Isuzu D-Max 2022 review: X-Terrain – How does the top dual cab 4×4 ute cope with family life?

For storage in the cabin there are two cupholders in the front, a spot for keys and a phone, an extra storage spot on top of the dash that looks like it will hold an iPad or a log book. There are bottle holders in each door and a centre storage bin. 

For storage in the cabin there are two cupholders in the front and a spot for keys or a phone.

Opening the tray of the ute is easy enough, it’s got a lockable cover that easily slides over.

Pulling the cover back isn’t as easy, and also loading the tray – you may have to get in depending on how tall you are. 

Also, things like school bags and grocery bags will slide around in the tray as it’s so large. You’ll need to get some straps to tie them down or something else to hold them in place.

Annoying for everyday? If you’re a parent, without an actual need for a tradies ute, then yes, it will be annoying. Basically it’s a bit of extra work every time you pop something in the boot.

Does the space make up for it? Well that’s up to you and your lifestyle and how often you need a giant tray space. If you use it all the time then it’s worth it. If you don’t, then it’s not. 

Opening the tray of the ute is easy enough, it’s got a lockable cover that easily slides over. Opening the tray of the ute is easy enough, it’s got a lockable cover that easily slides over.