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Mitsubishi Triton Review, For Sale, Models, Specs & Colours in Australia

Dating back to the late 1970s as the L200 series, the Triton (as it's been known since 1986) is Mitsubishi's one-tonne truck answer to the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger.

Available in similar configurations and spec levels as its closest rivals – single and dual cab, two- and four-wheel drive, and the choice of basic workhorse and upmarket, dual-purpose family truck – the entire Triton range is served by a single diesel engine nowadays. The base model starts from $23,740, rising to $55,690 for the most expensive version. Mitsubishi also uses the Triton as a base for its Pajero Sport seven-seater SUV.

While not the largest, roomiest or most sophisticated in its segment, the Triton's combination of affordable pricing, dependable engineering, easy driveability and total reliability reflects its maker's six decades of experience building medium-sized trucks.

Current prices range from $23,740 to $55,690 for the Triton GLX (4X2) and Triton GSR (4X4).

This vehicle is also known as Mitsubishi Forte, Strada, Dodge Ram 50, Plymouth Arrow Truck, Mitsubishi Mighty Max.

Mitsubishi Triton Accessories

External detailing includes chrome door handles and chrome mirrors with integral heating and turn indicators, 18-inch alloys with 265/60R18 tyres and a full-size spare, side-steps, rear-step bumper, load tub liner, LED dusk-sensing headlights/DRLs with halogen fog lights, rain-sensing wipers, reversing camera and rear diff lock to name a few. 

Mitsubishi Triton Accessories

Mitsubishi Triton Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Mitsubishi Triton varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $23,740 and going to $55,690 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
2022 Ute 2.4L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $23,740 $55,690
2021 Ute 2.4L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $17,400 $57,530
2020 Ute 2.4L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $16,400 $55,440
2019 Ute 2.4L, Diesel, 5 SP AUTO $52,250
2018 Ute 2.4L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $11,700 $42,020
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Mitsubishi Triton Q&As

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

  • What should I do if my 2011 Mitsubishi Triton makes a grinding noise when changing gears?

    Mitsubishi’s manual gearboxes from around this time (and earlier) were some of the noisiest around. But usually it wasn’t anything to be concerned about. Bearing rumble and some clutch bearing noise were pretty much par for the course, but your problem sounds more like it’s associated with the gearbox’s synchromesh rings. These rings are designed to allow the gearbox to slip between ratios smoothly and silently, and any crunching noises during shifts can often be traced to worn synchromesh parts.

    The good news is you won’t harm the transmission by continuing to drive it, particularly if you’re careful and take your time with the shifts you know are most likely to create a crunch. If you can live with that, fine. If not, the gearbox will need to be removed from the car and rebuilt. That will be neither cheap nor simple.

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  • What is causing my 2019 Mitsubishi Triton to have DPF issues?

    Since both the Triton and Pajero Sport boast exactly the same power and torque outputs, I doubt whether there’s a huge difference (if any at all) in the mapping of either engine. Which suggests that switching from one to the other without changing your driving patterns would be a very good way of reproducing the Triton’s DPF problems in a Pajero Sport. My suspicion is that you’re having to force multiple DPF regenerations because your driving habits don’t let the engine get up to the correct temperature often enough to allow the vehicle to conduct its own, automatic regeneration. This is a pretty common problem with modern turbo-diesels and it’s not a criticism of your driving, simply a confirmation that these modern diesel engines don’t like short trips. Then again, 24,000km in 12 months doesn’t sound like the vehicle is used solely for the school run.

    Six regenerations in 24,000km sounds like an awful lot, also, so I’d be more concerned that your dealer is underplaying the situation to avoid dealing with a problem in your specific vehicle. Has the vehicle been electronically scanned? Perhaps this might show up a dud sensor or other problem that’s making the computer think it needs another regeneration. We’ve heard of a faulty temperature sensor on this model Triton that can lead the DPF to offer up a false alarm that it’s ready for a regeneration. That could explain the high number of regenerations the vehicle has demanded. Again, a scan might tell the full story.

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  • How do I add a leaf spring to the suspension of my 2010 Mitsubishi Triton?

    The short answer is that this can be done, and, in fact, there are kits available to allow you to add a leaf to a suspension spring-pack. The broad idea is to make the spring stiffer, increasing theoretical load-carrying ability as well as giving more ground clearance (as the modified spring will usually make the vehicle sit higher).

    The trick is finding the correct extra-leaf kit for your specific vehicle, and this is where a specialist supplier comes in. The kit should include the extra two spring leaves as well as longer centre bolts (as the spring-pack is now thicker). And as with any suspension -related equipment, quality is hugely important to safety and the actual performance of the new set-up.

    But there are other issues. The first is a legal one. While the new, thicker spring-pack might tempt you to increase the loads you carry, legally, the vehicle retains its original loading and towing limits until it has been certified otherwise by an accredited engineer. Some kits are supplied with this paperwork all sorted for you ready to simply lodge with the authorities, but some aren’t. And consulting engineers don’t generally come cheap. You would also need to inform your insurance provider of the change to the vehicle’s specification. There are also absolute limits to how much higher your vehicle can sit compared with a standard one. This varies from state to state, but in your home state of NSW at the moment, a vehicle can legally be raised by 75mm over its standard ride height. The catch is that only 50mm of this can be from suspension modifications, and the other 25mm of lift through bigger tyres. But if you stick within those limits and don’t intend to increase the vehicle’s load or towing ability, then the raised suspension doesn’t need to be certified by an engineer for the vehicle to remain legal.

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  • 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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Mitsubishi Triton Colours

  • White
  • White Diamond
  • Sterling Silver
  • Graphite Grey
  • Impulse Blue
  • Red
  • Black
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website. Shown above are the colours for the Mitsubishi Triton 2019.

Mitsubishi Triton Towing Capacity

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

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2022 Ute 300kg 3100kg
2021 Ute 300kg 3100kg
2020 Ute 1800kg 3100kg
2019 Ute 2500kg 3100kg
2018 Ute 2500kg 3100kg
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Mitsubishi Triton Dimensions

The dimensions of the Mitsubishi Triton Ute vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2022 Ute 1775x1815x0 mm 200 mm
2021 Ute 1775x1815x0 mm 200 mm
2020 Ute 1765x1785x5155 mm 200 mm
2019 Ute 1765x1785x5155 mm 200 mm
2018 Ute 1765x1785x5155 mm 200 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Mitsubishi Triton Dimensions

Mitsubishi Triton Wheel Size

The Mitsubishi Triton has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 205 R16C 8PR for Ute in 2022.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2022 Ute 205 R16C 8PR 205 R16C 8PR
2021 Ute 205 R16C 8PR 205 R16C 8PR
2020 Ute 205 R16 16x6 inches 205 R16 16x6 inches
2019 Ute 205 R16 16x6 inches 205 R16 16x6 inches
2018 Ute 205R16 16x6 inches 205R16 16x6 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Mitsubishi Triton Wheel Sizes

Mitsubishi Triton Interior

There’s keyless entry to a nicely detailed interior with premium fabric seat trim, leather-bound steering wheel, gearshift and handbrake plus height and reach adjustable steering column. There’s also dual-zone climate control, rear privacy glass, multiple 12-volt and USB connections (including two USB ports for rear seat passengers), quality six-speaker infotainment system with 7.0-inch touchscreen, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay and more.

Mitsubishi Triton Interior

Mitsubishi Triton Fuel Consumption

The Mitsubishi Triton is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 7.8L/100km for Ute /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2022 Ute 7.8L/100km 2.4L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2022 Ute 11.4L/100km 2.4L ULP 5 SP MAN
2021 Ute 7.8L/100km 2.4L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2021 Ute 11.4L/100km 2.4L ULP 5 SP MAN
2020 Ute 7.8L/100km 2.4L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2020 Ute 11.4L/100km 2.4L ULP 5 SP MAN
2019 Ute 7L/100km 2.4L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2019 Ute 10.9L/100km 2.4L ULP 5 SP MAN
2018 Ute 7L/100km 2.4L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2018 Ute 10.9L/100km 2.4L ULP 5 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Mitsubishi Triton Pricing and Specs for 2022

Mitsubishi Triton Speed

The Mitsubishi Triton GLS can accelerate from 0-100km/h in approximately 10 seconds.

Mitsubishi Triton Seats

The Triton’s relatively narrow width is most noticeable in the cabin, which is cosy but not uncomfortable for front seat occupants as even tall adults can find comfortable seating positions. The rear seat, though, is particularly squeezy for three adults, so for any trips longer than local commutes we’d recommended a maximum of two adults in the rear stalls.

Mitsubishi Triton Seats