How far can a D-Max pickup truck go with just one full tank?


How far can the Isuzu D-Max run with one full tank? Isuzu Philippines revealed that the sturdy pickup truck can go as far as 1,844 kilometers with a tank full of diesel fuel.

The Isuzu D-Max traveled from Matnog in Sorsogon and passed through the provinces of Cagayan and Ilocos Norte before it ran out of fuel in Paniqui, Tarlac.

Putting the D-Max to the test is the last of Isuzu's three-leg challenge to measure the fuel efficiency of the Japanese brand's vehicles.

In the first leg, the Isuzu NHR light commercial truck ran a total of 972.4 kilometers from Pagudpud to Naga City. The second leg involving an Isuzu Crosswind XL showed that the Asian utility vehicle can travel 1,190 kilometers from Cauayan, Isabela to the Quezon Province. The Isuzu vehicles used in the challenge were filled with Caltex Diesel with Techron D.

"I am confident that after three legs of the Isuzu Challenge, we have been able to convince the commercial-vehicle market that Isuzu vehicles are truly fuel-efficient," said Isuzu Philippines president Ryoji Yamazaki. "I believe we've also shown that our vehicles are very much compatible with Philippine roads. Their legendary durability is what makes them very popular, most especially among overseas Filipino workers, who value their hard-earned money down to the last peso."

The Isuzu Challenge is part of the Isuzu Diesel Mission, an ongoing campaign for the year aimed at demonstrating the fuel efficiency and environment-friendliness of Isuzu vehicles.


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  • dtkiko Nov 17 2010 @ 03:48pm
    Haha!!!! Kudos to the 3-litre DMax DDi-iTEQ (146 metric-hp, 294 Nm torque).

    Not only that, the DMax is also the 2009 and 2010 Australia's Pickup Truck (UTE) of the Year!

    In comparison, their better 3-litre DMax iTEQ VGS (164 metric-hp, 360 Nm torque) travelled 1706 km in just one-full tank of fuel in 2009.

    It was also the 2009 Paris-Dakar Rally (Chile-Argentina) UTE T1/T2 champion! Hehe....

    Yan ang DMax-siado!
  • dtkiko Nov 17 2010 @ 03:52pm
    Manila Bulletin, 29 October 2010[/size]
    SEE LINK ----

    Isuzu DMax runs 1844 km on just one-full tank of fuel (76 litres)
  • mts Nov 17 2010 @ 04:13pm
    i saw a comment from the site..

    i'm totally surprised and find it unbelievable that the dmax challenge result was 1,844 km from a tank full 76 liters of diesel w/ a mileage of 24.26 km/liter. i bought a brand new dmax ls (automatic) last august 2010 and drove it from angeles city to laoag, ilicos sur (approx. 400km one way) to break in the engine. i averaged 12.5 km/liter of diesel. up to this time, i still compute my actual mileage everytime i load it up, in city driving, i only averaged 10.6 km/liter.

    i'm really lost as to how isuzu got to their final result in the isuzu d max challenge. 24.26 km/liter of diesel!!!!! any other feedbacks on this please?
  • dtkiko Nov 17 2010 @ 06:33pm
    @mts: Chief, it's still your break in period.... Wait for a li'l more while before you get "better" mileage readings. Your transmission is also automatic, different from the one tested here by isuzu Philippines, different from the ones that Isuzu Thailand and Isuzu Malaysia and Isuzu UTE Australia, and different from mine ---- which are all manual-transmission. Also take note that weather conditions such as cold air contains more oxygen per volume of air than hot air.... Isuzu Phils. conducted the test October 2010, which is basically covered by the rainy season. Post your question chief in the forum and you'll get your answers there. Engine oil weight that you use or its kinematic viscosities, hot and cold weather oxygen content, cleanliness of air filters, optimum torque range along the rpm when shifting your gears, gassing and braking practices, aircon settings, 4x4 or 4x2 type, etc are just some of the many factors. Look also for my posts in the forum and how thrifty i get out of my 3-litre DMax LS 4x2 manual-tranny. Good day.
  • southboy Nov 17 2010 @ 09:58pm
  • dtkiko Nov 17 2010 @ 10:43pm
    @southboy: Yup, boring for those who don't understand anything like YOURSELF.... what else is new about you anyway haha!
  • warak1422 Nov 17 2010 @ 11:07pm
    haha sapol na sapol
  • bayen Nov 18 2010 @ 07:08am
    im also interested on how they were able to get that much milage for 76 liters of diesel. its really unbelievable. my estimate was at the 20KM/L range but never did i expect for the Dmax to get 24KM?L thats to me is simply wow! if its the actual reading and no "gimmiks" were pulled off.
  • JCM Nov 18 2010 @ 08:06am
    That's cool, I hope Isuzu will still remain the robust look of the DMax unlilke the so-so Strada and the new BT-50.
  • dtkiko Nov 18 2010 @ 09:54am
    @baye: Good day chief. Arguably, we "may" still be on the ballpark "economy run" figure of 24.26 km per litre from the manual-tranny 3-litre DMax LX that Isuzu Philippines established this October 2009 ---- your 20 km per litre and my 21.5 km per litre along NLEX at 80 km per hour to 100 km per hour range are not that too far off. i get 17.0 km per litre on long off-city yet provincial and town roads driving and about 15.6 km per litre on combined Metro Manila-Cavite-Angeles City and off-city driving. Isuzu tapped the professional services of Mr. Domingo Escarieses, chief driver of the Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP).... Perhaps, Mr. Escarieses really knows how to economise his ride! Just fantastic hehe....
  • wilsgranz Nov 18 2010 @ 12:03pm
    @dtkiko, hello ano ba ang pinakamaganda sa dmax, yong boondock II o ang iba
  • dtkiko Nov 18 2010 @ 07:27pm
    @wilsgranz: Good day chief. All i know is that the Bondoock is the top-of-the line DMax and its "Radikal" version (DMax Bondoock Radikal) is the DMax's "catbird" or "flag-carrier". They also have the X-Max (Cross-Max) series, but i don't know what is the intricate difference between the two.... HOWEVER, all the 3-litre DMax here in the Philippines come with the 2004 model engine the DDi-iTEQ. We have yet to receive the 2007 model 3-litre iTEQ VGS Turbo engine that's assembled in Thailand. Also, any 4x4 DMax weighs more than 100 kg than its 4x2 counterpart. If you ask me about simplicity and practicality, i will choose the 3-litre DMax LX 4x2. But if i have to wait for the BEST, then i will hold my my money and wait for the arrival of the 3-litre iTEQ VGS DMax. Good day....
  • wilsgranz Nov 19 2010 @ 11:56am
    @dtkiko thanks sir for reply, but i needed 4 x 4 in my farm, it is so mountainous and rough road, i planned to buy early next year or early jan. 2011. when will be the arrival of 3/0 liter iTEQ VGS DMAX.
  • dtkiko Nov 19 2010 @ 12:20pm
    @wilsgranz: How i wish we all knew when they're coming.... They were issued in Europe in 2007 (had the opportunity to drive them as one of our pick-up services in a mine site), 2008 in Australia and New Zealand, and 2010 in Thailand. Give or take, you count 2 more years, possibly, by 2012 in the Philippines. And we "might" be hearing about them July or August 2011. Here are some sample pictures of this 3-litre DMax iTEQ VGS turbo where you could "peep" the engine right through the "hood scoop" as the intercooler is located on top of the engine, not at the aft grille like the ones we have here. Just copy and paste the links one by one (total of 5):
  • dtkiko Nov 19 2010 @ 10:41pm
    This is how good the DMax is whether it be for a daily-driver vehicle, for business or commercial use, and at high-performance level. In fact "GOOD" is even an understatement.... The 3-litre iTEQ VGS Turbo.... 2008 Malaysian Rally Champ (see pics)....

    2008 Malaysian Rally Champion
  • dtkiko Nov 19 2010 @ 10:44pm
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