5 reasons why I finally chose to buy the Isuzu MU-X over its SUV rivals

The MU-X had better 2nd and 3rd row comfort vs the Gloster and the Fortuner.

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Hey folks!

After much deliberation, I finally decided to listen to my heart over my brain. I have booked the 4wd Isuzu MU-X! My sincere apologies to those who tried to stop me for all the good reasons!

I had considered the following vehicles:

  • Isuzu MU-X
  • MG Gloster
  • Toyota Fortuner
  • Skoda Kodiaq
  • Scorpio N
  • XUV700

My requirements were:

  • Safety
  • Reliability
  • Ride quality
  • Proper 4WD SUV
  • Comfortable 2nd row
  • Adult-compatible 3rd row
  • Enough room to store my Break-down Tool Box with all 3 rows up

Reasons for not choosing the other vehicles:

  • MG Gloster – questionable reliability; too many gadgetry=too many things prone to failure?; they refused to demonstrate its off-road capabilities.
  • Toyota Fortuner – nobody in the family liked the ride quality in any of the rows; SA’s attitude.
  • Skoda Kodiaq – nearest showroom being 70km away, they didn’t even offer a test-drive.
  • Scorpio N – same as above; was also concerned about niggles & recalls; no boot space.
  • XUV700 – niggles (even the TD vehicle had several things not working) & recalls; no boot space; not a proper 4WD SUV.

Reasons for choosing the Isuzu MU-X:

  • They not only demonstrated its off-road prowess, they even let me do all the stunts; though the brochure says it can ascend 30° inclines, it ascended and descended a 50°(could even be more) mound like it never existed.
  • Better 2nd and 3rd row comfort vs the Gloster and the Fortuner.
  • Enough boot space to keep the kits with all 3 rows up.
  • Very good ride comfort.
  • Nobody else has ever given a comprehensive demo/trial of every safety feature available (ABS+EBD+EBA, ESC with TCS; okay, no, they didn’t demonstrate the airbag deployment feature ). This alone was enough to impress me.

I will let you all know later if my heart was right this time!

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