Is there anything interesting about its design?
While none of the current set of 4WD wagons can be labelled as classic beauties, the Pajero Sport really ramps up the 'unusual' angle.
A huge grille and long slashes of chrome trim on the nose highlight the bulging front guards and clamshell bonnet, while the side profile reflects the silhouette of the donor Triton ute.
The rear end, in particular, is possibly the most outlandish on sale today, and possibly across any vehicle in any category. Pumped guards and taillights that 'drip' down three-quarters of the Pajero Sport's rear end like melted treacle certainly raise eyebrows in the street.
As a practical, comfortable tourer, the Pajero Sport is a good companion.
The front end is much less confronting and translates well on the road, but that rear takes some getting used to. There is far too much chrome brightwork going on around the car for our liking, too.
The interior is a big step above the Triton, though, with soft, comfortable seats, a well designed dash and plenty of soft touch surfaces banishing any hints of commercial pick-up origins.