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Isuzu MU-X 2017

The 2017 Isuzu MU-X range of configurations is currently priced from $29,990. Our most recent review of the 2017 Isuzu MU-X resulted in a score of 7.4 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Deputy Editor James Cleary had this to say at the time: The Isuzu MU-X is well-equipped, competent and nicely screwed together. Not as bold or plush as some of its competitors, the top-spec LS-T is all the money, but will appeal to traditional, no-nonsense buyers who prefer an honest, hard worker over a tricked-out flash Harry.

You can read the full review here.

This is what James Cleary liked most about this particular version of the Isuzu MU-X: Plenty of grunt, Heaps of space, Trick transmission

The 2017 Isuzu MU-X carries a braked towing capacity of up to 3000 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

The Isuzu MU-X 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.

Isuzu MU-X 2017 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Isuzu MU-X here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What car should I get to tow a 22-foot caravan around Australia?

    I wouldn’t be concerned about the cylinder configuration of a particular engine. What’s more important is how much power and torque that engine makes, and how towing-friendly that power delivery is. By which we mean how smooth and flexible is the delivery. What you don’t want is a peaky engine that needs to be revved before it delivers the good as that puts a strain on everything and make the vehicle tricky and unpleasant to drive.

    The good news is that all the vehicles you’ve nominated have good, solid powerplants that are well suited to towing a caravan. Modern turbo-diesels – especially with an automatic transmission – are ideal for this task.

    What you should go for, however, is the vehicle with the highest towing rating. In this case, that’s any of the Grand Cherokee, MU-X or older Discovery, all of which have variants that can handle a towed load of 3.5 tonnes. The Everest is almost as good with 3.1 tonne, but only almost. The problem is that the van you’ve nominated can easily weigh between 2.2 and 2.8 tonnes which, with a 3.1-tonne limit, leaves you very little headroom for water tanks and camping gear. You’d be amazed at how much a fully loaded caravan weighs, so don’t rely on the brochure, load the van and take it to a weighbridge to make sure the vehicle you have can legally tow it.

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  • Is it worth waiting for the new Isuzu MU-X?

    When the new D-Max arrived in 2020, the big improvements included a step up in standard equipment and a big leap forward in refinement and ride quality. The engine and driveline, however, was carried over from the previous model, so performance and driveability were similar.

    With that in mind, you can probably expect the all-new MU-X to offer a similar hike in standard equipment terms. But unlike the D-Max with its rear leaf springs, the MU-X already features coil springs all around, so there may not be quite the same boost to refinement or ride quality. That said, it’s unlikely Isuzu would go backwards in this department. If you can live without the creature comforts, then a run-out deal on the old model seems like a pretty good idea. It really all depends on how much importance you place on having the latest and greatest.

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  • Why is my 2017 Isuzu MU-X struggling to make power?

    If the new clutch helped the vehicle climb hills, then I dare say that was money well spent. As for noises from the engine under load, I’m afraid that’s a job for somebody on the spot who can listen to the vehicle and make an assessment. The noise could be major internal problems or it could be something as simple as a loose heat shield under the car. Even a loose or worn engine mount can create all sorts of mysterious and expensive-sounding noises and rattles.

    Don’t forget, your vehicle came with a five-year factory warranty, so a major failure that is not the result of mis-use or general wear and tear (provided the vehicle has travelled less than 130,000km) is still covered by Isuzu.

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  • What does the "check system" error code mean in the Isuzu M-UX?

    Any time you have a fuse blowing consistently, you have an electrical problem. Either the circuit involved in lighting the indicator letters and shifting the vehicle into Park (modern transmissions use electronic actuators extensively) is shorting out or being overloaded, and that’s causing the fuse to blow as an alternative to the wiring melting and setting fire to something.

    If it’s a new vehicle, though, it’s covered under the factory warranty, so a trip to the dealership should put it right at no cost to you. It could be a pinched wire, a poor earth, or a fault in the electronic control system. Either way, it’s Isuzu’s problem.

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Isuzu MU-X 2017 Price and Specs

The Isuzu MU-X 2017 is currently available from $29,990 for the MU-X LS-M (4X2) up to $59,990 for the MU-X LS-T (4X4).

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LS-M (4X2) SUV 3.0L Diesel 6 SP SEQ AUTO $23,600 $32,010
LS-M (4X2) SUV 3.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $24,000 $32,560
LS-M (4X2) SUV 3.0L Diesel 5 SP AUTO $23,200 $31,570
LS-M (4X4) SUV 3.0L Diesel 6 SP SEQ AUTO $27,000 $35,750
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Isuzu MU-X 2017 Towing capacity

The Isuzu MU-X has maximum towing capacity of 3000kg. 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 MU-X Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
LS-M (4X2) SUV 3.0L,Diesel,5 SP AUTO 3000kg
LS-M (4X2) SUV 3.0L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO 3000kg
LS-U (4X2) SUV 3.0L,Diesel,5 SP AUTO 3000kg
LS-M (4X2) SUV 3.0L,Diesel,6 SP SEQ AUTO 3000kg
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Isuzu MU-X 2017 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2017 Isuzu MU-X are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1860mm x 1860mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Isuzu MU-X 2017 Dimensions  include 1825mm height, 1860mm width, 4825mm length.
Isuzu MU-X Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
LS-M (4X2) SUV 1825x1860x4825 mm 220 mm
LS-U (4X2) SUV 1860x1860x4825 mm 230 mm
LS-U (4X2) SUV 1825x1860x4825 mm 220 mm
LS-M (4X4) SUV 1825x1860x4825 mm 220 mm
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Isuzu MU-X 2017 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2017 Isuzu MU-X is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Isuzu MU-X currently offers fuel consumption from 7.9 to 8.3L/100km. The Isuzu MU-X is available with the following fuel type: Diesel.

Isuzu MU-X Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
LS-M (4X2) SUV 3.0L,Diesel,6 SP SEQ AUTO 8L/100km
LS-M (4X2) SUV 3.0L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO 8L/100km
LS-M (4X2) SUV 3.0L,Diesel,5 SP AUTO 8.1L/100km
LS-M (4X4) SUV 3.0L,Diesel,5 SP AUTO 8.3L/100km
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Isuzu MU-X 2017 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2017 Isuzu MU-X will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Isuzu MU-X vary from 16x7 inches to 18x7 inches.

Isuzu MU-X Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
LS-M (4X2) SUV 245x70 R16 16x7 inches 245x70 R16 16x7 inches
LS-U (4X2) SUV 255x65 R17 17x7 inches 255x65 R17 17x7 inches
LS-U (4X2) SUV 255x60 R18 18x7 inches 255x60 R18 18x7 inches
LS-M (4X4) SUV 245x70 R16 16x7 inches 245x70 R16 16x7 inches
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