Isuzu D-MAX SX Space Cab 4X4 Cab Chassis Auto Review


Isuzu D-MAX Space Cab profile front

Isuzu D-MAX SX 4WD Space Cab – You don’t often get a space cab – cab chassis 4wd Ute with an Auto transmission, but Isuzu does one, stick around a minute and we’ll have a look at it.Isuzu D-MAX Space Cab front seats


Isuzu updated their D-MAX work Utes in August 2020 and amongst the variants is what could be the most practical model, a space cab tray back 4WD Ute with an Auto transmission.

The space cab version allows extra storage in the cab and still have a decent size tray and payload.

Isuzu D-MAX Space Cab Engine Bay

D-MAX has always been a popular work Ute and the SX comes with a host of class leading features that make it even more popular such as

  • IDAS: Isuzu’s Intelligent Driver Assistance System, standard across range,
  • New 3-Litre turbo-diesel, 140kW and 450Nm powertrain, with new 6-speed AT

Isuzu D-MAX Space Cab rear camera

  • Revised 7 inch infotainment screen
  • Wireless Apple Car Play and Android Auto

Isuzu D-MAX Space Cab rear tray

  • 3.5T towing capacity and a 1.2T payload
  • 1m long tray and about 1770mm wide
  • Terrain Command 4WD system with rear diff lock and 235mm ground clearance

The SX D-Max is easy to drive and with the majority of the torque coming in around 1600 revs it simply potters along and barely feels a load on the back.

Isuzu D-MAX Space Cab rear diff lock

Priced from $45,700 plus the usual costs its pretty good value and backed by 6 Year Warranty, 7 Years Roadside Assist, 7 Years Capped Price Servicing.

Isuzu D-MAX SX Space Cab Front console

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Isuzu D-MAX Space Cab front dash

What is good?

  • Class leading Safety
  • Improved centre screen resolution
  • 4WD and towing capability

What is not so good?

  • No fog lights
  • Adaptive cruise control not selectable
  • Would love 150kW/500Nm

Isuzu D-MAX Space Cab dash

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Isuzu D-MAX Space Cab profile front


2021 Isuzu D-MAX SX Space Cab Chassis 4WD Ute

Model Price $45,700 MLP*
Engine 3.0L 4 Cyl TDi
Drivetrain Terrain Command 4×4 Aisin 6 speed Auto
Power 140kW at 3,600rpm
Torque 450 Nm @ 1,600-2,600rpm
Safety Five Star ANCAP
CO2 Emissions 207 g/km
Economy ADR 8.0 L/100km
Tow Capacity 3500 Kg
Tow Ball Rating 350 kg
Payload 1240 Kg
Servicing 12mths/ 15000km Capped Price
Warranty 6yr/ 150,000 km with 1 Yr. conditional roadside assist up to 7 years

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

Isuzu D-MAX 21MY IDAS Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)

Overall Rating    


Behind the Wheel 7
Comfort 8
Equipment 7
Performance 8
Ride and Handling 8
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 9
Towing Ability 10
Off Road Capability 10
Value for Money 9

Isuzu D-MAX Space Cab profile side


Overall Length 5285mm
Wheelbase 3125mm
Width / Height 1870mm / 1800mm
Unladen ground clearance / wading depth Up to 235mm / TBA mm
Approach / Rampover / Departure angles 30 degrees / 24 degrees / 27 degrees
Fuel Tank  / Turning Circle 76 Litres / 12.5mts KTK
Kerb Weight / Payload / GVM / GCM 1910kg / 1190kg / 3100kg / 5950KG
Towing Capacity / Tow Ball rating 3500kg / 350kg


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