Isuzu D-Max Review & Ratings
- 19 March 2015
- Author: Nikolas Perseputto
If you are looking for a car that borders on utility and luxury, then your best bet would be on the Isuzu D-Max. If you are looking for a vehicle to use as a tool and also a family motor, your best bet will be the Isuzu D-Max. This car is one of the most priced masterpieces of the Isuzu Motor Ltd that has helped cement the name of Isuzu Motors as a heavyweight in the motor industry. VansA2Z.com, a reputable light-commercial-vehicle expert, has even named the Isuzu D-Max as the ‘Pick-up of the year’ for two consecutive years. Such accolades have been possible thanks to the ever-rising reputation and rumble-rousing capabilities of the Isuzu D-Max. There are several models of Isuzu D-Max, and this article will engage them all as a whole.
The history of Isuzu D-Max can be traced back to the year 2002, when Isuzu Motors Ltd started manufacturing them. Ever since the first Isuzu D-Max was manufactured, Isuzu motors has continued to push the envelope further and manufacture difference models of the D-Max that are more modern, bigger, better, bolder, smoother, quieter and above all sophisticated.
Isuzu D-max has three body styles; single cab, extended cab and double cab. The Isuzu D-Max has a domineering road presence thanks to its sturdy appearance. This domineering pickup is bolstered and rides on 17 inch alloys with 255/65 series rubber. The Isuzu D-Max has a 2.5litre four-cylinder diesel engine that gives the car a performance of between 1500 and 3500rpm, which makes the D-max shifts a remarkably surprising rate. The engine also features a variable geometry turbocharger and common rail direct injection. When it comes to equipment, the Isuzu D-Max is fitted with class-leading equipment to suit your luxurious taste. The pick-up is fitted with leather seats, a touchscreen navigation interface, CD player, iPod connector, Bluetooth, air conditioners, rear parking and climate control sensors.
Safety and Security
Isuzu Motors seem to have comprehensively given safety measures a priority when designing the Isuzu D-Max. The pick-up comes with six airbags, electronic stability control, emergency brake assist, and traction control. Safety is further boosted by the height-adjustable seatbelts that promote safe usage of the safety belts. To keep the Isuzu d-Max safe from theft, the pick-up is fitted with an alarm system, etched windows, and an insurance-approved engine immobilizer.
Space and Comfort
Isuzu D-max is one of the few pick-ups that portray the art of utility without leaving the comfort behind. The double cab model, for instance, has a comfortable amount of elbow, leg, and head room for five passengers. The seats are comfy, and there is a sizable adjustment range. There is also enough light and an airy feel, thanks to the large glass on the cabin. In-between the front seats, there is a commodious central bin that give more storage room.
Quality and value
Given that the no-nonsense materials that have been used to build the Isuzu D-max and elegant features like leather seats, satellite navigation (which has schools and speed camera warnings), and climate control air-condition, it would be suffice to conclude that the Isuzu D-max is a quality car which represents good value for money. Its value is further cemented by the fact that it comes with a notable five-year warranty.
When it comes to carrying and towing, the Isuzu D-Max is a beast on wheels. It is as tough as old boots workhorse. The Isuzu D-max rides in rough terrain as if it is taking a walk in the park. This car is built for an open environment but also suits city dwellers well due to its luxurious features. The D-max can remarkably carry a payload of 1ton and comfortably tow a trailer of up to 3.5 ton.