Isuzu D-Max 2020
Carsguide Journalist Tom White had this to say at the time: For those Spartans looking for a rugged, no-nonsense workhorse, the D-Max SX will do exactly what it says on the tin. Those people will love its breadth of capability.You can read the full review here.
This is what Tom White liked most about this particular version of the Isuzu D-Max: Great engine, Work-ready, Range of accessories
The Isuzu D-Max Ute competes with similar models like the Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi Triton and Toyota HiLux in the Under $30k category category.
The 2020 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 2020 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Isuzu D-Max here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
What is the fuel economy like in the 2020 Isuzu D-Max?
The D-Max would be a pretty good choice of vehicle for this task. The three-litre engine is well regarded in the trade and because it’s a little larger (in capacity) than some of its competition, it also has a bit more torque which is great for towing. With a 3.5-tonne towing capacity, it’s also up with the best of them.
As far as fuel consumption goes, you need to bear in mind that even though it’s a four-cylinder diesel engine doing the work, you’re actually asking quite a lot of it when you’re towing a caravan at highway speeds. With that in mind, you can forget about the official combined figure of 7.8 litres per 100km. Bank on at least double that and maybe a bit more, especially if the caravan is a bigger one.
Isuzu D-Max 2020: Updates
Car-makers tend to like to keep information like this a bit of a secret until the vehicle is officially launched, Michael. And since I can’t even find out when in the next 12 months the new D-Max is due to hit showrooms, it’s a bit tricky to answer your question. Word around the campfire, though, is that the new D-Max will indeed have an electronically locking rear differential, where previous models didn’t even have a limited-slip rear diff. So that’s good news.
Generally, you can’t engage a rear diff lock without engaging four-wheel-drive, but when it comes to what happens with traction-control at that point, the various manufacturers tend to go their own ways. Some will leave the traction-control active with the rear diff locked, others don’t. The former arrangement is generally regarded as the superior system for off-road traction, but it does potentially place more stress on the driveline. But which way Isuzu intends to jump in this regard is still anybody’s guess.
Isuzu D-Max 2020 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 LOW-Ride (4X2)||Ute||3.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN||2500kg|
|SX HI-Ride (4X2)||Ute||3.0L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO||3500kg|
|SX (4X4)||Ute||3.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN||3500kg|
|SX (4X4)||Ute||3.0L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO||3500kg|