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For The D-Max has a sturdy build, a strong engine, lots of space and decent fuel economy.

Against There’s lots of engine noise, the ride is bouncy and off-road ability is limited.

Isuzu D-Max Pick-up
33 5stars

The Isuzu D-Max should last a lifetime but a lack of refinement means it won’t exactly be a life of luxury.

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There are 1 Isuzu D-Max versions available

Pick-up 2.5 4dr £23,345
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5

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Traditionally, pickup trucks have been aimed squarely at the building trade, but the D-Max’s immense load bay and massive ground clearance won’t be lost on the growing breed of extreme leisure pursuit enthusiasts.

For everyday use, the drive goes to the rear wheels, but when encountering trickier terrain, a rotary dial mounted behind the gearstick can be turned to engage all four wheels. Crank the dial around another notch and the gear settings are also reduced, enabling you to make the most of the engine’s rev range when crawling up a rutted track at walking pace.

The problem is that although the D-Max is fitted with heavy-duty leaf springs in the rear, it uses quite sophisticated double wishbone suspension upfront, which is great for handling and ride comfort but restricts axle articulation and compromises off-roading abilities.

Isuzu is so confident in the mechanical robustness of the D-Max however, that it comes with a five-year 125,000mile warranty.

Reader test team says:

Isuzu D-Max Pick-up 2.5 4dr

Picked up this pick up (forgive the pun) after test driving a few. Best MPG in class, best value for money in terms of equipment, 5 year warranty or…

Tamar Elkholy

4 out of 5 stars

Isuzu D-Max Pick-up 2.5 4dr

I bought two of these pick ups for our farm business to replace a Landrover Defender and an old Ford Ranger. I looked at all of the pick ups and went…

James Smith

3 out of 5 stars

Isuzu D-Max Pick-up 2.5 4dr

I really can't believe What Car have actually driven this vehicle: as an owner the comments make no sense to me at all. Ride is exceptionally good…

henry partridge

5 out of 5 stars
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