Mitsubishi Pajero Review & Ratings: Design, Features, Performance, Specifications ...

Mitsubishi Pajero Review & Ratings

The Mitsubishi Pajero is a sport utility vehicle built by Mitsubishi Motors around the year 1982. Mitsubishi Motors is a multinational corporation based in Tokyo, Japan. The company built its first automobile in 1917, but was predominantly a manufacturer of ships, railroad cars, aircraft, and machinery. Mitsubishi went back into the automotive industry after the end of World War II.

The Pajero was a mid-sized SUV which was later completely redesigned to be a larger, full-sized SUV. In the United States, the United Kingdom, and some other markets the Pajero variant was named as the Montero.

It was eventually discontinued in the Unites States in 2006, but continues to be manufactured and sold throughout the rest of the world. The Pajero has been the most successful vehicle at the Dakar Rally, giving it a reputation as a great off-road vehicle and boosting its image as a recreational vehicle.

The first generation Pajero had features never before seen on a Japanese car– including power steering and a turbocharged diesel engine. The second generation car saw a major redesign in 1991 including four different roof types and a new powertrain.

The third generation Pajero got another facelift in 1999, securing a lower body profile and lower center of gravity, making its off-roading capabilities even better. The current generation, while not available in the United States, received a slight redesign with new interior and exterior features.


The manufacturer’s listed price for a new Pajero starts at around $50,000.00 UD dollars, but pre-owned vehicles will cost less depending on model year, mileage, and condition.

Engine Options

There is a choice of engines in the Pajero including 2.8L 4M40 TD Inline-4, 3.2L 4M41 Di-D Inline-4, 3.0L 6G72 V6, 3.5L 6G74 V6, and a 3.8L 6G75 V6.

Transmission Options

The Pajero comes with either a five-speed manual, four-speed automatic, or five-speed automatic transmission.

Size and Space Options

The Pajero comes with seating for seven passengers and offers plenty of head and leg room. The third row stows away into the floor, providing lots of additional cargo space.

Control Panel and Display

The instrumentation is clear and driver-friendly, with fuel gauge, odometer, and speedometer. There is also a touchscreen infotainment system and steering wheel controls for the audio system, cruise control, and air conditioning.


The car offers cloth-upholstered seats with generous room and cabin-wide climate control for comfort on longer trips.


The Pajero is available new and pre-owned in most markets worldwide. Even though discontinued in the United States, pre-owned vehicles continue to be available at a good price.

Security Systems

Standard security systems offered by the Pajero include an anti-theft alarm system, engine immobilizer, and remote keyless entry.

Safety Options

Standard safety features offered by the car include three-point seat belts, six airbags, active stability control, traction control, anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, rain sensing windshield wipers, central locks, auto-sensing headlights, a reverse camera, and rear parking sensors.

Interior Options

Interior features that the car comes pre-fitted with include automatic climate control, power windows, heated and power adjustable front seats, sunroof, stereo with CD player and MP3 compatible, and Bluetooth connectivity.

Exterior Options

Exterior features offered by the car include steps, grab bars, power side mirrors, rear roof spoiler, high mount brake light, chrome grille, front and rear fog lamps, privacy glass, and roof rails.


General accessories that come pre-installed in the car include cargo organizer, mud flaps, cup holders, choice of interior and exterior colors.


The Pajero is a quality car built with top notch materials that is made to last.


This SUV has a reputation as an excellent off-road vehicle and is great for families.


You get a lot for money with the Pajero. The fuel efficiency offered by the car will help you save money at the gas pump.

Our Verdict

The Mitsubishi Pajero is an excellent choice for a family vehicle. It’s a great recreational vehicle with its off-roading capabilities. The car comes loaded with cool features and has bagged a five-star safety rating.

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