2023 Isuzu D-Max pricing and features

Isuzu has announced a raft of minor updates for its D-Max ute

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  • 2023 Isuzu D-Max pricing and features
  • New-look alloy wheels, grille, and paint finishes
  • Expanded availability for 1.9-litre turbo-diesel

Isuzu Ute Australia has detailed minor running changes for the D-Max ute for 2023.

The 2023 Isuzu D-Max will arrive in Australian showrooms from December 1, 2022, with pricing unchanged following adjustments earlier this year.

Headlining the changes is wider availability of the entry-level 1.9-litre turbo-diesel engine – introduced last year and now offered with three new dual-cab SX variants: a 1.9-litre 4x2 cab chassis and ute, and a 4x4 ute.

There's also new-look alloy wheels, a redesigned grille, fresh trim and paint finishes, and a tailgate gas strut for tubbed ute models.

Another key update is the addition of auto-off blind-spot alert and rear-cross traffic alert when a towing connector/plug is detected – in contrast to the Ford Ranger’s trailer-ready system.

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A spokesperson for Isuzu Ute Australia said a retrofit kit will be available for current D-Max owners, but will incur a cost for replacement parts and labour.

"Due to a difference internally between 21MY and 22MY, versus 23MY rear radar sensors, the Auto-off BSM and RCTA functionality cannot be added via a software update to 21MY and 22MY vehicles and will require the fitment of 23MY sensor hardware components, which will incur costs for replacement parts and labour," they said.

"For more information on this process please speak with your local Isuzu UTE Dealer."

Mazda Australia had “no new BT-50 related updates to communicate” for its platform-sharing ute.


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2023 Isuzu D-Max pricing


SX single cab cab-chassis 1.9L 4x2Manual$32,200 ($31,990 drive-away)
SX single cab cab-chassis 1.9L 4x2Automatic$34,200
SX single cab cab-chassis 3.0L 4x2Manual$34,200
SX single cab cab-chassis 3.0L 4x2Automatic$36,200
SX space cab cab-chassis 3.0L 4x2Automatic$39,700
SX dual-cab cab-chassis 1.9L 4x4Automatic$40,700
SX dual-cab cab-chassis 3.0L 4x2Automatic$42,700
SX dual-cab ute 1.9L 4x2 (NEW)Automatic$42,200
SX dual-cab ute 3.0L 4x2Automatic$42,200
LS-U dual-cab ute 3.0L 4x2Automatic$53,000


SX single cab cab-chassis 3.0L 4x4Manual $42,200
SX single cab cab-chassis 3.0L 4x4Automatic $44,200
SX space cab cab-chassis 3.0L 4x4Manual $45,700
SX space cab cab-chassis 3.0L 4x4Automatic $47,700
SX dual-cab cab-chassis 3.0L 4x4Manual $48,700
SX dual-cab cab-chassis 3.0L 4x4Automatic $50,700
LS-M dual-cab cab-chassis 3.0L 4x4Automatic $53,800
LS-U dual-cab cab-chassis 3.0L 4x4Automatic $59,200


SX dual-cab ute 1.9L 4x4 (NEW)Automatic $50,200
SX dual-cab ute 3.0L 4x4Automatic $52,200
LS-M dual-cab ute 3.0L 4x4 Manual $53,300
LS-M dual-cab ute 3.0L 4x4Automatic  $55,300
LS-U space cab ute 3.0L 4x4 Automatic $58,000
LS-U dual-cab ute 3.0L 4x4 Manual $59,000
LS-U dual-cab ute 3.0L 4x4Automatic $61,000
LS-U+ dual-cab ute 3.0L 4x4 Automatic $63,500
X-Terrain dual-cab ute 3.0L 4x4 Automatic $67,500 ($64,990 drive-away)
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Above: 2023 Isuzu D-Max LS-M

2023 Isuzu D-Max features


17-inch steel wheels
225/65R17 Dunlop all-terrain tyres
7-inch infotainment system
Wireless Apple CarPlay
Wired Android Auto
DAB+ digital radio
Four speaker audio system
Front USB-A port 
Second-row USB-A port (new, dual-cab only)
Halogen head and tail-lights
Urethane steering wheel, gear shifter, and handbrake
Vinyl flooring
Cloth upholstery
Manual air conditioning
Rear air vents (dual-cab only)
Tailgate gas strut (ute models, new)
Rain-sensing wipers
Redesigned black front grille
Rear differential lock (4x4 only). 

LS-M, in addition to SX

17-inch alloy wheels
‘High-grade’ cloth upholstery (new)
LED headlights with auto-levelling
LED daytime running lamps
LED fog lights (new look)
Rear parking sensors (ute models)
Body-coloured mirrors, door handles and tailgate handle
Heavy-duty rear leaf suspension. 

LS-U, in addition to LS-M

18-inch alloy wheels (new look)
9-inch infotainment system
Satellite navigation
Eight-speaker audio system (double cab)
Six-speaker audio system (space cab)
Keyless entry and push-button start
Walk away door lock
Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
Power lumbar adjustment for driver’s seat
Leather-accented steering wheel, gear shifter, and handbrake
Soft-touch interior finishes
Driver and passenger vanity mirrors
Carpet flooring
Tow bar receiver
Tub liner (ute models)
Side steps
Chrome door handles, mirrors and tailgate handle
Heated door mirrors (new)
LED tail-lights (new look)
Chrome front grille (new look). 

LS-U+, in addition to LS-U

Leather-accented upholstery with black stitching (new look)
Eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat
Heated front seats.

X-Terrain, in addition to LS-U+

18-inch dark grey alloy wheels (new look)
Front parking sensors
Leather-accented upholstery with red stitching (new look)
Blacked-out instrument cluster with X-Terrain badging
Red and black interior accents
Remote engine start
Matte black roller tonneau cover
Dark grey sports bar
Dark grey front grille (new look)
Front and rear underbody spoilers.
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Above: 2023 Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain


Neptune blue (new)
Moonstone white (new; LS-U, LS-U+ and X-Terrain)
Granite grey (new; X-Terrain)
Mineral white
Basalt black
Obsidian grey
Mercury silver
Magnetic red (LS-U, LS-U+ and X-Terrain)
Volcanic amber (X-Terrain). 

Metallic paint incurs a $650 premium.

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Engine, drivetrain and fuel economy

Under the bonnet, the Isuzu D-Max is available with two four-cylinder diesel engines.

The entry-level option is the 1.9-litre RZ4E, introduced in 2022, which produces 110kW and 350Nm. It is matched with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

Stepping up to the venerable 3.0-litre 4JJ3 turbo-diesel pushes outputs to 140kW and 450Nm, with identical gearbox options.

While the 3.0-litre D-Max has a 3500-kilogram braked towing capacity, the 1.9-litre model is limited to 2800kg (manual) or 3000kg (auto).

The combined fuel economy of the 3.0-litre sits between 7.7L and 8.0L/100km, depending on the variant, while the 1.9-litre is rated at 7.0L/100km.

2021 D-MAX gets five-star safety rating


The Isuzu D-Max is covered by a five-star ANCAP safety rating, based on testing conducted in 2020.

It received a score of 83 per cent for adult occupant protection, 89 per cent for child occupant protection, 69 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 81 per cent for safety assist.

Eight airbags (dual front, side, curtain, driver’s knee and centre) are fitted across the range.

Each variant includes the following active safety equipment as standard:

Autonomous emergency braking (vehicle, pedestrian, cyclist, junction)
Forward collision warning
Lane-keep assist*
Lane departure warning
Blind-spot alert
Rear cross-traffic alert
Trailer sway control
Traffic sign recognition
Adaptive cruise control*
Wrong-pedal acceleration warning*
High beam assist. 

* automatic models only

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Warranty and servicing

As per the wider Isuzu Ute range, the D-Max is covered by the brand’s six-year/150,000-kilometre warranty.

Servicing for the D-Max is required every 12 months or 15,000 kilometres, whichever comes first.


The 2023 Isuzu D-Max range will arrive in Australian showrooms in December.


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