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Model
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2010. - 2013.
J - SUV
suv, 3 door
4 x 4
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Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2006. - 2011.
J - SUV
suv, 3 door
4 x 4

Marketing

Dimensons & Outlines

4315 mm
1885 mm
1830 mm
381 liters
1150 liters
87 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4385 mm
1875 mm
1850 mm
290 liters
1120 liters
71 liters
2010 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
2006 Mitsubishi Pajero SWB

Engine

Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
2982 cc
190 hp
420 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Mitsubishi
3.2 4M41 HP
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
3200 cc
200 hp
441 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1960 kg
14.4 s
175 km/h
9.7 l/100km
7.1 l/100km
8.1 l/100km
214 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
1970 kg
13.6 s
175 km/h
9.6 l/100km
7.0 l/100km
8.0 l/100km
209 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 5 gears
2080 kg
10.4 s
180 km/h
10.0 l/100km
7.2 l/100km
8.2 l/100km
216 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 3-door suv body style and the 4 x 4 wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific diesel engine choice they offer. The first one has a Toyota-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 190hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 200hp 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. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. Both vehicles belong to the suv segment, which is generally a very good thing safety-wise, but that fact doesn't break the tie between the two cars. On the other hand, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, Pajero offers a marginal difference of 6% more metal.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that Toyota does have a slight advantage, when all the models are taken into account. These are the official statistics, 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 Prado 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 Prado rank it on average as 3.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.5 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Mitsubishi is way more agile, reaching 100km/h in 4 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 180 kilometers per hour, 5km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 8.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (35 mpg), in combined cycle.


Verdict

Mitsubishi 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 outracing its opponent in any situation possible, making it better choice for boy racers. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... No mistake, whatever you decide here, but I'd still go for the Mitsubishi. Anyway, that's the most objective conclusion I could've came up with and it's based solely on the information found on this website. Aspects such as design, practicality, brand value and driving experience are there for you to measure them out. 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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