Comfortable and inviting, the interior of Pajero/Montero is a far cry from the terrain it was designed to face. Illuminated meters and leather-wrapped controls are all ergonomically arranged and awaiting your command, while the soft leather seats and luxurious appointments throughout tempt you to forget your destination and simply keep driving.
Optional Leather [Beige] GLS only
Optional Leather [Black] GLS only
Chrome and glossed wood-print accent panels
More than a technology, All Wheel Control is our guiding philosophy. Incorporating an array of innovative systems into an integrated performance and control network, AWC delivers precise traction, power and slip control for each wheel independently to ensure complete driver control even in extreme handling conditions.
They say that superior off-road handling capability could only come at the expense of on-road smoothness. They have obviously never driven Pajero/Montero. By incorporating a lightweight and highly rigid monocoque body with a built-in ladder frame that provides added resistance to torsion and flexing and fixing them atop a dynamic independent suspension, Pajero/Montero achieves an unprecedented combination of all-terrain control and luxury-sedan comfort. For added durability, Pajero/Montero now makes more extensive use of galvanized steel body panels, while the new aluminum hood panel reduces weight for better handling.
The engine on Pajero/Montero has been shifted back closer to the center of the vehicle. This places more weight between the axles to greatly improve handling and control. In addition, the new engine position allows a better approach angle and provides added crumple zone protection in the event of an accident.
Pajero/Montero’s rally-proven all-wheel independent suspension gives drivers confident, predictable handling in even the most unpredictable road conditions. The front double-wishbone and rear multi-link suspensions use coil springs to provide quick and natural response, especially when cornering.
The independent suspension, coil springs and monocoque body all work together to provide a greater degree of suspension travel. The result is impressive road-handling and greater stability even over the roughest off-road conditions.
Mitsubishi’s advanced control technologies were first conceived and developed to meet the challenges of the world’s most grueling rally courses. Proven under real-world conditions more demanding than any test track, they are now ready to go into Mitsubishi vehicles like Pajero.
Pajero also offers a rear differential lock for extreme off-road conditions, delivering the traction and handling needed to prevent wheel slip and navigate treacherous situations. Combining its low torque performance with ASTC, drivers will find that no adventure is out of reach.
Pajero/Montero’s advanced SS4 II lets you shift between 2H, 4H and 4HLc modes at speeds of up to 100km/h, providing on-demand control for highway performance or off-road traction whenever you need it.
Note: Super Select 4WD II lets you shift between 2H, 4H and 4HLc modes at speeds up to 100 km/h. Vehicle must be stopped when switching between 4HLc and 4LLc. Please see the owner’s manual for additional information.
For all the power you need to roam the city streets or enjoy the great outdoors up close. Equipped
with multi-point fuel injectors for increased performance, this 24-valve V6 engine packs a punch not to be
The 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine delivers an incredible amount of output power for high-range cruising on the open highway, while still providing plenty of torque to give you ample pulling capability when hauling heavy loads or help you get through rough driving conditions with confidence. The ECI-MULTI electronically controlled fuel injection system maximizes intake efficiency to produce more complete combustion, resulting in fewer emissions and giving you even, responsive acceleration you can depend on at any speed. And the single overhead camshaft design reduces engine vibration and mechanical noise for a smooth and quiet ride.
To perform at its best, an engine needs a continuous flow of clean air. The pre-air cleaner, featured on all models, increases air intake while filtering out dust and moisture. With the engine breathing easy, Pajero is ready to take on any road.
Designed for the 3.8-liter engine, it further optimizes performance by adjusting air intake. At low and mid rpm ranges, only the primary port is used, increasing airflow speed for better torque and quicker starts, enhancing off-road escape-ability and fuel efficiency. At higher rpm ranges, both intake ports open to increase airflow volume and maximize power.
Standard on all AT models, Sports Mode delivers the excitement of a manual shift while still providing the convenience of an automatic. Changing gears for enhanced response and performance with just a touch of the shifter, Sports Mode reminds you of what driving was like back when you first learned how.
Accidents happen. Mitsubishi knows that sometimes the road throws an unexpected surprise in your path, so Pajero/Montero is outfitted with an array of advanced active and passive safety technologies. Enjoy your drive with the peace of mind of knowing that you and your passengers are safe and secure.
The strength of Pajero/Montero ladder frame has been nearly tripled over previous designs, providing even better resistance to torsional and flexural stresses without any further increase in weight. This rigidity translates to better handling and comfort over difficult road conditions and lower chance of control loss.
ASTC utilizes a network of control units and intelligent sensors to monitor vehicle status as well as the driver’s steering. As road and vehicle conditions change, ASTC manages the forces on all wheels by precisely controlling engine torque and braking force going to each one, providing improved vehicle control, trace ability and traction in all driving conditions. ASTC lets driving enthusiasts enjoy the full potential of Pajero/Montero in complete confidence.
ASTC calculates real-time vehicle status via sensor data. Whenever the potential for oversteer or understeer in corners is detected, ASTC determines the correct yaw for Pajero/Montero and applies braking force to the appropriate wheels. This enables drivers to maintain control even in slippery road conditions.
Note: The control capabilities of ASTC are supplemental only. Please drive safely and never rely solely on these functions while driving. Be sure to use the same specified type and size of tires on all 4 wheels. Do not install any aftermarket limited slip differential on your vehicle. Please see the owner’s manual for additional information.
When the road throws you an unexpected curve, ABS ensures that you’ll be ready. The 4-sensor, 4-channel system is matched to each SS4 II mode to ensure skid-free braking regardless of surface conditions.
Note: ABS can help a driver prevent unsafe situations while braking, but is never a substitute for safe driving. ABS does not always reduce stopping distances. Stopping distance can be influenced by many factors including road surface conditions and friction between the tires and the road surface.
EBD modulates each braking channel independently, providing additional force to the rear wheels when the vehicle is carrying passengers or cargo. This ensures you are able to come to a stop quickly and safely, regardless of load or road conditions.
In the event of a forward collision, the driver and front passenger are both protected by front SRS airbags. To further increase safety, the onboard computer measures the force of impact and adjusts airbag deployment speed to best reduce the chance of injury to occupants. For side collisions, the driver and front passenger are protected by side mounted airbags set to deploy at just the right position regardless of seat position. Furthermore, curtain airbags mounted in the ceiling lining deploy to protect front and 2nd-row occupants.
This in-vehicle camera sensor continuously monitors headlamps and tail lights of oncoming and preceding vehicles. If a nearing vehicle is detected by the camera sensor, the Automatic High Beam system automatically switches to low beam. Once there are no oncoming or preceding vehicles with headlamps or tail lights turned on in close proximity, the system immediately reverts back to high beam. Without the need for manual operation, driving is even more safe and comfortable.
This theft protection system has been improved from earlier models. It is equipped with sensors to detect inclination and intrusions. In addition, the built-in battery power back-up activates an alarm when the battery wire is detached to prevent illegal access.
Beyond enhancing safety by increase visibility when driving during the daytime, the LED daytime running lamps add a touch of style for good measure.
Using front and rear crumple zones to absorb and diffuse collision damage before it can reach the cabin interior, Pajero/Montero’s RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) body design is built to minimize occupant injury regardless of which direction trouble comes from. The rigid monocoque body provides further protection by encasing occupants within a steel framework that resists damage.
Positioned ahead of the rear axle to help prevent leakage in a collision, Pajero/Montero’s fuel tank is also guarded by a tough resin underprotector.
To provide as much carrying space as possible, the 2nd-row can have the seatbacks folded down, and then the seats themselves folded up and out of the way. You can also fold down just one part of the 60:40-split 2nd-row for carrying extra long cargo*.
The 3rd-row seats can be easily folded up and stowed away in Pajero/Montero’s underfloor compartment, then unfolded again when you need the extra seating capacity. This gives you plenty of room for groceries, suitcases or bulky cargo.
*Equipment may vary by market. Please consult your local Mitsubishi Motors dealer/distributor for details.