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 $54,700 for the base D-Max SX (4x2) and top D-Max LS-Terrain Hi-Ride (4x4) models, respectively, the D-Max has prospered since.

This vehicle is also known as Chevrolet Colorado, Chevrolet D-Max, Chevrolet LUV D-Max, Holden Colorado, Holden Rodeo, Isuzu KB, Isuzu LB, Isuzu Rodeo, Chevrolet T Series, GMC Canyon.

Isuzu D-Max Reviews

Editor's Pick

Isuzu D-Max 2018 review

With new safety features as standard and extended service intervals, is the new D-Max finally capable of putting serious pressure on the ute market leaders?Read more

2018

Isuzu D-Max LS-T 2018 review: snapshot

The LS-T, the top-spec D-Max, is available as auto only in a 4x2 crew cab ute ($46,900) or 4x4 crew cab ute guise ($54,700).Read more

Isuzu D-Max LS-U 2018 review: snapshot

The LS-U, the last call before you reach the top-spec LS-T.Read more

Isuzu D-Max LS-M 2018 review: snapshot

LS-M is the most basic MU-X. While it lacks the more premium feel of the upper grades, LS-U and LS-T, it more than holds its own as an entry-level seven-seater SUV.Read more

Isuzu D-Max SX 2018 review: snapshot

The entry-level D-Max, the SX, is available in several different body styles and with a choice of manual gearbox or auto transmission.Read more

Isuzu D-Max EX 2018 review: snapshot

The EX is the cheapest D-Max 4x4 you can buy. It’s available only as a single cab chassis High-Ride with four-wheel drive and a manual transmission, and costs $35,000.Read more

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

Price Guide

$41,600

Based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)

Lowest Price

$28,500

Highest Price

$54,700

Range & Specifications

2018 Ute
EX (4x4)
MSRP
$35,000
ANCAP Rating
2018 Ute
LS-M Hi-Ride (4x4)
MSRP
$49,000
ANCAP Rating
2018 Ute
LS-TERRAIN HI-RIDE (4x2)
MSRP
$46,900
ANCAP Rating
2018 Ute
LS-Terrain Hi-Ride (4x4)
MSRP
$54,700
ANCAP Rating
2018 Ute
LS-U Hi-Ride (4x2)
MSRP
$44,100
ANCAP Rating
2018 Ute
LS-U Hi-Ride (4x4)
MSRP
$49,000
ANCAP Rating
2018 Ute
SX (4x2)
MSRP
$28,600
ANCAP Rating
2018 Ute
SX (4x4)
MSRP
$40,300
ANCAP Rating
2018 Ute
SX Hi-Ride (4x2)
MSRP
$31,900
ANCAP Rating
2018 Ute
SX Hi-Ride (4x4)
MSRP
$46,700
ANCAP Rating
2018 Ute - Discontinued Feb 2018
X-RUNNER (4x4) COSMIC BLACK
MSRP
$46,990
ANCAP Rating
2018 Ute - Discontinued Feb 2018
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