Mitsubishi L200 Review & Buyers’ Guide

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l200-2011-club4 If Mitsubishi’s multi-award-winning L200 4×4 pick-up could be said to have had a fault, it was the length of the load bed. In four-door Double Cab guise it was a touch too short to meet the needs of some customers.

Mitsubishi L200 Review & Buyers’ Guide

£13,679 – £29,047

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Available as: Single Cab 4×2/4×4, Club Cab 4×4, Double Cab 4×4 Engine options: 2.5TD 134/175hpVolume (m³): TBA Payload (kg): 1,045 – 1,120

 


 

Our Verdict

Its success in the UK market is well-deserved. Few rivals perform as competently or offer so much. 

l200-2011-club2If Mitsubishi’s multi-award-winning L200 4×4 pick-up could be said to have had a fault, it was the length of the load bed. In four-door Double Cab guise it was a touch too short to meet the needs of some customers.

Happily it’s a drawback the manufacturer has remedied with the arrival of the Long Bed.

With the same wheelbase as its stablemate it gives users an extra 180mm to play with, taking maximum Double Cab cargo length to 1,505mm. It has been so well received that the Double Cab Long Bed is available in Trojan and Warrior trim.

 

pick-upAn L200 Double Cab with the traditional load floor length of 1,325mm remains on sale in 4Work, 4Life, Trojan, Warrior and Barbarian specification.

Mitsubishi’s iconic load-lugger is also on offer as a two-door Single Cab (2,220mm load bed) and as a Club Cab (1,805mm bed). That’s a stretched version of the Single Cab with a couple of occasional rear seats.

Top payload capacity is north of 1,000kg in all cases, with the Single Cab capable of handling 1,120kg.

l200-2011-club3Power comes courtesy of a 2.5-litre diesel at either 134hp/314Nm or 175hp/400Nm. It’s married to either a five-speed manual or a five-speed auto ’box depending on the model selected; the auto offers less torque.

CO2 output varies from 215g/km to 248g/km and all models are equipped with ABS plus Electronic Brakeforce Distribution.

For a pick-up it rides and handles remarkably well and the 175hp models in particular pack more than enough poke. Off-road it performs very competently, with the more powerful version of the 2.5-litre possessing sufficient torque to dig you out of most holes.

With service intervals set at 12,500 miles, L200 is protected by a three-year/100,000-mile warranty.

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