Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi

Tested Mitsubishis

Mitsubishi has had a long relationship with our Towcar of the Year competition, picking up a total of 12 awards since 1989. The Shogun DT with Intercooler won Diesel Towcar of the Year in 1990 which went on to receive a further four All-Wheel Drive Awards in 1991, 1992, 1995 and 2001. 

The Outlander scooped an ‘All Wheel Drive under 1800kg’ category award in 2011 and more recently Outlander GX4hs 2.0 PHEV picked up an award for innovation in 2015. It isn’t just their 4x4s that make an impression, the 1990 Mitsubishi Lancer 1800 GLX Liftback won a price class award, the Colt won a price class in 1989, 1991 and 1993 and then in 2004, the Mitsubishi Space Star 1.9 DID S won the ‘Best Budget Towcar’ class.  

See Mitsubishi Outlander 19MY PHEV. 4hs 2.4 Auto statistics

5-door SUV, Mitsubishi detachable towbar

Performance

  • Petrol and electric (139.7 mpg solo)
  • 4 cylinders, 2360cc engine
  • 1 gear, automatic
  • All-wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm): 135@4500
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm): 156@4500
  • 40 - 60mph acceleration (towing): 13.1 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg): 1880
  • Gross vehicle (kg): 2390
  • Caravan (kg): 1500
  • Noseweight (kg): 75

Pricing

  • From £28,085 - £46,060
  • £43,548 (price as tested) includes £660 towing gear charges
  • Total of first three years’ car tax:  £910
  • Insurance group: 26E
  • CO2 g /km: 46
  • Towable with B licence: B licence unlikely (max caravan/trailer MTPLM 1110kg) but B+E required for caravan/trailer heavier than this

See Mitsubishi Shogun Sport 4 Auto statistics

5-door SUV, Mitsubishi fixed towbar

Performance

  • Diesel (32.3 mpg solo)
  • 4 cylinders, 2442cc engine
  • 8 gears, auto
  • All wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm): 178@3500
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm): 317@2500
  • 40 - 60mph acceleration (towing): 13.1 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg): 2105
  • Gross vehicle (kg): 2710
  • Caravan (kg): 1789
  • Noseweight (kg): 125

Pricing

  • From £37,840 - £40,505
  • £41,220 (price as tested) includes £716 towing gear charges
  • Total of first three years’ car tax:  £2,745
  • Insurance group: 43D
  • CO2 g /km: 227
  • Towable with B licence:  B licence unlikely (max caravan/trailer MTPLM 790kg) but B+E required for caravan/trailer heavier than this

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Performance

  • Diesel (40.4mpg solo)
  • 4 cylinder, 1499cc engine
  • 8 gear, automatic
  • All-wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm): 160@5000
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm): 184@1800-4500
  • 40 - 60mph acceleration (towing): 10.75 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg): 1550
  • Gross vehicle (kg): 2150
  • Caravan (kg): 1318
  • Noseweight (kg): 80

Pricing

  • From £21,290 to £28,165
  • £28,810.99 (price as tested) includes £645.99 towing gear charges
  • Insurance group: 20E
  • CO2 g /km: 159
  • Towable with B licence: Yes within the Club’s 85% guidelines, B+E is necessary to fully utilise the braked towing limit

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Performance

  • Petrol (166.1mpg solo weighted average)
  • 4 cylinder, 1988cc engine
  • 1 gear, automatic
  • Selectable all-wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm): 121@4500
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm): 140@4500
  • 40 - 60mph acceleration (towing): 10.65 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg): 1935 (towing limit is 1500)
  • Gross vehicle (kg): 2370
  • Caravan (kg): 1500
  • Noseweight (kg): 75

Pricing

  • From £34,805 to £46,055
  • £44,244 (price as tested, post grant) includes £644.99 towing gear charges
  • Insurance group: 24E
  • CO2 g /km: 41
  • Towable with B licence: B licence possible (max caravan/trailer MTPLM 1130) but B+E required for caravan/trailer heavier than this

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Performance

  • Diesel (37.7mpg solo)
  • 4 cylinder, 2442cc engine
  • 5 gear, automatic
  • All-wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm): 181@3500
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm): 317@2500
  • 40 - 60mph acceleration (towing): 12.6 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg): 1860
  • Gross vehicle (kg): 2910
  • Caravan (kg): 1581
  • Noseweight (kg): 125

Pricing

  • From £19,505 to £31,810.00 (CV on the road price)
  • £34,875 (price as tested) includes £517.95 towing gear charges
  • Insurance group: 13E
  • CO2 g /km: 196
  • Towable with B licence: B licence unlikely (max caravan/trailer MTPLM 590) but B+E required for caravan/trailer heavier than this

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Performance

  • Diesel (48.7mpg solo)
  • 4 cylinder, 2268cc engine
  • 6 gear, automatic
  • All-wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm): 147@3500
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm): 265@1500-2750
  • 30 - 60mph acceleration (towing): 14 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg): 1610
  • Gross vehicle (kg):  2290
  • Caravan (kg): 1369
  • Noseweight (kg): 100

Pricing

  • £34,549 (price as tested)
  • Insurance group: 27E
  • CO2 g /km: 154
  • Towable with B licence: Yes but B+E licence required for any caravan/trailer over 1240kg MTPLM

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Performance

  • Diesel (37.7mpg solo)
  • 4 cylinder, 2442cc engine
  • 5 gear, automatic
  • All-wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm):  178@3500
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm):  317@2500
  • 30 - 60mph acceleration (towing):  14 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg):  1860
  • Gross vehicle (kg):  2910
  • Caravan (kg):  1581
  • Noseweight (kg):  125

Pricing

  • £33,846 (price as tested)
  • Insurance group:  13E
  • CO2 g /km:  196
  • Towable with B licence: Yes but B+E licence required for any trailer over 590kg MTPLM