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Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Review, For Sale, Interior, Colours, Specs & Models

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 better-accommodate the available 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.

The cheapest grade starts from $44,440, rising to $65,440 for the most expensive version. Key rivals include the Ford Everest, Toyota Fortuner, Isuzu MU-X and LDV D90.

Elsewhere, the Pajero Sport has also been known as Mitsubishi Montero Sport, Mitsubishi Shogun Sport, Mitsubishi Strada G-Wagon (Thailand), Mitsubishi Nativa, Beijing BJ2025.

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Accessories

Standard features onboard most MY23 Pajero Sports include an 8.0-inch touchscreen multimedia system (with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), paddle shifters on the steering wheel, and in GSR variants there are leather-appointed seats, power-adjustable and heated front seats, LED daytime running lights, 'Multi Around Monitor', dual zone climate control, 18-inch black alloy wheels and a power tailgate.

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Accessories

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 $44,440 and going to $65,440 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
2023 SUV 2.4L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $44,440 $65,440
2022 SUV 2.4L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $66,110
2021 SUV 2.4L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $40,260 $65,340
2020 SUV 2.4L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $40,370 $59,840
2019 SUV 2.4L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $39,160 $56,760
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
2023 SUV 3000kg 3100kg
2022 SUV 0kg 3100kg
2021 SUV 3000kg 3100kg
2020 SUV 3000kg 3100kg
2019 SUV 3100kg 3100kg
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Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Interior

Depending on the variant, the MY23 Pajero Sport has manual or power-adjustable driver and front passenger seats.

The dash and 8.0-inch touchscreen media unit are nicely integrated, but that screen is too small. Mitsubishi looks set to rectify that with the likely introduction of a 9.0-inch screen in the 2025 Pajero Sport.

The steering wheel has paddle shifters for sporty shifting and it is reach- and height-adjustable. All buttons and dials on the current Pajero Sport are easy to operate.

Second-row passengers have access to three top tether points, two ISOFIX points and a fold-down arm-rest with cupholders. There are USB charge points and a power socket in the back of the centre-console storage box.

The second row is sufficiently comfortable – with adequate head and legroom – and passengers in the third-row seat have access to cupholders and air vents.

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Interior

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Colours

Exterior paint options across the MY23 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport line-up includes 'White', 'Impulse Blue', 'Sterling Silver', 'Graphite Grey', 'Terra Rosa', 'White Diamond' and 'Black Mica'.

  • White
  • Impulse Blue
  • Sterling Silver
  • Graphite Grey
  • Terra Rosa
  • White Diamond
  • Black Mica
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
2023 SUV 1835x1815x4825 mm 218 mm
2022 SUV 1835x1815x4825 mm 218 mm
2021 SUV 1835x1815x4825 mm 218 mm
2020 SUV 1805x1815x4785 mm 218 mm
2019 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.

  • What's the better buy, Pajero Sport Exceed or Toyota Fortuner Crusade?

    These two vehicles share a lot of traits both in terms of their engineering and their target market. Both are aimed at the high-end of the mid-sized off-road station-wagon market and both do a pretty good job of offering lots of off-road ability along with the sort of luxury and convenience that many families want. In the case of design and engineering they are both based on utilities (the Mitsubishi Triton and Toyota HiLux respectively) and share the drivelines and front structure with those utes. To make them work as passenger rather than load-carrying vehicles, both the Pajero Sport and Fortuner do away with the utilities’ leaf-sprung rear axle and replace it a coil-sprung unit for greatly enhanced comfort.

    Both vehicles have had their niggling reliability problems, mainly to do with DPF and some EGR problems, but overall, they’re both now old enough for the majority of the bugs to have been ironed out. Perhaps the biggest packaging difference is that the Pajero Sport is a good deal narrower across the cabin than the Toyota, and that matters for families with bigger kids. Both vehicles were facelifted late last year with new tech and mechanical and performance improvements. Both also have seven seats as standard.

    The Mitsubishi is about $4000 cheaper based on RRP than the Toyota, but the final price can vary from dealer to dealer and what state you live in. The best advice is to try each one on for size and maybe even throw in contenders like the Ford Everest as a direct comparison.

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  • 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 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
2023 SUV 8L/100km 2.4L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2022 SUV 8L/100km 2.4L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
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
* Combined fuel consumption See All Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Pricing and Specs for 2023

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Seats

The 2023 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is available as a five- or seven-seat wagon. Depending on the variant, seats are either cloth or 'leather appointed'. They are generally comfortable and supportive.

The second row is in a 60/40 split-fold configuration; the third row in the seven-seat variant is in a 50/50 split-fold configuration.

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Seats

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Boot Space

The MY23 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport’s cabin is narrow compared to most of its rivals and there are plenty of other SUVs and 4WD wagons around that offer more room inside.

Boot space is 131 litres with the third-row seats in use. With the third row out of the way, cargo space increases to 502 litres. With the second and third rows stowed away, there is a listed 1488 litres of cargo space.

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Boot space

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Engine

The MY23 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has a 2.4-litre, four-cylinder, turbo-diesel engine, which produces 133kW at 3500rpm and 430Nm at 2500rpm, and it has an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Engine

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 1 for SUV in 2023.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2023 SUV 265x60 R18 1 265x60 R18 1
2022 SUV 265x60 R18 1 265x60 R18 1
2021 SUV 265x60 R18 1 265x60 R18 1
2020 SUV 265x60 R18 18x7.5 inches 265x60 R18 18x7.5 inches
2019 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

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Speed

The MY23 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is capable of doing the 0-100km/h sprint in approximately 11.5 seconds. Top speed is around 190km/h.

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Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Range

Official fuel consumption for the MY23 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GSR is 8.0L/100km on a combined cycle. Our on-test fuel-consumption figure, from fill to fill, was 9.6L/100km.

The Pajero Sport has a 68-litre tank, so, going by that fuel-consumption figure, you can reasonably expect a driving range of approximately 680km from a full tank, but that’s after having already subtracted a safe-distance buffer of 30km from the original total.