Isuzu D-Max 2021
Carsguide Contributing Journalist Mark Oastler had this to say at the time: The latest D-MAX is a substantial and effective evolution of the previous generation, even though some of the new driver aids could probably benefit from some fine-tuning. Even so, we’re sure that its rock-solid build quality, surefooted handling, outstanding load-carrying ability and cutting-edge safety will make an even more compelling argument for D-MAX ownership in the decade or more to come.You can read the full review here.
This is what Mark Oastler liked most about this particular version of the Isuzu D-Max: Build quality, Load-carrying ability, Peerless safety
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 2021 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Isuzu D-Max here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Why wont the RPM of my 2015 Isuzu D-Max go higher than 2500?
The first thought here is that you’re dealing with a dodgy throttle-position sensor or some other sensor that is giving the on-board computer a reason not to exceed 2500rpm. Or tricking the computer into thinking that the engine is spinning faster than it really is. Have you had the vehicle scanned? It’s a cheap way of reducing a lot of the guesswork in a case like this.
Like any engine, of course, a turbo-diesel won’t rev beyond the speed that the fuel supply can support. You say you’ve changed the fuel filter, but have you checked the pump pressure and the fuel-delivery rate? A problem with the pump or fuel lines could easily produce the symptoms you have. You could even have a blocked fuel pick-up in the tank.
The other problem with modern turbo-diesels is that they are prone to clogging their intake systems with a black gunk that is a by-product of soot and oil mist from the vehicle’s exhaust-gas recirculation and crankcase-ventilation systems respectively. This black, ooze can sometimes almost completely block the intake path for air entering the engine and will cause all sorts of dramas, including the one you’re seeing.Show more
Why doesn't the radio work in my 2016 Isuzu D-Max?
Blowing a major fuse suggests that your car has suffered a short-circuit somewhere within its kilometres of wiring. But a modern vehicle like your Isuzu will also have fuses protecting the various systems it needs to operate, so there’s a chance there’s a second fuse that protects the stereo system that has also blown when the problem occurred. Your owner’s manual should be able to identify the locations of the car’s various fuses. Don’t forget to replace them with a fuse of the correct amperage or you could cause more damage if the fuse ever needs to act as a circuit-breaker again (which is exactly the fuse’s role).
The other possibility is that the stereo unit itself has an internal fuse. Check around the rear of the unit (usually where the wiring for the speakers exits the stereo) and you might be able to locate the fuse in question. This is often the case in aftermarket stereo systems.Show more
Is the Ford Ranger, Isuzu D-Max or VW Amarok best for towing a 2.8 tonne caravan?
Every all-new MY21 Isuzu D-Max and select current versions of the Amarok and Ranger offer a 3500kg towing capacity maximum - namely all Amarok V6 autos and all Rangers EXCEPT the 4x2 XL Single Cab Chassis Low-Rider 2.2 Diesel at the bottom of the Ford range, and the 4x4 Raptor Double Cab Pick-Up 2.0L Diesel at the very top (they're both 2500kg).
Least torquey is the D-Max at 450Nm, followed by the Ranger (2.2L 4-cyl: 385Nm, 3.2L 5-cyl: 470Nm and 2.0L twin-turbo 4-cyl: 500Nm) and Amarok (550Nm to 580Nm), meaning the Amarok will probably be the least challenged towing a 2.8-tonne caravan. But all three should suffice.
Please note, however, that Gross Combined Mass (GCM) tallies means that there are other weight factors that need to be considered before safely towing a 2.8-tonne caravan, even with a 3500kg ute. These include things like the ute's payload, heavy bull bars, sports bars and side steps, canopies and even the number of people travelling inside. And of course, a fully-equipped and laden caravan can easily exceed the stated tare mass.
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Mitsubishi Triton 2016 or Isuzu D-Max 2015: Which one should I buy?
The D-Max is pretty well regarded in the trade for its ability to go the distance, but modern, common-rail diesel technology has shown that a vehicle with fewer kilometres is usually a better bet than one with more. Although they do an amazing job in terms of power, torque, towing and fuel economy, today’s turbo-diesels are pretty highly strung in some ways and really need their maintenance. And the older they get, the more attention they seem to need in terms of new injectors, filters and pumps.
A D-Max with those kilometres might be ready for a pretty big (and expensive) service, too, so make sure your first trip in it isn’t going to be to a workshop. Ultimately, price, condition and service history should steer your decision as they should in any second-hand vehicle purchase. I’d take a vehicle with 150,000km with a full service history over a 60,000km one with no service records.Show more
Isuzu D-Max 2021 Accessories
Just like most ute customers, those in the market for a 2021 Isuzu D-Max will have the choice of more than a handful of accessories to fit to their ute. And that’s the genuine accessories catalog we’re talking about - don’t even get us started on aftermarket options.
The list includes options for nudge bars and bull bars, all of which are designed to work with the advanced driver safety assistance systems including AEB with pedestrian and cyclist detection. But take note - there are no genuine Isuzu bull bar options with winch capability, though there are points to attach aerials.
There are other protective options like bonnet protector and headlight protector choices, not to mention weathershields, side steps, roof rack systems, and different wheel choices.
Other accessories include: snorkel, roof rails, rubber floor mats, canopy, hard tonneau cover, tub liner / bed liner, soft tonneau cover, rubber tray mat, ladder rack, driving lights and more.
If you’re not going for a pick-up and want to go with a dealer-fit tray option for your cab-chassis single, extra or double cab D-Max, you’ll be happy to know there are a few choices available including aluminium and steel trays, and accessories like underbody storage optional, too.