2019 Mitsubishi Pajero Redesign and Changes
Like an off-road icon, the indestructible ones. The Mitsubishi Pajero is surrounded by a suggestive aura thanks also to the role of the protagonist who had in the Paris-Dakar from the Eighties to the two thousand. His skills in off-road are proverbial as well as his “sturdiness”, which we testers have no way of verifying.
In the first ninety, I remember, it was a fashionable offroad, bought, even by those who did not put the wheels off the asphalt, just for the pleasure of getting at the wheel of a model prestige. At that time the SUVs were not yet widespread, but the Pajero, along with other off-road vehicles such as the Mercedes G-class, the Toyota Land Cruiser, and the Range Rover, was also beginning to please the nation-off-roaders.
The Mitsubishi Pajero 100th anniversary, produced in a limited number of 100 specimens, is noted for its chromatic tint total black and glass (much) obscured. Via the chrome: from the alloy rims to the front grille, everything is black, except for the badge “100th Anniversary”. The big spare wheel stuck to the tailgate gives it a macho air and reminds everyone that with this medium you can go anywhere.
The interiors are distinguished by the aluminum pedal board and the serial number plate. The standard equipment includes the Mitsubishi SDA multimedia system with a 7-inch screen that allows you to connect your Android and IOs smartphones with mirroring. The small display above the touchscreen signals data such as consumption, autonomy, atmospheric pressure, and altitude, with a pixellated graphics reminiscent of the first Nintendo. The 860-Watt Rockford audio system with twelve speakers is of value.
The size of the 2019 Mitsubishi Pajero Wagon is demanding it is 4.90 meters long, wide 1.88 and high 1.86-and the tailgate with swing opening is not the most comfortable when you park in a little space between one car and the other. On the other hand, the space on board is huge. The Wagon, in fact, provides three rows of seats for a total of 7 seats. Removing the last row, however, retrieves space for luggage.
2019 Mitsubishi Pajero Review
Getting at the wheel of the 2019 Mitsubishi Pajero requires a little effort. The opposite of a coupe, where you need to get into the cockpit, on the Japanese Jeep you need to climb. The driving position so high allows you to look down on many SUV owners, and this is a source of great satisfaction. You feel high, comfortable, safe. Master of the road. But how will it be to drive?
The weight of 2.3 tons, the frame with beams and crossbars and the high center of gravity are felt between the curves, but as for comfort, it does not even get too bad when the road is a little ruined. If anything it is the noise of the 3.2 4 cylinders diesel 190 hp and 441 Nm to be a little intrusive, but only to high speeds when you sink the gas, while on the highway feel a bit ‘ of rustle, for more discounted view the aerodynamics from the skyscraper. After long distances, however, you go down rested, thanks also to the very natural driving position.
The steering is not adjustable in depth and is quite multiplied. It requires a great turn to curve and is anything but precise, on the other hand, the Pajero Wagon is not a car that invites you to drive in a sporty way, and you certainly do not expect dynamic behavior on the road. And this despite the 3.2 4 cylinders is nice ready when you sink the accelerator. The house declares 180 km/h of maximum speed, 11.1 seconds for acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h and an average consumption of 8.5 l/100 km, or 11.8 km/L. On the subject of consumption, hardly the real distance exceeds 10 km/L: It is much easier to stay under this threshold unless you find yourself in a road suburban at the constant speed.
And off-road? Out of the asphalt, the Pajero makes the first of the class. It can overcome deep fords the beauty of 70 cm, and with angles of attack, exit, and Dosso of respectively 34.5 °, 24.5 °, and 22.2 °, it has certainly no problems to face difficult passages. The reduced gears and the 4×4 traction insertable with central differential and block of the rear differential is what is needed to engage in routes where only the specialized 4×4 like this can get away.
2019 Mitsubishi Pajero Price
It all depends on how much you want it equipped. The 2019 Mitsubishi Pajero 3.2 DI-D Wagon 100th anniversary, listed at 57,300 euros, is the most expensive and the most luxurious in the range. The same Pajero Wagon 3.2 with automatic gearbox drops to 46,750 euros in the Intense setting.
If you need a basic vehicle to be exploited in off-road and with few concessions to the comfort there will be enough 38,450 euros for the Pajero 3 Doors 3.2 190 CV automatic. Here you will find the price list of the Mitsubishi Pajero complete with the possibility to configure every single version to have a personalized quotation.
2019 Mitsubishi Pajero Rivals
The closest alternative for nature and style is the Toyota Land Cruiser, a true 3-or 5-door Jeep equipped with a single 2.8 4-cylinder turbo-diesel engine with 177 hp and 420 Nm. Even the prices (from 41,000 to 67,000 euros) are not many distant from those of the Mitsubishi Pajero.
The Mercedes G-class is a competitor of luxury, very valid and also very expensive, while the Land Rover Discovery could be an interesting solution also to off-road despite the monocoque frame made mainly of aluminum. It is the most comfortable among these, but do not expect an SUV bright in the mix, due to both the tonnage and soft shock absorbers. Wide choice of engines.
To those who need a sturdy medium, spacious and able to cope with any terrain. Compared to an SUV you give up a more dynamic driving and at a higher level of comfort, but compare the Pajero and any car with high wheels would not be correct. The Japanese Jeep is a car to which we get attached soon. He has flaws that are affected by a not very recent project, but it is a unique object that has made history. and its vaguely retro design is unlikely to age badly.
Mitsubishi Pajero Pros and Cons
- In off-Road gives the maximum, but on the road offers a good level of comfort
- The space on board is huge
- is an icon and as such ages very slowly
- The automatic gearbox: slow and with “scooter effect”
- The 3.2 4 cylinders a little ‘ noisy, especially in acceleration
- At the level of infotainment is not exactly up to the Times