It’s the end of an era.

    Model year 2021 will be the last for the Mitsubishi Pajero, with the Japanese automaker ending production of the stalwart four-wheel nameplate after 39 years.

    For its swansong year, Mitsubishi is returning the flagship Exceed trim to the seven-seat Pajero line after a one-year absence. Standard equipment includes leather upholstery and a sunroof.

    The GLS with Leather has been dropped and the resurrected Exceed costs $2000 more, with a list price of $62,990 before on-road costs – that’s $3000 less than what it cost in 2019.

    Otherwise, prices are unchanged. The 2021 range opens with the GLX at $54,490 before on-road costs.

    The car itself is unchanged, with the same 3.2-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine and five-speed automatic transmission plus Mitsubishi’s Super-Select II four-wheel drive system.


    • 2021 Mitsubishi Pajero GLX: $54,490
    • 2021 Mitsubishi Pajero GLS: $59,990
    • 2021 Mitsubishi Pajero Exceed: $62,990

    All prices exclude on-road costs.


    All 2021 Mitsubishi Pajero models use a 3.2-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine producing 141kW of power and 441Nm of torque and mated to a five-speed automatic transmission.

    Mitsubishi’s Super-Select II four-wheel drive system is standard, with selectable full-time four-wheel drive and low- and high-range modes with a locked centre differential.

    Braked towing capacity is 3000kg.

    Fuel Economy

    The 2021 Mitsubishi Pajero consumes 9.1L/100km on the ADR combined city and highway cycle.

    It has an 88L fuel tank.


    The 2021 Mitsubishi Pajero measures 4900mm long, 1900mm tall and 1875mm wide.

    The Mitsubishi Pajero’s total luggage space is 1069L with the third row folded, increasing to 1789L with all rear seats folded.


    When the Mitsubishi Pajero was tested by ANCAP in 2011, it received a rating of five stars.

    This rating was based on a frontal offset score of 13.41 out of 16 and a side impact score of 16 out of 16. Pedestrian protection was rated Poor.

    All 2021 Mitsubishi Pajero models come standard with anti-lock brakes and front, front-side and curtain airbags but there’s no active safety technology available.

    Standard Equipment

    The base Pajero GLX comes with the following standard features:

    • 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Cruise control
    • Power windows
    • DAB digital radio
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel, shifter and handbrake
    • Single-zone climate control
    • Six-speaker sound system
    • HID headlights with halogen high beam
    • LED daytime running lights
    • Front fog lights
    • Reversing camera

    The Pajero GLS adds the following standard features:

    • Automatic headlights
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • 12-speaker sound system
    • Power front seats
    • Partial leather upholstery
    • Heated front seats
    • Privacy glass
    • Rear parking sensors

    The Pajero Exceed adds:

    • Sunroof
    • Leather upholstery
    • Illuminated front scuff plates
    • Aluminium pedals


    Mitsubishi offers a 10-year, 200,000km warranty, though it’s reduced to only five years and 100,000km if you don’t service your Pajero within the Mitsubishi dealer network.

    Maintenance in the Pajero is required every 12 months or 15,000km. Mitsubishi offers ten years of capped-price servicing.

    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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