The Mitsubishi Pajero was released in Australia in 1983 to provide families with transport that was capable of travelling tricky terrain as well as the suburbs. Smaller than big 4WDs such as the Nissan Patrol and Toyota LandCruiser, it could still seat seven in long-wheelbase form. The current model has been around since 2006, though with some updates along the way. It is offered with just a single turbo diesel engine.
Genuine off-road capability
Seats up to seven people
3000kg braked towing capacity
Side-hinged tailgate heavy and awkward in tight spots
Can be noisy on rough surfaces
Ageing (and noisy) 3.2-litre turbo diesel engine
Curtain airbags don't extend to third row
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.