The quasi-legendary Mitsubishi Pajero received a facelift in 2015, but it remains largely unchanged since the debut of this version a decade ago. The Pajero is a true off-roader, but has carved a niche as a family wagon. Powertrain options were either a 3.5-litre V6 mated to a 5-speed automatic, or a 3.8-litre V6 engine mated to a 5-speed auto. The standard package includes ActiveTrac four-wheel-drive with rear-wheel, full-time all-wheel and 4WD high and low range with locked centre differential. The long-wheelbase model holds seven passengers, with a third-row seat that can be folded into a well in the cargo area floor, or removed entirely. Standard features include an RV meter showing external temperature, time, date, compass, pressure, altitude and maintenance intervals. Also standard are a radio cassette player with 6 speakers, automatic a/c, front dual airbags, keyless entry, power windows and mirrors, and 16-inch alloy wheels. Higher models get a multimedia entertainment system, fake wood interior trim, sunroof, front and rear automatic a/c, traction control, ABS with EBD, cruise control, cool box, leather seats and 17-inch wheels. Only the top-level 3.8 models get side airbags as standard.
Mitsubishi Pajero is a stylish upmarket, D+ segment SUV that has a very sporty look. It has become one of the most sought after SUVs available in the market. The car has 5 doors and has a seating capacity of 7 people, in its 3 row seating arrangement. Pajero runs on a 2.5 liter DOHC engine that is Common Rail Turbocharged and even inter cooled. The 4 cylinder inline arrangement is not only much economical but also reduces unwanted emissions. The car can provide great performances even in extreme conditions. The Misubishi Pajero has a rake and reach steering. Reach steering helps to electronically adjust the driver’s seat. Another attractive feature of this SUV car is the steering mounted controls and CD/MP3 compatible music system. The maximum speed that can be attained on Pajero is 167 km/hr and it offers fuel efficiency too. There are many attractive safety features included in the car such as fog lamp, parking sensors, traction control, anti lock brake system, electronic distribution of brake force and airbags. Prado also has power steering, air conditioner and power windows. The car offers a uniform mileage of 11 KMPL.
Now, it is time for the head on collision of these two popular SUVs. One has to win and the other will come second best (mind you none of these are losers).
Mitsubishi Pajero is a powerful car which gives better fuel economy than the Prado and nissan patrol. In wet conditions on a highway the Pajero can achieve speeds as high as 190km/hr. Even when you drive the Pajero at such speeds it remains stable and very smooth. This is an area where Pajero wins hands on against the Prado and nissan patrol.
Prado has a friendly and safe feel about it. There are many electronic driving aids available in this car. There are aids for off-roading such as hill ascent crawl control and hill descent control. These features are not available in the Pajero. So, the Prado wins as far as electronic aids are concerned.
If you talk about the space then Pajero has much more room and bootspace. Prado does not have a desirable driving position. Pajero wins as far as comfort is concerned.
Both these vehicles have traction and stability control and ABS-ESD brakes. Both of them also have multiple air bags for rider’s safety. So, there is a draw in the respect of safety.
The two cars in question contain a range of sophistications such as: CD player, antilock braking system, power steering, air conditioner and fine leather seats. It is fun driving either of Prado and Pajero.
Prado has a far more conservative and practical look to its exteriors than the Pajero. For busy professionals this is the ideal look. The engine of Pajero is bigger and this makes Pajero’s engine the King of mid power range.
The competition concludes with Mitsubishi Pajero with Toyota Land Cruiser Prado ending on level terms. So, it seems that both these SUVs are equally good.
Posted at Sun, 30 June 2019