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Isuzu MU-X Australia

The rugged Isuzu MU-X (which oddly stands for Mysterious Utility – eXtreme) is a 4x4 wagon based on the company's only other passenger vehicle, the D-Max ute.

The MU-X – like its key competitors, the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Everest – eschew leaf springs at the rear in favour of softer coils, but its otherwise mechanically identical to its ute brethren. Available in a rear- or four-wheel drive layout in the $43,900 MU-X LS-M (4X2) and $57,400 MU-X LS-T (4X4) models respectively, the five seat wagon also offers a third row of seats, allowing a total of seven people to ride aboard. A five-speed automatic transmission backs its torquey 3.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, and it can tow up to 3000kg of braked trailer behind it.

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 MU-X Q&As

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

  • 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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  • Why is the fuel consumption of my 2019 Isuzu MU-X getting worse?

    My initial thought is that 11 or 12 litres per 100km for an overall average is about what I would have expected. These are not small cars, they’re not light and they have fairly ordinary aerodynamics.

    What you need to keep in mind is that the official fuel consumption figure is a number achieved on a very specific test cycle that in no way approximates a real-world experience. Car makers go to great lengths to nail a good number on these tests (for marketing purposes) often at the expense of real-world fuel economy. Yes, it does seem crazy, doesn’t it?

    You also mentioned you use your car mostly for high-speed driving. What’s your definition of high speed? Thanks to the aerodynamics of vehicles like the MU-X an extra 10km/h at freeway speeds can have a huge effect on economy. Even removing a roof-rack when you’re not using it can save a litre per 100km.

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Isuzu MU-X Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Isuzu MU-X varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $43,900 and going to $57,400 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2021 SUV 3.0L, Diesel, 6 SP SEQ AUTO $43,900 $57,400
2020 SUV 3.0L, Diesel, 6 SP SEQ AUTO $32,400 $55,550
2019 SUV 3.0L, Diesel, 6 SP SEQ AUTO $27,600 $54,010
2018 SUV 3.0L, Diesel, 6 SP SEQ AUTO $25,300 $46,530
2017 SUV 3.0L, Diesel, 5 SP AUTO $23,200 $42,790
See All Isuzu MU-X Pricing and Specs

Isuzu MU-X Towing Capacity

The Isuzu MU-X has maximum towing capacity of 3000kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2021 SUV 3000kg 3000kg
2020 SUV 0kg 3000kg
2019 SUV 3000kg 3000kg
2018 SUV 3000kg 3000kg
2017 SUV 3000kg 3000kg
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Isuzu MU-X Seats

The Isuzu MU-X comes with seven seats. All variants feature 60:40 split-fold second row seats and 50:50 split-fold third row seats. The LS-M and LS-U variants are available with Dark Grey cloth seats, with Black leather accented seat trim reserved for the LS-T variant.

Isuzu MU-X Seats
Shown above are seat details for the Isuzu MU-X 2019.

Isuzu MU-X Colours

  • Magnetic Red
  • Cosmic Black
  • Havana Brown
  • Obsidian Grey
  • Titanium Silver
  • Silky White
  • Splash White
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website. Shown above are the colours for the Isuzu MU-X 2019.

Isuzu MU-X Dimensions

The dimensions of the Isuzu MU-X SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2021 SUV 1825x1860x4825 mm 220 mm
2020 SUV 1825x1860x4825 mm 220 mm
2019 SUV 1825x1860x4825 mm 220 mm
2018 SUV 1825x1860x4825 mm 220 mm
2017 SUV 1825x1860x4825 mm 220 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Isuzu MU-X Dimensions

Isuzu MU-X Fuel Consumption

The Isuzu MU-X is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 8L/100km for SUV /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2021 SUV 8L/100km 3.0L Diesel 6 SP SEQ AUTO
2020 SUV 8L/100km 3.0L Diesel 6 SP SEQ AUTO
2019 SUV 8L/100km 3.0L Diesel 6 SP SEQ AUTO
2018 SUV 8L/100km 3.0L Diesel 6 SP SEQ AUTO
2017 SUV 8.1L/100km 3.0L Diesel 5 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Isuzu MU-X Pricing and Specs for 2021

Isuzu MU-X Boot Space

The Isuzu MU-X SUV has a boot space size of 235 Litres.
Isuzu MU-X Boot space Isuzu MU-X Boot space

Isuzu MU-X Wheel Size

The Isuzu MU-X has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 245x70 R16 for SUV in 2021.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2021 SUV 245x70 R16 245x70 R16
2020 SUV 245x70 R16 16x7 inches 245x70 R16 16x7 inches
2019 SUV 245x70 R16 16x7 inches 245x70 R16 16x7 inches
2018 SUV 245x70 R16 16x7 inches 245x70 R16 16x7 inches
2017 SUV 245x70 R16 16x7 inches 245x70 R16 16x7 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Isuzu MU-X Wheel Sizes