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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
ANCAP RATING
10

Isuzu MU-X Reviews

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'...

The beauty and desolation of the Coral Coast

‘The sky was big and empty…’ It hits you at your core – a vast expanse of sky that towers above you and beats its presence down on the empty land beneath. Colours are enhanced out here, the blues bluer, reds redder. Even concrete footpaths burn with their silvery tentacles...

Road Trip: From Cairns to the Tip of Australia

Sitting in the car parked in Cairns, at first you think the map is lying to you. Tap in destinations such as Weipa or Seisia – two popular locations on the western side of Cape York – and the navigation estimate says it will take the better part of 24 hours or more to get there. If the road was paved all the way, you could do the trip in about eight hours...

2019 Isuzu MU-X LS-T review

Does the updated Isuzu have the credentials to stay popular?

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Isuzu MU-X Videos

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.

2016 Family 4x4 SUV Comparison - Everest v MU-X v Pajero Sport v Patrol v Fortuner

Read the article here. Buying a new family SUV is a big investment, and choosing the right one is important - especially when you're spending about $55,000. We recently assembled five family-friendly SUVs with off-road ability to figure out which rugged truck managed to double as a practical hauler for mums and dads...

Isuzu MU-X v Holden Colorado 7 : Video review

They may share critical components, but these two seven-seat off-roaders are quite different beasts.

Isuzu MU-X Comparisons

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...

Isuzu MU-X v Ssangyong Rexton : Comparison review

Australia is a bloody big continent, and while many cling to the coast living among small city streets, there are large families beyond the suburbs who may need seven-seat space and proper off-road capability. That equation can’t be provided more affordably than the $39,990 driveaway Ssangyong Rexton...

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Isuzu MU-X News

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: LIVE from our 11-ute comparison

Join us for our first episode of Automotive Industry Insights with Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Josh Dowling, live from the Melbourne 4x4 Proving Ground for our massive 2019 dual-cab ute comparison! We get to know the new CarAdvice and Drive CEO, Alex Parsons. Kez Casey compares the 2019 Abarth 124 Spider and Mazda MX-5 Roadster...

CarAdvice podcast 166: Civic Type R v i30 Fastback N!

On the podcast, this week are Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Scott Collie. In car news, the 2020 Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet has been revealed, Peugeot has introduced Australia's first petrol particulate filter, why the latest Census data is bad news for young drivers, and Australian drivers have revealed their dirty habits...

Isuzu announces six-year warranty, seven-year capped price servicing

Isuzu Ute Australia has boosted warranty, roadside assistance and capped priced servicing coverage on all new vehicles sold after 1 May 2019. The extra customer care packages coincide with the arrival of the updated model year 2019 D-Max ute and MU-X SUV, which have had a subtle visual makeover and equipment changes...

CarAdvice podcast 134: Off-roading with the Isuzu I-Venture Club

Join Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and James Wong for the last podcast for 2018! In car news, Australia's first Genesis showroom is taking shape, the Suzuki Jimny has been hit with an AEB bug, Ford Australia has announced it isn't planning to kill passenger cars, and a mobile phone detection camera will be trialled in NSW...

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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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