The brand even hit an all time delivery record in August of this year.
Renowned for their durability, reliability, and robust engineering, Isuzu Ute vehicles are are popular choice for those who require rugged vehicles for work, off-road adventures or towing.
The brand's commitment to producing vehicles that can withstand tough conditions while offering modern comforts has solidified its reputation in the automotive industry.
So when it comes to towing, the Isuzu MU-X is a naturally a consideration among adventurers and families alike.
2023 Isuzu MU-X features
The Isuzu MU-X is a 7-seater large SUV available in three trim grades: LS-M, LS-U and the range-topping LS-T.
Isuzu's well-respected 3.0-litre diesel engine is under the bonnet across the model, producing 140kW and 450Nm. All are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and are available in a 4x2 or 4x4 configuration.
Standard specs on the entry-level LS-M include 17-inch alloy wheels, wireless Apple CarPlay/wired Android Auto, a 7.0-inch infotainment display, reversing camera, rear parking sensors and an electric park brake.
Moving up to the LS-U you’ll get 18-inch alloy wheels, a larger 9.0-inch screen, leather-accented steering wheel and gear selector, dual-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors, keyless entry and start, auto wipers and a power tailgate.
The top of the range LS-T adds extra features including LED daytime running lights, 20-inch alloys, leather-accented seats, in-built satellite navigation and a premium eight-speaker sound system.
What is the Isuzu MU-X's towing capacity?
The 2023 Isuzu MU-X has a maximum braked towing capacity of 3500kg. This means that when the trailer being towed has its own braking system, the MU-X can tow up to this weight.
For trailers without their own brakes, the MU-X has a maximum unbraked towing capacity of 750kg.
How does it compare to competitors?
In the large SUV segment, the Isuzu MU-X stands out for its leading towing capabilities. The recent addition of a V6 powertrain to the Everest line-up brought with it an increased capacity to match the MU-X.
Here's how it stacks up against some of its main competitors:
|Towing capacity (braked)||Towing capacity (unbraked)|
|Ford Everest||3000 (2.0L FWD) /3100 (2.0L 4WD) /3500kg (3.0L V6)||750kg|
|Mitsubishi Pajero Sport||3100kg||750kg|
The MU-X range has earned a five-star ANCAP rating.
This includes a comprehensive suite of safety features under IDAS (Isuzu Driver Assistance System) offering eight airbags, forward collision warning, lane-keep assist, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
To further enhance its off-roading capabilities it has electronic stability control, hill start assist, hill descent control and roll over mitigation which reduces the risk of a vehicle overturning.