4Isuzu D-MAX RC.I
Part of Isuzu D-MAX 3.7 

Isuzu D-MAX RC.I (2012-2017)

4Isuzu D-MAX RC.I
3.9

139 reviews

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72%11%17%

Build Quality
4.1
Value for Money
4.1
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.1
Noise Level
3.1
Braking
4.0
Acceleration / Power
3.9
Gear Shifting
3.8
Suspension
3.6
Fuel Efficiency
4.3
Handling
4.0
Interior Design
3.6
Boot Size
4.2
Comfort
3.5
Features
3.4
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Reviews

139 reviews
james d.
james d.Gippsland, VIC
  RC.I

Buyers beware!

Had a 2015 dmax 4x4 car was regularly serviced and well looked after, first two weeks of ownership the fuel pump failed and had to be replaced under warranty, 12 months out of warranty and the engine failed completely and had to be replaced had only done 130,000km's, Isuzu provided absolutely no compensation as it was outside of warranty, absolute pain to deal with. Then the rear diff failed 2 weeks after having the engine replaced (this is a known problem with the Dmax) Isuzu also wanted no part in helping out on this occasion. I would stay away from this brand unless you want a poor product and bad customer service. Show details
Paul N
Paul NBrisbane4 posts
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The best 4WD Ute I’ve ever owned!

It’s nothing fancy but this is by far the best 4WD Ute I’ve ever owned. Bought new I have never had a problem with this Ute. The 3ltr engine is super reliable. I’ve now got 170kms on the clock and apart from scheduled services I’ve only ever had to replace one set of tyres and one battery. The dealer services are always 10/10. I recommend these utes for all tradies out there. Show details
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allan
allanvic, 38204 posts
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automatic transmission

I had to replace the transmission after 252000 as it stopped working, this is really poor considering the price of vehicle, looking at internet this seems all they do before replacing. not good enough Show details
Tony
TonyFar North Queensland, QLD24 posts
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Hard to fault

Bought new just over 5 years ago and had no issues. Only taken to dealer for servicing and have no complaints. As others have said the key switches are too easy to switch accidentally and the drivers window switch goes to auto too easily (very annoying) and key in ignition with door open beeper can be annoying. Bought it for travelling and towing which does perfectly. Speak to other travellers with same car they have nothing but praise for their car also. Has 65k and still on original tyres, brakes, battery never had wheel alignment or a/c trouble. No even a flat tyre! Show details
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Bill F
Bill FSouth East Queensland, QLD2 posts
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Great vehicle

I use my car to tow a 2100 kg Caravan as well as transport around town
The car gets used daily
It gets serviced normally 10000 ks however when towing get serviced every 5000 ks we have had no problems. Fuel economy around town exceptional Show details
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Basho81
Basho81AU7 posts
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Honest, Reliable 4x4

I use this Ute as my daily and also do alot of offroading in it. I bought the SX base model and then modified it. I can't think of a fault worth noting, only small issues. I have had the ute for 5 years now and have no plans on selling it for atleast another 5 years. I love it. Very reliable. Average service cost is $400. If you want fancy interiors then this Ute is not for you. Show details
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Nick S
Nick SHunter Region, NSW13 posts
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christo
christoPerth, WA11 posts
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Twin cab with canopy 2014 4wd auto SX

Bought for 27000 at about 130000kms done a couple of years ago.About 13000 cheaper than GX diesel Prado. 5spd auto 3 litre turbo diesel.Isuzu canopy .Rated 3500kgs towing but will have 1.2 tonne camper trailer Honestly use 9,2 litres per 100.I’d say between 800 to 900km range on 76 litre tank ( not towing).Very happy with it  Show details
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Marc
MarcGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
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Wow. What a ute

Just bought my first max. 2015 ls-u high ride 60000km.
Still looks like new inside and out. 3 lt turbo desiel drives great.
Used for work daily and towing motorbikes on the weekend.
Love it. Show details
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Bateup
BateupSouth East Queensland, QLD19 posts
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Sam L.
Sam L.Sydney7 posts
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Ross
RossSouth East Queensland, QLD5 posts
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Dave C
Dave CPerth, WA7 posts
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Bigbadal
BigbadalGisborne7 posts
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Tough

Without doubt the most genuine workhorse out there , if you want refinement get an Amarock , if you want reliability and an engine capable of 600k , D Max all the way , I had the first one 240k still on original clutch , rotors and only replaced pads once towing 3 ton regularly.

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DAVO
DAVOWando Bridge7 posts
  RC.I

Best truck on the market

These vehicles are built to last,I know of allot of farmers who had Rodeos and ran them around for 10-20 years in the paddock so to speak, with minimal problems.

The D Max is basically the same thing.I regularly tow 3 tonne trailer and its still good on fuel.

currently at 60000km after 2years .

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Questions & Answers

Lawrence J.
Lawrence J. · D-MAX RC.I (2012-2017)

Stereo not working.. how can that be fixed

Clive C
Clive C · D-MAX RC.I (2012-2017)

My 2013 dmax emits excessive black smoke under heavy acceleration but doesn’t use oil

anneandsparky
anneandsparky  
Clive C
Clive C  

Thanks for answering my question i will add some injector cleaner and replace the air cleaner and see how things go my dmax has just clicked over 178k thanks again

Jarrod T.
Jarrod T. · D-MAX RC.I (2012-2017)

I have a 2013 4x4 isuzu dmax and was wondering if there’s any way I could increase the idle with a switch or similar (at least 1000 rpm needed for my air compressor)

anneandsparky
anneandsparky  
Jarrod T.
Jarrod T.  

I unfortunately work at a dealership, but I have not heard about a update that’ll do what I need

Details

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CategoryUtesUtesUtesUtes
Warranty Distance 150,000 kms150,000 kms150,000 kms150,000 kms
TransmissionAutomaticAutomatic and ManualAutomatic
Drive TypeFour Wheel Drive (4WD)
Fuel TypeDieselDieselDiesel
Wheels18" Alloy17” Steel17" Steel
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Fuel Consumption8 L/100km6.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 76 L76 L76 L
Engine4 Cylinder 3.0L Turbo Diesel3.0L Turbo-Diesel3.0L Turbo-Diesel1.9L Turbo-Diesel
Engine Code4JJ3-TCX4JJ3-TCXRZ4E-TC
Max Power130kW @ 3600rpm140kW @ 3600 rpm140kW @ 3600 rpm110kW @ 3600 rpm
Max Torque380Nm @ 1800-3000rpm450Nm @ 1600-2600 rpm450Nm @ 1600-2600 rpm350Nm @ 1800-2600 rpm
Country of ManufactureThailandThailandThailandThailand
Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)3,500 kg3,500 kg3,000 kg
Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)750 kg750 kg750 kg
Tray TypeCab Chassis and Pick UpCab Chassis and Pick UpCab Chassis and Pick Up
Maximum Payload1,145 kg
Ground Clearance240 mm235 mm235 mm
Warranty Details6666
Dimensions
Kerb Weight2,015 kg1,955 kg
Ground Clearance240 mm235 mm235 mm
Release date
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Replaced byIsuzu D-MAX RC.II
Awards 2022

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