Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain life in the suburbs

Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain 4WD Ute 2024 Review

D-Max X-Terrain – One of the cars I’m driving this week is the Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain 4WD Ute. Now normally we would take it off road, or on the beach or tow something.

23MY 4x4 D-MAX X-TERRAIN in Magnetic Red mica. But, as its close to the end of year and we have lots of social thigs on, its all about what the D-Max is like to drive around town every day.

First up I had to lug a bit of gear around for Christmas parties and the covered tub was great for that. I also had to give a lift to some friends to a few of these parties and there was plenty of space inside for all four of us to sit comfortably.

One thing I noticed was that in the middle of a heat wave the air conditioning was excellent. Of course, other features like wireless smart phone connectivity are a bonus. The 9-inch central touch screen was easy to use and read, especially for the directions needed.

23MY 4x4 D-MAX X-TERRAIN 9-inch Infotainment Screen.

In the crazy Christmas city traffic, where everyone just wants to get everywhere fast the I really appreciated all the safety features. Also all around visibility if pretty good.

The size of the D-Max wasn’t an issue. It was easy to drive and park.  And the interior comfort meant we arrived relaxed and still glamorous.

Another bonus is the great fuel economy.

So overall the Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain is a bit of a complete package. Stylish, comfortable, safe, and practical.

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I’m Brianna Fraser

23MY 4x4 D-MAX X-TERRAIN Steering Wheel.


23MY 4x4 D-MAX X-TERRAIN Rear Seats.

What is good?

  • 4WD and towing ability
  • Practicality for everyday use
  • 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




D-MAX X-Terrain

Model Price $67,500 MLP*
Engine 3.0L 4 Cyl Turbo Diesel Euro 5
Drivetrain 6 Sp Sports AT Dual range 4WD
Power 140kW @ 3,600rpm
Torque 450Nm @ 1600-2600rpm
Safety Five-star ANCAP (tested Sept 2022)
0-100kmh / Top Speed TBA
CO2 Emissions 207 g/km
Economy ADR 8.0L/100km / 76L capacity
Economy on test 9.0L/100k
Max Range 1101km
Servicing 12Mth / 15,000km 7 Yrs. Capped Price
Warranty 6yr/ 150,000 km
Roadside Assist 7Yr. 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)

2023 Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain interior front

Overall Rating    


Behind the Wheel 8
Comfort 9
Equipment 9
Performance 8
Ride and Handling 9
Practicality 8
Fit for Purpose 8
AWD/Towing Capability* 10 (4WD 5/5 Towing 5/5)
Technology/connectivity 9
Value for Money 9

*Towing and AWD capability is measured against similar vehicles in the same class.



 D-Max X-Terrain 
Overall Length 5280mm
Wheelbase 3125mm
Width 1880mm
Height 1810mm
Wheels 18×7.5 Alloy
Tyres 265/60 R18
Max ground clearance Up to 240mm
Wading Depth 800mm
Approach 30.5 degrees
Rampover 23.8 degrees
Departure angle 19 degrees
Turning Circle KTK 12.5m
Tub Length 1570mm
Tub width arches 1122mm
Tub width 1530mm
Tub Depth 475mm
Kerb Weight 2175kg
Payload (kg) 925kg
GVM (kg) 3100kg
GCM 6000kg
Towing Capacity 3500kg
Tow Ball rating 350kg

23MY 4x4 D-MAX X-TERRAIN in Magnetic Red mica.

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About Brianna Fraser 71 Articles
Brianna has been driving a different car every week since she got her learners permit. Now writing and doing videos for us she is also qualified in the Hospitality, Beauty and Child Care industries but still finds time to be our resident gourmet chef. She provides the most magnificent meals when the mood takes her. Her camp oven damper made at Ute weekends and camping trips has to be tasted to be believed. In addition to that, she has a particular affinity with off road driving and has been driving since she was 9 years on the same farm as Rob learned to drive on. Unusually for one so young she is exceptionally competent with off road driving, keeping up with drivers that many more years experience. Brianna is currently compiling her own bush cook book along with her other business interests.