Sure, it’s getting older, but the 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero is a roomy seven-seater with a good engine and a razor-sharp price. The Pajero is still a compelling option for families looking for a large SUV.
The Pajero is a handsome truck that has aged well, and it’s hard to argue with the deals many Mitsubishi dealers are willing to cut in the low $50,000 range.
That’s a lot of car for the money.
The interior design is a generation old but the addition of Apple CarPlay does a lot to keep this big wagon feeling fresh and smart.
With strong power delivery, the Pajero is a relaxed cruiser and once you’ve mastered its driving dynamics, it’s nippy enough in town as well.
Despite its imposing size, the Pajero isn’t hard to drive – even the smallest lady of the Chasing Cars team quickly felt right at home behind the wheel.
In an age of overstyled cars, the Pajero is an unfussy vehicle with a pretty simple message: lots of features, plenty of durability, room for seven – at a price about $10,000 cheaper than the equivalent Toyota Land Cruiser Prado.
We borrowed the GLS base model – a car that’s realistically available around the magic $50,000 number – to see whether this is all the car your family might need.
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