove a long way looking for my new tow car ,did my home work and that's how you get the right car for you.Everyone who test drove my new 2015 Isuzu can not believe how good they feel to drive. This car saved my life ! On a free way going 110 I was faced with a huge 4x4 coming at me on my side of the road...

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