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Isuzu D-max Utah: Test Drive Review

Date: 17 December 2012

P11D price: £21,499 (excl. VAT)

Isuzu's D-max has been well-received, and this is the first chance we've had to try the top-spec Utah model, which comes with luxury kit including heated leather front seats, climate control, roof bars and rear parking sensors, as well as a standard automatic gearbox. It's priced at more than £1k below a top-spec VW Amarok or Ford Ranger, both of which have a manual transmission, and powered by a 2.5-litre 163hp diesel.

But the D-max doesn't quite have the interior quality to match its more prestigious rivals at the top end of the range. Little details like the lack of a reach adjustment on the steering wheel, the fiddly stereo and the quantity of cheap-looking plastic on the dashboard just hint that this isn't the most compelling model in the D-max range. The drive is certainly also not up with the Ranger. It's a decent pick-up, but when you start entering the top end of this territory, the competition has a little too much quality.

Score: 6/10

Verdict: Tempting, but cheaper workhorse D-max models are more logical