Isuzu also builds big commercial engines, designed to be reliable and robust, and that DNA is this engine. You can resort to using the 12-volt outlet as a charger and stream music via Bluetooth though, so it’s a short-lived whinge. Pros There was a slight whistle of wind from the A-pillars, but the MU-X is generally a very quiet place to be and is a very competent tourer. To test this, we loaded up a twin-axle trailer with the Stunt Driving School Nissan Silvia drift car and lugged it for a good 250km around Melbourne. But the thing is, they are so simple to use the MU-X is better for being ‘worse’. The MU-X is regarded as a large SUV built in Thailand with prices starting at A$43,900 before on-road costs.. Here’s a tip too – want to make your chunky diesel SUV feel fast? It means us iPhone users need a separate cable to connect to the stereo, which of course I never had with me. It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at five factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. Pros ISUZU MU-X LS-M 2017 detail data their videos (reviews, off-road, commercials, crash tests) and images, Features, Price, Specification. The fourth best-selling unit amongst this set is the somewhat humble Isuzu MU-X, which we are driving today. No advanced safety equipment. Isuzu MU-X 4x2 LS M Specs, Engine, Mileage, Top Speed, Suspension, Brakes, Safety Features, Exterior and Interior Image Gallery, Exterior and Interior 360 Degree View, Available Color Options, User Manual. The rearmost seats too are suitable for adults on short trips, but with the third row up, the boot is beyond useless at just 235 litres. Recommended List Price (MRLP) inclusive of GST, exclusive of options and on road costs.

There are no harsh or violent jabs from the suspension, the MU-X jostles a bit on the ‘down’ side of larger bumps, but the car remains composed at all times. Pros Incidentally – these work well as a phone holder, and if you are anything like me, the poor handset is usually working overtime, so a bit of external cooling will help keep the laws of thermodynamics in check. If I had paid more attention in those second-year lectures I’m sure I could explain it in detail – but if you are reading this and nodding, then we are on the same page. Isuzu MU-X 4x2 LS M User Manual, Owners Guide, Service Manual.

Anyone who mis-fuels an MU-X needs to get their hearing checked…. The clatter from the exhaust and whistle from the turbo have no qualms in crushing any thoughts you may have of being mistaken for some hyper-refined Euro-hybrid. The ‘handy when you can open it’ dash-top cubby in our MU-X stayed stuck closed for most of our time with the car, a constant tease as to what may be lying trapped underneath. There’s a blanking plate that usually houses the selectable 4WD system dial, but otherwise the interior is identical to the 4X4 version. Take the trailer off. Going down the range, you’ve got the LS-U at $52,600 and the LS-M at $50,200. The two-tonne load made its presence felt by restricting the MU-X’s off-the-line pace, but the Isuzu never had trouble getting up to speed and cruised effortlessly in 60km/h traffic as well as 100km/h freeway legs. Like all other MU-X and D-Max models, it is powered by a 3.0-litre 130kW/380Nm 4JJ turbo-diesel truck engine and sports a body-on-frame configuration. You sit high in the MU-X, which is great for outward visibility, but you do feel you are sitting ‘on’ rather than ‘in’ the car. The ride is firm but compliant. You know the old saying — if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it must be a duck... right? In fact, on my audio notes for the car, you can hear ‘ol 4JJ clacking away in the background. On the road, the MU-X sounds just like a D-Max, which essentially means it sounds like a truck. Start pretending it is a race-car and the MU-X lets you know you are being foolish – the rear end skips a bit and the body roll and brakes remind you that slow and steady wins the day. Find new 2019 Isuzu MU-X LS-M, 3.0L 4cyl Diesel Turbocharged Automatic, SUV pricing information and detailed specifications on WhichCar.com.au Drop-down rear video unit, Cons You can’t help but think the seating arrangement has been deigned to suit drivers well under six-foot, as the wheel can drop unnaturally low – which constantly reminds me of a dirty pirate joke…. Decent third row, Cons Model Profile Variant Overview News Reviews Videos +10 Specifications Summary. No vents, but there are good door pockets. Home New Car Guide Isuzu mu-X 2.5 LS M 4x2 MT. We get asked a lot of questions about the sales performance each month of Australia’s fleet of rugged, ute-based family off-roaders.

The driver’s seat can slide up and down, but with the position of the steering wheel (which has height but not reach adjustment) is never spot on. Realign your centre to that of a more simple world, and the big Isuzu will feel right at home in no time. The 2016 Isuzu MU-X LS-M 4x2 is the entry point to the Isuzu SUV range. Quality while listening is good, but from all accounts, the ‘callee’ would have a better experience chatting to poor Mark Watney on Mars. Also too, despite not having the front-drive linkages, you get the benefit of the 4WD suspension articulation and flexibility – which makes the 2WD MU-X perfect for towing. Isuzu doesn't think so - we put the 4x2 MU-X to the test! Throw in seven seats, a high riding stance and a 3-tonne tow capacity, and what results is a rather basic but highly functional SUV tow-truck.

Access to the third row is easy enough with the fold-and-flip 60:40 bench. Cabin is starting to age We speak for the Ford Everest, Holden Colorado 7, Isuzu MU-X, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Toyota Fortuner, based respectively on the Ranger, Colorado, D-Max, Triton and HiLux. The 'push down to open up' mechanism just doesn’t work – the push-catch design in the Holden Cruze is a much better implementation. Right now, you can get a MY16 Volkswagen Touareg 150TDI for $67,990 drive-away, meaning VW is waiving all on-road costs and saving you in the vicinity of $7000.

At night though, neither the volume or tuning knob light up with a label, so it takes a few skipped tracks before you can reliably join Sammy Hagar and punch out the chorus of Dreams at peak volume. Cabin is starting to age Lacking some new safety tech