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For The D-Max is sturdily built and has a strong engine, lots of space and decent fuel economy.

Against There’s lots of engine noise, the ride is bouncy and some rivals are better off road.

Isuzu D-Max Pick-up
33 5stars

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

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4.25

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There are 8 Isuzu D-Max versions available

Pick-up 2.5 Single cab 4x2 4dr £17,643
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Pick-up 2.5 Single cab 4dr £20,343
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Pick-up 2.5 Extended cab 4dr £20,943
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Pick-up 2.5 Double cab 4dr £22,143
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Pick-up 2.5 Eiger 4dr £23,043
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Pick-up 2.5 Yukon 4dr £24,243
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Pick-up 2.5 Utah 4dr £26,043
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Pick-up 2.5 Blade 4dr £29,938
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

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

For everyday use, the engine's power 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 ratio 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 up front, 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, 125,000-mile warranty.

Reader test team says:

Isuzu D-Max Pick-up 2.5 Single cab 4x2 4dr

All round brilliant cab. The cockpit is a great place to be, with all the creature comforts of a modern day suv (climate control, cruise control,…

Bert Smith

5 out of 5 stars

Isuzu D-Max Pick-up 2.5 Single cab 4x2 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 Single cab 4x2 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 Single cab 4x2 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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