FTR Isuzu – Full Test Drive review of the most surprising truck on the road

Test Drive of the Prototype Isuzu FTR with 24 foot van box and tuck under lift gate.

Demonstration ride of the ISUZU FTR CLASS 6 TRUCK. from walk up to return. This is my first driving exposure to what will be a truck in high demand. As of my test drive the truck has maintained an incredible 9.8 mpg, which in a class 6 truck is extremely impressive.

The test includes both local and interstate roads, maneuverability, power evaluation in its ability to merge and reach road speeds on both standard grade and hard incline grades. The exhaust brake and matched power train provides intense deceleration. What is unbelievable is how quiet it is inside the cab. It concludes with a commentary on how quiet the truck is for those who share the road with you.

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  1. @ 4:13 looks like 2300rpm @ 77 mph. That is good to know. My old company bought a new Chevy(Isuzu) W4500 with 4.8L Diesel (don't remember year) and it was geared so low, that the RPM was maxed out(3000rpm?) @ 75 mph and would get 8 mpg with a stake bed and lift gate.

  2. We have a 2014 NQR diesel and its gutless (not to mention the slew of seemingly endless after treatment issues) I can't imagine that same engine in a bigger heavier truck.

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