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  • Launched in 2021
  • Pick-up
  • Diesel
  • Launch year
    2021
  • Body type
    Pick-up
  • Fuel type
    Diesel

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Best bits

  • Rugged truck with genuine off-road ability
  • Loaded with safety kit
  • Top-end models are surprisingly plush

Not so great

  • Diesel engine lacks torque
  • Not as stylish as a Volkswagen Amarok
  • Unsophisticated suspension compared to a Nissan Navara

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Overall verdict on the Isuzu D-Max

"The Isuzu D-Max is a rugged pick-up truck from a brand that knows how to make a successful work vehicle. It might not be as refined as an SUV, but impressive safety technology and a plusher cabin than before means you can use the D-Max as your sole family car."

Isuzu D-Max exterior off road water

Competing with an ever-shrinking pick-up truck market, the Isuzu D-Max is set to rival trucks like the Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger. Prices start (before VAT) from around £21,000 – but you'll find most on the used market are high-spec DL40 or V-Cross models, with price tags of more than £30,000.


The latest model uses a revamped version of the old 1.9-litre diesel, which might sound a bit unrefined if you're trading in a more car-like SUV. It's a genuine workhorse, though, capable of serious off-road antics thanks to a locking rear differential that's standard on pricier models, as well as a trick hill-descent system.


On the road, the D-Max's old-school suspension means it clatters about more than a Nissan Navara, while it's ponderous steering isn't the most reassuring. It's relatively easy to drive, though, and a long list of driver-assistance features mean the D-Max was awarded five stars in Euro NCAP crash tests.


Isuzu D-Max DL40 Double Cab First Drive 2021


If you're looking for the older version, you need our Isuzu D-Max (2012-2021) review.

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Ask the heycar experts: common questions

Is the Isuzu D-Max any good?

The Isuzu D-Max is a really competent four-wheel-drive pick-up truck with generous equipment levels and a reputation for dependability. It might not be as posh as something like a Mercedes X-Class, but it's a vehicle you can rely on for work and play.

Russell Campbell

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Is the Isuzu D-Max good off road?

The Isuzu D-Max is a very capable off-road pick-up truck. Most models are four-wheel drive, while a rear diff lock is standard on DL20, DL40 and V-Cross variants.

Andy Brady

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How reliable is the Isuzu D-Max?

Isuzu has a strong reputation for reliability. The 1.9-litre diesel used in the latest D-Max is an updated version of the engine used in the outgoing model. It might not be the most refined engine in the world, but it scores well for robustness.

David Ross

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