What Car? says...
Once upon a time selling pickup trucks was an easy business. All you needed was a hefty payload, a frugal diesel engine and a big slice of dependability to get your truck on farmyards and building sites across the land. Times change, though, and so has the Isuzu D-Max.
You see, having a tough truck in your dealership is no longer enough. As more and more people are picking them instead of SUVs – partly because of attractive company car tax breaks – it also needs to be comfy, be able to impress the neighbours and be safe, too.
Both two and four wheel drive versions are available and there’s the option of an automatic gearbox, too. In other words, the D-Max should have all it needs to go toe to toe with rivals including the Ford Ranger, Nissan Navara, Ssangyong Musso and the Toyota Hilux.
Over the next few pages of this review, we’ll tell you all you need to know about what the D-Max is like to drive, how much it will cost to run and how it compares to rivals. Before you charge ahead with buying a new vehicle of any make and model, make sure you check out the free What Car? New Car Buying service, where you can save a bundle of cash without having to leave the job site.