2012 Mitsubishi Challenger Review | CarShowroom.com.au

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Mitsubishi Challenger

2012 Mitsubishi Challenger

Mitsubishi has launched a two-wheel-drive of its tough-as-nails Challenger. Sharply at $36,490, the Mitsubishi Challenger challenges other two-wheel-drive SUVs in a market segment to family buyers.

The rationale is like the space of SUVs but require the go-anywhere off-road with its associated weight and In that context, the Mitsubishi mounts a competitive case and consideration.

Mitsubishi Challenger

Mitsubishi knows a thing or two SUVs its reputation for toughness, and reliability is impressive. This is the which dominated the grueling rally for many years and days its SUV lineup includes Outlander, ASX and the Challenger.

Car Showroom a two-wheel-drive, 2012 model Mitsubishi Challenger fitted the ‘Convenience Pack’ (an extra Amongst its extras, the ‘Convenience brings the important safety of a camera (especially important for with young children), side and curtain airbags, alloy wheels, fog lights, lights and wipers, an upgraded system and exterior and interior

All-up Mitsubishi Challenger is an package and its appeal is enhanced for who tow big trailers capacity is 3,000kgs.

Challenger Engine

All versions of the Challenger employ Mitsubishi’s four-cylinder common-rail direct turbo-diesel engine.

Maximum is 131kW at 4000rpm and peak for the five-speed automatic version is 350Nm from 1800rpm at 2000rpm for the five-speed manual).The Ford Territory 2WD diesel 140Nm/440Nm from its 2.7-litre V6.

You get the Mitsubishi’s 2.5-litre turbo-diesel tow a cruise ship into (rated capacity is 3,000kgs) but it the most quiet diesel tested.

Fuel consumption is at 9.6l/100kms for the Mitsubishi Challenger 2WD we tested is 9.6l/100kms (8.2l/100kms for the Ford Territory diesel automatic only) is listed at

Mitsubishi Challenger The Interior

family guys here at Car so we know the truth children are on car interiors. The good news is Challengers’ interior looks as as nails and should withstand of punishment.

That sort of thinking in material choices Mitsubishi’s interior design no doubt comes from of selling SUVs in all corners of the the company’s reputation for toughness come overnight.

Not that the Challenger is a truck far from it, our 2WD version and its ‘Convenience Pack’ climate control air-conditioning and glass amongst its inclusions.

seats are spacious with the gaining height adjustment but rake adjustment for the nice steering wheel (with controls for the audio system a CD/MP3 system which USB and Bluetooth connectivity as part of the Pack’).

Instrumentation is conventional gauges Mitsubishi’s informative multi-information mounted to the left. For those on the weather, the exterior temperature includes a graph showing counting back for a few hours

Rear seat accommodation is impressively spacious and the seat a recline adjustment for extra and split-fold 60/40 for versatile

With the second row seats flat (via a simple Mitsubishi Challenger delivers a 1,813-litres of cargo space.

Challenger Exterior Styling

without being confronting, from the front, Mitsubishi has a passing resemblance to the company’s Triton ute. And with an length of 4,695mm the Challenger is at the end of mid-size SUVs so it has quiet a on-road presence (one of the family buyers prefer over sedans or wagons).

We liked the clean look for the with a nice shape for the and upper grille section. model Mitsubishi Challenger adopted the Mitsubishi ‘corporate as evident in the Outlander, ASX and Lancer will probably happen at the full model change we

Mitsubishi Challenger

The side profile of the Mitsubishi is dominated by the prominent wheel flares which add some to the overall look. Fitted the optional ‘Convenience Pack’ our 2WD Challenger rode on 17-inch wheels (16-inch is standard).

And the is neatly styled with high-mounted lights and a clean, look for the bumper and tailgate.

Mitsubishi Challenger On The Road

versions of four-wheel-drive SUVs are for chassis designers. You remove a bit of bulk and weight from the vehicle and this can often be for handling dynamics and early weren’t the sharpest tools in the box to be

Mitsubishi is smarter than and while the Challenger 2WD is no Lancer it’s no ‘ugly cousin’ of the models. And that’s a real because the Challenger all-wheel-drive has fans amongst SUV enthusiasts.

A of the Mitsubishi Challenger is the performance of 2.5-litre turbo-diesel a hard with a nice torque

Over our high-speed mountain test loop the Mitsubishi displayed the usual body and understeer you get with SUVs but as it was very safe and predictable plenty of notice when approaching its limit.

And, all SUVs, around town the Challenger required just little bit extra judgement to for its size (although it’s a But in our tight CBD car park the Mitsubishi did excel with its maneuverability an 11.2-metre turning circle and the camera making parking a

Mitsubishi Challenger Challenges

Challenger Verdict

Value for underpins our thoughts on the Mitsubishi . Here’s a comprehensively equipped SUV (in 2WD without lugging the 4WD ‘baggage’) all the space and practicality you need, the fuel consumption of a diesel and below $40,000.

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