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Good except for the transmission
Overall a good car but the transmission shifts harshly after you have stopped. It feels like you have been nudged by another car from behind This gets very annoying in bumper to bumper traffic. Dealer says it's in specifications.
Purchased in June 2019 at Mitsubishi Dealers for $44,900.00.
I would say it is good but not perfect
Bought 2020 QF GLX in Jul. With tradie roof rack 2.1 m long and tow bar. All i would say it drives so comfortably very close to Prado but lots cheaper. I removed 2nd row seats and put a cargo barrier to turn the car as working van, it is safe for tools. I used to drive old 2.5l triton, i would say it is so much worthy to spend 46k including all accessories. I also installed EGR delete cable with oil catch can, they work well, traveled 10,000k in 5 month no issues at all. Power is good with 8 speed transmission , but you definitely tell a half ...second lag when foot down to floor which is normal in turbo charge other than supercharged car. Fuel consumption is around 9l, on highway 7.5l with only 1500 rpm so impress me. I have test driven nearly all other 4wd like hilux, ranger... Ranger is so loud i pass it straight away but hilux is good with engine tuned feeling like less lag with much higher price though. So hands down to mistubishi.
Purchased in July 2020 for $43,000.00.
Designed for men, not for women. Has crippled my back and twisted my hips. Is an awful awful beast.
I've been driving hubby's Pajero Sport before we sell it and it has crippled me. My back has given out, both hips ache all the time and I can't wait to see the back of it. It's another example of terrible design for Australia and particularly women. Long bucket seats for long thigh bones and the most un ergonomic style (knee higher than pelvis) which puts undue pressure on ilio tibial band, hip joints and musculature.
The sloping windscreen means sun is always on the dash - and the Australian sun is HOT. So you have to have the aircon on a...ll the time - which is always too hot or too cold, never just right. The sloping passenger doors make climbing into the car a nightmare. The boot door is ridiculously heavy and you have to pull it up - no button for easy open and close. No ability to read road or conditions (so last century!) and the technology is pretty poor. Incredibly bouncy off road and especially on difficult terrain, making head injuries common (roof is too low). And it's just kind of dark and claustrophobic with the roof right above your head. Also you can't adjust the rearview mirror up if you sit up higher. And the rear window is TINY and dangerously so. The visibility all round in this car is APPALLING. Mitsubishi need to go back to making Pajeros and consign this to the scrap heap. Useless and also ugly ugly ugly! For some reason hands free calling the audio comes through the passenger side speaker (why?) which makes it hard to hear. It doesn't have a turning circle, it has a turning square. It's really heavy to handle and exhausting to drive. PLEASE DON"T BUY ONE!
Purchased in December 2019.
Commrnts on mitsubishi pajero sport
Use generally on road and used to tow caravan. Other than that only once per week.only 3 yrs old. On changing oil my mechanic mentioned a leak over a central drive shaft near oil drain plug.Cant ever get android auto up on display panel Basically useless
Purchased in November 2017 at Fantastic Furniture NSW, Artarmon for $42,000.00.
Manual paddles, for easy control of auto transmission, off road and with the van.
(This make a huge difference)
Not one rattle.
Not one breakdown.
Not one fault.
8 Speed auto. Always have the right gear.
Pulls the van very easy and braking with van excellent. (marks probably to van for this as well)
Didn't get bogged at Fraser 4wd outing. Really did well.
Purchased in July 2018.
Love it! Great fun offroader
It's been across Australia with not one issue and many off road tracks. Can do far more than I will ever be brave enough to do. Bonus that inside is similar to cars that are twice the price. Lovely comfy leather seats. Only downfall is not having an automatic boot.
Purchased in March 2019.
Its not perfect, but it does the job well
First off lets talk about problems:
There is a intercooler hose that cracks - but causes no major problem except replace.
There is overheating issues that a very small % experience, there was a early change to thermostat and there was also a removal of a extra cooling fan from early models from what i can see. For towing a transmission cooler upgrade, i have A/T 2 coolers now. Small upgrade for keeping transmission cool. Engine cooling is bit harder. I have not experienced any of these problems.
There is a larger problem of electronic par...
Does what it says on the tin
I purchased my MY17 Pajero Sport GLS in January 2018. My opinion is this is a fantastic vehicle for the price point, considering the feature set and build quality. My needs coming into this purchasing decision was for a 7 seat legitimate 4wd with +2T towing in the sub $55k range. I short listed 3 vehicles, this, the Izuzu MUX and the Toyota Fortuner. All 3 are ladder chassis ute derivatives with similar overall characteristics. The Mitsubishi came out ahead on fuel economy, build quality, trim, features, off road capabilities, price, support a...nd warranty. It fell short on power train, road handling capabilities and interior space. The latter components were not particularly worrying as the first is countered by economy and an excellent 8 speed gear box, the handling has been in part solved via a more appropriate tire selection (vehicle came fitted with Bridgestone HT - substituted for Falken WildPeak AT3s) and I will be soon investing in more suitable aftermarket shock and suspension options. The interior space on the PS is also quite narrow. Pros: The PS is excellent value for money in the trim I selected, which is the middle tier GLS. At the time of purchase, this gave the 7 seat leather seat option, additional automation and a factory fitted rear diff lock. The off road capabilities are excellent, as it the approach angle, stability and ride height. I intend to enhance these with the fitting of a front bull bar and slight lift. Towing capacity is measured though slightly thirsty, though greatly over stated in a real world sense; this is not a criticism, more a reflection of how this type of vehicle is marketed. Just because it says it can tow 3.1 Ton I'd not recommend it simply due to the GVM of the vehicle. The build quality and finish are excellent for the price point (in this case sub $50k) as is the fuel economy. I regularly see an average economy of sub 10L/100km with a mix of driving, surfaces and loads. After 2 years I have had no serious mechanical or support issues with my PS. Cons: Interior ergonomics of the vehicle can be a challenge initially. I'd not recommend the PS if you are over 6ft tall or heavy set. The driver posistion could be a little cramped. There are several niggling issues, like ill placed hard surfaces (fixed in later releases) and a few head bumping moments. Some of the interior trim elements could be redesigned for better wear. I would not recommend the PS if you need to fit 3 child restraint across the middle row of seats. Like most Mitzis, the PS is a long and narrow car. I'd class it more as a 4 seater with 2 rear temporary seats. It is slightly under-powered for it's class; another 15kw in the upper rev range would assist. I hope this assists anyone considering purchasing this type of vehicle.
Purchased in January 2018 for $47,000.00.
Comfortable and very competent off-road and on-road. Not too expensive either
We hired a bog standard version of one of these vehicles from a major hire car firm in Alice Springs for a two week, 4000 km, central Australian adventure in Feb this year. I am an experianced 4wd person having owned a Landcruiser Wagon, two Range Rovers and two Discoveries in the past. My current drive is a Transsyberia spec Porsche Cayenne S. (The rare Dual Range, three locking diff model).
I found the Pajero Sport amazing. It would cruise for hours in 43 deg heat at high speeds, 130kph plus, with Aircon on and fully loaded with no change in...
Brilliant 4WD at a great price
The Pajero sport has been brilliant and never ceases to amaze people where it will go off road .Super comfie even for my daughters who are 5"10" they love the reclining second row , the third row has been great too.
The 4WD mode for bitumen is an often overlooked feature which adds safety on wet bitumen and dirt roads , Also a diff lock standard in GLS and above is a great feature . 60,000km so far including an East West Simpson desert crossing in stock form other than bash plates and AT tyres.
Only slight negatives are the small fuel tank and the seat belt warning at 0km/h , Other than that the Pajero Sport is a great car for the low price ..Love it .
Purchased in March 2018 for $48,000.00.
So comfortable on the highway - eats up the kms and arrive feeling good.
Off road it is surprisingly good. Cant fault it towing a 1.9 tonne van.
No overheating on the hottest days (40c and over) going up steep hills etc towing the van temp does not budge.
Purchased in March 2019.
The overheating lemon
2018 bought in March 2019 was as the online reviews say a great budget 4wd with 3100 towing.
Not sure how it can tow that as my 13ft 1600 kg fully loaded Jayco Journey makes the car overheat and boil at the slightest hill.
Three times have been back to the dealers who won’t do anything about it as I haven’t driven the car till the red engine light comes on and cars engine cuts out.
Have provided video and photographic evidence but still not enough proof
Last time the dealership told me the want a weight certificate for the van to prove it’s no...
Purchased in March 2019 for $52,000.00.
We love this car - so far
Bought this car as our Hyundai Santa Fe was a complete lemon. After completing a comprehensive review of other vehicles in its range, I decided to purchase one of these due to its drive and handling. Use is primarily for commuting around in the city, but when we go away we need to include our 2 dogs, and bird as well as 3 growing boys, plus luggage.
The car is great to drive, the 360 degree camera has been a lifesaver and parking in a breeze. The airconditioner is amazing, it is nice to be in a car where it works.
The seats are incredibly comfo...
Purchased in June 2019 at Mitsubishi Dealers for $50,000.00.
Great all round vehicle
I bought this 4x4 because I like to go into the bush, walking around looking up various things. On the road it is quite good with minimal roughness experienced compared some other manufacturers 4x4s I have tried. The equipment level beats all other makes of this sort of 4x4, exceptional value for money paid when buying. Fuel consumption is reasonable. Normal driving on highways can be as low as 8.5 litres per 100 km. Even driving in suburban areas can be below 10 litres per 100 kml.
Overall I am very happy with the Pajero Sport 2017 GLS.
Purchased in October 2017 for $45,000.00.
ABS activated when driving
ABS intermittently activated while driving. No lights or alarms just when you get out of the car a strong smell of brake fluid and burning brake pads. The first time it happened Mitsubishi had no clue this was a brand new car 15000km. Rebooted computer and ABS deactivated. The second time took it back the problem had fixed itself this was at 21000km. Mitsubishi said bring it back if it happens
again. Great! Doesn't really instill a lot of confidence in driving the vehicle long distances.
Purchased in March 2019 for $48,000.00.
We love it and yet are annoyed by it.
Pros - we got it for rough 4WD excursions and it performs well. Love the feature that makes the car go like a snail down super steep, rocky mountains without needing to touch the brake. Love the ACC when it works. Love the 7 roomy seats for a tall family. Love having the kids waaaaayyyy in the back. Love the comfort of the seats. Addicted to the heated front seats in winter. Kids love having control over AC vents in the back.
Cons - as one other person commented, we also have had issues with the ACC randomly beeping and sending out warnings eve...
Purchased in May 2019 for $31,000.00.
- Pajero Sport QE GLS 5 Seats (2015-2021)
- Verified purchase
Great value genuine 4wd.
Bought a Mitsubishi Pajero Sport for my daughter who was in the market for a mid size 4wd.
She uses it for a general daily run around, with a fair few off road trips into the beautiful national parks around the NT.
So far it has been a fantastic buy with its excellent fuel economy and genuine ability to go off road.
It is an excellent size for her small family, with plenty of room for the kids and their camping gear when they go bush.
Her favourite part of the car is the great fuel economy she gets, and the excellent way that it eats up the kilometres on the roads around here.
Compared to her previous cars, it’s quiet on road and even though it’s a base model, it still has lots of gadgets that she enjoys using.
Purchased in February 2019 at Pickles Auctions.
- Pajero Sport QE Exceed (7 Seats) (2015-2021)
- Verified purchase
Good value, average build quality and poor importer support
In 2016 we bought our Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed after quite a bit of research, comparing and test drives. I chose the car as it is very well equipped for its price and has a lot of features as standard that you cannot even get with the direct competitors and seems a step above its direct competitors for interior design and finish.
Further to the features: especially the 360 degree camera I found very impressive (and would not like to do without anymore going forward) and the great (sound) quality stereo is also better than expect...
Purchased in September 2016 at Mitsubishi Dealers for $50,000.00.
Amazing cheap high quality reliable all round family vehicle.
Use this car on weekenders, travelling away camping, commuting everything, even a run about ( diesel is so fuel efficient for such a large car as comparison less then 4wd Rav 4 petrol ).
Purchased in July 2015 at Mitsubishi Dealers for $56,000.00.
Fantastic towing vehicle
Our Pajero Sport 2016 is used for every day driving, regular towing of our 18ft van and off road. It has never missed a beat and has great torque when towing also able to overtake safely when towing our caravan due to the the diesel turbo engine. Regular maintenance keeps our car in tip top condition and ready for our next adventure.
Purchased in April 2017.
Questions & Answers
I have a 2016. While driving at constant throttle, around 1500 rpm, in any gear, the engine gets a slight shudder/ jerk, almost as if it’s a fuelling issue. Had a major service done, no fault codes noted. Issue is still there. Wondering if it may be sticky suction control valve. Anyone else had a similar issue?
I am 6'2". Average 98kg weight. But I like the Pajero Sport Exceed for price and safety features and of course the new warranty. Will I fit in one? I'm retired and my wife will do the same in a few weeks. We want something cost effective to drive around Australia, and the Pajero Sport gets good write-ups. I went to a dealer to have look but they didn't have one, just a cheaper model of the Pajero Sport without the sun-roof. I had at very most just under 2" to the roof. Of course dealer said not to worry. Just wondering if tall drivers are doing ok in the Exceed. I really don't want to spend money on a Prado etc that is overkill.
I have a 2016 Mitsubishi Sport when cold transmission goes in 5 th gear the engine revs up about 400 rpm only does it once when cold.
|Category||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs|
|Drive Type||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)|
|Wheels||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||8 L/100km||8 L/100km||8 L/100km||8 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||68 L||68 L||68 L||68 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.4 L||4 Cylinder 2.4 L||4 Cylinder 2.4 L||4 Cylinder 2.4 L|
|Max Power||133kW @ 3500rpm||133kW @ 3500rpm||133kW @ 3500rpm||133kW @ 3500rpm|
|Max Torque||430Nm @ 2500rpm||430Nm @ 2500rpm||430Nm @ 2500rpm||430Nm @ 2500rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand|
|Ground Clearance||218 mm||218 mm||218 mm||218 mm|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||3,100 kg||3,100 kg||3,100 kg||3,100 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2015||Jan 2015||Jan 2015||Jan 2016|
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