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Mitsubishi Triton Review, For Sale, Colours, Models, Specs & Interior

Dating back to the late 1970s as the L200 series, the Triton (as it's been known since 1986) is Mitsubishi's one-tonne truck answer to the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger.

Available in similar configurations and spec levels as its closest rivals – single and dual cab, two- and four-wheel drive, and the choice of basic workhorse and upmarket, dual-purpose family truck – the entire Triton range is served by a single diesel engine nowadays. The base model starts from $30,740, rising to $57,940 for the most expensive version. Mitsubishi also uses the Triton as a base for its Pajero Sport seven-seater SUV.

While not the largest, roomiest or most sophisticated in its segment, the Triton's combination of affordable pricing, dependable engineering, easy driveability and total reliability reflects its maker's six decades of experience building medium-sized trucks.

Current prices range from $30,740 to $57,940 for the Triton GLX (4X2) and Triton GSR (4X4).

This vehicle is also known as Mitsubishi Forte, Strada, Dodge Ram 50, Plymouth Arrow Truck, Mitsubishi Mighty Max.

Mitsubishi Triton Accessories

There’s 18-inch two-tone alloys with 265/60 R18 tyres and a full-size alloy spare, chrome grille highlights, door handles and mirrors (the latter with integral heating and turn indicators), side-steps, rear-step bumper, load tub-liner, LED dusk-sensing headlights/DRLs with halogen fog lights, rain-sensing wipers, reversing camera and rear diff-lock among numerous highlights.

Mitsubishi Triton Accessories

Mitsubishi Triton Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Mitsubishi Triton varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $30,740 and going to $57,940 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2023 Ute 2.4L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $30,740 $57,940
2022 Ute 2.4L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $21,120 $67,210
2021 Ute 2.4L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $20,460 $62,040
2020 Ute 2.4L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $22,990 $60,280
2019 Ute 2.4L, Diesel, 5 SP AUTO $56,760
See All Mitsubishi Triton Pricing and Specs

Mitsubishi Triton Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Mitsubishi Triton here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What causes the DPF light to come on in my 2018 Mitsubishi Triton?

    DPF technology is fast becoming the bane of turbo-diesel owners. The filter is designed to trap some of the nasty exhaust emissions of a diesel engine and then automatically burn them off at high temperature periodically, emptying the filter in the process. But way too often, this isn’t happening according to the script and filters are either clogging up, requiring a manual clean-out or, in extreme cases, complete replacement.

    This is possibly what’s happened to your car and explains why both the DPF and check-engine light have illuminated. It’s the car’s way of telling you you need to act. While it’s generally true that vehicles like yours that do more highway kilometres than city running have fewer DPF problems, all turbo-diesel fitted with such a filter have the potential to give trouble. An electronic scan of the Triton should show whether the DPF and check-engine light are related.

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  • Does the diesel 2010 Mitsubishi Triton use a timing belt or chain?

    The 2.5-litre turbo-diesel engine fitted to the 2010 Triton uses a toothed rubber timing-belt which requires periodic replacement. Most mechanics reckon the belt should be changed every 100,000km and because of the design of the engine, the belt that drives the engine’s balance shafts should also be replaced at the same time.

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  • While I was fitting new side rails to my 2020 MR Triton I noticed the leaf springs. They are sagging!

    The first thing to do is to ascertain whether the suspension has sagged or not. This can be measured quite simply and the results will tell you if the springs have lost tension or not. A canopy fitted to the Triton shouldn’t really make any appreciable difference to its ride height, nor should the world’s biggest dog, but it must be factored in. Neither should towing a box trailer have any long-term effect on a vehicle rated to tow anything up to 3100kg.

    If the springs have sagged, then it’s back to Mitsubishi as you have a legitimate warranty claim.

    If they’re within specification and you want more rear spring, there are plenty of aftermarket companies that can supply a spring that will lift the vehicle to the height you require. Be aware, though, that there are different limits on how high you can lift a vehicle depending on what state or territory you’re in, and major modification in this department may require an engineer to sign off on the changes.

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  • I have issues with the gearbox in my 2011 Triton 4X4 manual diesel. I can change up through gears first to fifth but can't go from fourth to third.

    This sounds like a classic case of worn synchromesh rings inside the gearbox. These rings are designed to make smooth, easy shifts between gears but as they wear (or even break) they lose that ability and the gears become difficult to change. It’s also common for this problem to be worse on downshifts compared with upshifts which is why you can shift all the way up to fifth, but have trouble coming back down through the gears.

    My money is on third-gear synchromesh being your problem. By shifting from fourth back to second and then third, you’re effectively `borrowing’ the second-gear synchromesh to soften the shift into third.

    Unfortunately, the fix is a gearbox rebuild. But before that, it would be worth changing the oil in the gearbox and checking out a gearbox additive that helps with shifting feel and smoothness. If that makes a difference, great, but you may still ultimately be looking at a new or rebuilt transmission.

    The other thing to know is whether the gearbox is reluctant to select reverse gear with the engine running. If it is, you might instead be dealing with a worn clutch which is much cheaper to replace.

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Mitsubishi Triton Colours

White, White Diamond, Red, Impulse Blue, Sterling Silver, Graphite Grey, Black

  • White
  • White Diamond
  • Red
  • Impulse Blue
  • Sterling Silver
  • Graphite Grey
  • Black
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Mitsubishi Triton Towing Capacity

The Mitsubishi Triton has maximum towing capacity of 3100kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2023 Ute 2500kg 3100kg
2022 Ute 1800kg 3100kg
2021 Ute 1800kg 3100kg
2020 Ute 1800kg 3100kg
2019 Ute 2500kg 3100kg
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Mitsubishi Triton Dimensions

The dimensions of the Mitsubishi Triton Ute vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2023 Ute 1775x1815x0 mm 200 mm
2022 Ute 1775x1815x0 mm 200 mm
2021 Ute 1775x1815x0 mm 200 mm
2020 Ute 1765x1785x5155 mm 200 mm
2019 Ute 1765x1785x5155 mm 200 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Mitsubishi Triton Dimensions

Mitsubishi Triton Wheel Size

The Mitsubishi Triton has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 205R16C 8PR for Ute in 2023.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2023 Ute 205R16C 8PR 205R16C 8PR
2022 Ute 205 R16C 8PR 205 R16C 8PR
2021 Ute 205 R16C 8PR 205 R16C 8PR
2020 Ute 205 R16 16x6 inches 205 R16 16x6 inches
2019 Ute 205R16 16x6 inches 205R16 16x6 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Mitsubishi Triton Wheel Sizes

Mitsubishi Triton Engine

The Mitsubishi Triton has a 2.4-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine producing 133kW at 3500rpm and 430Nm at 2500rpm, and it has a six-speed automatic transmission. This is a respectable pairing, and while it’s more sluggish than super, it still does the job.

Mitsubishi Triton Engine

Mitsubishi Triton Interior

Internally there’s keyless entry, leather-bound steering wheel, gearshift and handbrake, rear privacy glass, dual-zone climate control, multiple 12-volt and USB connections (including two USB ports for rear seat passengers), quality six-speaker infotainment system with 7.0-inch touchscreen and Android Auto/Apple CarPlay plus plenty more.

Mitsubishi Triton Interior

Mitsubishi Triton Fuel Consumption

The Mitsubishi Triton is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 7.8L/100km for Ute /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2023 Ute 7.8L/100km 2.4L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2022 Ute 7.8L/100km 2.4L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2022 Ute 11.4L/100km 2.4L ULP 5 SP MAN
2021 Ute 7.8L/100km 2.4L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2021 Ute 11.4L/100km 2.4L ULP 5 SP MAN
2020 Ute 7.8L/100km 2.4L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2020 Ute 11.4L/100km 2.4L ULP 5 SP MAN
2019 Ute 7L/100km 2.4L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2019 Ute 10.9L/100km 2.4L ULP 5 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Mitsubishi Triton Pricing and Specs for 2023

Mitsubishi Triton Speed

The Mitsubishi Triton GLS can accelerate from 0-100km/h in approximately 10 seconds.

Mitsubishi Triton Seats

Although the Triton’s slim width is most noticeable in the cabin, there’s still ample space in the front seats for drivers and passengers of most sizes to find comfortable positions. By comparison, rear seat space is okay for two adults but too tight with three for any trip longer than a short commute.

Mitsubishi Triton Seats

Mitsubishi Triton Boot Space

Internally the load tub measures 1520mm long, 1470mm wide and 475mm deep. With 1085mm between the rear wheel housings, it will easily take a 1200 x 800mm Euro pallet but not a standard 1165mm-square Aussie pallet. It’s equipped with a full tub-liner and six anchorage points.

Mitsubishi Triton Boot space

Mitsubishi Triton Range

Official fuel consumption is 8.6L/100km on a combined cycle.
On test we recorded actual fuel consumption of 9.6L/100km, from fill to fill. The Triton has a 75-litre fuel tank, so going by those fuel-use figures we’d expect to get a touring range of about 750km, after removing 30km from the total 780km figure as a safe-distance buffer.