The 2021 Mitsubishi Triton might look identical to last year’s model but there have been price increases across the board.
The price increases vary from variant to variant, with the lowest increase ringing in at $950 and the largest price jump being $1600.
The range now starts at $23,490 before on-road costs for the cab-chassis GLX Single Cab 4×2 petrol, topping out at $53,490 before on-roads for the GSR Double Cab 4×4 ute.
As expected, Mitsubishi is offering nationwide drive-away deals across much of the range.
The spec list is essentially identical to last year’s model, though the GLS Premium is no more. Instead, its features are bundled into an option package for the GLS auto.
The Mitsubishi Triton received a substantial refresh for 2019, featuring a bold, more truck-like front fascia.
It’s available in either a cab chassis or a regular ute with a tub, and can be had in either Single Cab, Double Cab or in-between Club Cab body styles.
A new model is expected in 2022, and will share a great deal with the Nissan Navara.
- 2021 Mitsubishi Triton GLX cab chassis petrol manual: $23,490 (+$1000)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Triton GLX cab chassis manual: $27,990 (+$1750)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Triton GLX cab chassis auto: $30,240 (+$1500)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Triton GLX 4WD cab chassis manual: $34,740 (+$1500)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Triton GLX 4WD cab chassis auto: $36,990 (+$1250)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Triton GLX 4WD cab chassis manual: $36,990 (+$1250)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Triton GLX ADAS 4WD cab chassis auto: $39,990 (+$950)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ 4WD ute auto: $42,740 (+$1000)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Triton GLX ADAS ute auto: $37,490 (+$950)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Triton GLX 4WD cab chassis manual: $37,740 (+$1250)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Triton GLX 4WD ute manual: $38,740 (+$1250)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Triton GLX ADAS 4WD ute manual: $39,790 (+$1250)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Triton GLX ADAS 4WD cab chassis auto: $40,740 (+$950)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Triton GLX 4WD ute auto: $40,990 (+$1000)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Triton GLX ADAS 4WD ute auto: $42,040 (+$1000)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ 4WD ute manual: $42,240 (+$1250)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Triton GLX-R 4WD ute manual: $43,240 (+$1250)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ 4WD ute auto: $44,490 (+$1000)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Triton GLX-R 4WD ute auto: $45,490 (+$1000)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Triton GLS 4WD ute manual: $46,990 (+$1550)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Triton GLS 4WD ute auto: $49,240 (+$1300)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Triton GSR 4WD ute auto: $53,490 (+$1600)
All prices exclude on-road costs.
The 2021 Mitsubishi Triton is available with two engines.
Available only in the base GLX Single Cab cab chassis is a naturally-aspirated 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine producing 94kW of power and 194Nm of torque. It’s available only with a five-speed manual transmission.
All other 2021 Mitsubishi Triton models use a 2.4-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine producing 133kW of power and 430Nm of torque. It’s available with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
In rear-wheel drive form, the 2021 Mitsubishi Triton diesel consumes 7.8L/100km on the combined cycle in Single Cab with a manual transmission and 8.3L/100km with an automatic.
In Double Cab auto guise, it uses 8.4L/100km.
With four-wheel drive, the Mitsubishi Triton diesel consumes 7.9L/100km on the combined cycle with a manual transmission and 8.6L/100km with an automatic.
The base Mitsubishi Triton GLX, with the 2.4-litre petrol engine, consumes 11.4L/100km.
All Tritons have a 75L fuel tank.
The 2021 Mitsubishi Triton measures 5295mm long in Club Cab guise and 5305mm in Double Cab ute guise. Cab Chassis length is dependent on the tray.
The Triton is 1775mm tall as a rear-wheel drive Single Cab and 1780mm as a rear-wheel drive Double Cab or any four-wheel drive variant.
This excludes the Single Cab 4WD (1785mm) and the GLX-R, GLS and GSR Double Cabs (1790mm).
All Tritons measure 1815mm wide.
Two different four-wheel drive systems are available on the Triton, with the GLS and GSR models using Mitsubishi’s Super Select II system that adds a full-time four-wheel drive mode.
Four-wheel drive models use All-Terrain tyres except for the GLX-R, GLS and GSR, while only the GLX+, GLS and GSR have a rear differential lock.
The approach and departure angles of 4×4 Triton models are 30 degrees and 22 degrees, respectively (31 degrees and 23 degrees in the GSR). Ramp breakover angle is 25 degrees on all bar the GLX+, for which it’s 24 degrees.
Unbraked towing capacity is 750kg across the entire range, while braked varies. It’s 1800kg in the petrol GLX, 2500kg in the diesel single cab-chassis, 3000kg in the GLX ADAS Double Cab ute and all Club Cab models, and 3100kg across the rest of the range.
Mitsubishi’s standard warranty covers five years or 100,000km, but so long as you return to one of its dealerships at each service this extends to 10 years or 200,000km.
Servicing at dealerships also lets you take advantage of Mitsubishi’s 10 years of capped-price servicing.
Maintenance in the Triton is required every 12 months or 15,000km. There are two different capped-price service schedules for the different powertrains on offer.
First is the base 4×2 petrol:
And the 4×2 and 4×4 turbo-diesel:
When the Mitsubishi Triton was tested by ANCAP in 2015, it received a rating of five stars.
That rating was based on a frontal offset score of 15.22 out of 16 and a side impact score of 16 out of 16. Whiplash and pedestrian protection were rated Good and Acceptable, respectively.
All 2021 Mitsubishi Triton models come standard with front, side and curtain airbags, as well as a driver’s knee airbag and anti-lock brakes.
All trim levels bar the base GLX also include autonomous emergency braking with forward-collision warning, as well as lane-departure warning. The GLS, GLS Premium and GSR also include blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
The Mitsubishi Triton GLX comes with the following standard features:
- 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Cruise control
- Remote central locking
- 16-inch steel wheels (17-inch in 4WD Single Cab cab-chassis)
- Vinyl floor covering
- Two-speaker sound system (Single Cab) or four-speaker sound system (Club Cab and Double Cab)
- Reversing camera (dependent on tray fitted)
Moving up to the GLX ADAS brings:
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Front fog lights
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Lane-departure warning
- Automatic headlights
The GLX+ adds:
- 16-inch alloy wheels
- 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- Reversing camera with rear parking sensors
- Side steps
- Climate control air-conditioning
- DAB+ digital radio
The GLX-R adds:
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
- Chrome door handles and mirrors
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Front fog lights
- Roof-mounted rear air circulator
The GLS adds:
- Super-Select II four-wheel drive system
- LED headlights and daytime running lights
- Keyless entry and start
- Six-speaker sound system
- Front parking sensors
- Power-folding exterior mirrors
- Dual-zone climate control
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Paddle shifters (automatic only)
A Deluxe option, available only on the GLS auto, adds:
- Surround-view camera
- Power driver’s seat
- Heated front seats
- Leather upholstery
The GSR adds the features in the Deluxe package, plus:
- Black grille
- Black roof
- Black 18-inch alloy wheels