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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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CARADVICE RATING 7.5
FUEL ECONOMY 8.1L/100km
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2022 Isuzu MU-X: Our wish list of extra features for the first update, or sooner

The 2022 Isuzu MU-X is due in showrooms next month and the first all-new model in eight years has had a major makeover. However as with all new cars, there is always room for improvement to keep pace with the competition. Here is our wish list for the first update, or as running changes...

2022 Isuzu MU-X 3500kg towing capacity versus payload: How much can you really carry?

The 2022 Isuzu MU-X four-wheel-drive has the strongest towing capacity among its direct rivals. The maximum braked towing capacity is rated at 3500kg versus 3000kg to 3100kg for most other vehicles in its category – and the 3000kg limit for its predecessor. The 3500kg towing capacity puts the 2022 Isuzu MU-X in the same company as most double-cab utes – and the mighty Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series and upcoming 300 Series...

Isuzu D-Max ute and MU-X 4WD could get hybrid option, more power

Isuzu Ute Australia says it is considering a more powerful Isuzu D-Max ute and Isuzu MU-X four-wheel-drive – as well as the option of hybrid technology in the future. Executives for the company said while it was too soon to disclose any technical details or likely arrival timing, they indicated Isuzu is investigating the addition of a more powerful flagship in the D-Max ute range – and hybrid tech for the MU-X four-wheel-drive...

2022 Isuzu MU-X price and specs: Drive-away prices rise by between $9000 and $15,000

Drive-away prices for the 2022 Isuzu MU-X are poised to rise by between $9000 and $15,000, marking the single biggest round of price increases in the 10-year history of the brand in Australia. While recommended retail prices have risen by between $3700 and $10,800, these figures are before on-road costs are calculated, which typically add at least $3000 in stamp duty, registration, and dealer delivery fees...

2022 Isuzu MU-X: Four-wheel-drive technology in detail

The 2022 Isuzu MU-X promises to be more capable off-road than its predecessor, with plenty of technology – and extra mechanical ability – that will likely give it a leg-up in the four-wheel-drive world. As with the previous generation Isuzu MU-X, this new model is destined to be a favourite for those who want to do some four-wheel driving, camping, and caravanning...

2022 Isuzu MU-X prices leaked, most models up by $9000

UPDATE 30 July 2021: Isuzu has released a complete price list, which differs slightly from the one that was the basis of the following story. The price rises for the 2022 Isuzu MU-X are still substantial, however the official RRPs differ slightly from the list published below. Here is the latest story with the most up to date prices...

2021 Isuzu MU-X website goes live, first 1500 buyers get a free watch

Customer orders for the new-generation 2021 Isuzu MU-X four-wheel-drive are open from today as a dedicated website goes live to receive “expressions of interest” – and the first 1500 people in the queue will score a free Casio G-Shock watch. Prices and Australian details for the first new Isuzu MU-X in eight years are yet to be released, however CarAdvice revealed the key highlights when the model was unveiled in Thailand last year...

2021 Isuzu MU-X caught on camera on Sydney streets, Australian arrival just months away

The 2021 Isuzu MU-X is a step closer to Australian showrooms, after an example was caught on camera while filming a television commercial late at night in the Sydney CBD. An eagle-eyed reader sent the photos to CarAdvice after spotting the 2021 Isuzu MU-X being filmed by a crew in a matte black Mercedes SUV which was armed with camera equipment...

VFACTS: Subaru Outback topples Isuzu MU-X as both set segment records

Recreational off-road wagons continue to set sales records as an increasing number of Australians plan to holiday at home in the wake of the coronavirus crisis and amid international travel restrictions...

How big is the boot space? Every SUV in Australia in 2021, ranked

If you're shopping for an SUV, it's likely you want to know a few important things. A good number of seats, an ample amount of power, an affordable price point, reliability, safety and – possibly most importantly – how much of your life you can cram into the boot...

Marketplace: Family off-road SUV buying guide

We've all heard about it: pulling the rug out from international travel has caused Australian tourists to look inward. Not spiritually, but geographically. Places like Aspen and the Andes might be out of reach at the moment, but domestic travel is shaping up to boom over the next twelve months for many Australians...