Owner Review

2014 Isuzu D-MAX LS-Terrain High-Ride (4x4) Review

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The ride is very comfy and stable, plus with the rack-and-pinion steering, the turning circle is just like driving a car. With the standard tyres from the factory, I have only needed to replace them recently, after having traveled over 65,000km.

The 5-speed automatic is excellent in towing. I often tow a caravan, which naturally has a severe detriment on the fuel economy, so I installed a long range fuel tank to cover this shortfall. If I had to criticise Isuzu, I believe a long range tank should come as an option from the factory.

The only other complaints I have are with the stereo system. There are no tweeters in the top of the doors and the Bluetooth tends to lose connectivity, sometimes "sticking" on one station even though the radio says other stations are playing.

There are ample cup holders and storage, and the extra glovebox is handy. It could do with a power outlet in the rear of the console, and air con vents should be included in the rear to assist with the comfort of the back passengers.

The engine is excellent, proving good for the towing and normal driving, however the exhaust emissions are pretty bad. If you take off quickly, you leave behind an awful black cloud of diesel exhaust fumes.

Minor criticisms aside, I still plan to upgrade to the new variant when it arrives in 2020.