Considering the ever-rising competition in full-size SUV segment, Mitsubishi’s prominence in the respective realm is pretty impressive. And the new 2017 Mitsubishi Pajero is likely to come on par or even surpass vehicles like Chevrolet Trailblazer and Ford Endeavour as its pricing starts at a competitive figure of $32,000.
Power and Performance
Mitsubishi has developed its advanced control technologies to meet the requisites of both on-road and off-road performances. This is true for 2017 Mitsubishi Pajero as its improved chassis and drivetrain help deliver precise traction. Here’s a look at some of the performance features:
This Mitsubishi Pajero 2017 model gets a 3.2-liter DOHC 16 valve engine which produces 162 HP of power at 3,500 RPM and 275 lb-ft of torque at 2,000 RPM. This unit improved in fuel economy as the numbers go 22 mpg in city, 27 mpg on highways and 25 mpg on a combined scale.
Another engine option is a 167 HP 2.8-liter intercooler turbocharged diesel burner. With this engine’s 216 lb-ft of torque at play, EPA ratings measure at 23 mpg city/ 28 mpg highways/ 24 mpg combined. There are 2 options for gearbox – a 4-speed automatic and a 5-speed manual transmission system.
Super Select 4WD II
2017 Pajero’s advanced Super Select 4WD offers four different drive configurations – 2H (rear-wheel drive), 4H (high-range all-wheel drive), 4HLc (high-range AWD with locked center differential) and 4 LLc (low-range AWD with locked center differential).
While cruising at moderate speeds, choosing the Sports Mode delivers the convenience of automatic transmission while putting out the power of manual shifting. The mode also alters suspension to achieve the required stability for a sporty performance.
2017 Mitsubishi Pajero incorporates the rally-proven independent suspension in all the 4 wheels. The rear multi-link suspension and front double-wishbone integrate coil springs to provide quick response while cornering.
2017 Mitsubishi Pajero Exterior
The bold front fascia of Mitsubishi Pajero 2017 makes a striking impression. There’s a large grille with 2 distinctive horizontal slats with a lot of chrome accents here and there. Sitting astride to this grille are 2 sleek headlights which incorporate automatic high beam lights. The lower front bumper holds a skid-plate like design which adds a sporty character.
The side body’s A and B pillar are typical Mitsubishi and share design approach with the Outlander. Similarly, the rear wheel arches are exaggerated as part of Mitsubishi’s design language. This new Pajero can be bought in several exterior color options including:
- Deep Bronze Metallic
- Black Mica
- White Solid
- Eiger Gray Metallic
- Platinum Beige Metallic
- Medium Red
Sophisticated and welcoming, the interior cabin of Mitsubishi Pajero 2017 is draped in premium materials. The dashboard and center console wear soft touch materials while door panels offer options for chrome metallic accent and chrome glossed wood-print accents. Features like heating, power reclining and steering wheel mounted buttons add to driver’s convenience.
Safety technology of 2017 Mitsubishi Pajero includes roll-over protection, dual-stage SRS air bags, RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) body construction and security alarm. Standard park assists and rear view camera are also available from the automaker.