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[YesAuto professional evaluation] Almost all articles about Mitsubishi Pajero, the author will tell you that the name of this car comes from a South American bobcat, and then there is no more. I am particularly curious about what this lynx looks like. Is it a kind of mighty and domineering type like a car? So I looked for some information, and the result was a little disappointed: it is not much bigger than a house cat, and it looks cute.

South American lynx is widely distributed and divided into three categories according to obvious geographical differences. Pajero is one of them. It lives in the Andes in Ecuador and Argentina. They rely on extraordinary skills to hunt South American guinea pigs and some birds. The highest ever appeared at 5000 meters above sea level. I have also been to such a high mountain, and vaguely remember the cold wind there, and the desolation everywhere I can see, it is really hard to live here. It is said that Mitsubishi used Pajero to name the car in order to express its strong survivability in the wild. Well, the goal has been achieved, and now many people call it “Lynx”.

Appearance and interior parts

At the beginning, it was crooked, let's talk about cars. What I got today is the 2014 Pajero 3.0L Elite Transcendence Edition. To put it bluntly, it is the top match. The exterior and interior parts, to sum up one sentence: too old. A quick glance at the 2006 news will reveal that it was already what it is now. The angular body, dark interior, revealing a rough atmosphere inside and out, like a mighty and majestic man, standing still in the wind and rain, standing for many years. The Mercedes-Benz G series can provide a similar feeling, of course the latter is much more refined. Our test car is equipped with a large color touch screen, integrated audio, navigation and other functions, which is almost the only part of its body that can be connected with this era. (If you want to view the static content, please click here)

Powertrain

The powertrain is the same as the car. It is a lot older. The 3.0-liter naturally aspirated V6 engine code-named 6G72 is not much younger than me. The maximum power is only 177 horsepower. You must know that the 2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine of Fox has 170 horsepower. Now, the peak torque of 259 N·m is barely reasonable. It is matched with a 5-speed manual gearbox with few gears, but the frustration is well controlled.

This ancient power unit is not useless. It has a compression ratio of only 9:1 and uses a relatively simple SOHC single overhead camshaft valve mechanism. The adaptability to fuel and the durability of continuous work are strong enough. It is exactly what a pure off-road vehicle should perform. Unfortunately, it is difficult for people in the city to appreciate these and get to go around in remote places.

Road driving: momentum is very important

Sometimes the power output makes people anxious. After stepping on the accelerator, the gearbox has to think about life before downshifting. After that, the climbing process of the tachometer pointer is very linear, the appropriate gear is there, the roar of the engine is there, as for the sense of acceleration, Rarely. If you want to merge and overtake, you must prepare in advance. The brake pedal is very sensitive, which is unexpected. The pedal is tight and has a short stroke. It has a decelerating effect under light touch.

Fortunately, its body is large enough. When driving on city roads, there are few reckless cars suddenly coming in front of you. The sitting posture is also high enough and the field of view is quite good. Many people like this very much and have maintained a stable cruising state. It is a good choice. There is a black and white screen at the top of the center console, which can read the fuel consumption information. It is better to extend the time of driving at a constant speed as much as possible, and practice how to gradually reduce the fuel consumption number to make up for the dissatisfaction caused by the power shortage.

In order to take care of comfort, Pajero started to use the rear independent suspension from the third-generation model. The actual ride experience is softer than that of Wrangler models with integrated rear axle suspension, but it is still incomparable with family cars. If you have one before They are all ordinary cars, and I am afraid I have to adapt to changing to Pajero. The steering system is completely biased towards off-road conditions, the steering ratio is very large, and the accuracy is impossible to talk about. Reversing and warehousing test physical strength and technology at the same time, let the male compatriots come.

Pajero’s mechanical walking part does not do much work for urban use. It is obviously uncomfortable to drive it into the crowded traffic every day. Even if you don’t worry about fuel consumption, the large and a bit clumsy body will give you some psychology. burden. It belongs to the wilderness, grass, mountains and rivers, just confine it in the reinforced concrete forest? I believe no one wants to do this.

Acceleration/Brake Performance Test

Let's take a look at the performance test results. Switch Pajero's transfer case to the 2H rear drive state and turn off the ESP system. The G value reached 0.6g at the start, which is very powerful, but this is just a flash in the pan. Then the acceleration force drops rapidly, and the roar of the engine cannot bring more acceleration. It took 14.63 seconds to complete the 0-100km/h acceleration. This old 3.0-liter V6 engine can only do this.

Judging from the graph, the red speed curve is very smooth, almost no shift point can be found. Its upshifting action can be called soft, of course, the power output of this engine is also inseparable from the relationship. On the whole, Pajero’s The acceleration performance is difficult to satisfy, of course, you and I are mentally prepared, after all, this is a hardcore off-road vehicle.

The 100-0km/h brake test score is 43.73 meters, which is a qualified level in our evaluation system. At the moment of braking, the heavy body has an obvious downward tilting action, which is not a small burden on the suspension system, the braking system and the tires. Although the braking G value also has a number of -1g at the beginning, it is not allowed afterwards. Does not rebound to between -0.7g and -0.8g. It is worth mentioning that the sensitivity of the brake pedal is far beyond expectations, and the actual deceleration effect can be achieved with a tap, which can bring some extra confidence in daily driving.

Noise

The various data of the noise test are in the excellent range, but they are also on the edge. The soundproof performance of the cabin itself is acceptable, and the 5AT gearbox also controls the engine speed decently. The tall and square body brings a lot of wind noise when driving at high speed, but for others on the road, this This kind of whistling momentum also has a different taste.

Fuel consumption test

It stands to reason that we do not do fuel consumption testing for this hardcore SUV, but considering the price of 450,000, I think its buyers will still pay attention to fuel consumption indicators. Two days ago, the operation of a free underground parking lot in Shunyi, Beijing, had just been suspended. The reason was that too many cars came to join in the excitement and blocked the road. Among them, millions of luxury cars are not among the few. Therefore, if you can spend less, spend less. This is human nature, “people should not fight against human nature.”

A lot of gossip, let’s get to the topic below. This time the fuel consumption test ran 100.7 kilometers. Although the average speed displayed by the trip computer was 30km/h, due to limited luck, in fact, I did not encounter a particularly congested section of the road. Most of the time, I walked on ordinary roads with signal lights, and A small number of expressways with a speed of about 100km/h eventually consume 12.23 liters of Beijing 92 gasoline, which translates to an average fuel consumption of 12.14 liters/100 kilometers.

During this short test, I found that the average fuel consumption figures of the trip computer rose and fell faster than previous models, and gradually declined when the road conditions were smooth. When the traffic light was red, the figures continued to rise. There is every reason to believe that Pajero’s fuel consumption is likely to rise to 15 liters/100 kilometers or even higher in the congested road conditions like commuting to get off work, and if the route can be planned reasonably, it is hopeful that its fuel consumption can be reduced to a satisfactory level. of.

Four-wheel drive structure

Enter the highlight, let's take a look at the four-wheel drive system. Mitsubishi’s super-selected four-wheel drive structure is slightly more complicated. You can understand it as the traditional hard-to-play four-wheel drive system, adding that it can drive on paved roads (vehicle speeds below 100km/h can be freely between 4H and 2H). Switch) high-speed four-wheel drive gear. The specific details have been explained in detail in our previous four-wheel drive series articles. Interested readers can click here to view.

Four-wheel drive performance test

After reading the structure, let's see the actual effect. The first is the four-wheel drive steel frame. Pajero climbing this is just a warm-up. In order to increase the difficulty, we directly open the three pulley blocks. Only the left rear wheel has adhesion. See if the whole system can reasonably distribute the power so that the vehicle can only rely on one wheel. Get out of trouble.

The front suspension of Pajero is designed to be quite short, and the approach angle of 36.6° is very useful when climbing the shelf. You don’t need to look at it, you can go directly on, and the test results are also satisfactory. The three wheels on the pulley block have almost no visible slippage, and the power is effective Pass to the left rear wheel and pass smoothly without pressure.

Saying goodbye to the steel frame, we found a wasteland on the outskirts of Beijing, where there are ruts of various sizes. It seems that off-road enthusiasts often come to enjoy their leisure time. I always think that hard-core off-road vehicles can't be washed too clean. You must wrap yourself with mud spots and stains to dress yourself up. This can be done easily here, and let the pavement go to hell!

Pajero 3.0L Elite Beyond Super Selection 4WD System
Gear Drive form
2H Pure rear drive
4H Four-wheel drive, available on paved roads, can switch freely with 2H when the speed is below 100km/h, the front and rear power distribution is automatically adjusted between 33:67-50:50
4HLc Four-wheel drive, non-paved road use, front and rear power distribution locked 50:50
4HLc+ rear differential lock Four-wheel drive + rear axle differential lock, front and rear power distribution lock 50:50
4LLc Four-wheel drive + low-speed four-wheel drive, the torque is amplified by 1.9 times, the front and rear power distribution is locked at 50:50, and the vehicle speed should not exceed 70km/h
4LLc+ rear differential lock

Four-wheel drive + low-speed four-wheel drive, torque amplification is 1.9 times, rear axle differential is locked, front and rear power distribution is locked 50:50

The Pajero with the super-selected four-wheel drive system is like a fish here. In fact, through the combination of the transfer case gear and the rear axle differential lock, it can move forward in 6 states. The above table gives you statistics. 2H is a pure rear-wheel drive, and then the off-road capability increases step by step, until the end: lock four-wheel drive + low-speed four-wheel drive gear + rear axle differential lock, enter the strongest off-road state.

Compared with ordinary hard-powered four-wheel-drive off-road vehicles with transfer cases, the essence of the super-selected four-wheel drive is that there are more full-time four-wheel drive gears that can be used on paved roads: 4H gear, and the electronic system controls the power of the front and rear axles. The allocation is automatically adjusted between 33:67 and 50:50 to realize four-wheel drive forward on paved roads. In contrast, ordinary time-sharing four-wheel drive vehicles can only choose rear-wheel drive mode on paved roads, which is undoubtedly superior to four-wheel drive. The scope of application is wider, and driving safety is also an extra layer of protection.

As for the field off-road test, we found a few slopes in this site. Although it is far from the Karr level, it is enough to clearly distinguish it from ordinary urban SUVs. These small tests Pajero have passed smoothly. There is no suspense. It needs to be clear that when the rear axle differential lock is manually locked, the vehicle's ABS system will be automatically turned off. That is to say, if you want to use the rear lock, you cannot use the electronic brake assist, so you will encounter some difficulties. When you are out of trouble, you can try different drive combinations. Sometimes the rear lock cannot pass the hurdle. Open the rear lock and try again. Relying on the low-speed four-wheel drive gear and the electronic system to brake the wheels, you can also get good results. effect. In short, relying on these permutations and combinations, I believe Pajero will always have a way to take you where you want to go.

Summary

As a model that is no longer young, Pajero’s advantages and disadvantages have long been on the table. Advantages such as large space, good vision, durable leather, strong off-road ability, etc., disadvantages such as old interiors, weak power, etc. The answers given by car owners can be found in our word-of-mouth system. The most suitable competitor is the imported Toyota Prado 2.7 liters. The price, configuration, and powertrain performance of the two are very close. The Prado interior is more sophisticated and the daily comfort is slightly stronger, but because there is no rear axle differential lock, the actual The off-road capability is much worse than that of the Pajero 3.0L top that we tested. How to choose between the two, I believe you already know it.

Pajero (import) 2014 3.0L Elite Beyond Edition

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Manufacturer's guide price

45.30 million

People often associate traditional hardcore off-road vehicles with unruly personalities, such as Wrangler, Prado, Pajero, etc. No matter where their owners come from, their age, what occupation they are in, and what kind of life they lead, they will have a common one. Point: Have an unrestrained mind. Even a chemistry teacher, deep down, he must be an unrestrained chemistry teacher. If you choose such a car, I believe there will be a few times a year, you can see you driving away on the muddy road, and I can only wish you a good time!

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2014 imported Mitsubishi Pajero detailed parameter configuration table