Isuzu D-MAX LS-M 4WD Crew Cab Ute – Like many Utes the Isuzu D-MAX has a wide range to choose from.
The reason why this is so popular is that it comes with a lot of useful additions over the basic SX model without some of the bling of the LS-U that some buyers don’t feel is necessary.
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Again with heavy duty leaf suspension, a pay load of 1070kg, easy clean vinyl floors, no side steps, 17 inch alloy wheels it is ready for whatever an owner wants to throw at it.
It does miss out on a few little creature comforts like additional driver lumbar support, leather steering wheel, slightly smaller central screen, keyless entry and start etc. But they are a small price to pay for some $5,000 savings over the next model up
What it does have though is the full 3500kg tow capacity, full suite if safety features from IDAS, excellent payload capacity and formidable 4WD capability. It does ride a little harder than the LS-U because of the heavy duty leaf springs but makes up for that with increased payload.
Like all the D-MAX 4WD Utes its robust and reliable workhorse.
It comes down to what features are important to the buyer, but the D-MAX LS-M has proved to be extremely popular.
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Im Rob Fraser
Some Other Isuzu D-Max Articles
- 1- Isuzu D-MAX SX Single Cab Chassis 2WD High Ride Ute 2022 Review
- 2 – Isuzu D-MAX LS-U+ Crew Cab 4WD Ute 2022 Motoring Minute
- 3 – Isuzu updates the D-MAX range for 2022
- 4 – Isuzu D MAX SX 4WD 2021 Work Utes Review
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Isuzu D-MAX LS-M Crew Cab 4X4 Ute
|Model Price||$54,000 MLP*|
|Engine||3.0L 4 Cyl Turbo Diesel|
|Drivetrain||4WD 6 Sp Aisin MT or AT|
|Power||140kW @ 3600rpm|
|Torque||450Nm @ 1600-2600rpm|
|Safety||5 Star ANCAP (Tested Sept 2020)|
|CO2 Emissions||207 g/km Euro 5|
|Economy ADR/ Capacity||8.0L/100km / 8.7L/100K on test / 76L|
|Servicing||12 Mths / 15,000km $3,223 for 105,000km (7 years)|
|Warranty||6yr/ 150,000 km with 7 Yr. conditional roadside assist|
*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)
|Behind the Wheel||8|
|Ride and Handling||8|
|Fit for Purpose||9|
|Technology / connectivity||8|
|Value for Money||9|
|Overall Length (mm)||5265mm|
|Width / Height )mm)||1870mm / 17850mm|
|Unladen ground clearance / wading depth (mm)||Up to 235 mm / 800mm|
|Approach / RO / Departure (degrees)||30.0 / 23.3 / 23.9|
|Fuel Tank / Turning Circle||76 Litres / 12.5mts KTK|
|Kerb Weight / GVM / GCM / Payload (kg)||2030kg / 3100kg / 6000kg / 1070kg|
|Towing Capacity / Tow Ball rating (kg)||3500kg / 350kg|
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