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Isuzu MU-X 1st Generation

Isuzu MU-X 1st Generation (2013-2020)

4.3 from 131 reviews · View Statistics
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  • Build Quality
    4.3 (24)
  • Value for Money
    4.5 (24)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.6 (23)
  • Noise Level
    3.8 (24)
  • Braking
    4.5 (23)
  • Acceleration / Power
    4.0 (23)
  • Gear Shifting
    3.9 (22)
  • Suspension
    4.2 (24)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    4.5 (24)
  • Handling
    4.3 (24)
  • Interior Design
    3.8 (23)
  • Boot Size
    4.4 (24)
  • Comfort
    4.4 (24)
  • Features
    3.9 (23)
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Tracey
TraceySouth East Queensland, QLD

Best car I have ever owned

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Just like to thank Isuzu . My Mux 7 seater was purchased from new in Dec 2015 it has just over 400000 on the clock has been serviced regular by my mechanic who i may add tells everyone how good of a car it is , he has also offered to buy it off me if i ever sell it . I am currently only on my 3rd set of tyres , just put the 2nd set of brake pads on last week . I work 5 days a week as a cleaner so the car is stopping and starting numerous times a day . It is so reliable and great to drive

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Wayne Taylor
Wayne TaylorMetropolitan Adelaide, SA
  • 12 reviews
  • 7 likes

Big vehicle with good economy and plenty of room for 7 people

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Purchased in for $36,890.

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PhilMetropolitan Adelaide, SA
  • 4 reviews

Makes life a lot easier when you are behind the wheel.

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Used as an everyday driver it gives you the height to see around you and the room to pack a lot in.
Comfortable on long drives interstate and has the guts to tow a decent load.
Never had any issue with it, just a nice vehicle to drive.

Purchased in for $42,000.

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Michael M
Michael MHunter Region, NSW
  • 12 reviews
  • 9 likes

New to 4WD Vehicle

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Purchased Isuzu MUX February 2020 then covid struck. Now retired and was going to travel 2020.
Have only been able to do one longish run in it so far and fuel economy excellent. Could have travelled 1000k + on a standard tank.
Good to drive, comfortable and plenty of room.
No gizmos installed like other makes, so less to go wrong.
Servicing is every 15k and I have a fixed price listing supplied to me so I know exactly what I will be paying for the next 5 years
My only complaint would be the side mirrors do not fold in unless ignition is turned on. This could allow a bike rider to approach unnoticed prior to exiting.
Would recommend this vehicle.
Regards, M

Purchased in for $53,000.

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Greg
GregPilbara, WA
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Isuzu makes trucks not cars

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Its a SUV truck, sounds like a truck, tows like a truck, trucks along all day. We have had since brand new and only trouble we had when first had it was the gearbox, it wouldnt change into top sometimes while doing 100kmph or could be in top while town cruising at 40-60kmph, fixed it by towing a 3t excavator 250km in 4th.

Purchased in for $48,990.

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Loneranger
LonerangerPortland Victoria
  • 8 reviews
  • 4 likes

Extremely poor tow vehicle due to changed gearing.

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Purchased in for $57,000.

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Toey
ToeyNorthern Region, NSW
  • 3 reviews
  • 5 likes

Be careful about warranty ending

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Just offering some advice on my recent experience. But before I start, I am very happy with my 2015 mux. However when I had a problem with my SD card and my vehicle was 21 days past it’s warranty period, Isuzu Ute Australia would not cover it. My local dealer who I didn’t buy the vehicle from quoted me $1200.00 for a replacement. I ended up get a new replacement SD card from another dealer for $321. It took less than 5 mins to swap over and had all the latest sat nav updates. So it’s worth while getting your vehicle thoroughly checked before the warranty expires.

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Taylor
Taylor
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Reliable and affordable

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Very impressed with the fuel economy and comfort of my new MUX. With all 7 seats up I can still fit my bugaboo bee stroller in the boot, the features and technology is great and the leather seats and red LED door lights are very stylish. We have had no troubles with this car and will not hesitate to buy another new one in 3 years time. great family car for a great price.

Purchased in at Coffs coast Isuzu.

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Great allrounder

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This car is used for for commuting and towing our van. We use it most days in a mix of city and country driving. We service this car as per Isuzu spec, but may do more oil changes as I would like to see the oil kept cleaner. We have had this car for nearly 40,000 and had no issues whatsoever. These are a very basic car, with few bells and whistles, but they have a very good engine. Towing the van (17 foot) returns 13l and, country driving, can get down a low as 7.5l. My wife drives this car mostly in a mix of city driving, with some country, and, has no regard for fuel economy, she gets 9.5 to 10l mostly.

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mike
mikeMetropolitan Adelaide, SA
  • 7 reviews
  • 2 likes

Great vehicle

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Changed from a prado to the new mux.
Maybe not quite as refined but still a nice car

Good engine and gearbox Tows well 1500 kg camper. Good air conditioning and touch screen Bluetooth works good

Purchased in at Wayne Phillis Automotive for $41,000.

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GaryM
GaryMGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

Brings a smile to my face

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Leisa
LeisaCentral Queensland, QLD
  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

The perfect car for me....

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Purchased in at Isuzu Dealers.

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lan j.
lan j.Metropolitan Adelaide, SA
  • 2 reviews
  • 8 likes

Basic reliable white goods on wheels

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Purchased in at Wayne Phillis Automotive for $55,500.

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Watchmen
Watchmen
  • 9 reviews
  • 14 likes

Excellent Vehicle

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Two years after purchasing new, the MUX is performing as expected with no problems experienced and just scheduled services. Used for long distant drives as well as around the paddocks towing a trailer. Sometimes pulls a caravan when needed for holidays.
Very comfortable on the open road and economical averaging 9 litres per 100km and 12 when towing.
Replaced my isuzu ute based on its own reliabilty over 320,000 kms with this MUX and very happy i did.

Purchased in at Cardiff Isuzu Ute.

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Lauren Tan
Lauren TanSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 3 reviews
  • 4 likes

Worth the wait

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Brought this car a month ago, this is my first automatic car and have found it great. Its a bit to get throw the gears but Im probably too use to a manual. The whole car is luxury from the leather seats to the electric add ons. Eg tv and air con in the back for the kids. I use this car for longer drives but have taken it to work, the reverse camera makes parking easy. Love this car.

Purchased in at Norris Motors .

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Questions & Answers

jane w.
jane w.asked
MU-X Series I RWD 3.0L Diesel (2013-2020)

my reversing alarm just stopped sounding could i have turned it off not knowing.

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Peter
Peterasked
MU-X Series I 4WD 3.0L Diesel LS-T (2013-2016)

I can hear a single beep as I drive around town. Not sure if it is speed related another sensor picking up something.

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Michael M
Michael M

Hi Peter,
Cannot help you friend as I have no answers.
Your best bet maybe contact Isuzu.
Regards, M

Peter
Peter

Found out it was i was in the settings for traffic warnings eg intersections being approached.

Lisa C.
Lisa C.asked
MU-X Series I 4WD 3.0L Diesel LS-T (2013-2016)

I have just bought the car second hand. I’m surprised the 2014 top model doesn’t have the touch door handle keyless entry. Why? (Have had older cars Toyota and Subaru and they had them) is it possible to convert them?
also does the audio system update, have it to read newer iPhones for Spotify playlist etc... so weird..(once again my 2012 liberty can read Spotify )

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Isuzu MU-X 1st Generation (2013-2020)

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Compare all 12 Isuzu MU-X
CategoryLarge / 7 Seater SUVsLarge / 7 Seater SUVsLarge / 7 Seater SUVsLarge / 7 Seater SUVs
TransmissionAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic and Manual
Drive TypeRear Wheel Drive (RWD)Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)Four Wheel Drive (4WD)
Fuel TypeDieselDieselDieselDiesel
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Fuel Consumption8.1 L/100km8.1 L/100km8.1 L/100km8.1 L/100km
Engine4 Cylinder 3.0L4 Cylinder 3.0L4 Cylinder 3.0L4 Cylinder 3.0L
Max Power130kW @ 3600rpm130kW @ 3600rpm130kW @ 3600rpm130kW @ 3600rpm
Max Torque380Nm @ 1800-2800rpm380Nm @ 1800-2800rpm380Nm @ 1800-2800rpm380Nm @ 1800-2800rpm
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 Warranty5 year(s)5 year(s)5 year(s)5 year(s)
Release date
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Replaced byIsuzu MU-X 2nd GenerationIsuzu MU-X 2nd GenerationIsuzu MU-X 2nd GenerationIsuzu MU-X 2nd Generation
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