Mitsubishi Pajero Engine and Performance:
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport comes with a 2.5L diesel engine with a displacement of 2477cc. The DOHC Common rail direct injection feeds a high-pressure fuel supply to the cylinders in exactly the same amounts. The fuel injection is electronically controlled and thus offers better combustion which results in the better performance of the engine. The 16-valve intercooled turbocharged engine drives a maximum power of 175 BHP at 4000 RPM and a peak torque of 400 Nm at 2000-2500 RPM which is better than the 168 BHP of maximum power and 343 Nm of maximum torque produced by the Toyota Fortuner. The 16 valve arrangement creates a more complete air/fuel mixture and steadier flow for consistent high performance. The precisely balanced roller-rocker arms and scissor gears provide exact valve timing for more powerful combustion. The engine ensures minimum exhaust emissions with a smooth drive on any kind of terrain. The average mileage of Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is 11kmpl whereas its biggest competitor Toyota Fortuner has a maximum mileage of 11kmpl.
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport achieves 0-100kmph speed in about 15.5 secs only. This powerful off-roader is packed with super select Four Wheel Drive System and a five speed manual transmission and ensures a better handling than its predecessor. It is surely an outstanding performer on all kinds of roads. The intercooler allots more air to be wired to the cylinders for complete combustion and greater power output. Laid at the front of the radiator, this design gives Pajero Sport an improved air-cooling performance.
Both of the SUV's are good off-roaders. However the Pajero Sport is only available in 4WD but Fortuner comes in both 2WD and 4WD. The Fortuner comes with 3.0-litre diesel engine churning out a maximum power of 168bhp and torque of 343Nm. On the other hand, Pajero Sport's 2.5-litre engine delivers a maximum power output of 175 bhp and peak torque of 400Nm. The Pajero Sport also has better off-roading capabilities and comes with the shift on fly.
However, Toyota's dealership network pans across country and now most of the cities have a dealership and service outlet. On the other hand, Mistubishi has a very thin dealership network across India.