Mitsubishi Pajero Exceed

3 Jul 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Mitsubishi Pajero Exceed
Mitsubishi Pajero

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The Pajero cut its teeth testing in the Australian outback and with appreciable off-road using its independent suspension and feeling to push it towards the of the field in this respect. In dry crossings and higher-speed washouts, the settles quickly and doesn’t from its course, something when traversing thousands of of unfamiliar dirt.

Outback has had plenty of rain in recent leaving roads muddied and with standing water. As as tempering the dusty expanse which was uncharacteristically green, up the gibber plains with of green – the water plenty of splashes and testing tracks.

The roads that are open out which ones are allowed to be on is something of an art, especially as country traverses NSW, and South Australia) are often and challenging. When it was drier, the Pajero managed to inhale dust in its cabin; the dark, carpets didn’t do a very job of hiding the contrasting outback carried inside, either.

The also threw mud and water the bonnet and windscreen, even at speeds. It was the only vehicle warranted remembering to get the windscreen sweeping before hitting the

On-road, though, the Pajero is convincing and its inclusion here now the field has moved on, especially it comes to comfort. The Pajero’s generated more roar at – hardly excessive but noticeable. Its steering could do a better on-centre feel, than the lazier response.

The turbo diesel is honest but despite having the largest of our contenders. Its 441Nm of torque is accessible but it’s delivered Engine noise is a constant and acceleration was only adequate, you get the impression more weight on won’t slow progress

Fortunately it made up some by being relatively frugal, just 11.9 litres per 100 during the journey.

The front feel a bit flat, and getting in the driver’s seat is not helped by a wheel that only for height and not reach. The driver tall, too, giving a commanding view than here. Storage for items as mobile phones, wallets and bottles is limited by front pockets that are too small and for anything other than

It’s worse for rear-seat who have no door pockets and fewer stashing options.

In many ways it comes to age; Pajero’s boxy dates to 2006 (and the underpinnings to 2000) with the of this, its fourth generation. then it was not all-new, although panel except for the roof and differed from the model it

Side by side with the vehicles here, the Pajero big. Its horizontally swinging door carries a fair bit of from the rear-mounted spare and, because it has no locking can be a bit troublesome to keep open parked on a slope.

In Exceed though, the Pajero is well albeit at a price. At more $75,000 its pricing is on par with the but it didn’t feel as special as expect for that money.

It has one of the more interesting trip showing moving graphs of ranging from barometric to altitude and fuel range, as as satellite navigation and a premium system. All handy items out

Where other car makers gone for the more modern selection for off-road modes, has persisted with a selection It’s comforting in some as it gives more of a mechanical to the gearbox but in all others it makes the feel aged.

As $78,844 (metallic paint tow bar $750; cargo barrier

Engine: 3.2-litre turbo 4-cylinder; 147kW/441Nm

Transmission: auto, selectable 4WD


Kerb weight: 2347kg

tank: 88 litres

Claimed use and CO2 emissions: 9.2L/100km and 243g/km CO2

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