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Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
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2010. - 2013.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
4 x 4
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2006. - 2011.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
4 x 4

Dimensons & Outlines

4760 mm
1885 mm
1845 mm
621 liters
1850 liters
87 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4900 mm
1875 mm
1855 mm
850 liters
1790 liters
90 liters
2010 Toyota Land Cruiser
2006 Mitsubishi Pajero LWB

Engine

Petrol
6 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
3956 cc
282 hp
387 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Mitsubishi
3.8 MIVEC 6G75
Petrol
6 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
3828 cc
250 hp
329 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

 
kg
s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
 
kg
s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 5 gears
2085 kg
10.9 s
180 km/h
14.7 l/100km
8.6 l/100km
10.8 l/100km
256 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 5 gears
2215 kg
10.8 s
200 km/h
17.7 l/100km
11.2 l/100km
13.5 l/100km
324 g/km

Expenses

25500 EUR
Price from
10000 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the suv segment and utilize the same 5-door suv body style and the 4 x 4 wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific petrol engine choice they offer. The first one has a Toyota-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 6-cylinder, 24-valves 282hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 6-cylinder, 24-valves 250hp engine designed by Mitsubishi.

Safety

Unfortunatelly, neither of the two vehicles was submitted to the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) testing. This makes it virtually impossible for me to pick one over the other and I'm generally against buying such cars as the safety should really always come first. Moving further on, let's take a closer look at some additional safety-related facts. Both vehicles belong to the suv segment, which is generally a very good thing safety-wise, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. On the other hand, taking kerb weight as an important factor into account, Pajero offers a marginal difference of 6% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that Toyota does have a slight advantage, all the models observed together. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Toyota, as well as Mitsubishi, with the same average rating of 4.6 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed Land Cruiser as average reliability-wise, and Pajero is more or less at the same level.That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as Land Cruiser rank it on average as 5.0 out of 5, exactly the same as the other one.

Performance & Fuel economy

Mitsubishi is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.1 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 200 kilometers per hour, 20km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy an obvious choice would be Land Cruiser, averaging around 10.8 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (26 mpg), in combined cycle. That's 25% difference compared to Pajero!


Verdict

Toyota appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, Pajero offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. It all continues in the same direction, with Mitsubishi offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... It's not difficult to say then that if I'd need to make a choice, it would definitely be the Toyota. Nevertheless, let's not forget that people have different preferences and needs, so what really counts is your personal feel. I'm only here to help. Also, you could use the oportunity to find out which car, everything taken into account, would be the perfect choice for you in the eyes of the virtual adviser, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.

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