150 Series Landcruiser Prado Vs 3 door Short wheel base (SWB)

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Introduction

Here's a comparison of the 3 door or SWB Mistusishi Pajero and the 3 door Toyota Prado. The 3 door Mitsubishi Pajero was launched in 2006 in Australia but only lasted until 2009.

The main reason for the small Pajero's short life was that it didn't sell very well. This is not surprising to us because it was relatively expensive and poorly equipped. A small price reduction or a spread of models under the $40,000 AUD mark would have made this model very popular.

However those who did buy the small Pajero where rewarded with a very city friendly and fast 4wd (petrol or diesel) that could go anywhere they wanted.

 


120 Series Toyota Prado
VS
NS Mitsubishi Pajero 2 door

Interesting to note that the Prado 3 door has a 3000kg towing rating compared to 2500kg for the 5 door. Furthermore 3 door Prado only comes with a cylinder turbo diesel. The Pajero 3 door lower tow rating but was available in diesel or V6 petrol engines.

It is a mystery why the V6 version is not offered in 3 door Prado. After all it would result in a more refined and fast 4WD. However since the majority of Prado's sold are diesel I suspect this was a statistically based decision.

Have a read of my first impressions and Prado 1st drive report for more details on what I think about the new model. I have both Prado 5 door wagon and the 3 door drive reviews. 

These are the only two competitors in this class of car although you could consider the Jeep as an alternative. That said it is not surprising that there aren't many to choose from since they are relatively expensive compared to the 5 door versions.

It does seem strange that the 3 door SWB Pajero has been discontinued in Australia (2010) and Toyota released the 3 door SWB. Unfortunately we never managed to take a 3 door Pajero fro a drive.
 


Last known pricing (RRP)

NOT including on roads, discounts etc...
AUGUST 2010

150 Series 3 door SWB Toyota Prado
2010 $55,990 - 65,990 AUD

NS/NT 3 door Mitsubishi Pajero 
2008 $40,990 - 49,990 AUD

 

 

Landcruiser Prado 3 dr (150 Series) Mitsubishi (NS/NT) Pajero 3 dr (SWB)

Engines  
1GR-FE (modified)
V6 Petrol
Quad Cam with Dual VVTi EFI
4 Litre (3956cc)
Claimed 203Kw @ 5600RPM
Claimed 380Nm @ 4400RPM

1KD-FTV (modified)
IL4 DOHC Diesel
Turbo-charged - Intercooler
Direct Injection - Common Rail
3 Litre (2982cc)
Claimed 128Kw @ 3400RPM
Claimed 410Nm @ 1600-2800RPM

2TR-FE (modified)
IL4 DOHC Petrol
Direct Injection - Common Rail
3 Litre (2693cc)
Claimed 120Kw @ 5200RPM
Claimed 246Nm @ 3800RPM

6G75
V6 Petrol
Single Cam 24 value MIVEC EFI
3.8 Litre (3828cc)
Claimed 175Kw @ 5500RPM (Manual)
Claimed 184Kw @ 6000RPM (Auto)
Claimed 329Nm @ 2750RPM

4M41
IL4 Diesel
DOHC 16 valve
Turbo charged with intercooler
Direct injection
3.2 Litre (3200cc)
Claimed 118Kw @3800RPM (Manual)
Claimed 125Kw @2000RPM (Auto)
381Nm @ 2000RPM (Manual)
373Nm @ 2000RPM (Auto)
2009 UPGRADE
147Kw @ 3800RPM
441Nm @ 2000RPM

 

Weight  
2095 - 2145Kg
Towing capacity up to 3000kg
2045 - 2085Kg
Towing capacity up to 2500kg
Fuel capacity & consumption  
Up to 87 litres
IL4 Diesel 8.3 Lts per 100km AVG (Auto)
Up to 69 litres
IL4 Diesel 10.5 Lts per 100km (Auto)
V6 Petrol 13.5 Lts per 100km (Auto)
Other specifications  
5 speed Auto
Overall height/Overall width 1880/1885
Overall length/Wheelbase 4485/2455
Track (front/rear) 1585/1585
5 speed Auto
Overall height/Overall width 1880/1885
Overall length/Wheelbase 4385/2445
Track (front/rear) 1560/1560
Capability  
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach 32
Departure 26
Breakover 25
Minimum ground clearance 220mm
Water Fording depth 700mm Max
(The higher number the better potential 4WD capability but there is more to a good 4WD than just these figures)
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach 36.7
Departure 34.8
Breakover 25.2
Minimum ground clearance 220mm
Water Fording depth 700mm Max
(The higher number the better potential 4WD capability but there is more to a good 4WD than just these figures)
Performance Performance

Performance figures

Petrol
Max Speed: 200Kph
0-100Kph:10.8secs

Diesel
Max Speed: 180Kph
0-100Kph: 11.1secs

Pricing  
2010 $55,990 - 65,990 AUD
*Always check with the dealer for up to date pricing, specifications, on-road costs, accessories and specials etc.. everything as usual is subject to change!
2008 $40,990 - 49,990 AUD
R 3.8 Petrol: $40,990
X 3.8 Petrol: $47,990
R 3.2 Diesel: $42,990
X 3.2 Diesel: $49,990
*Always check with the dealer for up to date pricing, specifications, on-road costs, accessories and specials etc.. everything as usual is subject to change!
 


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