Powering the entire Pajero range is a 3.2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine that produces 147kW of power and 441Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a five-speed automatic gearbox that can be manually shifted on the fly. Mitsubishi claims that it consumes 9L/100km on the combined cycle.
Much like its Pajero Sport sibling, the Pajero operates primarily as a rear-wheel drive vehicle, but can be transitioned to a four-wheel drive high-range mode at the push of a lever.
Unlike some of its competitors, activating the Pajero’s high-range four-wheel drive leaves the differential open so that the car can be driven on all surfaces. Many other vehicles in this segment that don’t operate as full-time four-wheel drives will lock the centre differential on four-wheel drive activation.