Isuzu D-MAX X-TERRAIN 4WD Crew Cab 2021 Review

I’ve just spent a week in the latest Isuzu D-MAX X-TERRAIN, which is the top model of the D-MAX range with premium features, comfort and advanced safety and connectivity technology.

21MY Isuzu D-MAX 4x4 X-TERRAIN Crew Cab Ute Volcanic Amber Metallic (2) What Becomes apparent the more time you spend in the D-MAX is just how easy they are to drive and how convenient it is for both recreational activities and work.

21MY Isuzu D-MAX X-TERRAIN Interior Dash

As well as a number of external cosmetic additions that enhance the appeal The X-TERRAIN has a more premium interior with standard features such as  a dramatically improved 9-inch infotainment system with DAB+, Android Auto™ and wireless Apple CarPlay®, electronic driver’s seat with additional lumbar support, walk away locking, 8 speaker surround sound system and a host more.

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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.

2021 Isuzu D MAX SX Crew Cab 4WD Ute engine

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.

X-Terrain is priced from only $63,900 plus the usual costs it should be on everyone list for a premium Dual Cab Ute. Check the local dealer for drive away pricing.

Im Rob Fraser

21MY Isuzu D-MAX Smart Multi-information Display

What is good?

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

What is not so good?

  • No heated or A/C seats
  • Adaptive cruise control not selectable
  • Would love 150kW/500Nm

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2021 Isuzu D-MAX X-TERRAIN Crew Cab 4WD Ute

Model Price $62,990 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 / Tow Ball 3500 Kg / 350 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.

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Overall Rating    


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

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Overall Length 5280mm
Wheelbase 3125mm
Width / Height 1880mm / 1810mm
Unladen ground clearance / wading depth Up to 240mm / 800 mm
Approach / Rampover / Departure angles 30.5 degrees / 23.8 degrees / 24.2 degrees
Fuel Tank  / Turning Circle 76 Litres / 12.5mts KTK
Kerb Weight / Payload / GVM / GCM 2130kg / 970kg / 3100kg / 5950KG
Towing Capacity / Tow Ball rating 3500kg / 350kg

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  • 9/10
    Behind the Wheel - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Comfort - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Equipment - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Performance - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Ride & Handling - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Practicality - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fit for Purpose - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Towing Ability - 10/10
  • 10/10
    Off road Capability - 10/10
  • 9/10
    Value for Money - 9/10
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.