Isuzu D-MAX SX Single Cab Chassis 2WD High Ride Ute 2022 Review

We drive the Isuzu D-MAX SX Work Ute on a road test review

Isuzu D-MAX SX – With work utes and vans now accounting for almost 25% of new car sales the ever popular Isuzu D-MAX is looking to grow sales even more with the new SX Single Cab Chassis 4X2 is Available with a new 1.9L Turbo-Diesel Engine Option

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Priced from $29,990 driveaway for the manual version, the 1.9L SX SCC provides 110kW/350Nm and being an Isuzu you know the new engine is built to last and work hard.

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The beauty of this model is that it comes well equipped with a standard Alloy tray, measuring 2,550mm x 1,777mm (length x width) with drop down sides and a multitude of internal tie-down points.

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Other standard features include five star safety rating and Isuzu’s Intelligent Driver Assistance System (IDAS). Wireless Apple Car Play and auto high beam headlights plus more.

Isuzu D-MAX 4x2 SX Single Cab Chassis 2022 load

Payload is excellent at 1380kg for the AT version and a touch more for the MT version. I loaded a touch over a tonne of pavers in the tray and headed north to deliver them. The 1.9L drove ok, occasionally hunting up and down the gears on hills, but for most of the driving it sat comfortably on the motorway speed limit on cruise control. Economy was 9.0L/100K on that trip

The 1.9L engine Isuzu SX SCC is an welcome addition to the existing range of work Utes.

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What is good?

What is not so good?

  • Payload capacity
  • Safety features
  • Excellent Value for money
  • Hunts between gears under load
  • Harsh ride with no load
  • Headlights could be brighter

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Model   

Isuzu D-MAX SX 4X2 SCC 1.9L High Ride Ute

Model Price $29,990 RDAP*
Engine 1.9L 4 Cyl Turbo Diesel
Drivetrain 2WD 6 Sp Aisin MT or AT
Power 110kW @ 3600rpm
Torque 350Nm @ 1800-2600rpm
Safety 5 Star ANCAP (Tested Sept 2020)
CO2 Emissions 184 g/km
Economy ADR/ Capacity 7.0L/100km / 9.0L/100K on test / 76L
0-100kmh/Top Speed N/A
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)

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Overall Rating    

84/100

Behind the Wheel 8
Comfort 7
Equipment 8
Performance 7
Ride and Handling 8
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 9
Towing/Payload Capability 9
Technology / connectivity 9
Value for Money 10

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Dimensions

 
Overall Length 5325mm
Wheelbase 3125mm
Width / Height 1870mm / 1790mm
Unladen ground clearance / wading depth Up to 235 mm / 800mm
Approach / RO / Departure 20.3 / 23.9 / 28.9
Fuel Tank  / Turning Circle 76 Litres / 12.5mts KTK
Kerb Weight /  GVM / GCM / Payload 1620kg / 3000kg / 5500kg /1380kg
Towing Capacity / Tow Ball rating 3000kg / 350kg

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Isuzu D-MAX SX Pricing, Availability and Colours

Priced from $31,200 (plus on-road costs) and available from the 4th January, 2022, the SX Single Cab Chassis can be optioned in a selection of finishes, including Mineral White, Basalt Black mica, Cobalt Blue mica, Mercury Silver metallic, and Obsidian Grey metallic.

RRP excluding ORCs:

  • SX Single Cab Chassis 4×2 Manual (1.9-litre turbo-diesel) – $31,200 ($29,990 Drive Away Price)
  • SX Single Cab Chassis 4×2 Auto (1.9-litre turbo-diesel) – $33,200
  • SX Single Cab Chassis 4×2 Manual (3.0-litre turbo-diesel) – $33,200
  • SX Single Cab Chassis 4×2 Auto (3.0-litre turbo-diesel) – $35,200

Isuzu D-MAX SX SCC loaded

D-MAX SX Single Cab Chassis 4×2 highlights:

  • Isuzu’s Intelligent Driver Assistance System (IDAS) with Lane Support System (LSS) Switch:
    • 8 airbags – dual front, dual seat side, dual full length curtain, front knee and centre (far-side)
    • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Turn Assist
    • Post-Collision Braking
    • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
    • Misacceleration Mitigation (MAM) – AT only
    • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) – AT only
    • Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR)
    • Intelligent Speed Limiter (ISL)
    • Manual Speed Limiter
    • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
    • Lane Departure Prevention (LDP)
    • Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
    • Emergency Lane Keeping (ELK)
    • Driver Attention Assist
    • Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)
    • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
    • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
    • Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
    • Traction Control System (TCS)
    • Hill Start Assist (HSA)
    • Hill Decent Control (HDC)
    • Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
    • Roll Over Mitigation (ROM)
    • Reversing Camera
  • Powertrain options:
    • 1.9-litre turbo-diesel engine (RZ4E-TC) with 110kW/350Nm, 6-speed auto/manual and 4×2 drivetrain
    • 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine (4JJ3-TCX) with 140kW/450Nm, 6-speed auto/manual and 4×2 drivetrain.
  • Payload Capacity: RZ4E-TC – 1,380kg/1,405kg (MT/AT), 4JJ3-TCX – 1,305kg/1,300kg (MT/AT)
  • Braked/unbraked towing capacity: RZ4E-TC – 2,800kg/750kg (MT) and 3,000kg/750kg (AT), 4JJ3-TCX – 3,500kg/750kg
  • 235mm ground clearance.
  • 3-leaf heavy-duty suspension.
  • Heavy-duty urethane steering wheel, gear knob, and handbrake.
  • Vinyl flooring.
  • Cloth trim upholstery.
  • Power windows, mirrors, electric power steering and air-conditioning.
  • 7″ infotainment display with Voice Recognition, DAB+ radio, wired Android Auto™ and wired/wireless Apple CarPlay®, and 4-speakers.
  • Automatic windshield wipers.
  • Automatic halogen headlights with automatic high beam control.
  • Isuzu signature matt grey metallic front grille.
  • 17″ steel wheels with 255/65R17 Dunlop AT25.
  • 2,550mm x 1,777mm (length x width) tray with drop down sides and a multitude of tie-down points.

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  • 8/10
    Behind the Wheel - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Comfort - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Equipment - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Performance - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Ride and Handling - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Practicality - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fit for Purpose - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Towing/Payload Capability - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Technology / connectivity - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Value for Money - 10/10
8.4/10

Summary

Isuzu D-MAX SX – With work utes and vans now accounting for almost 25% of new car sales the ever popular Isuzu D-MAX is looking to grow sales even more with the new SX Single Cab Chassis 4X2 is Available with a new 1.9L Turbo-Diesel Engine Option

The 1.9L engine Isuzu SX SCC is an welcome addition to the existing range of work Utes.

About Rob Fraser 1994 Articles
Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. 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. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.