2024 Isuzu MU-X price and specs: Prices up as smaller engine joins the range

The 2024 Isuzu MU-X lineup has expanded to now include nine variants, thanks to the addition of a smaller, more efficient turbo-diesel engine – but the existing 3.0-litre powertrain has been hit with a price increase.

Isuzu announced its intentions to add the ‘RZ4E-TC’ 1.9-litre turbo-diesel engine from the D-Max ute to the MU-X late last year, and has now detailed the three variants it will be available in.

Priced from $47,400 before on-road costs, the least expensive Isuzu MU-X is now the 4×2 LS-M powered by the 1.9-litre engine. It’s $2000 cheaper than the same variant with a 3.0-litre engine, which has undergone a $500 price rise.

Across the range, the 1.9-litre engine is $2000 less than the 3.0-litre in variants which offer both drivetrains, while 3.0-litre examples have increased in price by $500 to $2000, depending on the grade.

There’s no extra equipment to go along with the higher costs, with Junta Matsui, Isuzu Ute Australia Managing Director, saying the increase “was a decision not taken lightly, with all options deeply considered”.

The 2024 Isuzu D-Max will go on sale in Australia on April 2, 2024.

Pricing

  • 2024 Isuzu MU-X LS-M 1.9L 4×2: $47,400 (NEW)
  • 2024 Isuzu MU-X LS-M 3.0L 4×2: $49,400 (+$500)
  • 2024 Isuzu MU-X LS-M 1.9L 4×4: $53,400 (NEW)
  • 2024 Isuzu MU-X LS-M 3.0L 4×4: $55,400  (+$500)
  • 2024 Isuzu MU-X LS-U 3.0L 4×2: $55,900 (+$500)
  • 2024 Isuzu MU-X LS-U 1.9L 4×4: $59,900 (NEW)
  • 2024 Isuzu MU-X LS-U 3.0L 4×4: $61,900 (+$500)
  • 2024 Isuzu MU-X LS-T 3.0L 4×2: $63,400 (+$2000)
  • 2024 Isuzu MU-X LS-T 3.0L 4×4: $69,400 before on-road costs, or $67,990 drive away (+$2000)

All pricing excludes on-road costs unless noted otherwise.

Drivetrains

There are now two engine options available: with the 3.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel remaining alongside a new to the MU-X 1.9-litre four-cylinder, also found in the D-Max and Mazda BT-50 utes.

The 3.0-litre turbo-diesel produces 140kW of power and 450Nm of torque, while the 1.9-litre develops 110kW and 350Nm.

A six-speed automatic transmission is standard across the range, while there’s a choice of rear-wheel drive (4×2) and four-wheel drive (4×4) variants.

4×4 models have a switchable 4WD system with high- and low-range gearing and a locking rear differential.

Efficiency

The 3.0-litre turbo-diesel powered Isuzu MU-X has a claimed combined fuel economy of 7.8 litres per 100km in 4×2 models, and 8.3 litres per 100km in 4×4 models.

Isuzu’s new 1.9-litre turbo-diesel has a claimed combined fuel economy of 7.4 litres per 100km across both MU-X 4×2 and 4×4 grades.

All examples are equipped with an 80-litre fuel tank.

Dimensions

The 2024 Isuzu MU-X measures 4850mm long, 1870mm wide, and up to 1825mm tall, with a 2855mm wheelbase.

The range has the following approach, departure and ramp-over angles:

LS-M LS-U LS-T
Approach angle (degrees) 28.6 29.2 29.2
Departure angle (degrees) 27.6 26.9 26.4
Ramp-over angle (degrees) 22.6 23.1 23.1

Wading depth is 800mm across the range.

Boot space is 311 litres with all three rows of seating upright, 1119 litres with the third row folded, and 2138 litres with the third and second rows folded.

Braked towing capacity for 3.0-litre turbo-diesel examples is 3500kg, while the 1.9-litre is reduced to 3000kg. 

The gross vehicle mass (GVM) for 4×2 models is 2700kg and 4×4 models is 2800kg, whereas the gross combination mass (GVM) is 5900kg for the 3.0-litre and 5500kg for the 1.9-litre.

Servicing and Warranty

The 2024 Isuzu MU-X is covered by a six-year, 150,000km warranty. When you service on schedule at an Isuzu dealer, up to seven years of roadside assistance is offered.

Logbook servicing is required every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first, apart from a complimentary three-month service. 

The first eight services are capped at the following prices:

Three months/3,000km Free
12 months/15,000km $435
24 months/30,000km $445
36 months/45,000km $665
48 months/60,000km $555
60 months/75,000km $335
72 months/90,000km $799
84 months/105,000km $455

Safety

The Isuzu MU-X has a five-star safety rating from ANCAP, issued in July 2022 after a redesign to the driver’s knee airbag and instrument panel.

It received an adult occupant protection score of 86 per cent, child occupant protection score of 85 per cent, vulnerable road user protection score of 69 per cent, and safety assist score of 84 per cent.

The 2024 Isuzu MU-X range comes standard with the following safety features:

  • Eight airbags
  • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
  • Forward collision warning
  • Post-collision braking
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic auto switch off (NEW)
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Emergency lane-keeping
  • Land Support System switch
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
  • Trailer sway control
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Wrong-pedal braking
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Reversing camera

Isuzu MU-X LS-U variants and above also receive front parking sensors and tyre pressure monitoring.

Standard Equipment

The 2024 Isuzu MU-X’s equipment list is unchanged from 2023.

The LS-M is fitted as standard with the following features:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • All-terrain tyres
  • Automatic LED headlights
  • Automatic high-beam
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED combination tail lights
  • Dark grey metallic tail light accents
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Black and gunmetal grey grille
  • Colour-coded front bumper
  • Black aluminium side steps
  • Black side mirrors
  • Under-front steel skid plate
  • Steel plate guards (4×4 only)
  • 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay
  • Wired Android Auto
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • Four-speaker sound system
  • 4.2-inch digital multi-function display
  • Manual air-conditioning
  • Second and third row air vents
  • Polyurethane steering wheel
  • Polyurethane gear selector
  • Electric park brake
  • Keyless entry
  • Push-button start
  • 4×4 select dial (4×4 only)
  • Rear differential lock button (4×4 only)
  • Carpet flooring
  • Seven seats
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Six-way manually adjustable driver’s seat

The LS-U adds the following:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Highway terrain tyres
  • Tungsten silver and chrome grille
  • Heated, body-coloured mirrors with built-in indicators
  • Magnetite aluminium side steps
  • Magnetite fog light surrounds
  • Magnetite bumper trim
  • Magnetite roof rails
  • Hands-free power tailgate
  • Privacy glass
  • Front parking sensors
  • 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Satellite navigation
  • Eight-speaker sound system
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Walk-away door locking
  • Tyre-pressure monitoring
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Leather gear selector
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Sun visor vanity mirrors
  • Driver’s seat power lumbar support

The range-topping LS-T adds:

  • 20-inch machined two-tone alloy wheels
  • Remote engine start
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Centre console overhead guide light
  • Stitched leatherette door trims and centre console
  • Leather-accented upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Eight-way electric driver’s seat adjustment with power lumbar support
  • Four-way electric front passenger’s seat adjustment

Colours

A choice of six exterior colours are available across the entire Isuzu MU-X range, with an additional two finishes for the higher-spec grades. These include:

  • Mineral White 
  • Mercury Silver metallic
  • Obsidian Grey mica
  • Basalt Black mica
  • Magnetic Red mica
  • Cobalt Blue mica
  • Moonstone White pearl (LS-U and LS-T only)
  • Galaxy Blue mica (LS-U and LS-T only)

All premium paints cost an additional $650.

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