2016 Isuzu Dmax LSM Review
Owner review by: Kyle
Spec level: LSM
Engine capacity: 3-litre
Fuel type: Diesel
Owned: 2 Months
Uses: Off-road | Touring and camping
PROS: Off-road ability | Practicality | Reliability
CONS: Seats | Turning circle | Road noise
Would you buy this car again? YES
Starting off with the older model Isuzu Dmax taking it far and wide, I eventually decided that it was time for a upgrade. I purchased my 2016 LSM Dmax from Geelong Winter and Taylor with the great help from their team.
With only having my 4×4 for 2 months the kms were clocked up to 8,000. I’m located in Warrnambool Victoria, I have taken it to many places so far, such as northern Victoria to Mildura, camping on the beach in South Australia and far in between and soon to do the Victorian High Country. Every weekend I have spare, I travel to a new destination.
The Isuzu Dmax is everything that I have ever wanted, it’s the ideal 4×4 for everyone! Great on fuel, reliable, comfortable steering and control. It just feels like your driving a car I would recommend it to anyone that’s after a new 4×4.
Soon to add more accessories so then I can tackle more tracks! I mainly use the Dmax for touring and finding those special camp sites that not any average car can get to. With the turn of a button into 4WD mode it can get you out of anything, great for any use not just going off-roading, ideal for farming, work on site with construction, just an all-round work horse!
There’s not many things on the Dmax that you wouldn’t like but there are a couple of things that could be improve, such as the seats are a bit hard after a couple of hours of driving and maybe Isuzu could make a few changers to the first high gear. Apart from that it’s going well for the price you pay. The Dmax final finish is a great quality of design. From the exterior right to the interior with great premium sound, the music couldn’t get much better. Bluetooth audio which makes the road trips a lot quicker playing straight from your phone playlist.
The major part when buying a new vehicle is the safety features that are involved, the Dmax was outstanding with the amount of airbags and the modern safety features really make you feel safe. The powerful 3.0L turbo diesel engine makes towing easy with up to 3 ton towing and this is great when my family and I tow our ski boat to lakes miles away or just down the road.