Toyota Prado Vs Mitsubishi Pajero (NS/NT)

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200 Series
Vs 2011 Nissan Patrol

150 Series
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150 Series Diesel
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Vs RX350 & RX450h
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120 Series
ALL 2003-2009 120 series Toyota Prado reviews and comparisons have been moved here!

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I put this page up so that you can compare the 150 series Toyota  Landcruiser LC5 Prado to the Mitsubishi Pajero otherwise known as the Mitsubishi Shogun or Montero.

Mitsubishi have really done a great update job on the 2010 Pajero in the areas of pricing and equipment so we had to revisit. We don't usually look at equipment packages because (and you will discover it too) the levels vary on a regular basis. There always seems to be specials of some sort very often!

The current Pajero is based on the Dakar Rally inspired version released back in 1999. Naturally it has had numerous body upgrades over the years to match its competitors namely the Prado.

Mitsubishi Pajero
150 Toyota LandCruiser Prado

Seriously, the 150 series Prado is a step up from the Pajero in most ways related to passenger comfort and build quality but because of the new price difference you'd expect that.

The Pajero is still a decent decent competitor and worth considering. The 4WD system is equal to the rest and should take you anyway you'd want to go.

However even with the latest update the Pajero is looking and feeling dated. The thinner doors the on road ride, refinement and the interior needs to be upgraded. At least performance wise it is up to date. The engines use the latest technology but more improvements are needed. 

However overall we like the updated Pajero especially the new style alloy wheels on some versions! The interior is old school but at least it looks more integrated than the newer Prado. The exterior styling on some models is probably what attracts me to it - not ultra conservative or modern but tidy I guess - what a off road car should look like. There is still lots to commend the about the Pajero eg. engines and price.

A new interior and more refinement is all that is really needs in order to match the competition. Try it to see if it is for you!

Last known pricing (RRP)

NOT including on roads, discounts etc...

150 Series Toyota Prado
2010 $58,490 - 88,990 AUD

Mitsubishi Pajero
2010 $49,690 - 76,790 AUD



Toyota Prado (150 Series) Mitsubishi Pajero

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
DOHC 16 valve with VVTi
2.7 Litre (2693cc)
Claimed 120Kw @ 5200RPM
Claimed 246Nm @ 3800RPM

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

IL4 Diesel
DOHC 16 valve
Turbo charged with intercooler
Direct injection
3.2 Litre (3200cc)
Claimed 147Kw @ 3800RPM
Claimed 441Nm @ 2000RPM

Kerb weight 2195 - 2435Kg
Towing capacity up to 2500kg
Kerb weight 1900 - 2350Kg
Towing capacity up to 2500Kg
Fuel capacity & consumption  
Up to 150 litres
IL6 Petrol 11.5 litres per 100km (Auto)
IL4 Diesel 8.5 litres per 100km (Auto)
88 litres
V6 Petrol 13.5(M) 13.7(A) litres per 100km
IL4 Diesel 9.2(M) 10.6(A) litres per 100km
Other specifications  
5 speed Auto
or 6 speed manual
Overall height/width 1845/1890
Overall length/Wheelbase 4930/2790
Track (front/rear) 1585/1585
ANCAP safety rating 4/5
5 speed Auto
or 5 speed manual
Overall height/Overall width 1900/1875
Overall length/Wheelbase 4900/2780
Track (front/rear) 1570/1570
NCAP safety rating 4/5
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach 32
Departure 24-25
Breakover 22
Drive system AWD
Minimum ground clearance 220mm
Water Fording depth 700mm Max
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach 36.6
Departure 25
Drive system AWD
Minimum ground clearance 225mm
Performance figures Petrol
Max Speed: 200Kph

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

2010 $58,490 - 88,990 AUD
*Always check with the dealer for up to date pricing, on-roads and specials accessories etc...
2010 $49,690 - 76,790 AUD
*Always check with the dealer for up to date pricing, on-roads and specials accessories etc...

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