Isuzu D-MAX SX Space Cab 4X4 Cab Chassis Auto Radio Review

Unusual Isuzu D-MAX SX Space Cab 4WD Auto Ute

Isuzu D-MAX SX 4WD Space Cab – You don’t often get a space cab – cab chassis 4wd Ute with an Auto transmission, but Isuzu does one, stick around a minute and we’ll have a look at it.

Isuzu D-MAX Space Cab front

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Isuzu updated their D-MAX work Utes in August 2020 and amongst the variants is what could be the most practical model, a space cab tray back 4WD Ute with an Auto transmission.

The space cab version allows extra storage in the cab and still have a decent size tray and payload.

Isuzu D-MAX SX Space Cab Front console

D-MAX has always been a popular work Ute and the SX comes with a host of class leading features that make it even more popular such as

  • IDAS: Isuzu’s Intelligent Driver Assistance System, standard across range,
  • New 3-Litre turbo-diesel, 140kW and 450Nm powertrain, with new 6-speed AT
  • Revised 7 inch infotainment screen
  • Wireless Apple Car Play and Android Auto

Isuzu D-MAX Space Cab rear diff lock

  • 3.5T towing capacity and a 1.2T payload
  • 1m long tray and about 1770mm wide
  • Terrain Command 4WD system with rear diff lock and 235mm ground clearance

Isuzu D-MAX Space Cab front seats  The SX D-Max is easy to drive and with the majority of the torque coming in around 1600 revs it simply potters along and barely feels a load on the back.

Priced from $45,700 plus the usual costs its pretty good value and backed by 6 Year Warranty, 7 Years Roadside Assist, 7 Years Capped Price Servicing.

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Isuzu D-MAX Space Cab dash

What is good?

  • Class leading Safety
  • Improved centre screen resolution
  • 4WD and towing capability

What is not so good?

  • No fog lights
  • Adaptive cruise control not selectable
  • Would love 150kW/500Nm

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Isuzu D-MAX Space Cab rear diff lock

Model   

2021 Isuzu D-MAX SX Cab Chassis 4WD Ute

Model Price $45,700 MLP*
Engine 3.0L 4 Cyl TDi
Drivetrain Terrain Command 4×4 Aisin 6 speed Auto
Power 140kW at 3,600rpm
Torque 450 Nm @ 1,600-2,600rpm
Safety Five Star ANCAP
CO2 Emissions 207 g/km
Economy ADR 8.0 L/100km
Tow Capacity 3500 Kg
Tow Ball Rating 350 kg
Payload 1240 Kg
Servicing 12mths/ 15000km Capped Price
Warranty 6yr/ 150,000 km with 1 Yr. conditional roadside assist up to 7 years

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

Isuzu D-MAX SX Manual AC Controls

Overall Rating    

85/100

Behind the Wheel 7
Comfort 8
Equipment 7
Performance 8
Ride and Handling 8
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 9
Towing Ability 10
Off Road Capability 10
Value for Money 9

Isuzu D-MAX SX 4WD Space Cab Cab Chassis rear

Dimensions

 
Overall Length 5285mm
Wheelbase 3125mm
Width / Height 1870mm / 1800mm
Unladen ground clearance / wading depth Up to 235mm / TBA mm
Approach / Rampover / Departure angles 30 degrees / 24 degrees / 27 degrees
Fuel Tank  / Turning Circle 76 Litres / 12.5mts KTK
Kerb Weight / Payload / GVM / GCM 1910kg / 1190kg / 3100kg / 5950KG
Towing Capacity / Tow Ball rating 3500kg / 350kg

 

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Overall Rating Isuzu D-MAX SX Space Cab 4X4 Cab Chassis Auto
  • 7/10
    Behind the Wheel - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Comfort - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Equipment - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Perfromance - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Ride and Handling - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Practicality - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fit for Purpose - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Towing Ability - 10/10
  • 10/10
    Off Road Ability - 10/10
  • 9/10
    Value for Money - 9/10
8.5/10

Summary

The Isuzu X D-Max 4WD Cab Chassis is easy to drive and with the majority of the torque coming in around 1600 revs it simply potters along and barely feels a load on the back.

Priced from $45,700 plus the usual costs its pretty good value and backed by 6 Year Warranty, 7 Years Roadside Assist, 7 Years Capped Price Servicing

About Rob Fraser 1786 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.