The all-new 2019 Isuzu MU-X is an SUV that delivers great comfort and performances. This SUV is both practical and functional and it arrives as a replacement for the MU-7 model. A lot of the cues are taken from other company’s vehicles, mostly from the D-Max model. These two models will ride on the same platform.
The exterior looks aggressive and refreshing and the interior is modern and it can accommodate up to seven passengers. The changes for the upcoming model are very small as Nissan feels that there is no need for significant improvements right now.
2019 Isuzu MU-X exterior looks brilliant
Last year’s upgrade did some wonders to the Isuzu model. Before that, this SUV was not that pretty and handsome. But now, a mean stance with aggressive exterior looks very pleasing. The front end sports a chrome grille that looks brilliant and the headlights are taken from the Chevy Trailblazer.
Generally, the front end looks unique, especially body-color bumper with the mounted LED daytime running lights. To the side, 17-inch alloy wheels are standard, while the 18-inches are optional. Interestingly, the 2019 Isuzu MU-X does not offer black cladding. D-Pillar is slightly changed and taillights are coming with the beautiful wraparounds. As the previous model, the new one also comes with great color options. It comes in four colors, Cosmic Black, Orchid Brown, Silky White and Titanium Silver. However, there is some speculation that will final version get three new colors. This speculation is not yet confirmed by officials.
The last year model MU-X scores a five-star ANCAP safety rating. It also gains great score in crash test thanks to the features like six airbags and for the maximum security of the younger families with three child-seat and ISOFIX mounting points in the second row.
The standard equipment in this model will also include cruise control, electronic stability control, rearview camera. However, features like (adaptive) cruise and speed limiter come as optional features.
2019 Isuzu MU-X interior design is above average
As we wrote, plenty of cues were taken from the D-Max model. The interior is no different. The 2019 Isuzu MU-X offers a very good and inviting interior. To be honest, the interior is far from the luxury level, so we can call it “above average”. There is a lot of plastic materials, but those plastics don’t feel cheap at all.
Center console comes with the piano black frames now, which is a nice designing cue. The same frames can be found around the air vents while the silver accenting looks nice on the steering wheel. Leather upholstery is optional and it replaces a standard cloth.
The equipment inside the cabin is great, from the 7-inch infotainment display to the 10-inch rear display and keyless entry system. Overall, plenty of high-tech amenities are in the offer, there is room for up to seven persons and the comfort is great. Also, the isolation on this year model is high and the noise is minimal. As for the color options, the model will be sold in a few combinations that include Black/Brown, silver and white.
The newest model 2019 Isuzu MU-X comes with minimal space at the rear luggage. The third-row seating of this attractive SUV measures up (235 liters). However, when folded flat there are 878 liters of space. Furthermore, with the two row folded and third row, the buyers will get 1830 liters.
2019 Isuzu MU-X engine output and transmission details
The forthcoming 2019 Isuzu MU-X still offers single drivetrain option. It is the same engine that is present for years now. A 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine with four-cylinders is capable of producing up to 178 HP and 295 lb-ft of torque. A front-wheel-drive setup is standard and a 5-speed automatic transmission. An all-wheel-drive configuration is optional, however.
Furthermore, it offers a Terrain Command control that allows shifting from 2WD to 4WD setups. The gearbox feels and sounds smooth, but we can’t say that for the engine that is too loud at the moments. On the other hand, driving manners are surprisingly good, especially steering.
Towing capacity and fuel economy
As for the towing capacity, the 2019 Isuzu MU-X is a faithful performer. The engine above is able to maximum pull around 6600 lbs. This is the same number that we saw in the last year model. We tested the previous model with the (ATM) camper that has 1650 pounds and the model stay stable on all corners. This model will also give a great combined fuel economy of 35 MPG.
2019 Isuzu MU-X price and release date
The approaching 2019 Isuzu MU-X starts at $42,500. There should be three trim levels in the offer, and the highest trims will cost up to $56,000. This SUV will hit the car markets later in 2018, probably in November. When released this model will compete with SUVs such as Toyota Fortuner, Mitsubishi Pajero, Chevrolet Trailblazer and Hyundai Santa Fe is one of them.