Mitsubishi Pajero Short Wheelbase
The Mitsubishi Pajero Short Wheelbase (SWB) SUV allows you to get into, and out of, smaller spaces than the regular Long Wheelbase Pajero. It has almost all of the same features as the rest of the Pajero range, but is more nimble and makes a great city vehicle that has an exceptional turning circle. Powered by the same DOHC Intercooled Turbo Diesel that is found in the rest of the Pajero range, the Short Wheelbase Mitsubishi Pajero does not skimp on power or torque. It is in fact an accomplished off-roader and uses the rally-proven Super Select II 4WD System with Rear Diff Lock to move effortlessly between 2H mode highway performance and the more rugged 4H mode. This can all be done whilst driving, as long as the vehicle is doing under 100km/h, which means that driving mode changes can be made at any time.
From a visual perspective the biggest difference between the SWB Pajero and the more conventional Long Wheelbase (LWB) is that this version of the popular Pajero only has two passenger doors. This does impact on the length of the SWB Pajero, but thanks to some ingenious design work by the Mitsubishi engineers the shorter wheelbase does not translate to a nore cramped cabin. On the contrary, this version of the Pajero is full of comfort and convenience features that make any journey undertaken in it a pleasure, and it still easily carries a family safely from point A to point Z no matter how far the trip.
It is time to experience the zippy nature of the Mitsubishi Pajero Short Wheelbase for yourself! Book your test drive today at Group1 Mitsubishi in Kuils River!
Mitsubishi Pajero SWB Engine Specs
The powerful 3.2-litre DI-DC (Direct Injection Diesel) engine has been designed to reliably provide more torque at low and mid rev ranges. This makes it a great towing vehicle thanks to its 2800 kg Braked Towing Capacity, which is impressive when compared to many of the Pajeros competitors. Added to this, the Common Rail Fuel Injection System used in the Pajero SWB allows the engine to use just the right amount of fuel to get the job at hand done. This means better fuel efficiency and reduced emissions, which is good for your pocket as well as for the environment.
For your convenience we’ve provided the latest “quick glance” Mitsubishi Pajero SWB Engine Specs below which will enable you to easily make any power and torque comparisons with the rest of the Pajero range:
|DOHC Intercooled Turbo Diesel||140kW@3800rpm||441Nm@2000rpm|
Additionally if you would like to make a full comparison between the engine, or any of the other vehicle specs, within the Pajero range, then please download our Pajero Brochure here. Please note that this brochure contains information on both the LWB and the SWB Pajero. For information on the Pajero Sport, please go to our Pajero Sport SUV page.
Mitsubishi Pajero SWB Accessories
As with all vehicle in the Pajero range, the Short Wheelbase Mitsubishi Pajero comes standard with some of the best comfort and convenience features in its class. This means that the standard Pajero SWB Accessories list is rather extensive, and ensures that any journey undertaken in a Short Wheelbase Pajero will be a pleasurable one.
Pajero SWB Interior Accessories
- Bluetooth with Hands-free Voice Control
- Multi-information Display
- Rockford Fosgate® Sound System
- Touch Screen Radio/CD and MP3 Player
- Automatic Air-conditioning (Front)
- Manual Air-conditioning (Rear)
- Fully Trimmed Leather Interior
Pajero SWB Exterior Accessories
- HID Headlamps with Automatic Levelling Function
- DRL (Daytime Running Lights)
- Headlamp Washer
- Alloy Wheels
Mitsubishi Pajero SWB Review
Over the past few years the Mitsubishi Pajero has grown into one of the most formidable 4×4 vehicles sold in South Africa. This is due in part to the fact that Mitsubishi has taken there learning’s in real world rally competitions and transferred them directly into the Pajero range, including the 3-Door Pajero Short Wheelbase SUV that we’re reviewing here. This version of the Pajero might be smaller in size than the 5-door one, but it is just as tenacious and powerful as its big brother in every other way.
BIG on Power
The 3-door Pajero that we tested is powered by the 3.2-litre common-rail turbo-diesel engine that is common throughout the Pajero range. It pushes out a massive amount of power and torque (140kW and 441Nm), which means that this version of the Pajero is more than good enough to get over almost any obstacle that is put in front of it. It smaller turning circle also makes it decidedly nippier, while its lower overall mass makes it zippier than the 5-door Pajero to boot!
BIG on Attitude
The adage that dynamite comes in small packages perfectly describes the Pajero 3-door, although once inside you’ll see that the smaller body miraculously does not translate into a much smaller cabin. This is still a SUV after all, and the interior and the outside looks of the Pajero convey a style that is ruggedly refined and not out of place in the urban jungle or the African bushveld. In fact, the attitude conveyed by the Pajero Short Wheelbase in looks is not just skin-deep, because this is one rough, tough and capable off-roader that conquered even the worst roads that we took it on (and even a few places where there were no roads) with ease.
BIG on Comfort
The 3-door Pajero SUV is packed full of just as many upgrades and standard accessories as the bigger 5-door Pajero, which makes it an exceptionally high spec vehicle indeed! These comfort and convenience features include a rear-view camera, USB port, privacy glass, a multi-information display, Bluetooth with Hands-free Voice Control, Electric Windows with Anti-trapping Function, Fully Trimmed Leather Interior and of course Leather Seats.
Mitsubishi Pajero SWB Fuel Consumption*
The big 3.2-litre DOHC Intercooled Turbocharged DI-DC Engine that powers the Short Wheelbase Mitsubishi Pajero puts out a massive amount of power and torque ( you can find these figures further up this page), but yet it is surprisingly fuel friendly for a vehicle of this size. Take a look at the latest Pajero SWB Fuel Consumption Figures below, but please note that they were done under European testing conditions. This might make for a small variation in real world driving, but still does not take away from the fact that this is a very economical engine for its 3.2 litre size.
|Fuel System||Combined Fuel Consumption|
|Common Rail Direct Injection||9.5 Litres per 100km|
Mitsubishi Pajero SWB Colours
Available vehicle colours will be confirmed by our sales consultants.
Pajero SWB Safety Features
As with all of the vehicles in the Pajero range, the Mitsubishi Pajero SWB Safety Features are some of the best in the world:
- Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution Body
- 6 Airbags
- Side-impact Protection Bars
- ISOFIX Child Seat Anchors
- ASTC (Active Stability and Traction Control)
- ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
- EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution)
- BAS (Brake Assist System)
- Rear Park Distance Control
- Rear View Camera
Pajero SWB Dimensions
The 3-door Mitsubishi Pajero SWB has the following Vehicle Dimensions:
- Overall Length: 4,385mm
- Overall Width: 1,875mm
- Overall Height: 1,880mm
- Ground Clearance: 235mm
- Gross Vehicle Weight: 2,665kg
- Towing Capacity (Braked): 2,800kg
- Approach Angle: 36.7°
- Departcher Angle: 34.8°