Mitsubishi Pajero 2020
Carsguide Editor - Adventure Marcus Craft had this to say at the time: The Pajero is an old-style 4WD with plenty of heart but sorely lacking safety tech, including stuff like AEB, that’s offered in much cheaper vehicles. Its engine is a bit gruff, its ride is a bit firm and its price-tag seems steep for something so out of step with the current 4WD wagon market.You can read the full review here.
The Mitsubishi Pajero SUV competes with similar models like the Volvo XC40, Mazda CX-8 and Ford Everest in the Under $60k category category.
The 2020 Mitsubishi Pajero carries a braked towing capacity of up to 3000 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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Mitsubishi Pajero 2020 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Mitsubishi Pajero here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
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.Show more
Should we replace our Holden Commodore with a Subaru Outback?
A car with a little extra ground clearance is great for camping as it often allows you to get a little farther away from the masses in their caravans who tend to huddle around the shower block at bush campsites.
The Subaru Outback is a good, solid choice and if you can find an independent workshop to service it, you’ll avoid the cost of dealership prices. And you’re right, the all-wheel-drive would be great for gravel roads. Another vehicle to look at would be a late-model Ford territory diesel which is big and clever inside and has the option of all-wheel-drive. The diesel engine is a plus on the bush where that fuel is more readily available (in really remote areas) and gives you more range for big holidays in the mulga.
Don’t rule out things like the Mitsubishi Pajero, either, which won’t be as around-town friendly, but is a proven quantity and is absolutely tremendous off-road. The same goes for a Toyota Prado or Nissan Pathfinder prior to the current model (which is a bit less hard-core adventure).Show more
Mitsubishi Pajero 2002: Is 324,000kms too many?
Engines are amazing things, Renee. Neglected, they can fall to bits in a surprisingly short space of time. But treat them properly with the correct preventative maintenance and you’d be surprised how far they’ll go before they wear out.
What you haven’t told me is whether your vehicle is diesel or petrol powered. That said, both the diesel and petrol engines fitted to this model Pajero are well regarded in the trade and capable of going the distance if, as you claim, the servicing has been by the book. Over the distance you’ve quoted, I’d expect the diesel to have needed possibly a new turbocharger and definitely new fuel-injectors, while the petrol V6 can cover this distance without any major work.
But while the engine might, indeed, have lots of life left in it, what about all the other components? The brake rotors, shock absorbers, transmission and many other intrinsic parts of the vehicle wear out, too. So, just because the engine is fit and healthy, doesn’t mean the rest of the car will be so tip-top and ready for another 300,000km.Show more
Mitsubishi Pajero 2010: What problems are there with this model?
The Mitsubishi Pajero is one of the longest running models ever, and was first seen in 2006 in much the same form as today’s version. With that in mind, the vehicle is very much a known quantity and the trade regards the mechanical package highly.
As with any off-road oriented machine, the major thing to check is how the vehicle has been used (and abused) in the past. If it’s highly accessorised with winches, mud tyres, bash plates and lifted suspension, you can be fairly sure it’s had a tough life.
As the vehicle in question approaches 100,000km, you’ll be up for a new timing belt, as that’s the recommended change interval (some say 90,000km). While you’re in there, the advice is to change the water pump and the various tensioners and pulleys at the same time. It’s a lot easier to do it all in one hit than have to open the front of the engine a second time.
On the recall front, the big one to watch is the Takata air-bag fiasco which did affect this model.Show more
Mitsubishi Pajero 2020 Towing capacity
The Mitsubishi Pajero’s towing capacity ranges from 0kg to 3000kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.
|Mitsubishi Pajero Model||Body Type||Specs||Braked Capacity|
|GLX5 (4X4) 5 Seat||SUV||3.2L,Diesel,5 SP AUTO||0kg|
|GLX (4X4) 7 Seat||SUV||3.2L,Diesel,5 SP AUTO||3000kg|
|GLS (4X4) 7 Seat||SUV||3.2L,Diesel,5 SP AUTO||3000kg|
|GLS (4X4) 7 Seat (leather)||SUV||3.2L,Diesel,5 SP AUTO||3000kg|