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The Isuzu D-Max is a relatively smart looking Pickup that will find itself competing against the Ford Ranger in both the commercial and private markets. Whilst it might not quite be as well styled as the Ranger, the D-Max can take credit in its fantastic pulling power and great off-road capabilities.
The inside of the D-Max is built mainly for functionality and durability; most of the surfaces are made from tough plastics and rough materials that look like they can take a hell of a beating. Nevertheless there is some degree of comfort as well as the D-Max provides relatively good head space as well as decent leg space in the front seats. Nevertheless the leg room is slightly less accommodating in the rear seats. As for technology, Isuzu throw in air-conditioning, a CD Player and Cruise Control as standard. Safety gear includes six airbags and stability control as standard.
The D-Max comes with a pretty wide variety of engine variants to choose from; however no matter what you pick you'll be surprised by the enormous degree of pulling power that the D-Max is able to muster. If you choose to take the D-Max off-road you'll be able to take benefit from low-range gears in order to help the D-Max negotiate any terrain. Once you get this vehicle onto the road, you'll find that its more than capable at accelerating and overtaking in the inner-city environment and you'll also notice that its springy suspension provide a generally comfortable ride. Unladen however the D-Max can feel a little jittery and you do run the risk of rear wheel sliding on slippery roads due to a lack of road grip.
Overall the D-Max is a great all-terrain pick up that could easily adopt to a role as a private or commercial vehicle. It's also surprisingly competitive with regards to fuel economy as it can pull out around 16 - 17 kilometers a liter. If you're looking for a pickup and need something rugged and durable, then the Isuzu D-Max could be something worth looking at as priced competitively with both the Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux.