- It has an off-road ability
- Good exterior appeal
- One reliable vehicle
- Poor in city riding
- Lacks in comfort and convenience
- Poor interiors
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The Isuzu D-Max is the Japanese brand's that are designed to take on any road. It is one reliable vehicle like the Fuego and its predecessors but with more modern features that are fit to the lifestyle of anyone in the Philippines. The Isuzu D-Max has been famous and popular for the company all over the world. It is a one successful pickup truck which is available in all the countries where Isuzu has its presence. Originally started in 2002, the Isuzu D-Max is also available under different names by other manufacturers as well.
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When it comes to the Isuzu D-Max's interiors, it feels premium and has that built-to-last feel which is a must from a pickup vehicle. For its cabin layout, it has that shared look with Isuzu's premium SUV, the MU-X but still ensures an air of sophistication. It has the three-spoke steering wheel which looks simple but distinct and comes with integrated buttons for audio and with Bluetooth. For the center console, it comes with an 8-inch touchscreen music system which has inbuilt supports for navigation and reverses camera.
This is mainly a common norm for all the pickups of this segment. It also has that round shaped automatic climate control buttons which might not be desired by everyone's taste. It has a slightly dated and less-premium look but gets that pampered by the leather upholstery, which along with piano black inserts for the center console and door panels, it lifted the overall ambiance of the cabin. The new Isuzu D-Max is fairly equipped with amazing features. It offers an electrically adjustable driver's seat, push-button start with keyless entry, and foldable rear-view mirrors, etc.
The Isuzu D-Max maintains the traditional stance which a large pickup truck should possess. At the front, it gets the large three-slat chrome grille with the slats thick enough to add some mass appeal to the frontal view. The grille has two large five-edged headlamp units, which thanks to the integration of projector headlamps with daytime running LEDs make the front look premium enough to put similarly priced SUVs to shame. For more premium feel to the front view, there are the vertical housings for fog lamps, which get chrome garnish to their sides. From the sides, it looks like any other traditional MUV, because of the absence of character lines as well as lifted stance and high ground clearance.
The Isuzu D-Max has an 18-inch alloy wheel which looks large and complements with the bulky appeal of the pickup. The premium and noticeable finish to the side profile comes with some chrome finished door handles and rear-view mirrors. When it comes with the Isuzu D-Max's rear, it maintained its simplistic appeal since it has that noticeable kink above the handle for the rear deck. When it comes with its boot capacity, it is spacious enough to take out your luggage for any long weekend getaways. It has that vertical tail lamp design completes the decent rear design.
The Isuzu D-Max has the built-to-last and go-anywhere abilities with its ride quality. It offers a stiff setup of front independent double wishbone with coil spring with stabilizer and with a rear semi-elliptical soft ride leaf springs which makes the ride quality of the car amazing and at its best. When it comes with city rides it may feel bouncy at times. The braking system is decent as well to bring this mammoth of the vehicle to halt, however, Isuzu could have equipped the D-Max with rear disc brakes, given the size of the vehicle.
The mighty Isuzu D-Max is powered with a 3.0-liter four-cylinder oil burner which powers the MU-X as well. The Isuzu D-Max's engine is capable enough of producing a maximum power output of 177 bhp and a peak torque output of 380 Nm. It gets the options of both 5-speed manual and a 5-speed automatic, with a 4x2 as well as 4x4 drive mode.
The Isuzu D-Max comes equipped with all its safety features, it comes with dual front airbags, seatbelt pre-tensioners with force limiters, ISOFIX mounts, ABS with EBD, brake assist, electronic stability control, hill descent, and hill start assist controls, traction control, reverse sensors, and rear defogger. Isuzu for a fact, ensured all these functions are safe off-road antics, as well as on-road driving. The Isuzu D-Max is a Japanese vehicle which scores full when it comes to reliability, built-to-last feel, and performance when and where required.
But the Isuzu D-Max has its fair share of shortcomings just like any other vehicle. It lacks comfort and convenience features when compared to the competition. The Isuzu D-max center console and front grille design might not be to everyone's favorite but when it comes with its overall performance, it is brilliant where it is needed the most. The overall ride quality, the Isuzu D-Max is indestructible. It may not be a vehicle for your daily commutes, but then, when it comes to making your weekends entertaining, the pickup is worth the money.
The Isuzu D-Max is available in 5 different colors options - Titanium Silver, Gray, Cosmic Black, Garnet Red, and Splash White.