Isuzu D-MAX SX CC 2023 Review

Last week I drove the Isuzu D-Max SX high ride Single Cab Chassis Ute. That’s a mouthful. Isuzu D-Max makes an ideal work Ute and the SX is particularly good value for money.

22MY Isuzu D-MAX 4x2 SX Single Cab Chassis Mineral White It’s powered by a 1.9L 4 cylinder turbo diesel engine. This provides 110kW of power and 350Nm of torque. The version I drove comes with a 6 speed Manual Transmission and 2WD.

The standard alloy tray measures about 2.55m long, 1.8m wide and has a depth of 250mm. Payload is around 1400kg.

Now I gave the SX Isuzu a workout with about 1200 kg of pavers loaded on the back and drove from Sydney to Nelson Bay.

It carried the load with ease. With 1.9L the engine was willing and cruised comfortably along the freeway. However, it needed to be worked through the gears on hills. You couldn’t be lazy and let the torque carry you.

What is impressive is that this entry model still comes with a multitude of safety features, wireless Apple CarPlay connectivity, and Auto high beam headlights.

At the time of testing Isuzu has a driveaway special price on this Ute of $31,990 ad that’s stunning value.

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Optional extras:

Tow Bar Kit $1,132.25, 12-Pin Plug $393.25, Electronic Brake Controller $896.05, Economy Alloy Tray $0 (included in driveaway price), Rubber Mats $127.66 and has stamp duty for Accessories which comes to $127.66.

As Tested $34,670.88, as the vehicle has a driveaway special of $31,990.

2023 Isuzu D-Max SX Single Cab Chassis 4x2 Ute 1.9L engine


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What is good?

  • Payload and towing ability
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay
  • Class leading safety features

What is not so good?

  • 1.9L can be a little light at times
  • Lights, especially high beam poor, no fog lights
  • Getting lazy in my old age, prefer AT

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Also look at:

There are not many Single Cab Cassis work Utes on the market at the moment Dual Cab 4WD Utes are popular. There are a few on the market but everyone is aiming upmarket. Even getting our hands on some to test is difficult.

Buyers could look at Mazda BT-50, Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi Triton.

Final D-Max SX thoughts

Single Cab Chassis Work Utes are becoming a rare breed, with the push towards the premium end of dual cab’s.

While I always prefer more power and torque, the 1.9L diesel performed more than adequately.

It was ideal for around town work and cruised easily on the freeway.

You cant beat the price though. Its awesome value for money.

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