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Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Large SUV

Isuzu launched the MU-7 in 2004 and made a good impression on the market since it built it on the same base as the trustworthy D-Max.

While building an SUV from scratch might be a financial struggle for some carmakers, Isuzu took the same shortcut taken by Mitsubishi when it produced the Pajero/Montero Sport or the Toyota with the Fortuner. Even though it lacked these two Japanese carmakers' experience in building attractive SUVs, it was already known for its reliable vehicles.
The MU-7 lines left no doubt about its links with the D-Max pickup. It featured the same lines, and the new grille that resembled a set of teeth and the reshaped bumper couldn't make a big difference. While the car looked similar up to the rear doors, the rest of it was different. The extended roof featured two raised exterior rails, and the C-pillars were slimmer. A third, curved and sloped down additional window filled the space between the rear doors and the D-pillar. In the back, Isuzu designed a tailgate and included a set of taillights mounted on the quarter panels only.

Inside, the carmaker took advantage of the big wheelbase and installed three seat rows good for up to seven passengers. It offered the MU-7 in a few trim levels, with the top version featuring leather seats and an advanced infotainment system with a color LCD on the center stack and an additional screen on the ceiling, for the rear passengers.

The drivetrain was the same as the one installed in the D-Max, with a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel. It was available with a rear or 4x4 wheel-drive system, with a manual or an automatic gearbox. The 4WD models featured a transfer case with low-range gear.

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ISUZU MU-7 2004 - 2013
  3 diesel engines
  • 3.0D 5AT (177 HP)
  • 3.0D 5MT (177 HP)
  • 3.0D 5MT AWD (177 HP)

ISUZU MU-7 3.0D 5AT (177 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.0D 5AT (177 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2999 cm3
Power
130.2 KW @ 3600 RPM
177 HP @ 3600 RPM
175 BHP @ 3600 RPM
Torque
280 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
380 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
107 mph (172 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated disks
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/70 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
195 in (4953 mm)
Width
80.87 in (2054 mm)
Height
71.06 in (1805 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.84/60.03 in (1,520/1,525 mm)
Wheelbase
120 in (3048 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.27 in (210 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.5
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3902 lbs (1770 kg)

ISUZU MU-7 3.0D 5MT (177 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.0D 5MT (177 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2999 cm3
Power
130.2 KW @ 3600 RPM
177 HP @ 3600 RPM
175 BHP @ 3600 RPM
Torque
280 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
380 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
101 mph (163 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
ventilated disks
Rear
drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/70 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
195 in (4953 mm)
Width
80.87 in (2054 mm)
Height
71.06 in (1805 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.84/60.03 in (1,520/1,525 mm)
Wheelbase
120 in (3048 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.27 in (210 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.5
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3902 lbs (1770 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
20 mpg US (11.8 L/100Km)
Highway
33 mpg US (7.1 L/100Km)
Combined
26 mpg US (9 L/100Km)

ISUZU MU-7 3.0D 5MT AWD (177 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.0D 5MT AWD (177 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2999 cm3
Power
130.2 KW @ 3600 RPM
177 HP @ 3600 RPM
175 BHP @ 3600 RPM
Torque
246 lb-ft @ 1600-3200 RPM
334 Nm @ 1600-3200 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
107 mph (172 km/h)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drum
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/70 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
195 in (4953 mm)
Width
80.87 in (2054 mm)
Height
71.06 in (1805 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.84/60.03 in (1,520/1,525 mm)
Wheelbase
120 in (3048 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.27 in (210 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.5
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3902 lbs (1770 kg)
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