2Isuzu MU-X 2nd Generation 4WD 3.0L Diesel LS-T
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Isuzu MU-X 2nd Generation 4WD 3.0L Diesel LS-T (2017-2024)

Also referred to as: Isuzu MU-X 2nd Generation 4WD 3.0L Diesel LS-T 2023 and Isuzu MU-X 2nd Generation 4WD 3.0L Diesel LS-T 2025.
2Isuzu MU-X 2nd Generation 4WD 3.0L Diesel LS-T
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9 reviews

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Build Quality
4.1
Value for Money
3.9
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.3
Noise Level
3.3
Braking
3.8
Acceleration / Power
3.5
Gear Shifting
3.8
Suspension
4.0
Fuel Efficiency
3.6
Handling
3.9
Interior Design
3.8
Boot Size
4.2
Comfort
4.0
Features
3.4
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9 reviews
John W.
John W.3 posts
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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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Cameron
CameronSydney, NSW129 posts
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Nick S.
Nick S.
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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
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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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Roger
Roger3 posts
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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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Mark
MarkHunter Region, NSW13 posts
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Beautiful to drive and tow with

After waiting 11mths we now have our new 2022 MUX LST picked up 7mths ago. I love driving this car.. love the 20 inch wheels look great. Wish i could find a spare set. Plenty of power but fit a throttle controller to eliminate feeling of lag. Drives Smoothly and comfortable but was expecting better than 9.5 litres per 100klms around town. A trip went well at 8 per 100.
Tows the aluminium boat like it's no even there. Looking forward to our retirement road trips. Show details
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Jonah D.
Jonah D.Perth, WA3 posts
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Beast Mode

I picked mine up a few weeks ago and love it. The wheels were junk so swopped them out. Funny but nobody wanted to buy them cause they're so ugly. Anyway, whacked on some sweet black steel units and 30"mtx and happy days. Took it to Lancelin and hit every dune possible. Car didn't miss a beat. Wish there was a little more space in the 3rd row for the kids but otherwise, pretty happy. Show details
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Brian P C
Brian P CSydney, NSW9 posts
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Tow beast

The beast was purchased to be the tow motor infront of our new Jayco 19.5 outback caravan. The MUX is well renowned as a strong work horse for towing Caravans and trailers upto 3 tonne. With lockdown soon to be over ours is sitting waiting to commence a few years of travelling. My brother bought his a few years ago and has circled Australia and then some without missing a beat. Biting at the bit to go!!! Show details
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Questions & Answers

Jo-Anne M.
Jo-Anne M. · MU-X 2nd Generation 4WD 3.0L Diesel LS-T (2017-2024)

How can l turn off the beeping of the tail gate as we go away camping and it gets annoying for other campers when opening up to let the dog out early in the morning .
Thanks

Des R.
Des R. · MU-X 2nd Generation 4WD 3.0L Diesel LS-T (2017-2024)

Is there a way to turn off speed alerts etc?

John W.
John W. · MU-X 2nd Generation 4WD 3.0L Diesel LS-T (2017-2024)

I can't open the tailgate with a trailer plugged in...anyone know how to open without disconnecting the trailer plug?

Kel
Kel  

its a safety thing, you can turn this off permanently by using the menu system to tell the computer you are towing.

Details

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CategoryLarge / 7 Seater SUVsLarge / 7 Seater SUVsLarge / 7 Seater SUVsLarge / 7 Seater SUVs
Starting Price $65,900$59,900$53,900$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 Tyres18" Tungsten Silver Alloy Wheels with Highway-Terrain Tyres17" Alloy Wheels with All-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/100km7.9 L/100km8.3 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
Phone ConnectivityAndroid Auto (Wired), Apple CarPlay (Wired), Apple CarPlay (Wireless), Bluetooth and USBAndroid Auto (Wired), Apple CarPlay (Wired), Apple CarPlay (Wireless), Bluetooth and USBAndroid Auto (Wired), Apple CarPlay (Wired), Apple CarPlay (Wireless), Bluetooth and USBAndroid Auto (Wired), Apple CarPlay (Wired), Apple CarPlay (Wireless), Bluetooth and USB
Wireless ChargerNoNoNoNo
Security FeaturesImmobilizerImmobilizerImmobilizerImmobilizer
Steering Wheel AdjustmentTelescoping (Manual)Telescoping (Manual)Telescoping (Manual)Telescoping (Manual)
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)
Keyless Features
Keyless Locking/UnlockingYesYesNoYes
IgnitionRemote StartRemote StartRemote StartRemote Start
Headlights
Headlight TypeLEDLEDLEDLED
Headlight FeaturesAuto High-Beam Dip and Automatic On/OffAuto High-Beam Dip and Automatic On/OffAuto High-Beam Dip and Automatic On/OffAuto High-Beam Dip and Automatic On/Off
Safety Features
CamerasRearRearRearRear
Cruise ControlAdaptive (ACC) and Speed LimiterAdaptive (ACC) and Speed LimiterAdaptive (ACC) and Speed LimiterAdaptive (ACC) and Speed Limiter
Parking SensorsCross-Traffic Alert (Rear), Front and RearCross-Traffic Alert (Rear), Front and RearCross-Traffic Alert (Rear) and RearCross-Traffic Alert (Rear), Front and Rear
Hazard PerceptionBlind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Forward Collision WarningBlind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Forward Collision WarningBlind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Forward Collision WarningBlind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Forward Collision Warning
Lane AssistanceEmergency Lane Keeping (ELK), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keep Assist (LKA)Emergency Lane Keeping (ELK), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keep Assist (LKA)Emergency Lane Keeping (ELK), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keep Assist (LKA)Emergency Lane Keeping (ELK), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
Speed Sign RecognitionYes, read onlyYes, read onlyYes, read onlyYes, read only
Dimensions
Kerb Weight2,175 kg2,155 kg2,135 kg2,085 kg
Ground Clearance235 mm235 mm230 mm235 mm
Driver Information
GaugesAnalogue and DigitalAnalogue and DigitalAnalogue and DigitalAnalogue and Digital
Built-In Navigation SystemYesYesNoYes
Heads Up DisplayNoNoNoNo
Voice ControlNoNoYesNo
Digital Radio (DAB+)NoNoNoNo
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