The Isuzu MU-X is pretty darn popular. In fact, the seven-seat ute-based SUV is smashing all of its like-minded competitors.

That's right - it may not be as technologically advanced or refined as, say, the Ford Everest, but it outsells it almost two to one. It almost has as many buyers as the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Holden Trailblazer combined.

But why is it so popular? Well, there are plenty of reasons for that. But also some reasons why one of its competitors may be better suited to you and your needs.

Let's run through both sides of the equation.