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Isuzu D-Max 2024: Australian pricing and specifications


Australia’s third-best selling vehicle has just come in for a major spruce up, so what do you get and how much does it cost?

The Isuzu D-Max has been treated to a mid-life refresh for 2024, ushering in litany of what the car maker argues are small but meaningful customer-requested updates to the range – along with small price hike.

Isuzu D-Max 2024 group
The Isuzu D-Max range has been updated for 2024

Improved multimedia, an enhanced traction control system known as ‘Rough Terrain Mode’, and a refreshed appearance count among the highlighted list of changes; with the updated D-Max officially going on sale on May 1, 2024. 

It’s hoped that the renewed D-Max will be better prepared to take on a new generation of competition that has bolstered the Australian market in recent years, including the Ford Ranger, Volkswagen Amarok and Mitsubishi Triton.

How much does the 2024 Isuzu D-Max cost in Australia?

The D-Max range continues with a national driveaway offer on it’s most affordable and most expensive grades, with the range kicking off from $32,700 ($32,490 drive away) for the 1.9L single-cab 1.9L 4×2, and topping out at $70,500 ($67,990 drive away) for the dual-cab 4×4 3.0L X-Terrain flagship.

Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain 2024 driving
Isuzu continues to offer a driveaway deal on the top-spec D-Max X-Terrain

As a result, the 3.0L dual cab 4×4 LS-U+ still remains a likely more expensive proposition than the flagship X-Terrain once on-road costs are included on top of the $65,500 list price.

Price rises of between $500 and $2000 have been added across the range.

What’s new on the 2024 Isuzu D-Max?

No Ford Ranger Raptor or Nissan Navara Warrior-esk flagship has been announced or alluded to, but the LS-M-based X-Rider, which wears a litany of X-Terrain-like styling features has become a permanent fixture of the range. 

Both the LS-M (dual-cab ute) and the X-Rider are now equipped with the softer-sprung standard duty three-leaf rear suspension in an effort to better accommodate family buyers.

Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain 2024 interior screen
New multimedia screens counts among the highlighted changes


In what Isuzu says is a response to customer feedback, the centre multimedia system has been upgraded and is offered in 8.0-inch and 9.0-inch sizes (up from 7.0 and 9.0) in lower and higher grades.

The system is said to be faster to use and quicker to connect with your phone, with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto now featuring wireless functionality.

The 4.2-inch display housed within the instrument cluster is said to be easier to read, while higher grades net a larger 7.0-inch unit. The USB ports have also been updated from the old-style ‘A’ design to reversible and faster charging 3.0A USB C outlets.


After first being launched on the MU-X large SUV, Isuzu has brought an updated form of the traction control enhancing tech known as ‘Rough Terrain Mode’ to the D-Max.

Isuzu D-Max SX 2024 driving
4×4 models now feature Rough Terrain Mode

A notable evolution of the system on the D-Max is that it can be used while the rear differential is locked and the general calibration is also said to be superior. 

On the LS-U and above, an updated tyre pressure monitoring system now shows both pressure and temperature in the digital driver’s display. Additionally, when reinflating tyres (such as after beach driving) the D-Max will beep and flash its indicators when the placard pressures are reached.


Isuzu has improved the safety package of the D-Max, primarily by enhancing the 3D stereo camera – used primarily for AEB – to have a wider and longer field of view while also being more accurate when it detects pedestrians and motorcyclists.

Rear-cross traffic alert with brake assistance has also been fitted to help avoid collisions with other cars when reversing out of 90 degree car parks, but unlike the new-generation Mitsubishi Triton, reversing AEB to detect stationary objects or people is still missing.

Isuzu D-Max LS-U+ 2024 driving
Both off-road ability and safety are said to have been bolstered in the latest update

A better reversing camera with a wider field of view has been fitted however, along with a more relaxed recalibrated version of the much-maligned lane-keep assistance. 

Driver’s spending much of their life in traffic will appreciate the addition of stop-and-go adaptive cruise control on both manual and automatic versions. 

What does each grade of the Isuzu D-Max include?

The D-Max range consists of the commercial focused SX along with the more family friendly LS-M, X-Rider, LS-U, LS-U+ and X-Terrain grades. The D-Max continues to offer both a six-speed manual and automatic transmission option.

Isuzu offers a 1.9L 110kW/350Nm turbo-diesel four cylinder on the SX grade exclusively, a 140kW/450Nm 3.0L version is also offered across the entire range.

Isuzu D-Max SX 2024 rear
The SX targets commercial buyers

As standard, the SX grade includes the following highlighted features:

  • Vinyl flooring
  • Cloth trim upholstery
  • 4.2-inch Multi-Information Display 
  • 8.0-inch touchscreen
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 17-inch steel wheels
  • Automatic windshield wipers
  • Rough Terrain Mode (4WD only)
  • Rear diff-lock (4WD only)
  • Halogen headlights and tail lights
  • 3-leaf standard rear suspension (ute models) and 3-leaf heavy-duty (Cab Chassis models)
  • Assisted tailgate (ute models)

The LS-M adds:

  • High-grade cloth trim upholstery 
  • Bi-LED headlights with LED daytime running lights 
  • Facelifted signature Isuzu grille finished in Gloss Black and Grey Metallic
  • LED fog lights 
  • Rear parking sensors (ute models)
  • Body coloured mirrors, door handles and tailgate handle
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
Isuzu D-Max 2024 X-Terrain and X-Rider
The X-Rider (right) brings X-Terrain (left) like looks to the lower grades

The X-Rider adds:

  • A gloss black finish for the grille, front underbody spoiler, mirrors, door hands and a litany of other areas
  • Dark grey sidesteps
  • Black interior headliner
  • Stain black sports bar and tonneau cover
  • Gloss black 17-inch alloy wheels 

The LS-U adds:

  • 9.0-inch touchscreen
  • 7.0-inch digital driver’s display
  • Keyless entry, exit and push-button start
  • Power lumbar for driver’s seat
  • Dual zone climate control air conditioning
  • Leather-trimmed steering wheel and transmission selector
  • Carpet flooring
  • Tub liner (ute models)
  • LED and halogen tail-lights
  • 18-inch machined alloy wheels 
Isuzu D-Max LS-U+ 2024 interior front seats
The LS-U+ is the first to score leather seats

The LS-U+ adds:

  • Leather-accented upholstery 
  • Heated front seats
  • Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Four-way power-adjustable passenger seat

Finally, the X-Terrain adds:

  • Unique interior styling
  • Front parking sensors
  • Leather upholstery with unique red stitching
  • Remote engine start 
  • 18-inch alloy wheels in matte grey 
  • Redesigned aero sports bar in dark grey metallic
  • Matte black roller tonneau cover
Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain 2024 driving 2
The X-Terrain now costs $67,990 drive away

Isuzu D-Max 2024: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

4×2 modes:

  • SX Single Cab Chassis 1.9L Manual 4×2: $32,700 ($32,490 drive away)
  • SX Single Cab Chassis 1.9L Automatic 4×2: $34,700
  • SX Single Cab Chassis 3.0L Manual 4×2: $34,700
  • SX Single Cab Chassis 3.0L Automatic 4×2: $36,700
  • SX Space Cab Chassis 3.0L Automatic 4×2: $40,200
  • SX Crew Cab Chassis 1.9L Automatic 4×2: $41,200
  • SX Crew Cab Chassis 3.0L Automatic 4×2: $43,200
  • SX Crew Cab Ute 1.9L Automatic 4×2: $42,700
  • SX Crew Cab Ute 3.0L Automatic 4×2: $44,700
  • LS-U Crew Cab Ute 3.0L Automatic 4×2: $54,500

4×4 modes:

  • SX Single Cab Chassis 3.0L Manual 4×4: $42,700
  • SX Single Cab Chassis 3.0L Automatic 4×4: $44,700
  • SX Space Cab Chassis 3.0L Automatic 4×4: $48,200
  • SX Crew Cab Chassis 3.0L Manual 4×4: $49,200
  • SX Crew Cab Chassis 3.0L Automatic 4×4: $51,200
  • LS-M Crew Cab Chassis 3.0L Automatic 4×4: $54,300
  • LS-U Crew Cab Chassis 3.0L Automatic 4×4: $61,000
  • SX Crew Cab Ute 1.9L Automatic 4×4: $50,700
  • SX Crew Cab Ute 3.0L Automatic 4×4: $52,700
  • LS-M Crew Cab Ute 3.0L Automatic 4×4: $55,800
  • X-Rider Crew Cab Ute 3.0L Automatic 4×4: $59,500 (New)
  • LS-U Space Cab Ute 3.0L Automatic 4×4: $59,500
  • LS-U Crew Cab Ute 3.0L Automatic 4×4: $62,500
  • LS-U+ Crew Cab Ute 3.0L Automatic 4×4: $65,500
  • X-Terrain Crew Cab Ute 3.0L Automatic 4×4: $70,500 ($67,990 drive away)