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Mitsubishi Pajero Review, For Sale, Specs, Colours, Models & News

On sale in Australia for close to 40 years the Mitsubishi Pajero finished production in 2021, with no replacement planned.

Through four generations the full-size 4x4 offered a choice of five- and seven-seat configuration, as well as the option of diesel or petrol engines, matched with manual or automatc transmissions.

The last model sold here was 3.2-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder only.

Mitsubishi Pajero Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Mitsubishi Pajero here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • I wanted to get your advice on an older cheap car for around $5-7K. Do you have any recommendations?

    It’s a bit hard to go past an older Holden Commodore or Ford Falcon for this brief. That said, your towing requirement means you’d be best looking at something like an AU (1998 to 2003) Falcon Ute (assuming you only need to move one other person).

    These are strong, simple cars that any mechanic can deal with and parts are plentiful and relatively cheap. There are other options (older Japanese dual-cabs) but nothing really gets close to the Aussie stuff for durability and running costs. An elderly Nissan Navara, for instance, might do the job but is likely to become fragile as it ages. A two-wheel-drive Toyota HiLux is another possibility, but you’d probably be right at the limit of your towing capacity with one of those. The Falcon ute, meanwhile, can legally tow 2300kg. It’s not glamorous or sexy, but it’ll do the job and stay on target price-wise.

    The other obvious contender would be an early Mitsubishi Pajero with a V6 engine. These had a towing capacity of 2500kg and are around now for very little money, certainly within your budget. They also double as a very handy off-roader should you wish.

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  • I have a Mitsubishi Pajero GLX-R. The vehicle is running well except when tank reaches 1/4 full...

    Perhaps the clue here is that the problem only occurs when the fuel level reaches one-quarter or less. That suggests that there’s a problem with the fuel pick-up in the bottom section of the tank. Typically, this will involve a split in the fuel pick-up line.

    When the tank is full of fuel, fuel covers the split, allowing the pump to pick up fuel normally. As the level falls, the split is exposed and suddenly the pump is sucking air instead of fuel.

    Alternatively, your problem could be bleed-back of the fuel pressure when the car is parked, but that would potentially affect things regardless of how much fuel was in the tank at the time. Unless the bleed-back is being caused by the split we’re talking about, in which case you’re back to square one. Either way, it would be wise to check pump pressure and delivery rate (litres per minute) to see that the pump itself is working properly and at correct capacity. Don’t rule out something like a blocked fuel filter, either, which can seriously reduce the flow of the fuel to the engine; critical in any cold-start situation.

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  • What's a good 4WD for the outback?

    You really have two ways to go here. The fact that you want to go off-road in the best/worst conditions this country has to offer means an SUV or cross-over just isn’t going to cut it. With that in mind, you’re looking at either a dual-cab ute or a conventional four-wheel-drive wagon.

    In the ute world, there’s plenty of choice within your budget, but you need to be careful that the vehicle in question hasn’t been worked to death by a tradie towing a bobcat Monday to Friday. The popularity of these vehicles, meanwhile, means that there’s lots of choice when it comes to aftermarket bits and pieces to complete your dream vehicle.

    The other route – a conventional wagon-style 4X4 – also places a lot of choice within your budget. The Toyota LandCruiser Prado would be a good choice, as would something like a Mitsubishi Pajero which has always represented good value for money both brand-new and second-hand. You could also look at Nissan Patrols which also give you plenty of car for the money and, if you shop carefully, you could find a really nice LandCruiser 80 Series, reckoned by some to be the absolute pinnacle of off-road wagons, even though they’re getting on a bit now. There’s great aftermarket and service support for all these options, so it will come down to your personal preferences.

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  • What is causing my 2014 Mitsubishi Pajero to blow black smoke, jolt through gears and only go 60km/h?

    The Mitsubishi Pajero is actually regarded as a very reliable vehicle, so your experience is not typical. There are several potential causes for this, but the thing I’d check first would be the air filter. Is it possible this was overlooked during the recent service? A blocked or dirty air filter will certainly make an engine blow smoke and operate poorly.

    I’m assuming your vehicle is a diesel, so it would be worth checking the suction-control valve on the back of the fuel pump, too. Also, a stuck injector that is pouring fuel into the engine can also potentially create these symptoms. I’ve also heard of the Pajero diesel suffering from a build-up of black gunk inside the intake system that can also cause symptoms like the ones you’ve described.

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Mitsubishi Pajero Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Mitsubishi Pajero varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $46,420 and going to $67,100 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2021 SUV 3.2L, Diesel, 5 SP AUTO $46,420 $67,100
2020 SUV 3.2L, Diesel, 5 SP AUTO $49,720 $65,890
2019 SUV 3.2L, Diesel, 5 SP AUTO $46,090 $60,500
2018 SUV 3.2L, Diesel, 5 SP AUTO $39,160 $61,820
2017 SUV 3.2L, Diesel, 5 SP AUTO $35,970 $58,300
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Mitsubishi Pajero Towing Capacity

The Mitsubishi Pajero has maximum towing capacity of 3000kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2021 SUV 3000kg 3000kg
2020 SUV 3000kg 3000kg
2019 SUV 3000kg 3000kg
2018 SUV 3000kg 3000kg
2017 SUV 3000kg 3000kg
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Mitsubishi Pajero Seats

The following Mitsubishi Pajero is available with seven seats. It includes 60:40 split folding second row seats, as well as removable third row seats. The GLX variant comes with black fabric seat trim, whereas the GLS comes with black sport cloth and leather-look bolsters.

Shown above are seat details for the Mitsubishi Pajero 2019.

Mitsubishi Pajero Colours

  • White Solid
  • Warm White
  • Sterling Silver
  • Deep Bronze
  • Graphite
  • Terra Rossa
  • Pitch Black
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website. Shown above are the colours for the Mitsubishi Pajero 2019.

Mitsubishi Pajero Dimensions

The dimensions of the Mitsubishi Pajero SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2021 SUV 1900x1875x4900 mm 225 mm
2020 SUV 1900x1875x4900 mm 225 mm
2019 SUV 1900x1845x4900 mm 225 mm
2018 SUV 1900x1845x4900 mm 225 mm
2017 SUV 1900x1845x4900 mm 225 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Mitsubishi Pajero Dimensions

Mitsubishi Pajero Fuel Consumption

The Mitsubishi Pajero is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 9.1L/100km for SUV /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2021 SUV 9.1L/100km 3.2L Diesel 5 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 9.1L/100km 3.2L Diesel 5 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 9L/100km 3.2L Diesel 5 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 9.1L/100km 3.2L Diesel 5 SP AUTO
2017 SUV 9.1L/100km 3.2L Diesel 5 SP AUTO
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Mitsubishi Pajero Boot Space

The Mitsubishi Pajero SUV has a boot space size of 846 Litres.
Mitsubishi Pajero Boot space Mitsubishi Pajero Boot space
Shown above are boot space details for the Mitsubishi Pajero 2020.

Mitsubishi Pajero Wheel Size

The Mitsubishi Pajero has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 265x65 R17 1 for SUV in 2021.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2021 SUV 265x65 R17 1 265x65 R17 1
2020 SUV 265x65 R17 1 265x65 R17 1
2019 SUV 265x60 R18 18x7.5 inches 265x60 R18 18x7.5 inches
2018 SUV 265x60 R18 18x7.5 inches 265x60 R18 18x7.5 inches
2017 SUV 265x60 R18 18x7.5 inches 265x60 R18 18x7.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Mitsubishi Pajero Wheel Sizes