2021 Isuzu Dmax X-Terrain Towing Capacity
I checked out the new Isuzu Dmax X-Terrain last week. Great looking Ute and very comfortable. I was tempted but like the power of my Cruiser. However, I thought I would run some towing numbers.
Here are some numbers based on the following assumptions:
Vehicle: 2021 Isuzu Dmax X-Terrain Towing Capacity
Max Towing Capacity: 3500Kg
Caravan: Aggregate Trailer Mass (ATM) of 3100Kg
|Max Combination Weight of Car and Van legally allowed
|Max Legal Weight of Car fully loaded (Passengers, Accessories, Fuel etc)
|Empty Car with a full tank of fuel. No accessories. (As defined by Isuzu)
|= GVM – Kerb Weight. Payload is the amount of stuff you can load into the car
|Add Tow Ball Weight
|Assumes 8% of fully loaded Caravan with an ATM of 3100 kg (8%-15% is average)
|= Payload – Tow Ball Mass. Remaining for Passengers, Accessories or luggage
|So now assume you add 4 people and luggage to the car.
|Reduced Max Towing Capacity
|If the Dmax is fully loaded, the Max Towing Capacity of 3500kg is over the GCM of 6000Kg. This means the max you can tow before reaching GCM is only 2900kg
So what are the options?
Isuzu Dmax X-Terrain Towing Capacity fully loaded to Max GVM of 3100Kg
This isn’t too bad as you need to determine how much you carry in the car. If you need a full load, then the only real option for the Dmax is to add a GVM Upgrade. Although this won’t increase your GCM, and therefore reduce your tow capacity (assuming fully loaded to upgraded GVM). The increase in GVM will give you additional payload for the vehicle. It’s a balancing act.
Be careful though. The payload includes accessories like bull bars, roof racks, spotlights, fridges, dual batteries etc. Just adding a bull bar and a second battery can use 100kg to 125kg of your payload.
Happy and safe travels!0