The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport family is growing for 2022, with new 4×2 variants and a sporty-looking GSR flagship.

    UPDATE, 31/05/2022 – Mitsubishi Australia has increased the before on-road pricing for the Pajero Sport by $500 as part of a wider range price increase. The range now starts at $44,440 before on-road costs.

    The MY22 range arrives in showrooms in January 2022.

    When the MY22 Pajero Sport was announced late last year, the addition of the 4×2 GLX meant the range opened at $3550 lower than before.

    However, every carryover variant took on a price hike of between $1450 and $1500.

    “New GSR and 2WD variants make the 22MY Pajero Sport range more attractive to a wider span of customers than ever, while preserving the model’s renowned value for money,” said a spokesperson for Mitsubishi Australia.

    The 4×2 GLX is currently being offered at $47,240 drive-away.

    Both it and the 4×2 GLS, in addition to lacking four-wheel drive, also miss out on paddle shifters and have a slightly lower braked towing capacity (3000kg vs 3100kg).

    However, these models are otherwise specified the same as their 4×4 counterparts, and use the same 2.4-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine with 133kW of power and 430Nm of torque, mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

    Mitsubishi isn’t alone in offering more affordable, rear-wheel drive versions of its ute-based SUV, with the Isuzu MU-X and Ford Everest also offered in 4×2 variants.

    Sitting atop the range, as in the mechanically-related Triton, is a GSR variant with black wheels, a black grille, and other black-finish exterior tweaks.

    On the Pajero Sport GSR, this also includes a black contrast roof, along with Pajero Sport lettering across the bonnet. It’s available in just two colours: White Diamond and Black.

    It’s currently being offered at $64,490 drive-away.


    • 2022 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GLX 2WD: $44,440
    • 2022 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GLS 2WD: $49,190
    • 2022 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GLX 4WD: $49,440
    • 2022 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GLS 4WD: $54,190
    • 2022 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed 4WD: $59,690
    • 2022 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GSR 4WD: $61,440

    Prices exclude on-road costs.


    All 2022 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport models use a 2.4-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine producing 133kW of power and 430Nm of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

    Mitsubishi’s Super-Select II four-wheel drive system features a full-time four-wheel drive mode as well as selectable low- and high-range gearing and a locking rear differential.

    The GLX and GLS are offered with a choice of rear- or four-wheel drive.

    Fuel Economy

    All 2022 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport models use 8.0L/100km on the ADR combined city and highway cycle and have a 68L fuel tank.


    The 2022 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport measures 4825mm long, 1835mm tall and 1815mm wide on a 2800mm wheelbase.

    The Pajero Sport’s luggage space with the seats all in place is 131L in seven-seat models and 502L in the base GLX, increasing to 1575L with all rear seats folded.

    Unbraked towing capacity is 750kg and braked towing capacity is 3100kg (3000kg in 4×2 variants), while maximum towball load is 310kg (300kg in 4×2 variants).

    The Pajero Sport’s approach angle is 30 degrees, its departure angle 24.2 degrees, and its ramp breakover angle 23.1 degrees.

    It has 218mm of ground clearance and a fording depth of 700mm.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The 2022 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport requires servicing every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.

    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.

    • Service 1: $399
    • Service 2: $399
    • Service 3: $499
    • Service 4: $699
    • Service 5: $499
    • Service 6: $699
    • Service 7: $499
    • Service 8: $999
    • Service 9: $599
    • Service 10: $699


    The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has a five-star rating from ANCAP with a 2015 date-stamp, with the rating based on that of the mechanically related Triton ute.

    This 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 2022 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport models come standard with the following safety features:

    • Autonomous emergency braking
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Front, front-side and curtain airbags
    • Driver’s knee airbag
    • Reversing camera with rear parking sensors

    Blind-spot monitoring, a surround-view camera and rear cross-traffic alert are standard in the Pajero Sport Exceed and GSR.

    Standard Equipment

    The base GLX comes with the following standard features:

    • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Electronic parking brake
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Keyless entry and start
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
    • LED headlights, fog lights and daytime running lights
    • Climate control air-conditioning
    • Power-folding exterior mirrors
    • Four-speaker sound system
    • DAB digital radio

    4WD models also include paddle shifters.

    The GLS gains the following standard features:

    • Seven seats
    • Automatic headlights
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Privacy glass
    • Power tailgate
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Six-speaker sound system

    The $2250 Deluxe Package adds:

    • Surround-view camera
    • Leather upholstery
    • Power front seats

    The Exceed gains:

    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Surround-view camera
    • Front parking sensors
    • Heated front seats
    • Power front seats
    • Smartphone app connectivity
    • Eight-speaker sound system
    • 8.0-inch instrument cluster display

    The GSR also includes:

    • Black-finish 18-inch alloy wheels
    • Black roof, bumper and headlight garnishes, rear spoiler and grille


    White is the standard colour, with all other shades costing $740 with the exception of White Diamond, a $940 option.

    The optional shades are:

    • Sterling Silver metallic
    • Graphite Grey metallic
    • Black Mica pearlescent
    • Dark Blue pearlescent
    • Terra Rossa pearlescent
    • White Diamond prestige

    The GSR is available only in White Diamond or Black Mica, while the base GLX isn’t available in White Diamond, Black Mica or Dark Blue.

    MORE: Everything Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

    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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