Is there anything interesting about its design?
This is part of a refreshed model range, so its exterior has been tidied up and brought into the modern day. Its front end is now sleeker-looking than its predecessors', but the exterior retains that ute-specific boxy-strong shape, which is a good thing.
Its dimensions are 5040mm long, 1860mm wide (excluding door mirrors) and 1780mm high.
The interior is plain and simple, which is fine. The seats are flat, adequately cushioned and have hard-wearing cloth covers.
The SX has halogen multi-reflector headlights, gun-metal grey radiator grille, black door handles, colour-coded power door mirrors with integrated turn indicators, and, crucially for those who will use the ute for work, this D-Max has under-front steel plate skid/splash shield and steel-plate guards on its sump and transfer case.
Our heavy-duty aluminium tray had a built-in metal rear-window guard, rubber guards, and side steps – all handy additions to a tray that needs to be versatile enough to excel on building sites.
Our tester had a Splash White exterior paint job; there are seven other colour options, including Venetian Red mIca, Obsidian Grey mica, Tundra Green mica and more.
This D-Max is not a stunner by anyone's standards, but looking good has never been part of any job brief for a single-cab chassis ute.