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Isuzu MU-X vs Nissan Pathfinder

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Isuzu MU-X
Isuzu MU-X

$48,900 - $67,400

2023 price

Nissan Pathfinder
Nissan Pathfinder

2024 price


2023 Isuzu MU-X
2024 Nissan Pathfinder
Safety Rating

Engine Type
Diesel Turbo 4, 3.0L

Fuel Type

Fuel Efficiency
8.3L/100km (combined)


  • Firm ride
  • Missing some items for the price
  • Missing a few tech items

  • V6 thirst
  • Seat height for short drivers
  • Only a space-saver spare
2023 Isuzu MU-X Summary

If you love the Isuzu D-Max ute but need some extra boot space and seating for the family, then the MU-X is your ride. It's roughly the same price, so you don't feel like you're getting stung for needing those extra features, either.

It's got some competition with the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and new Ford Everest, as well as the Toyota Fortuner, but the four-wheel-drive capabilities and family friendly interior means the MU-X more than holds its own.

I'm beginning to understand why Isuzu doesn't bother having any more than two horses in its stable...

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2024 Nissan Pathfinder Summary

The Nissan Pathfinder has evolved through five generations since its launch in the mid-1980s. It commenced as a body-on-frame high-riding off-roader like the Navara ute from which it was derived, but today it’s a unitary-bodied, lower-riding crossover with seating for eight.

Even so, the fifth-gen Pathfinder is finding the path to sales leadership a challenging one. Latest VFACTS car industry figures for 2023 show that Nissan’s good-looking SUV currently represents only 1.3 per cent of its hotly contested 'Large SUV' segment, which has more than 20 models competing for buyers.

Interestingly, the top three in this market - Toyota Prado, Isuzu MU-X and Ford Everest - are all body-on-frame high-riding off-roaders, which begs the question if Nissan was correct in moving away from this traditional truck-style design?

Even so, we thought it timely to spend a week aboard the latest Pathfinder, to see if it’s worthy of a larger slice of the SUV pie.

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