Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain 4WD Ute revisited

Is the D-Max X-Terrain any good

Today we revisit the Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain 4WD Dual Cab Ute. 

D-MAX X-Terrain – I recently spent a couple of weeks in the latest Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain 4WD Ute and as usual I loved it.

22MY Isuzu D-MAX 4x4 X-TERRAIN Obsidian Grey mica towing Crusader Musketeer Porthos Caravan The D-Max has long been a favourite of mine but what makes it so.

First up is its rugged, robust reliability. These Utes simply keep going and going. The 3.0L turbo diesel engine is under stressed and over engineered. I have a friend with one that has over 250,000km on it now with no problems.

Second is the abundant safety features, Isuzu has for a while now lead the Ute market in safety, the others are just now catching up.

Third is the interior comfort. It’s not the plushest Ute on the market but the interior is a comfortable place to sit for hours driving along.

Fourth is the 4WD capability. Here is a Ute that will go anywhere a sane person would want to go with ease.

Lastly the towing capability, Most Utes will tow 3500kg, but the Isuzu does it with such ease and economy that you need to check sometimes that you are still towing.

Yes, the Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain is a favourite Ute of mine and is priced from $67,500 plus the usual costs.

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2023 Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain front quarter on boat ramp


You can find the original review for the D-Max X-Terrain HERE 

2023 Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain interior front

What is good?

  • 4WD and towing ability
  • Ride and handling
  • Class leading safety features

What is not so good?

  • Not a fan of the roller top
  • MFD changes a little messy to use.
  • Would love 150kW/500Nm

2023 Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain engine

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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.