Expert Review of Mitsubishi Pajero
“Go. Play.” These are the two perfect words that go with the all new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 4X4. This car has really fused the comfort and the fun together to some wonderful levels. This car is designed to go with both urban driving as well as toughness offered by off road conditions. This SUV is simply the new term for excitement. The interiors are filled with commanding views and luxurious styling to make the ride more joyful. Everything from controls to the meter clusters looks in place. The interiors are quite spacious and comfortable too with great room for head, shoulders and legs. The 2.5L turbo charged diesel engine packs up a lot of power and performance. The Mitsubishi Pajero Sports 4X4 is a strong and tough built and survives against the roughest and extreme of the conditions. The braking and handling is good due to the fact that it is a sports utility vehicle. A lot of safety features have been provided as well such as airbags, reinforced impact safety evolution, etc. The car comes in many shades or colors and there has been some optional package provided by the company if anyone wants them to be installed.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
The Mitsubishi Pajero Sports 4X4 comes with improved fuel efficiency due to the common rail injection system installed in the car. The car can do 6.5kmpl in city and approximately 10.5kmpl on highways, making it not the best but still bearable.
The Mitsubishi Pajero Sports 4X4 comes in 6 different glossy and very beautiful shades such as Rugget Red, Earth Brown, Iceberg Silver, Himalayan White, Pure Black and Storm Grey. All colors have been carefully selected & painted to match with the interiors. And they offer an overall good combination.
Acceleration and Pick up
This car ha great pick up speeds, in just under 9 seconds, this car can zoom to 100kmph mark and can easily surpass the 150kmph mark to attain higher speeds.
The Mitsubishi Pajero Sports 4X4 has a very unique and curvy look that goes with its new aero-dynamic design. Many new external features make it out of its category. The chrome-plated front grille gives a very shiny appearance on front; the front fog lamps are both beautiful as well as useful. The Mitsubishi Pajero Sports 4X4 has a powerful build that makes you gasp at first glance. The new projector type halogen headlamps with leveling go perfect with the shapeof the car. The 12-spokes 17” light alloy wheels are very good addition and provide good ground clearance too. Some other key features include roof antenna, black roof rails, high mounted stop lamp, variable front wiper, front and rear mud guards, tube type side steps. The same body colored bumpers provides a very good role in giving an elegant look to the car. The chrome license plate and black roof rails are just amazing and they really add up to class of the SUV.
The Mitsubishi Pajero Sports 4X4 offers great interiors that go well with the comfort too. The Mitsubishi Company doesn’t even compromise by a bit and makes the ride more comfortable and joyful. There is driver’s power seat for extra comfort for the driver; the front door pockets with bottle holders are very well designed. The small detailing in the car looks very good. The multi-mode center information display is very useful and bright, the front cup holders on front console are present with removable cup-type ashtray, the vanity mirrors with lids for sun visors. The air conditioner cum heater can provide chills in hot summer and warmth in winters. The front room lamp with map lamps which is also helpful in reading in the night during travelling, the door courtesy lamps (all side doors) are also very good. The sunglasses pocket on the ceiling is a new feature we get in this car. The infotainment includes the AM/FM radio and CD player which is quite not up to the mark considering the other top end features in the car.
The outer dimension of the Mitsubishi Pajero Sports 4X4 comprise of overall length of 4895mm, overall width of 1815mm and the overall height of 1840mm. This car is a solid build and is bit on heavy side too as the kerb weight and gross weight of the car is 2065kg & 2710kg respectively.
The Mitsubishi Pajero Sports 4X4 comes affixed with the 2.5L Diesel engine for very good performance and giving a displacement of 2477cc and providing a maximum engine output of 175.508bhp at the rate of 4000rpm and accompanying with a maximum torque of 400Nm at the rate of 2000-2500rpm. The engine comprise of 16 valves double overhead camshaft mechanism. This engine is very eco friendly as it emits low emissions of CO2 as engine norm compliance of BS IV. The transmission system comprises a total of 6 gears with 5 forward and 1 reverse. All are manually operated and has synchromesh valve inter cooling.
The Mitsubishi Pajero Sports 4X4 comes with 17X7.5 JJ alloy wheel rim size and with the tyre size of 265/65 R 17. The minimum turning radius of the car is 5.6m and has a wheel base of 2800mm. The minimum ground clearance of this SUV is 215mm.
Now as the name suggests, the Mitsubishi Pajero Sports 4X4 is a pure SUV so it can withstand the humps and bumps that comes across its way. It comes with a double wishbone with coil spring as front suspension and 3 link with coil spring as rear suspension. Both the front and rear suspension system has stabilizer bars.
Handling and Control
The Mitsubishi Pajero Sports 4X4 comes with the new rack and pinion power assisted steering for ultra performance with low tilt steering column. The front brakes comprise of 16” ventilated discs and rear with 16” ventilated drum in discs brakes. All 4 wheels are hydraulic operated with 2 circuit front and rear split.
Excellent handling and braking controls.
Best safety and comfort features.
A bit on the expensive side.