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      Launch year
      2018
      Body type
      SUV
      Fuel type
      Diesel
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Better off road than on

Best bits

  • Excellent off road
  • Lots of off-roading equipment as standard
  • Good space for seven adults

Not so great

  • Boot space is limited
  • Poor on-road driving ability
  • Expensive to buy and run

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Overall verdict

"The Mitsubishi Shogun Sport offers many elements that are popular with modern buyers – seven seats, rugged SUV styling and the ability to drive over all kinds of tricky surfaces."

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One oddity of the Shogun Sport is that it is based on the same underpinnings as the L200 pick-up truck. While lots of commercial vehicles are boasting about how car-like they are, this is a car that’s based on a commercial vehicle.


This means that you can be pretty confident with the Shogun Sport’s off-roading ability. This is not only because of how it’s built but because of the various technology and systems it comes with.


These are all packaged up under the grand sounding Super Select II 4WD system. This includes a hill descent control, an off-road mode and trailer stability assist. You also get a locking rear differential.


The trade-off for the off-road ability is a less impressive on-road persona. It doesn’t have the same rugged suspension as the L200 pick-up – it has a more sophisticated multi-link setup at the rear – but it is still less composed than more road-friendly rivals. There is a fair amount of body roll, for example, and it has a bumpy ride. The softness of the suspension also means that it has a tendency to pitch forward and backward under hard acceleration or braking.


The Shogun Sport comes with seven seats as standard, and the third row of seats come with a decent amount of space, although shorter adults will still be the ones who end up being volunteered to sit there. There is not much in the way of boot space with all the seats in place, but the Shogun Sport’s sheer size means that the boot offers a good amount of room when the third row of seats are dropped.


There isn’t much choosing to do when it comes to picking your Shogun Sport – there is just the one engine and two trim levels. Oddly the entry-level model is called the ‘3’ while the other version is, unsurprisingly, the ‘4’. The standard model gets leather upholstery, electrically adjustable front seats, LED headlights and rear parking sensors. The 4 adds £2000 to the price and brings a 360-degree camera, blind spot warning, adaptive cruise control and heated seats among other kit.


That single engine is a 2.4-litre diesel with 181PS and a peak torque of 430Nm. This is another element that the Shogun Sport has in common with the L200. While this engine was a decent fit to the L200 when it was introduced in 2015, your average SUV driver demands a little more in the way of refinement and quietness. Although you may not buy an SUV for its raw pace, the 0-62mph time is slightly pedestrian versus rivals, taking 11.0 seconds. 


Fuel economy lags behind rivals, too, with an official figure of just over 32mpg and a CO2 emissions rating of 227g/km, which means that company car drivers might be wincing when it comes to calculating their benefit-in-kind contributions.


The Shogun Sport has some really strong attributes in its favour, but many of those relate to its off-road ability and rivals offer a much more compelling prospect if you value on-road manners.


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Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

2.4 Di-Dc 4 5Dr Auto 4Wd

  • 2019
  • 7,000 miles
  • Autoecosse Mitsubishi Dundee
  • Angus, DD48ED
Price:£26,999
PCP: £434.84/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 36 months, 35 Monthly Payments: £434.84, Customer Deposit: £4,049.00, Total Deposit: £4,049.85, Optional Final Payment: £11,736.00, Total Charge For Credit: £4,006.25, Total Amount Payable: £31,005.25, Representative APR: 7.9%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 7.61%, Excess Mileage Charge: 8ppm, Mileage Per Annum: 10,000

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

2.4 DI-DC Commercial Auto

  • 2021
  • 4,999 miles
  • Pentagon Subaru Lincoln
  • Lincolnshire, LN24LD
Price:£28,799
HP: £773.41/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 36 months, 35 Monthly Payments: £773.41, Customer Deposit: £4,319.00, Total Deposit: £4,319.85, Total Charge For Credit: £3,364.61, Total Amount Payable: £32,163.61, Representative APR: 8.9%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 4.58%

Is the Mitsubishi Shogun Sport right for you?

The Mitsubishi Shogun Sport is something of a rarity these days – an SUV that is more geared towards off-road work than cruising around town or up and down the motorway.


While that might be a downside to some, it will be a real boost to others as you don’t have to upgrade to an expensive higher trim to get all-wheel drive and the off-road technology that helps you conquer tricky terrain. It’s also got the added bonus of seven seats as standard, which means you can get more people out to the furthest field, or whichever hard-to-get-to spot you need to access – in one go. 


If you are after an old-school workhorse, and don’t want to worry about roughing up something that comes with vast amounts of expensive interior decoration, then this could be just the thing.


What's the best Mitsubishi Shogun Sport model/engine to choose?

The Mitsubishi Shogun Sport range is phenomenally easy to navigate. There is just one engine, one gearbox and two trims to choose between. It essentially comes down to whether you want to spend an extra £2000 to get some kit that includes heated seats, a blind-spot warning system and adaptive cruise control but not navigation.


Most, but not all, of that extra kit comes in handy on the road rather than down a muddy track, so we’d suggest saving the extra cash and sticking with the basic model.


What other cars are similar to the Mitsubishi Shogun Sport?

In terms of off-road ability and attitude, the Shogun Sport’s natural allies are the pick-up trucks of this world. Mitsubishi’s own L200, the Nissan Navara and the Volkswagen Amarok are the pick of the bunch on that front.


The more conventional direct equivalents – the non-premium seven-seat SUVs – are the likes of the Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan X-Trail and the Skoda Kodiaq. The Ssangyong Rexton is the other value-focused model worth considering.


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