2022 Isuzu D-Max price and specs: Updated ute arrives early


Isuzu’s new D-Max has received its first update, with a new engine, new features and more choice – but higher prices to match.

  • 2022 Isuzu D-Max pricing and specifications
  • Frugal 1.9-litre diesel engine added to SX grade
  • New LS-U+ variant bridges LS-U and X-Terrain
  • Spec upgrades and/or price rises across the range
  • Priced from $31,200 before on-road costs

The 2022 Isuzu D-Max has arrived in Australia, up to four months ahead of schedule.

Originally due in showrooms between January and March 2022, the 2022 D-Max will go on sale nationwide on 1 December 2021, bringing new variants, new features and new engine options but higher prices to Isuzu’s ute line-up.

While you can click here to read more about the specific upgrades and price changes as revealed in September, this story will focus on the highlights, followed by detailed pricing and specification lists for each variant.

Headlining the 2022 upgrades is a new 1.9-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine on certain entry-level grades, which develops 110kW and 350Nm – sent to the rear wheels only through a six-speed manual or automatic – and claims to sip 7.0 litres per 100 kilometres on the combined cycle.

Above: 1.9-litre Isuzu D-Max SX.

That compares to the existing 3.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder offered on most D-Max variants, passing 140kW/450Nm through to rear- or four-wheel-drive layouts through six-speed manual or automatic transmissions. Fuel use ranges between 7.7 and 8.0L/100km.

While the 3.0-litre D-Max can tow up to 3500kg, 1.9-litre versions can pull 3000kg with an automatic, or 2800kg with a manual. Payload is rated at up to 1405kg with the smaller engine.

Also new for 2022 is a mid-spec LS-U+ variant, which builds on the LS-U with features from the flagship 2022 X-Terrain, including heated front seats, an electric driver’s seat, heated mirrors, leather seats, and more.

The heated elements are also new to the X-Terrain for 2022, along with red contrast stitching, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, additional badging, vanity mirror lights, black interior elements, and a tow bar receiver.

New features for the mid-spec LS-U for 2022 include keyless entry and start (with walk-away locking), an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, an under rail tub liner, and a tow bar receiver.

Above: Interiors of the Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain (images 1 and 2) and LS-U+ (image 3).

The LS-M gains rear parking sensors for the ute variant, and an expanded choice of cab chassis and ute body styles.

The entire range benefits from a new Lane Support System switch – also added to the related Mazda BT-50 for 2022 – which allows drivers to switch lane-keep assist, lane departure warning and prevention, and Emergency Lane Keeping systems off with a single switch.

Four-wheel-drive 3.0-litre models have also undergone a gross combination mass (GCM) increase to 6000kg.

In total, six new variants have been added for 2022: 1.9-litre SX Single Cab Chassis 4×2 manual and auto, SX Space Cab Chassis 4×2 auto, LS-M Crew Cab Chassis 4×4 auto, LS-U Crew Cab Chassis 4×4 auto, and LS-U+ Crew Cab Ute 4×4 auto.

Meanwhile, D-Max SX Space Cab Ute 4×2 automatic and SX Crew Cab Ute 4×4 manual models have been discontinued.

The only free colour available is Mineral White, with Basalt Black mica, Cobalt Blue mica, Mercury Silver metallic and Obsidian Grey metallic available on all variants for an extra $500. The LS-U, LS-U+ and X-Terrain can be had in Marble White pearl or Magnetic Red mica for an additional $500, while Volcanic Amber metallic is exclusive to the X-Terrain.

The 2022 Isuzu D-Max range will go on sale in Australia on 1 December 2021 – though the 1.9-litre SX Single Cab Chassis 4×2 won’t arrive until early January 2022.

Full pricing and specification lists are included below. For more details on the price rises applied to the 2022 D-Max range, click here to read the full story.

2022 Isuzu D-Max Australian pricing


  • D-Max SX Single Cab Chassis 4×2 manual (1.9-litre) – $31,200 ($29,990 drive-away)
  • D-Max SX Single Cab Chassis 4×2 auto (1.9-litre) – $33,200
  • D-Max SX Single Cab Chassis 4×2 manual (3.0-litre) – $33,200
  • D-Max SX Single Cab Chassis 4×2 auto (3.0-litre) – $35,200
  • D-Max SX Space Cab Chassis 4×2 auto (3.0-litre) – $38,700
  • D-Max SX Crew Cab Chassis 4×2 auto (3.0-litre) – $41,700
  • D-Max SX Crew Cab Ute 4×2 auto (3.0-litre) – $42,900
  • D-Max LS-U Crew Cab Ute 4×2 auto (3.0-litre) – $51,400


  • D-Max SX Single Cab Chassis 4×4 manual (3.0-litre) – $41,200
  • D-Max SX Single Cab Chassis 4×4 auto (3.0-litre) – $43,200
  • D-Max SX Space Cab Chassis 4×4 manual (3.0-litre) – $44,700
  • D-Max SX Space Cab Chassis 4×4 auto (3.0-litre) – $46,700
  • D-Max SX Crew Cab Chassis 4×4 manual (3.0-litre) – $47,700
  • D-Max SX Crew Cab Chassis 4×4 auto (3.0-litre) – $49,700
  • D-Max LS-M Crew Cab Chassis 4×4 auto (3.0-litre) – $52,800
  • D-Max LS-U Crew Cab Chassis 4×4 auto (3.0-litre) – $58,200
  • D-Max SX Crew Cab Ute 4×4 auto (3.0-litre) – $50,900
  • D-Max LS-M Crew Cab Ute 4×4 manual (3.0-litre) – $52,000
  • D-Max LS-M Crew Cab Ute 4×4 auto (3.0-litre) – $54,000
  • D-Max LS-U Space Cab Ute 4×4 auto (3.0-litre) – $56,400
  • D-Max LS-U Crew Cab Ute 4×4 manual (3.0-litre) – $57,400
  • D-Max LS-U Crew Cab Ute 4×4 auto (3.0-litre) – $59,400
  • D-Max LS-U+ Crew Cab Ute 4×4 auto (3.0-litre) – $61,900
  • D-Max X-Terrain 4×4 auto – $65,900 ($62,990 drive-away)

Note: All prices above exclude on-road costs, unless stated otherwise.

Above: Isuzu D-Max LS-U/LS-U+.

Below: Features in bold indicate they are new to the specific variant for Model Year 2022.

2022 Isuzu D-Max SX standard features:

  • 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay, wired Android Auto and DAB+ digital radio
  • Four-speaker sound system
  • Automatic halogen headlights with auto high-beam
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • 17-inch steel wheels with 255/65 Dunlop AT25 tyres
  • Rear diff lock (4×4 models only)
  • Rear leaf springs (standard in Ute models, heavy-duty in Cab Chassis grades)
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Urethane steering wheel, shifter and handbrake
  • Vinyl flooring
  • Power windows and mirrors
  • Manual air conditioning (with rear air vents in Crew Cab models)
  • Matte grey front grille
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Lane-keep assist (auto models only)
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane Support System deactivation switch
  • Adaptive cruise control (automatic only)
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Driver attention alert

2022 Isuzu D-Max LS-M adds (over SX):

  • Standard-fit 3.0-litre diesel engine
  • Automatic bi-LED headlights with auto-levelling and auto high beam
  • LED daytime-running lights and fog lights
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • ‘High-grade’ cloth upholstery
  • Two additional cup holders and one extra USB port
  • Rear parking sensors (Ute body only)
  • Body-coloured mirrors and handles
Above: Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain.

2022 Isuzu D-Max LS-U adds (over LS-M):

  • 9.0-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • Eight-speaker sound system (dual-cab only; six speakers in Space Cab)
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • ‘Premium’ leather steering wheel and shifter
  • Keyless entry and start (with walk-away locking)
  • 18-inch machined-face alloy wheels with 265/60 Bridgestone tyres
  • Electric driver’s seat lumbar support
  • Chrome door handles, tailgate handle, handbrake button, mirrors and grille
  • LED combination tail-lights
  • Carpet flooring
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Top glove box
  • Flat wiper blade design
  • Under rail tub liner
  • Tow bar receiver

2022 Isuzu D-Max LS-U+ adds (over LS-U):

  • Leather-accented interior trim
  • Heated front seats
  • Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar
  • Heated door mirrors
  • ‘Smart wet’ wiper blades
  • Dual vanity mirror lights

2022 Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain adds (over LS-U+):

  • Gunmetal grey metallic front grille
  • Front and rear underbody spoilers
  • Sports bar
  • X badging on tailgate and instrument cluster
  • 18-inch dark grey alloy wheels
  • Remote engine start
  • Matte black roller tonneau cover
  • Front parking sensors
  • Red contrast stitching
  • Blacked-out instrument cluster with X-Terrain badging
  • Black finishes for steering wheel, air vents, centre console and doors
  • Dark grey metallic finish for side steps, mirrors, handles, roof rails and wheel arch flares

Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017, when he started his own website, Redline. He contributed for Drive in 2018, before joining CarAdvice in 2019, becoming a regular contributing journalist within the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role throughout Alex’s life, from flicking through car magazines as a young age, to growing up around performance vehicles in a car-loving family.

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