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The Isuzu D-Max DC 4WD aut. and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 550 kg is a perfect match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
5th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

25%

550 kg 2195 kg
50 kg


Score 17.4


65% *

* without the use of low gear

Good

  • Car is relatively heavy compared to caravan
  • Higher speeds are safely possible
  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts
  • Usability highest gear
  • More flexibility in payload

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The Isuzu D-Max DC 4WD aut. and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 550 kg is an excellent combination for all journeys on all kinds of roads.

Weight

The chance of snaking is small even at higher speeds.

Flat roads

The performances of the engine of this outfit are in general very good. Under all conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 5th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 1800 rpm. Maybe the engine is not running smoothly at low revs so it is better to shiftdown to the 4th gear, the engine runs in that case 2600 rpm (witch is maybe more noisily than usually accustomed). In a headwind or for example on a crossover there is no need to downshift immediately.

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) driving is easily possible in the 5th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 58 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 4th gear). In the 4th gear the top speed is 75 mph (3192 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 70%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 61% not to drive.

Attention: This car can easily drive much faster with the caravan than is safe. So always keep an eye on your speed!


Results

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Weight
Towing limit
3000 kg
Weight ratio
25%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(550 kg / 2195 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
100 kg
Advise
50 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
17.4
Infuence pay load
7%
Flat roads
Top speed
88 mph (5th gear)
At headwind
84 mph
Speed in practice
84 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
16.5 sec. - (max. 13.6 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
11.5 sec. - (max. 9 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 5.1 sec. (max. 3.9 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (5th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
5th gear
4th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1828
2554
Percentage between accelerator
51% - 58%
38% - 43%
Power needed at 60 mph 1446 N
over: 1472 N
over: 2523 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
67 mph - (75 mph)
In the
4th gear
Revs
2873 - (3192)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
10.1 sec. - (max. 7.5 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
5th gear
4th gear
By revs
1524
2128
Percentage accelerator
90%
65%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
66.7% - 72.1%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
4 mph - (6 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
63.1%
Maximum speed on 1:8
54 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Car
Isuzu D-Max DC 4WD aut.
Year
2017 - up to now
Power
kW (163 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
automatic with 5 gears and torque converter (en met low gear)
Towing limit
kg (towball limit kg)
Caravan
Caravan as an example
Empty weight
kg Payload kg
MTPLM
kg
Height:
m. (8'5")
Overall width:
m. (7'7")
Overall body lenght:
m. (16'9")
Shipping length:
m. (20'10")
Actual gross train weight
2745 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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