Isuzu D-Max 2017
Carsguide Editor - Adventure Marcus Craft had this to say at the time: The D-Max looks okay, drives well, and has a good engine and six-speed auto. It's a solid all-round ute; a tough, hard worker, and one of the few remaining honest-to-god workhorses. If it was $5000 cheaper, had more safety tech, and Isuzu offered a limited slip diff and rear diff-lock – at least as options – this thing might just be a real contender.You can read the full review here.
This is what Marcus Craft liked most about this particular version of the Isuzu D-Max: New engine, New six-speed auto, Off-road capability
The 2017 Isuzu D-Max carries a braked towing capacity of up to 3500 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
The Isuzu D-Max is also known as the Chevrolet Colorado, the Chevrolet D-Max, the Chevrolet LUV D-Max, the Holden Colorado, the Holden Rodeo, the Isuzu KB, the Isuzu LB, the Isuzu Rodeo, the Chevrolet T Series and the GMC Canyon in markets outside Australia.
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Isuzu D-Max 2017 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Isuzu D-Max here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Should the Isuzu D-Max 2017 be recalled?
It may be sufficient to warrant a recall on the grounds of safety, but more info would be needed to make a definitive call on the issue. But it’s being fixed under warranty, so hopefully you should be back on the road soon. In the meantime if I were you I would be demanding a replacement vehicle to be used while yours is being repaired.
Isuzu D-Max 2017: Turbo failures
I doubt that there will be a recall any time soon; it’s not the sort of safety issue that might trigger a recall. I wouldn’t be overly concerned about driving your D-Max from Perth to Brisbane, providing it has been serviced, the oil changed regularly, and it is in sound overall condition.
Isuzu D-Max 2017: Is it good for short distance driving?
What they were referring to is the automatic burn of the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF), which collects carbon in the exhaust while you are driving along, and then periodically goes through a cleaning process in which the accumulated carbon is burnt off. The burn-off happens automatically without you knowing it’s happening, but it needs regular freeway type driving for it to happen. If your travels don’t involve any freeway travel then the burn-off might not happen and you have to take it to a dealer to have it done manually. From what you tell us about your driving I would say it doesn’t suit a diesel, and you would be better off buying a car with a small petrol engine.
Mitsubishi Pajero or Isuzu D-MAX: Chassis cracking on ute?
Mining company utes operate in the harshest environments there are, so I wouldn't take a lot of notice of hearsay reports of problems. The chassis might indeed crack under the stress of the mining site, but that's a far different environment than anything you will encounter in your travels.
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Isuzu D-Max 2017 Towing capacity
The Isuzu D-Max’s towing capacity ranges from 2500kg to 3500kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.
|Isuzu D-Max Model||Body Type||Specs||Braked Capacity|
|SX (4X2)||Ute||3.0L,Diesel,5 SP MAN||2500kg|
|SX (4X2)||Ute||3.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN||2500kg|
|SX HI-Ride (4X2)||Ute||3.0L,Diesel,5 SP AUTO||3500kg|
|SX HI-Ride (4X2)||Ute||3.0L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO||3500kg|