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.
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.
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
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|3.0L 4 Cyl Turbo Diesel Euro 5
|6 Sp Sports AT Dual range 4WD
|140kW @ 3,600rpm
|450Nm @ 1600-2600rpm
|Five-star ANCAP (tested Sept 2022)
|0-100kmh / Top Speed
|8.0L/100km / 76L capacity
|Economy on test
|12Mth / 15,000km 7 Yrs. Capped Price
|6yr/ 150,000 km
|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)
|Behind the Wheel
|Ride and Handling
|Fit for Purpose
|10 (4WD 5/5 Towing 5/5)
|Value for Money
*Towing and AWD capability is measured against similar vehicles in the same class.
|Max ground clearance
|Up to 240mm
|Turning Circle KTK
|Tub width arches
|Tow Ball rating
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