In its most affordable form the D-Max offers a single cab set-up and a 4x2 axle configuration, making it ideal for professionals who are on a budget. Under the bonnet is a 2.5 litre diesel engine with twin turbochargers, ensuring that it is both powerful and efficient. And even the basic model comes with advantages such as air conditioning, electric windows, cup holders and reclining seats.
The Utility models in the D-Max family encompass other set-ups, with 4x4 single- and double-cab variants available to improve traction and off-road performance everywhere from construction sites to agricultural fields.
Isuzu D-Max Eiger
The Eiger is a step up from the standard D-Max, boasting features such as 16-inch alloy wheels, remote central locking and colour-coded bumpers to give it the edge over its more workmanlike siblings. An alarm and immobiliser are also featured, along with plenty of airbags in the cab to keep drivers and their passengers as safe as possible.
It can handle a maximum towing weight of 3500kg, while the payload capacity of the rear bed is just under 1.1 tonnes for the latest generation of the Eiger. This makes it a leader in its class in both respects, while features such as electronic stability control and traction control mean that while it may be a premium model, it is no less capable in slippery conditions.
Isuzu D-Max Yukon
Extended single-cab and double-cab iterations of the Yukon are made by Isuzu, with this model adding chrome detailing on the front grille, a leather steering wheel and a comfortable, well-appointed interior that has a healthy sheen of luxury to it.
In-cab connectivity and entertainment options are bolstered by Bluetooth compatibility, while the ride height of the entire D-Max range has been increased to give it greater ground clearance, preventing obstacles from getting in the way of each truck when they take on rougher surfaces.
Shifting between traction settings is easy, with a dial letting drivers activate 4x4 as required. This also means that efficient 2WD can be used when the extra grip and power are not required, saving fuel.
Isuzu D-Max Utah
The Utah takes the same underpinnings and features as the Yukon and adds in even more luxury thanks to things like leather upholstery, climate control and heated seats that are perfect for preventing chilly autumn and winter weather from causing discomfort.
The Utah should also be harder to damage thanks to the inclusion of a rear parking sensor as standard. And a reversing camera can be added if required to make manoeuvring safer in any scenario.
Isuzu D-Max Blade
The Blade represents the pinnacle of Isuzu’s current pickup range, sporting a built-in sat nav and infotainment system from Pioneer that is synchronised with the onboard reversing camera.
A heated rear screen, automatic air conditioning, reading lights for driver and passenger and a number of other features come as standard on this model. So to really make a statement when arriving on a site, or to keep visitors and VIPs comfortable during their time overseeing a project, this is the truck to choose.
Isuzu’s reputation for reliability means that used D-Max models are a good investment, and there are plenty of second-hand options available for those who need a pickup that will never let them down.