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Mitsubishi Pajero Hybrid

2012 Mitsubishi Pajero VRX 3.2 Review

What’s hot: system, off-road ability

not: No steering-wheel reach ageing engine and styling

That long-established reputation; tow-vehicle and off-road performance

style: Medium 4WD SUV


Fuel economy (claimed):

Mitsubishi’s Pajero SUV is one of those of the motoring world that to have been with us

While the years are starting to especially in refinement, the Pajero can hold its head high in the 4×4 segment.

It’s reliable and capable and can handle about anything an Aussie can throw at it.

To scrounge a bit more before an all-new model Mitsubishi has upgraded the Pajero for with a raft of styling, and luxury-appointment changes.

There is a new front bumper and radiator and new-look 18-inch alloys on the VRX and the Exceed models. We drove the $70,890 VRX for this review.

Quality: While the interior is a tad (like the rest of the Pajero), functional enough. All 2012 Pajeros feature new trim and in the case of the VRX, it’s a of leather and ‘sports cloth’.

sports pedals add to the ambience. plenty of hard plastic but still a feeling of quality to the fit and

A debit however is that shook noticeably on corrugations.

The heated front seats are and bolstered, but the third-row seats are not enough: they can be folded but, unlike the second-row can’t be split-folded.

The driver’s has ample eight-way movement as as lumbar adjustment. However, the of steering-wheel reach adjustment is a oversight in the VRX I simply couldn’t get

Equipment: The VRX’s standard kit 18-inch alloy wheels, “Super Select” 4WD II system a selectable 2WD mode, climate-control cruise control, central (including the tailgate), remote and power exterior mirrors fold control.

Also is an electro-chromatic rear-vision mirror also houses the rear-view 12-speaker 860W Rockford audio, rain-sensing wipers, HID headlights with automatic and washers, reverse-parking sensors and connectivity and data transfer.

There’s no shortage of useful holes; these include six holders, glove box, bin, passenger seat-back front-and-rear door pockets and an compartment.

With the second- and seats folded away, is a cavernous 1758 litres of space.

Towing capacity: a 3.0-tonne towing capacity, the can handle a big horse float, or boat.

Driveability: Under the is Mitsubishi’s 3.2 litre DOHC intercooled turbo-diesel. It delivers a 147kW of power at 3800rpm and of torque arriving at a lazy

The engine is mated with a sequential-sports-shifting automatic transmission.

The age comes into focus so far as the is concerned, especially under It is a tad truck-like and it has nowhere near the of the latest Euro-diesels (the and Range Rover pack).

There is a fair degree of noise from around the exterior mirrors and some drumming from the tyres on bitumen. An 11.4-metre turning though is impressive for a vehicle of the size.

Suspension: The front-end is an double-wishbone/coil spring set-up stabiliser bar; at the rear, multi-link/coil-spring and stabiliser-bar.

Mitsubishi Pajero Hybrid

The suspension things pretty well, on and off. It delivers a reasonably ride and while there’s evidence of body roll in cornering, it’s about you’d expect from a vehicle.

With 225mm of ground and wading depth of 700mm, the is up with the best of them for off-roading. Underneath is Mitsubishi’s Super Select 4WD II it works off-road and also allows the to alternate between 2WD and 4WD modes at of up to 100km/h.

Braking: Beefy disc all round give the VRX all the power you need; even towing large loads.

5-Star rating

Safety Front driver and passenger, and curtain airbags, Mitsubishi’s all-terrain technology that together active stability and control, the ABS braking system electronic brake-force distribution.

are also side-impact door engine brake-assist control, seatbelt pretensioners and force child-proof rear door and seatbelt warning.

Warranty: A non-transferable drivetrain warranty; 130,000km new-vehicle warranty; free five-year/130,000km roadside

Service costs: Capped-price for the first four years (or of ownership.

Toyota Prado VX ($75,404): The more expensive VX Toyota Prado’s figures are and 410Nm from its three-litre easily bettered by the Pajero, but the is more refined and a technological de force. (see Prado )

Nissan Patrol TI Wagon ($69,690): Like the Pajero, is something of Grandpa’s axe about the Tough, strong, capable: an tow vehicle but feels big and heavy on bush tracks. (see reviews )

Land Rover SDV6 SE Wagon ($81,990): The on the eye, best on-road and far shabby in the bush, but much, more expensive. (see reviews )

Time — and the — is moving on for the venerable Even with the upgrades for the model-year, its slicker competition its ageing styling and engine

That said, the very equipped VRX model tested is priced competitively. It is also up there with the best of for towing and in the rough (thanks to ‘Super Select’ 4WD/transmission

Lastly, if you’re not fussed it’s not at the cutting edge, industry-leading warranty package to make the Pajero — and all of the brand’s products — an buying proposition.

Mitsubishi Pajero Hybrid
Mitsubishi Pajero Hybrid
Mitsubishi Pajero Hybrid
Mitsubishi Pajero Hybrid


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