Isuzu D-Max

The Isuzu D-Max has been in Australia much longer than its 2008 official arrival would have you think.

The Holden Rodeo was actually a rebadged Isuzu – as was the Jackaroo, but that’s another story – which means that Isuzu utes have roamed Australian roads since as far back as 1980. In fact, the Rodeo’s predecessor – the Chevy LUV – was sold as far back 1972, so it’s fair to say that Isuzu’s no newcomer to the market or what it needs.

After Holden’s parent company scaled back its ties with Isuzu, the latter decided to launch its wildly successful Rodeo with an Isuzu badge up front and D-Max stencilled across the back. Thanks to a 3.0-litre diesel engine, a range of body styles – from worksite runabout to weekend warrior – the same ruggedness that made the Rodeo an Australian favourite, and prices ranging from $28,500 to $54,200 for the base D-Max SX (4x2) and top D-Max LS-Terrain Hi-Ride (4x4) models, respectively, the D-Max has prospered since.

Isuzu D-Max Reviews

Editor's Pick

Isuzu D-Max 2017 review

Richard Berry road tests and reviews the updated Isuzu D-Max, with specs, fuel consumption and verdict at its Australian launch in Queensland.Read more

2018

Isuzu D-Max 2018 review: SX 4x4 single cab chassis

Isuzu updated its D-Max earlier this year, with a torquier Euro5-compliant engine and a new transmission, and a new design, but have these changes been enough to make its single-cab chassis a winner?Read more

2017

Isuzu D-Max LS-T 2017 review

Isuzu's D-Max has always been a solid middle-of-the-market ute; nothing more, nothing less. Not as slick as many of its heavily manicured and marketed rivals, but it has a real rough charm.Read more

Isuzu D-Max LS-U 2017 review: snapshot

The LS-U grade sits on the rung below the top-of-the-range LS-T in the D-Max line-up and it’s available with several different body styles and drivetrains.Read more

Isuzu D-Max LS-M 2017 review: snapshot

The LS-M sits at the mid-point of the D-Max line-up and it’s only available as a Crew Cab High-Ride ute with 4x4 and lists for $46,400 with the manual gearbox (auto transmission is $2100 more). Read more

Isuzu D-Max EX 2017 review: snapshot

The EX grade of the D-Max range is a stand-alone budget specification available only as a Single Cab Chassis High-Ride with four-wheel drive and a manual gearbox.Read more

Isuzu D-Max SX 2017 review: snapshot

The SX is the entry grade of the D-Max range and it’s available with several different body styles and drivetrains.Read more

2016

Best 10 Vehicles for Towing

Based on our experience, the best towing vehicle is either a full-size 4x4 ute or wagon with a turbo-diesel engine and automatic transmission.Read more

Isuzu D-Max SX Space Cab Chassis 4x4 2016 review

Mark Oastler road tests and reviews the Isuzu D-Max SX Space Cab Chassis 4x4 with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.Read more

Isuzu D-Max SX 2016 review

Peter Barnwell road tests and reviews the Isuzu D-Max SX with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.Read more

Price Guide

$41,350

Based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)

Lowest Price

$28,500

Highest Price

$54,200

Range & Specifications

2018 Ute
EX (4x4)
MSRP
$34,800
ANCAP Rating
2018 Ute
LS-M Hi-Ride (4x4)
MSRP
$48,500
ANCAP Rating
2018 Ute
LS-Terrain Hi-Ride (4x4)
MSRP
$54,200
ANCAP Rating
2018 Ute
LS-U Hi-Ride (4x2)
MSRP
$43,600
ANCAP Rating
2018 Ute
LS-U Hi-Ride (4x4)
MSRP
$48,300
ANCAP Rating
2018 Ute
SX (4x2)
MSRP
$28,500
ANCAP Rating
2018 Ute
SX (4x4)
MSRP
$40,100
ANCAP Rating
2018 Ute
SX Hi-Ride (4x2)
MSRP
$31,700
ANCAP Rating
2018 Ute
SX Hi-Ride (4x4)
MSRP
$46,000
ANCAP Rating
2018 Ute
X-RUNNER (4x4) COSMIC BLACK
MSRP
$46,990
ANCAP Rating
2018 Ute
X-RUNNER (4x4) PEARL WHITE
MSRP
$46,990
ANCAP Rating

Isuzu D-Max News

2017 Isuzu D-Max X-Runner | new car sales price

10 February 2017 by Richard Berry

2017 Isuzu D-Max | new car sales price

10 February 2017 by Haitham Razagui

Death of the Aussie ute

10 April 2016 by Joshua Dowling

Best February new car drive-away deals

19 February 2016 by Joshua Dowling

Isuzu adds new 4x2 D-Max and MU-X models

4 November 2015 by Matthew Hatton

2015 Isuzu D-Max X-Runner | new car sales price

30 March 2015 by Matthew Hatton