Isuzu D-MAX LS-U+ Crew Cab 4WD Ute 2022 Review

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Isuzu D-MAX – I’ve just spent a couple of weeks in the latest Isuzu D-MAX LS-U+ 4WD Crew Cab Ute.

Isuzu D-MAX LSU Plus 4WD Crew Cab Samurai

Positioned to slot in between the flagship X-TERRAIN and the mid-spec LS-U, the new LS-U+ Crew Cab Ute, features similar equipment as the LS-U, but with the addition of premium black leather-accented upholstery and interior trims.

Isuzu D-MAX LSU Plus 4WD Crew Cab front qtr interior features

Adding a touch more comfort to the package, the front seats are heated, with the driver’s featuring 8-way electric adjustment with electric lumbar support.

Additional equipment adds dual vanity mirror lights, an auto-dimming rear view mirror, heated door mirrors, the Lane Support System Switch, a GCM of 6,000kg and a factory-fitted tow bar receiver and tub liner.

Isuzu D-MAX LSU Plus 4WD Crew Cab front qtr interior dash

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With class leading safety features across the range and the new Intelligent Driver Assistance System (IDAS),the D-MAX has a five star ANCAP safety rating.

Isuzu D-MAX LSU Plus 4WD Crew Cab front

Improvements to the reliable 3.0l turbo diesel engine mean smoother driving and better economy. D-MAX has always been a strong off road performer as well as an excellent tow vehicle for caravans, boats or horse floats etc.

Isuzu D-MAX LS-U+ is priced from only $61,900 plus the usual costs it should be on everyone list for a premium Dual Cab Ute.

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Isuzu D-MAX LSU Plus 4WD Crew Cab front qtr boat ramp

What is good?

What is not so good?

  • Class leading Safety
  • Improved centre screen resolution
  • 4WD and towing capability
  • Haphazard DTE readings
  • Walk away locking good and bad
  • Would love 150kW/500Nm

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Isuzu D-MAX 4WD CREW CAB UTE Engine

 Model    Isuzu D-MAX LS-U+ 4WD Dual Cab Ute

Model Price        From $61,900 MLP*

Engine                  3.0L 4 Cyl TDI

Drivetrain            Terrain Command 4×4 Aisin 6 Sp AT

Power                    140kW at 3,600rpm

Torque                  450 Nm @ 1,600-2,600rpm

Safety                    5 Star ANCAP

CO2 Emissions      207 g/km

Economy ADR      8.0 L/100km

Servicing              Capped Price

Warranty               6yr/ 150,000 km with 1 Yr. conditional roadside assist up to 7 years

  • *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.

Isuzu D-MAX LSU Plus 4WD Crew Cab profile

Overall Rating    

90/100

Behind the Wheel 9
Comfort 9
Equipment 9
Performance 8
Ride and Handling 9
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 9
Towing/4WD Capability 10
Technology / connectivity 9
Value for Money 9

Isuzu D-MAX LSU Plus 4WD Crew Cab beach track

Dimensions

 
Overall Length 5270mm
Wheelbase 3125mm
Width / Height 1870mm / 1790mm
Unladen ground clearance / wading depth Up to 240 mm / 800mm
Approach / RO / Departure 30.5 / TBC / 19 degrees
Fuel Tank  / Turning Circle 76 Litres / 12.5mts KTK
Kerb Weight /  GVM / GCM / Payload 2112kg / 3100kg / 6000kg / 988kg
Towing Capacity / Tow Ball rating 3500kg / 350kg

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Rob first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, many years ago. He has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive.