8Isuzu MU-X

Isuzu MU-X

8Isuzu MU-X
4.2

155 reviews

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Build Quality
4.1
Value for Money
4.1
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.5
Noise Level
3.5
Braking
4.2
Acceleration / Power
3.8
Gear Shifting
3.8
Suspension
4.0
Fuel Efficiency
4.1
Handling
4.0
Interior Design
3.8
Boot Size
4.3
Comfort
4.1
Features
3.7
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155 reviews
Seni
SeniBrisbane19 posts
  MU-X 2nd Generation 4WD 3.0L Diesel LS-T
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Adam
AdamIllawarra, NSW2 posts
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Ian
IanSydney9 posts
  MU-X 2nd Generation 4WD 3.0L Diesel LS-U

Love it

Would buy another in a heartbeat, I bought this car for the 4jj3 motor, one of the best diesel engines ever made in my opinion, those crazy Thailand boys has pushed a built 4j engine to 1400hp.
safety features can be a little annoying but the easy fix is to put a sticker over the front cameras, this turns everything off.
I had a custom 3inch Fox suspension kit installed by Solve off-road Sydney and 32 inch tyres, this totally transformed the car, handles like a dream on and off road Show details
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John W.
John W.3 posts
  MU-X 2nd Generation 4WD 3.0L Diesel LS-T

The car that cries wolf - continuously !

Supposed safety features are dangerous - slams brakes on. Parking sensors go off repeatedly sitting at traffic lights. Diesel inlet too small for hi-flow nozzles. Auto tailgate operation terrible... wont open with a trailer plugged in. Had it try to close on me. No blue tooth for android auto needs a cable. Beeps all the time locking who knows why. Allowed driver to to travel 50kms with no key. Decent vehicle ruined by bad technology design decisions. Fuel gauge and distance to empty unreliable. Drops and holds in low gears on highway descents. Show details
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Colin S.
Colin S.
  MU-X Series I 4WD 3.0L Diesel LS-U

The best vehicle l have owned

I purchased a 2015 Isuzu mux new & can only have positive comments for this vehicle, having travelled 175000 km to date & have had no problems so far, the only thing I’ve replaced are tyres (3 sets )& back pads (1 set ) in the last nine years. Sure it is a bit agricultural compared to other suvs out there but it is comfortable, powerful, & so far has gone everywhere l have pointed it, towed everything l have put behind it & done time on & off road regularly. I have a mate who has the latest mux & l don’t like the way it is telling you if you’re going over the white line getting too close etc if you need all that tech to drive a car you should not be driving, l know these can be cancelled but why pay for them in the first place.
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Cameron
CameronSydney, NSW131 posts
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CameronSydney, NSW131 posts
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MichaelSouth East Queensland, QLD5 posts
  MU-X Series I 4WD 3.0L Diesel LS-M

I have the 2014 Mux, in 2023 still going strong

Great car. Always been serviced and even though I have only owned for 11 months it does not miss a beat. The only issue I have with the Mux is the paintwork. It needs to have good protection on it e.g. Ceramic or paint protection products. Fantastic towing ability. Show details
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Roger
Roger2 posts
  MU-X 2nd Generation 4WD 3.0L Diesel LS-U

Burning Oil after 10k

Good car tows really well through hilly country. But is burning about a litre of oil every 1000km.
The response I got from Isuzu was that's normal all engines use oil.
I have owned 3 Subaru's and they never use any oil. So why do the Isuzu mux burn oil. I am a bit concerned as I am considering a long road trip in the future. Show details
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Nick S.
Nick S.
  MU-X 2nd Generation 4WD 3.0L Diesel LS-T

Broken after only 2 months, waited 12 months to get car!!

After waiting 12+ months for car, less than 2 months on road and navigation system failed and needs to be replaced which Isuzu reports will take up to 9 months to get replacement? No empathy or compassion from Isuzu, they simply don’t see a problem with this after you’ve spent hard earned dollars to by a supposed rugged and capable vehicle that doesn’t even last 2 months of driving on bitumen only. As the nav system is integrated with the operating interface this affects more than just nav system. Definitely would not recommend the Isuzu MUX to anyone. Show details
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Woody51
Woody51Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC13 posts
  MU-X 2nd Generation 4WD 3.0L Diesel LS-T

Love the car but I have a few hiccups

The car itself is great and the safety features although a pain to get used to are very good.
Only gripes are the voice navigation system which I cannot seem to be able to work at all so have resorted to "Waze".
Also not confident with the Range meter which seems to show above what is really obtainable.
Fuel consumption is another problem with the vehicle getting 8.6 around town but on the Highway it is only getting 10.8 which is reverse of what you may expect.
Mind you I haven't asked the dealer about these problems as yet and they may be simple fixes. Show details
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Kel
KelHobart, TAS4 posts
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Dennis
Dennis4 posts
  MU-X 2nd Generation 4WD 3.0L Diesel LS-U

Unsafe and a waste of money

Have had major issues with disengaging cruise control. Autonomous braking is activating when there are no other cars around. Fuel gauge is also unreliable. Has been to a service centre which has not fixed anything. Dealer is trying to help but Isuzu head office will not allow fixes. Fed up and frustrated Show details
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Roger
Roger3 posts
  MU-X 2nd Generation 4WD 3.0L Diesel LS-T

More power than previous model

After waiting 12 months our new MUX finally arrived. We tow a 23ft caravan and it does a slightly better job than its predecessor especially up hills.
Smooth transmission and lighter steering. Annoying bells and whistles which can be turned off but what's the point in paying for them initially.
Fuel economy is a little higher than the 2014 model but improving as the engine wears in ( 12.5 k km ) so far.
Don't regret getting it but wonder if it was worth the additional cost to upgrade Show details
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Peter
PeterSouth East Queensland, QLD
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Questions & Answers

Lucas
Lucas · MU-X

We have an MY 21 LS-U
Great car but the infotainment screen is currently stuck showing 'check surroundings for saftey' at all times. No reverse camera. Is there a way to reboot the system? We are booked in at izuzu to have it looked at in a couple of weeks.

Kellie G
Kellie G · 2nd Generation (2020-2024)

Has anyone had any issues with their reverse camera changing the angle and showing the number plate? Our camera angle moved two weeks after bringing home from dealership in March 2023. Thanks.

unhappy
unhappy · MU-X

I have 2021 Isuzu mux. The headlights don't turn off automatically after you leave and lock the car; and interior lights will only turn off automatically if you have locked the car.
Is this the way the system is supposed to work?

Ian
Ian  

Is the headlight switch on auto?, Maybe have a playground with the nob, failing that I would disconnect the battery and reset the computer

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CategoryLarge / 7 Seater SUVsLarge / 7 Seater SUVsLarge / 7 Seater SUVsLarge / 7 Seater SUVs
Starting Price $65,900$53,900$59,900$59,900
Warranty Distance 150000 kms150000 kms150000 kms150000 kms
TransmissionAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Drive TypeFour Wheel Drive (4WD)Four Wheel Drive (4WD)Four Wheel Drive (4WD)Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)
Fuel TypeDieselDieselDieselDiesel
Wheels20" Machined Two-tone Alloy Wheels with Highway-Terrain Tyres17" Alloy Wheels with All-Terrain Tyres18" Tungsten Silver Alloy Wheels with Highway-Terrain Tyres20" Machined Two-tone Alloy Wheels with Highway-Terrain Tyres
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Doors 4444
Seats 2 to 72 to 72 to 72 to 7
Fuel Consumption7.9 L/100km8.3 L/100km7.9 L/100km8.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L80 L80 L80 L
Engine3.0L turbo-diesel, in-line 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve with Diesel Particulate Diffuser (DPD)3.0L turbo-diesel, in-line 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve with Diesel Particulate Diffuser (DPD)3.0L turbo-diesel, in-line 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve with Diesel Particulate Diffuser (DPD)3.0L turbo-diesel, in-line 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve with Diesel Particulate Diffuser (DPD)
Engine Code4JJ3-TCX4JJ3-TCX4JJ3-TCX4JJ3-TCX
Max Power140kW @ 3600rpm140kW @ 3600rpm140kW @ 3600rpm140kW @ 3600rpm
Max Torque450Nm @ 1600-2600rpm450Nm @ 1600-2600rpm450Nm @ 1600-2600rpm450Nm @ 1600-2600rpm
Country of ManufactureThailandThailandThailandThailand
Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)3,000 kg3,000 kg3,000 kg3,000 kg
Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)750 kg750 kg750 kg750 kg
Manufacturer Warranty6 year(s)6 year(s)6 year(s)6 year(s)
Dimensions
Kerb Weight2,175 kg2,135 kg2,155 kg2,085 kg
Ground Clearance235 mm230 mm235 mm235 mm
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