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2022 Mitsubishi Triton

2022 Mitsubishi Triton
Mitsubishi
7.9
Price$24,240 - $55,690
Fuel Efficiency7.8 - 11.4 / 100km
ANCAP Rating5-star
Warranty5 years
Price$24,240 - $55,690
Fuel Efficiency7.8 - 11.4 / 100km
ANCAP Rating5-star
Warranty5 years

About the Triton

The Mitsubishi Triton is one of the best-known names in utes, up there with Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger.

It's also one of Mitsubishi Australia's best-selling cars, available in specifications to suit everyone from budget-oriented fleet buyers to adventurers who like the finer things in life.

Summary

Our expert's shortest summary
Hit

Low price, long feature list

Super-select four-wheel drive system

Helpfully tight turning circle

Miss

3.1-tonne tow rating lags rivals

Likewise its payload rating

No digital speedometer

Video Review

Triton Video Review

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Intro
Exterior
Interior
Infotainment
Safety Tech
Practicality
On-road
Off-road
Verdict

Mitsubishi Triton/L200 review 2021

Best value ute in the segment?
Date
23, Apr, 2021
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The Mitsubishi Triton has been out for ages (also called the Mitsubishi L200 in some markets) and it represents excellent value in the segment. But, is it any good? Paul Maric reviews the 2021 Mitsubishi Triton GLS, which sits one down from the top specification model.

Triton Price

What is the price of a Mitsubishi Triton?

Single Cab

  • 2022 Mitsubishi Triton GLX 4×2 cab chassis petrol manual: $24,240
  • 2022 Mitsubishi Triton GLX 4×2 cab chassis manual: $29,240
  • 2022 Mitsubishi Triton GLX 4×2 cab chassis auto: $31,490
  • 2022 Mitsubishi Triton GLX 4x4 cab chassis manual: $35,990
  • 2022 Mitsubishi Triton GLX 4×4 cab chassis auto: $38,240

Club Cab

  • 2022 Mitsubishi Triton GLX 4×4 cab chassis manual: $38,440
  • 2022 Mitsubishi Triton GLX 4×4 cab chassis auto: $41,440
  • 2022 Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ 4×4 ute auto: $44,440

Double Cab

  • 2022 Mitsubishi Triton GLX 4×2 ute auto: $38,940
  • 2022 Mitsubishi Triton GLX 4×4 cab chassis manual: $39,940
  • 2022 Mitsubishi Triton GLX 4×4 cab chassis auto: $42,190
  • 2022 Mitsubishi Triton GLX-R 4×2 ute auto: $42,940
  • 2022 Mitsubishi Triton GLX 4×4 ute auto: $43,190
  • 2022 Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ 4×4 ute manual: $43,940
  • 2022 Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ 4×4 ute auto: $46,190
  • 2022 Mitsubishi Triton GLX-R 4×4 ute auto: $47,190
  • 2022 Mitsubishi Triton GLS 4×4 ute manual: $48,940
  • 2022 Mitsubishi Triton GLS 4×4 ute auto: $51,190
  • 2022 Mitsubishi Triton GSR 4×4 ute auto: $55,690

All prices exclude on-road costs.

Reviews

Our expert's reviews of the Mitsubishi Triton

News

All the latest Triton news

Range Guide

Which variant of the Mitsubishi Triton range is best for you?

The base GLX petrol comes with the following standard features:

  • 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Cruise control
  • Remote central locking
  • Air-conditioning
  • 16-inch steel wheels (17-inch in 4WD Single Cab cab-chassis)
  • Vinyl floor covering
  • Reversing camera (dependent on tray fitted)

All other GLX models come with:

  • 16-inch steel wheels (17-inch in 4WD Single Cab cab-chassis)
  • Four-speaker sound system
  • 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • DAB+ digital radio

All dual-cab GLX models plus the GLX club cab auto also feature:

  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Automatic headlights
  • Front fog lights

The GLX+ adds:

  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Reversing camera with rear parking sensors
  • Side steps
  • Climate control air-conditioning
  • Rear differential lock
  • Roof-mounted rear air circulator

The GLX-R adds:

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
  • Chrome door handles and mirrors
  • 18-inch black-finish alloy wheels
  • Privacy glass

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
  • Automatic high-beam
  • Power-folding exterior mirrors
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Paddle shifters (automatic only)

Over the GLS, the GSR adds:

  • Black grille
  • Black roof
  • Black 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Power driver’s seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Surround-view camera

Variants

What are the variants of the Mitsubishi Triton?
GLX (4x2)
FROM
$24,240
GLX (4x4)
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$35,990
GLX-R (4x2)
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$42,940
GLX+ (4x4)
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$43,940
GLX-R (4x4)
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$47,190
GLS (4x4)
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$48,940
GSR (4x4)
FROM
$55,690
four-cylinder
5-speed Manual
Petrol
C/CHAS
turbocharged four-cylinder
6-speed Manual
Diesel
C/CHAS
turbocharged four-cylinder
6-speed Automatic
Diesel
C/CHAS
turbocharged four-cylinder
6-speed Automatic
Diesel
DOUBLE CAB P/UP
Variant Name
GLX (4x2)
Price From
$24,240
Series
MR MY22.5
Style
C/CHAS
Transmission
5-speed Manual
Fuel Type
Petrol
Fuel Economy
11.4L / 100km
Seating Capacity
2
Engine Size
2.4L
Cylinders
four-cylinder
FULL SPECS

Interior

Photos and Images of the Mitsubishi Triton Interior

The Triton’s interior is no-nonsense and rather plain, but well made. The plastic panels are hard-wearing and fit together consistently, and over corrugated roads there was no rattling. There are also multiple grab handles to help you up. 

Small touches to jazz up higher-specification models include padding at knee height along the transmission tunnel, a fairly upmarket steering wheel with rally car paddles mounted on the column, and silver and black plastic trim highlights. 

There is telescopic adjustment for the steering wheel – unlike some ute rivals including the Ranger – yet no height adjustment for the seat. The pews themselves are trimmed in tough, yet nicely-patterned, cloth.

Storage spots include cupholders, an open cubby below the USB ports ahead of the gear shifter, a narrow but deep centre console, big doors bins with room for a one litre bottle or two, and a glovebox. 

The analogue driver instruments are clear and the screen between them shows trip data and four-wheel drive system settings, but lacks a digital speedo. In states like Victoria where 104km/h can get you fined in a 100km/h zone, this feature should be mandatory.

The centre screen is basic but everything works fine. Bluetooth phone quality was sufficient for highway calls and the reversing camera has clear resolution. Some might rue the lack of satellite navigation, but the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone mirroring allow Google Maps or Waze.

Because the Mitsubishi Triton is a little narrow by class standards, you do sit closer to your passenger. However there’s ample headroom and shoulder room for most.

The rear seats are protected by side airbags and come with two ISOFIX and top-tether anchor points. The seat-backs fold down to reveal the spare-tyre tools. 

Between each outboard rear seat is a pull-down armrest with cup holders. Other amenities include two USB points, grab handles on the B-pillars, folding overhead handles that sit out of way unlike the rigid ones in a HiLux, and air vents in the roof with controls. The reading lights are bright.

At 194cm our tester had adequate knee room and foot room behind their driving position, but less-than-perfect headroom, since the seats are mounted quite high. For most people they’ll be fine.

There’s nothing too showy about the Triton’s cabin, except the Lancer Evo paddle shifters on the steering column, but it feels hard-wearing, the ergonomics are sound, and the infotainment won’t date quickly. It’s also suitable enough as a second family car.

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Exterior

Photos and Images of the Mitsubishi Triton Exterior

The Triton is lighter on flashy touches than the Ford Ranger or Toyota HiLux, but there's still plenty to separate low-end models and high-end models.

Base models ride on 16-inch steel wheels, and feature black plastic bumpers and mirrors.

Moving through the mid-range gets you 17-inch alloy wheels, and body-coloured cladding in place of the black plastic.

At the top end of the range, the Triton GSR uses black and orange accents to stand out from the crowd.

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Triton Colours

What colours are available for the Mitsubishi Triton?

The Triton GLX is available in the following colours:

  • White
  • Red
  • Impulse Blue
  • Sterling Silver
  • Graphite Grey
  • Black

The GLX-R gains a Diamond White option.

The range-topping Triton GSR is offered in:

  • White Diamond
  • Sunflare Orange
  • Graphite Grey
  • Black

Cost of Ownership

What is the running, servicing and ownership costs of buying a Mitsubishi Triton?

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 – whichever comes first.

10 years of servicing will set you back $6090 using the capped-price service plan.

How it Drives

Our expert take on Mitsubishi Triton drivability?

The engine is refined and quiet by class standards, with the body and steering wheel at idle largely free of vibration.

While it’s down on power and torque compared to a few competitors it’s worth nothing the Triton is lighter – at 1990kg, it weighs 220kg less than a Ranger and 55kg less than a HiLux.

It pulls along fine albeit gruffly under a heavy throttle, and sits happily at 110km/h at about 1800rpm in sixth, quietly enough to make phone calls without necessitating a loud voice.

It uses leaf springs at the rear like most pickups – Nissan Navara aside – and like most the body jiggles and the ride pogos a little when unladen, while corrugations are felt in your hands through the hydraulically assisted steering.

It’s not as composed as a Ranger or as sharp-handling as the almost SUV-like Amarok, but it’s also far from a class outlier. Indeed, the steering is nicely weighted and consistent, and the Triton’s relative lightness makes it feel almost nimble at times.

The maximum payload is 910kg, which is 81kg less than the Ranger’s and 45kg less than a HiLux’s. Its gross combination mass of 5885kg means that at maximum payload you can still legally tow anything up to 2985kg.

If there’s one obvious potential shortcoming it’s the particularly long rear overhang. For instance the Triton is only 77mm shorter than a Ranger overall yet 220mm shorter between the wheels. This potentially makes it a smidgen trickier to balance loads and gives it a large departure angle when off-roading.

On the upside, this three-metre wheelbase gives the Triton a smaller-than-average 11.8m turning circle, which is particularly useful in urban conditions or navigating a cluttered building site, but also has useful applications on tight trails.

Safety Rating

ANCAP Safety Rating Australia

Crash tester ANCAP awarded the Triton five stars in 2015 with a score of 36.22 out of 37 against older criteria.

It has seven airbags including side curtains for both rows, two ISOFIX and top-tether child seat attachment points, child door and window locks, and a long list of driver-assist features including:

  • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Auto high-beam
  • Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation

This last system kills the throttle if, for instance, you engage Drive instead of Reverse near a forward obstacle. Some jokingly call this an elderly driver assistance function.

Triton Lifecycle

How old is the current generation and when will there be a new or updated Mitsubishi Triton?

The current Triton launched in 2015, and was given a major update in 2019. Although the specifications of the car you see here might change, mechanical updates are unlikely.

We're expecting a new model – not a facelift, but a ground-up redesign – to launch late in 2022 or early in 2023, with more up-to-date cabin technology and potentially the option of plug-in hybrid power.

Triton Options

Options list for the Mitsubishi Triton

A Deluxe option, available only on the GLS auto, adds:

  • Surround-view camera
  • Power driver’s seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather upholstery

The Tan Orange interior package for the GSR adds:

  • Tan Orange leather upholstery
  • Tan Orange interior trim

Triton Warranty

What is the warranty period and kilometre limit for the Mitsubishi Triton?

MITSUBISHI suggests that owners service their 2022 MITSUBISHI TRITON every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.

The 2022 MITSUBISHI TRITON has a 5 year, 100,000km warranty.

Triton Stock Availability

Is the Mitsubishi Triton available to buy now and what are stock levels and how long are wait times?

"Triton is currently in a reasonable stock position, with around a month’s worth of available stock (ie. Not customer ordered) currently in the network," a Mitsubishi Australia spokesperson told CarExpert.

"In addition, we have approximately three months’ stock available, either on arrived ships (waiting for port entry) or on land at distribution partner facilities being prepared for dealer distribution. Like many manufacturers, are currently working with our partners in COVID-restricted conditions to process these vehicles through as efficiently as possible. "

Triton Boot Space

How much luggage or cargo capacity and boot space is there in the Mitsubishi Triton?

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, and 3000-3100kg across the rest of the range.

Triton Fuel Economy

How much fuel does the Mitsubishi Triton use and what are its emissions?

In rear-wheel drive form, the 2022 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.

Depending on the variant, view the 2022 MITSUBISHI TRITON fuel usage below.

All Highway, City, and Combined figures below are litres per 100km

VariantSeriesStyleFuel TypeHighwayCityCombinedE10?
GLX (4x2)MR MY22.5C/CHASUNLEADED PETROL--11.4-
GLX (4x2)MR MY22.5C/CHASDIESEL--7.8-
GLX (4x2)MR MY22.5C/CHASDIESEL--8.3-
GLX (4x4)MR MY22.5C/CHASDIESEL--7.9-
GLX (4x4)MR MY22.5C/CHASDIESEL--8.6-
GLX (4x4)MR MY22.5CLUB CAB CHASSISDIESEL--7.9-
GLX (4x2)MR MY22.5DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.4-
GLX (4x4)MR MY22.5DOUBLE C/CHASDIESEL--7.9-
GLX (4x4)MR MY22.5CLUB CAB CHASSISDIESEL--8.6-
GLX (4x4)MR MY22.5DOUBLE C/CHASDIESEL--8.6-
GLX-R (4x2)MR MY22.5DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.4-
GLX (4x4)MR MY22.5DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.6-
GLX+ (4x4)MR MY22.5DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--7.9-
GLX+ (4x4)MR MY22.5CLUB CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.6-
GLX+ (4x4)MR MY22.5DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.6-
GLX-R (4x4)MR MY22.5DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.6-
GLS (4x4)MR MY22.5DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--7.9-
GLS (4x4)MR MY22.5DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.6-
GSR (4x4)MR MY22.5DOUBLE CAB P/UPDIESEL--8.6-

Triton Dimensions

The dimensions of the Mitsubishi Triton

The 2022 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.

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 between 25 and 26 degrees on all models.

Depending on the variant, the 2022 MITSUBISHI TRITON measures as below.

VariantSeriesStyleLength (mm)Width (mm)Height (mm)Wheelbase (mm)
GLX (4x2)MR MY22.5C/CHAS0181517753000
GLX (4x2)MR MY22.5C/CHAS0181517753000
GLX (4x2)MR MY22.5C/CHAS0181517753000
GLX (4x4)MR MY22.5C/CHAS0181517853000
GLX (4x4)MR MY22.5C/CHAS0181517853000
GLX (4x4)MR MY22.5CLUB CAB CHASSIS0181517803000
GLX (4x2)MR MY22.5DOUBLE CAB P/UP5305181517803000
GLX (4x4)MR MY22.5DOUBLE C/CHAS0181517803000
GLX (4x4)MR MY22.5CLUB CAB CHASSIS0181517803000
GLX (4x4)MR MY22.5DOUBLE C/CHAS0181517803000
GLX-R (4x2)MR MY22.5DOUBLE CAB P/UP5305181517953000
GLX (4x4)MR MY22.5DOUBLE CAB P/UP5305181517803000
GLX+ (4x4)MR MY22.5DOUBLE CAB P/UP5305181517803000
GLX+ (4x4)MR MY22.5CLUB CAB P/UP5295181517803000
GLX+ (4x4)MR MY22.5DOUBLE CAB P/UP5305181517803000
GLX-R (4x4)MR MY22.5DOUBLE CAB P/UP5305181517953000
GLS (4x4)MR MY22.5DOUBLE CAB P/UP5305181517953000
GLS (4x4)MR MY22.5DOUBLE CAB P/UP5305181517953000
GSR (4x4)MR MY22.5DOUBLE CAB P/UP5305181517953000

The 2022 MITSUBISHI TRITON has a braked towing capacity from 1800kg to 3100kg depending on the variant and an unbraked towing capacity of 750kg.

Triton Market Fit

Where does it fit in the competitor segment?

The Mitsubishi Triton is categorised as a Pick Up or Cab Chassis 4X2 and has a price range of $24,240 to $55,690. There are currently 5 other options in the Pick Up or Cab Chassis 4X2 segment, those that fit within a similar price range include:

Triton Sales Data

How well has the Mitsubishi Triton been selling?

The Mitsubishi Triton finished 2021 as Australia's ninth-best selling vehicle, with a total of 19,232 sales across its 4x2 and 4x4 model lines.

That puts it behind the Isuzu D-Max, Ford Ranger, and Toyota HiLux in the ute sales race, but ahead of the Nissan Navara.

Should you buy the Triton

Is this the right car for you? Our experts buy or not guide.

The Triton has two big selling points: its price, and its excellent Super Select four-wheel drive system.

On the price front, it offers almost all the equipment and capability of a range-topping HiLux and Ranger, but has a sticker in the $50,000 price range at the very top end.

Super Select makes the Triton easier to drive on wet roads, by allowing owners to use all-wheel drive on paved roads instead of limiting four-wheel drive to gravel or sand.

The car's compact proportions (relative to the rest of the dual-cab class) make it friendlier to drive in town, too.

Competitor Analysis

What other cars should you look at?

The Triton competes with the Ford Ranger and Toyota HiLux, but it's not necessarily as polished as those utes. Instead, the Triton offers almost the same level of luxury and performance for significantly less money.

At the bottom end of the range, the pared-back Triton goes head-to-head with 1.9-litre versions of the Mazda BT-50 and Isuzu D-Max.

At the top end, not only does the Triton take on the Ranger XLT and HiLux SR, it battles fully-loaded versions of the Great Wall Cannon.

Mitsubishi Triton Interesting Facts

Did you know?

The Triton is known as the L200 in Europe, and has tough model names such as Warrior, Barbarian, and Barbarian X.

In Australia, the Triton features paddle shifters lifted from the Lancer Evolution X rally car.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Mitsubishi Triton range kicks off from $24,240 (plus on-road costs) for the "Triton GLX (4x2)" variant and finishes at $55,690 (plus on-road costs) for the "Triton GSR (4x4)" variant.

The Mitsubishi Triton is built in Japan and is then shipped to Australia.

The Mitsubishi Triton has a braked towing capacity from 1800kg to 3100kg depending on the variant and an unbraked towing capacity of 750kg.

Mitsubishi suggested that owners service their Mitsubishi Triton every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.

The Mitsubishi Triton has a five star ANCAP safety rating out of five.

The variants of the Mitsubishi Triton use Unleaded Petrol or Diesel.

The Mitsubishi Triton comes in 2 or 4 door variants.

In our latest review the Mitsubishi Triton scored 8.1 out of 10. Read the full Mitsubishi Triton review here.

The Mitsubishi Triton had a 5 year, 100,000km warranty.