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Pajero Sport adventures to the NSW South Coast

A road trip with a difference in the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

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Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

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Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is a 4x4 SUV which slots below the full-size Pajero off-roader but above the mid-size Outlander in Mitsubishi’s SUV line-up.

It replaced the Challenger in 2015, with a bold design language and grew to include five and seven-seat variants.

From launch it was available with the same 2.4-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine as the Triton ute it shares much of its underpinnings with, along with its eight-speed torque converter automatic.

Prices range from $46,990 for the Pajero Sport GLX (4x4) 5 Seat to $57,190 for the Pajero Sport Exceed (4x4) 7 Seat.

The Pajero Sport’s key rivals include the Ford Everest, Toyota Fortuner, Isuzu MU-X and Holden Trailblazer.

This vehicle is also known as Mitsubishi Montero Sport, Mitsubishi Shogun Sport, Mitsubishi Strada G-Wagon (Thailand), Mitsubishi Nativa, Beijing BJ2025.

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Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $36,100 and going to $57,420 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 2.4L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $36,100 $57,420
2021 SUV 2.4L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $46,990 $57,190
2020 SUV 2.4L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $36,100 $57,420
2019 SUV 2.4L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $33,200 $53,020
2018 SUV 2.4L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $27,100 $48,730
2017 SUV 2.4L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $23,700 $39,600
See All Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Pricing and Specs

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Towing Capacity

The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has maximum towing capacity of 3100kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2021 SUV 3000kg 3100kg
2020 SUV 3000kg 3100kg
2019 SUV 3100kg 3100kg
2018 SUV 3100kg 3100kg
2017 SUV 3100kg 3100kg
See All Towing Capacity for Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Interior

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Colours

  • White
  • Diamond White
  • Sterling Silver
  • Graphite Grey
  • Terra Rossa
  • Dark Blue
  • Black
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Dimensions

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

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2021 SUV 1835x1815x4825 mm 218 mm
2020 SUV 1805x1815x4785 mm 218 mm
2019 SUV 1805x1815x4785 mm 218 mm
2018 SUV 1805x1815x4785 mm 218 mm
2017 SUV 1805x1815x4785 mm 218 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Dimensions

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Q&As

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

  • Why does my 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport cut out when idling at lights?

    This type of problem can have any number of causes. The best option is to have the car scanned electronically to see what fault codes have been logged by the on-board computer.

    You could be looking at a fuel issue, something purely mechanical (like the idle-speed set too low) a blocked air-filter, a computer issue or any number of sensors that are not playing ball. But until you interpret the fault codes, you’ll be flying blind and potentially replacing things that aren’t the cause of the stalling problem.

    I’d certainly be taking the vehicle back to the workshop that serviced it and pointing out that the problem only occurred after they'd 'fixed' it.

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  • Is something wrong with the acceleration in my 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport?

    By and large, a car should perform the same day in, day out without any huge (or even noticeable) changes in its performance. So I’d say, yes, something is wrong with your car. As for the cause, well, it could be anything from poor fuel to a faulty battery to a park-brake that is sticking on. It’s impossible to diagnose problems like this one remotely, so have it checked out at a workshop. Continuing to drive it with a fault is asking for more damage to be done.

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  • What four-wheel-drive should I buy?

    This is a really common concern, Raj, especially among people like you who are considering their first diesel-powered vehicle. Modern diesels are very efficient and powerful (compared with old-school diesel engines) but those benefits come with some compromises including higher maintenance costs and potential glitches such as the DPF problems you’ve noted.

    DPF problems are usually the result of the filter becoming clogged with the soot from the diesel’s exhaust. There’s not much you can do about a diesel engine producing soot (apart from making sure it’s tuned properly to minimise the soot) so the filter is designed to regenerate when it starts to get full. That process requires heat and that’s where the problems start. A vehicle that is only driven around the suburbs often won’t create enough heat in the exhaust system to allow this regeneration to take place. At that point, the filter becomes clogged and requires either manually cleaning or, in some cases, replacing. Neither is a cheap process.

    So, what you need to do is to take the vehicle for a drive at highway speeds to allow things to get hot enough for DPF regeneration to take place. This drive needs to be at least about 20 minutes and it needs to happen at least once a month. So the answer to your question is not really how many kilometres you need to drive, but what sort of kilometres. Even if your four-times-a-week trip to work is, indeed, 50km, if it’s all done in stop-start, low-speed traffic, then it won’t be enough.

    The bottom line is that a turbo-diesel isn’t really the right vehicle for a lot of urban-based people. The catch there, is that a lot of vehicles that were once available with a choice of petrol or diesel power are now diesel-only propositions. That includes the Pajero Sport, of course.

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  • Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2019: The steering wheel column disconnected into two parts

    I’ve heard of a few Mitsubishis whose owners have experience creaks or knocks coming from the steering column, but yours is the first one I’ve heard of where the column has actually separated. The fact that it happened on the move is crazy and makes me wonder whether it was a one-off or whether this could develop into a trend. Like all modern vehicles, the Pajero Sport uses a collapsible steering column which is designed to collapse in a crash to avoid protruding any further into the cabin. Perhaps it’s this joint that has failed, but I really can’t say without looking at the vehicle.

    Whether Mitsubishi will offer you your money back will probably be dependent on a few things, including whether the vehicle has been modified in any way and whether it believes those changes may have contributed to the failure.

    As well as contacting the dealer – which you clearly have – the other piece of advice would be to contact Mitsubishi Australia’s Customer Service Department on 1300 131211 immediately and get the ball rolling towards a resolution.

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Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Fuel Consumption

The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 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 8L/100km for SUV /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2021 SUV 8L/100km 2.4L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 8L/100km 2.4L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 8L/100km 2.4L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 8L/100km 2.4L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2017 SUV 8L/100km 2.4L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Pricing and Specs for 2021

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Seats

The following Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is available with five seats in the GLX variant and seven seats in the Exceed variant, with the GLS available in both configurations. The GLX comes with premium fabric seat trim, with leather appointed seats available in the GLS and Exceed.

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Seats
Shown above are seat details for the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2019.

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Boot Space

The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport SUV has a boot space size of 131 Litres.
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Boot space Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Boot space

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Wheel Size

The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 265x60 R18 for SUV in 2021 with a wheel size that spans from —.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2021 SUV 265x60 R18 265x60 R18
2020 SUV 265x60 R18 18x7.5 inches 265x60 R18 18x7.5 inches
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 Sport Wheel Sizes