Isuzu D-Max pick-up review
Improvement to the D-Max have helped it to keep pace in the pick-up market. 2017 saw the introduction of a more efficient 1.9 diesel, which has the same power figures as the older 2.5, but is more efficient. This is the sole engine choice offered, although six-speed manual and auto gearboxes are offered.
The Utility model is a genuine workhorse, and is offered in single cab, extended cab and double cab body styles. But it's also the most basic model, with steel wheels, unpainted bumpers and a basic interior.
Overall, the Isuzu D-Max is geared more towards a work life than family life, but its rugged, no-nonsense character means it'll take pretty much anything you can throw at it. It's a great tow vehicle, too, able to haul up to 3.5 tonnes, while the load bed can easily carry over a tonne of cargo.
With the six-speed manual gearbox the RWD D-Max returns 45.6mpg. This drops to 40.4mpg and 183g/km on 4x4 models, and 4x4 automatic cars return 36.2mpg.
The Nissan Navara and Mitsubishi L200 are a better bet if running costs are a priority, with those trucks returning 44.9mpg and 44.1mpg respectively.