Isuzu MU-X

Isuzu MU-X

Build Dates

Jul 2022 - onwards

On Sale Dates

Sep 2022 - onwards

Applies To

All variants

Vehicle Type

Large SUV

Engine/Fuel Type

Petrol / diesel vehicles

Price Bracket


Rating Year/Datestamp


ANCAP Safety Rating

Rating Expires

Dec 2028

ANCAP Safety

The Isuzu MU-X was first introduced in Australia and New Zealand in August 2021. The MU-X shares much of the front structure and interior with the Isuzu D-MAX, and this rating is based on 2020 and 2022 crash tests of the Isuzu D-MAX in conjunction with additional tests of the MU-X conducted by ANCAP in 2021.

Isuzu MU-X vehicles built from July 2022 are equipped with a revised driver knee airbag and instrument panel that provide improved safety performance. Additional frontal impact tests were conducted on updated vehicles to verify the safety improvement, and this 2022 rating combines the results of the additional 2022 tests with the results of tests conducted in 2020 and 2021. This ANCAP safety rating applies to all MU-X variants built from July 2022.

Dual frontal, side chest-protecting, side head-protecting (curtains) and a driver knee airbag are standard. A centre airbag which provides added protection to front seat occupants in side impact crashes is also standard on all variants.

Autonomous emergency braking (Car-to-Car and Vulnerable Road User) as well as lane keep assist (LKA) with lane departure warning (LDW), emergency lane keeping (ELK) and an advanced speed assistance system (SAS) are fitted as standard equipment on all variants.

A full list of safety features and technologies can be viewed within the Technical Report (see download link).

Assessment Scores

ANCAP Safety
Adult Occupant Protection
33.00 out of 38
ANCAP Safety
Child Occupant Protection
41.99 out of 49
ANCAP Safety
Vulnerable Road User Protection
37.63 out of 54
ANCAP Safety
Safety Assist
13.49 out of 16

Safety Assist Technologies

AEB - City
Standard on all variants
AEB - Interurban
Standard on all variants
Standard on all variants
AEB - Junction
Standard on all variants
AEB - Backover
Not available on any variant
Standard on all variants