The Isuzu D-Max is now one of the safest pickup trucks available in Australia. The D-Max 4×4 Crew Cab variants built from November 2013 and the 4×2 High-Ride Crew Cab variants built from November 2014 have scored a 5-star ANCAP Safety Rating.
According to customer purchasing data, fleet buyers in Australia now increasingly demand a 5-star safety rating and so this should be a good news for Isuzu’s sales teams.
With its 5-star safety rating, the Isuzu D-Max can now stand at-par in safety with the best-selling Ford Ranger and Mazda BT-50.
More information is available in the press release below.
ANCAP: Isuzu Crash Test Results – Isuzu D-Max (2014-on)
Isuzu D-Max (2014-on)
- 4×2 High Ride Crew Cab
- 3.0 litre diesel Star
- Rating:5 star
- Overall Score:33.58 (out of 37)
- Airbags: Frontal+Side+Head
- Vehicle Type:Utility
The upgraded D-Max was introduced in Australia and New Zealand late in 2013. This 5 star ANCAP safety rating applies to D-Max 4×4 Crew Cab variants built from November 2013 and 4×2 High-Ride Crew Cab variants built from November 2014. Dual frontal, side chest and side head airbags (curtains) are standard. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are also standard. Advanced seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats.
5 stars. In the ANCAP frontal offset crash, test driver chest and leg protection was acceptable. Passenger chest and leg protection was also acceptable. All driver injury values were good in the side impact crash conducted by Euro NCAP. Head protection in the Euro NCAP side pole test was good.