Mitsubishi Triton
(2015 - 2019)

  • Excellent value for money
  • Refined engine
  • Excellent off-road abilities
  • Good equipment list
  • Interesting styling
  • Ride quality can feel harsh
  • Engine can feel lag on occasion
  • Steering can feel vague at high speeds
Overview

While technically not an all-new Triton, Mitsubishi heavily re-engineered and revised the previous generation’s proven Triton platform, improving both its on- and off-road ability and characteristics.

Where the Volkswagen Amarok sets the standard for refinement (at least when new) and the HiLux and Ranger continue to win the sales war, the Triton offers proven quality and superb value for money, especially in the used market.

But, the Triton is far from perfect and there are a few things to watch out for.

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What goes wrong
  • Wheel bearings wear from approx. 60,000kms
  • FB20 oil consumption concerns
  • CVT transmission valve body and solenoid faults
  • Engine valve spring factory recall is critical
  • Pre-facelift infotainment system is terrible
Model range, pricing and features

GLX

  • Price when new: $21,990 - $42,990
  • Price used: $12,500 - $35,500

The Triton range kicks off with the minimal bells and whistles GLX.

Available in a range of configurations such as a 4×2 and 4×4, single cab chassis and pick-up, club cab chassis and pick-up and dual cab chassis and pick-up, the GLX, while offering great bang for your buck, is potentially a little too basic when considering what higher spec variants offer.

Standard features:

  • 16-inch steel wheels
  • Rubber flooring
  • Halogen headlights
  • Chrome grille
  • Manual air conditioning
  • Tilt and reach steering column
  • Cruise control with steering wheel controls
  • Audio system with AM/FM radio, CD player
  • USB port
  • Bluetooth phone connectivity & audio streaming
  • Voice command and steering wheel controls
  • Twin LCD trip computer
  • Speed limiter
  • Seven airbags
  • ABS (Anti Lock Brakes)
  • EBA (Emergency Brake Assist)
  • EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution)
  • ASC (Active Stability Control)
  • Hill start assist system
  • Trailer stability assist system
  • Easy Select 4WD system (4×4 only)
  • Electronic control transfer shift dial (4×4 only)
  • Side steps (club-cab only)
  • Auto air-con (From 2017)
  • Piano black instrument trim (From 2017)
  • Chrome interior door handles (From 2017)
  • 6.1-inch touchscreen media system (From 2017)
  • Rear view camera (double cab pick-up from 2017)
  • Rear step bumper (double cab pick-up from 2017)
  • 16-inch All terrain tyres (4×4 models from 2017)

GLX+

  • Price when new: $36,990 - $40,990
  • Price used: $25,500 - $33,000

Mechanically identical to the GLX, the GLX+ simply adds a little bit of extra kit.

GLX+ adds:

  • Black grille
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Rear step bumper bar
  • Rear-view camera
  • 6.1-inch touchscreen media system
  • 7.0-inch Touch Screen with satellite navigation (From 2015)

GLS

  • Price when new: $40,990 - $44,990
  • Price used: $24,000 - $36,500

Our pick and the sweet spot of the Triton range.

The 4×4 dual cab pick-up GLS is loaded with kit and offers excellent value for money over its equivalently priced competitors and if you’re in the market, try to find a post-2017 GLS with a solid service history.

GLS adds:

  • Super Select II 4WD
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • HID headlamps & LED daytime running lights
  • Front fog lights
  • Side steps & rear step bumper
  • Sports bar
  • Reverse-view camera
  • Chrome electric-folding door mirrors with indicators
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Leather transmission gear knob
  • Carpet flooring
  • Piano black and silver trim panel highlights
  • Sports trim interior fabric
  • Outside temperature indicator
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Display audio with 6.1-inch touchscreen
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • Platform-style side steps (From 2017)
  • Improved instrument cluster graphics (From 2017)
  • Dark chrome front grille (From 2017)
  • Dark chrome headlamp surrounds (From 2017)
  • Smartphone Display Audio (SDA) (From 2017)
  • 7.0-inch colour touch-screen (From 2017)
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (From 2017)
  • Two USB outlets and a HDMI port (From 2017)

GLS Special Edition

  • Price when new: $45,990 - $48,490
  • Price used: $32,000 - $39,000

Based on the Triton GLS, Mitsubishi claimed the Sports Edition model delivered a smart but tough on-and off-roader.

More than just a cosmetic pack, the Sports Edition added some mechanical off-road fire power to the already impressive GLS.

GLS Special Edition adds:

  • Black grille
  • Black sports bar
  • Black 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Black rear step bumper
  • Black powder coated nudge-bar
  • Rear diff lock
  • Standard-fit tub-liner
  • Soft tonneau cover
  • Tow-bar
  • Tinted bonnet protector
  • Snorkel (Extreme accessory pack)
  • Colour-coded hard tonneau cover (Extreme accessory pack)
  • Venom driving lights and harness (Extreme accessory pack)

Blackline

  • Price when new: $43,490 - $47,990
  • Price used: $33,000 - $39,500

Almost identical to the GLS Sports Edition, minus some of the more off-road specific equipment.

Blackline adds:

  • Black grille
  • Black door mirrors
  • Black door handles
  • Dark sports bars
  • Special graphics
  • Rear diff lock
  • Keyless entry

Exceed

  • Price when new: $47,790 - $48,990
  • Price used: $28,500 - $39,500

The top of the range Triton ups the ante with extra technology, luxury and convenience features.

Exceed adds:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Painted front under-bumper garnish
  • Paddle shifters
  • Differential lock
  • Leather-look door trim inserts
  • Smart key with push-button start
  • Auto headlights and wipers
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power driver’s seat
  • 7.0-inch colour touch-screen (From 2017)
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (From 2017)
  • Two USB outlets and a HDMI port (From 2017)
  • Heated front seats (From 2017)
  • Electro chromatic rear-view mirror (From 2017)
Should you buy it?

Yes.

The MQ Triton offers excellent value for money and while it doesn’t shine in any one particular area when compared to other vehicles in this class, it certainly doesn’t fail in any particular area either.

As with all 4×4 vehicles, make sure to check if it has been abused off road, check for a thorough service history and if fitted with accessories, make sure they are a quality brand and have been fitted professionally.

The Triton really is a jack of all trades and a master of none and when the price of admission is so reasonable, it makes all the other more expensive 4×4 utes feel very expensive.

Warranty & servicing

Warranty:

  • 5 years/100,000kms

Servicing:

  • 15,000kms or every 12 months with Mitsubishi Diamond Advantage capped-price servicing.
Tech specs

Body style:

  • Single-cab-chassis 2-door 4×2 (GLX)
  • Single-cab-chassis 2-door 4×4 (GLX)
  • Club-cab-chassis 4×4 (GLX)
  • Club-cab pick-up 4×4 (GLX, GLX+)
  • Double-cab pick-up 4-door 4×2 (GLX)
  • Double-cab-chassis 4×4 (GLX)
  • Double-cab pick-up 4-door 4×4 (GLX, GLX+, GLS, GLS Sports Edition, Blackline, Exceed)

Engine & outputs:

  • 2.4-litre 4-cyl petrol – 94kW / 194Nm (GLX – Single-cab chassis)
  • 2.4-litre 4-cyl turbo-diesel – 133kW / 430Nm (GLX, GLX+, GLS, GLS Sports Edition, Blackline, Exceed)

Drivelines:

  • 5-spd manual, rear-wheel drive (GLX Petrol)
  • 6-spd manual, rear-wheel drive (GLX, GLX+, GLS, GLS Sports Edition, Blackline, Exceed)
  • 5-spd auto, rear-wheel drive (GLX Diesel)
  • 5-spd auto four-wheel drive (GLX, GLX+, GLS, GLS Sports Edition, Blackline, Exceed)

Fuel use:

  • 10.9L/100km (combined for the 2.4-litre 4-cyl petrol)
  • 7.3L – 7.6L/100km (combined and depending on configuration for the 2.4-litre 4cyl turbo-diesel)

Dimensions:

        Height:

  • 1765mm (GLX / All Body Styles)
  • 1780mm (GLX+, GLS, GLS Sports Edition, Blackline, Exceed-all body styles)

        Length:

  • 5270mm (GLX, GLX+ / Single Cab)
  • 5280mm (GLX, GLX+ GLS, GLS Sports Edition, Blackline, Exceed double cab)

        Width:

  • 1785mm (GLX / Single Cab)
  • 1815mm (GLX, GLX+ GLS, GLS Sports Edition, Blackline, Exceed double cab)

         Weight:

  • 1440kg (GLX single-cab chassis 4×2 petrol)
  • 1570kg (GLX single-cab chassis 4×2 diesel)
  • 1680kg (GLX single-cab chassis 4×4 diesel)
  • 1775kg (GLX club-cab chassis 4×4 diesel)
  • 1930kg (GLX and GLX+ club cab pick-up 4×4 diesel)
  • 1805kg (GLX Double cab chassis 4×4 diesel)
  • 1850kg (GLX Double cab pick-up 2×4 diesel)
  • 1950kg (GLX, GLX+, GLS, Exceed, Blackline 4×4 double-cab variants)
  • 1955kg (GLS Sports Edition 4×4 double cab)

Towing / Payload:

  • Towing: 1800kg / Payload: 1300kg (2.4-litre 4-cyl petrol / 5-spd manual) – single-cab chassis (GLX)
  • Towing: 2500kg / Payload: 1165kg (2.4-litre 4-cyl turbo-diesel / auto) – single-cab Chassis (GLX)
  • Towing: 3100kg / Payload: 960kg (2.4-litre 4-cyl turbo-diesel / all variants) – double cab (GLX)
  • Towing: 3000kg / Payload: 1010kg (2.4-litre 4-cyl turbo-diesel / all variants) – single cab (GLX+)
  • Towing: 3100kg / Payload: 985kg (2.4-litre 4-cyl turbo-diesel / all variants) – double cab (GLX+)
  • Towing: 3100kg / Payload: 950kg (2.4-litre 4-cyl turbo-diesel / all variants) – double cab (GLS, GLS Sports Edition, Blackline)
  • Towing: 3100kg Payload: 945kg (2.4-litre 4-cyl turbo-diesel / all variants) – double cab (Exceed)
Disclaimer

Information correct as of February 18, 2021.

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