First of all, although it is a fact that Isuzu MU-X has excellent towing capability, plenty of you is eager to know how it performs as a tow vehicle. It’s a question that frequently appears on our radio shows, email box or direct to the website comment. It is said that Isuzu MU-X seems to be replaced and weeded out by other rivals. But as far as I am concerned, the replacement is impossible. The time has witnessed the increase in the number of buyers thinking about a caravan purchase and regional travel. Thus as a practical and versatile model, Isuzu MU-X will only thrive.
So with this purpose in mind, our testers go to the Blue Mountains west of Sydney to find out how the MU-X behaved with just over 2000kg in tow. Maybe there is a great amount of reasons for you to choose to buy a Isuzu MU-X, but I dare to say that among many reasons, the most outstanding one is its value proposition. It is very cost-effective in comparison with other models. At the time of testing, you can just cost $54,990 to get a Isuzu MU-X LS-T 4x4 with a drive-away deal , which is surly sharp value when you compare it to higher-spec models from the direct competition. Coupled with that sharp pricing, Isuzu boasts its 3.0-litre turbo diesel four-cylinder, which gets the growing reputation of bulletproof reliability. More importantly, this engine that is seemingly impervious to hard work, that is to say, it is superb in durability and practicality. There's a reason people often use the word "venerable" when talking about Isuzu's 3.0-liter fueler. Isuzu seems to use this engine all the time, and in fact it only second to Ford's 3.2-liter 5-cylinder in terms of diesel engine capacity. It always works effortlessly and uses very little fuel. It also produces 130kW at 3600 rpm and 430Nm between 2000 rpm and 2200 rpm, despite its relatively low power and torque.
What’s most interesting about the way the engine works is its sound. It’s not refined but enthusiastic, just like a farmer working happily. However, when you settle into a relaxed cruise at any speed really, it will become quiet a lot. You probably won't hear as much noise if you play videos and listen to music in the car, which is what we noticed in our testing. Whether carrying or unloading, going up or down hills, on the highway or around town, the car performed perfectly. Real world driving experience shows that numbers on paper don't always matter so much, after all, practice is what you make of it.