2024 Mitsubishi Triton Review

Andrea Matthews

Posted March 01, 2024

The all-new Mitsubishi Triton is arriving in Australian dealers this month, and is set to go head to head with the most popular vehicles in the market today, the Ford Ranger, Toyota Hilux and Isuzu D-Max.

While it is priced up to $6900 more that the outgoing model, the new 2024 Mitsubishi Triton is significantly updated, with an increased braked towing capacity of 3500kg, more room in the cabin and a greater payload. It also receives driver assistance technology updates, and levels of comfort that will see it appeal to private buyers, tradies and fleets.

A new 2.4-litre twin-turbocharged diesel engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission generates 150kW and 470Nm and is flexible enough to manage urban driving and rugged off-road terrain in equal measure.

Boosting its appeal is Mitsubishi's industry leading 10-year warranty and Australia's second largest dealer network ensuring comprehensive aftersales coverage for owners.

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The Mitsubishi Triton off-road

The 2024 Mitsubishi Triton GSR is built for life off-road. Image: Supplied


How much does a Mitsubishi Triton Cost?

The 2024 Mitsubishi Triton range is on sale from $43,690 for the 4x2 GLX model to $63,840 for the top-spec 4x4 GSR, an increase of up to $6900 over the outgoing model.

All new Mitsubishi Triton models on sale now are powered by a new 150kW 2.4-litre twin-turbocharged diesel engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

More affordable club chassis models and manual gearboxes will arrive in Australia in due course, but buyers will need to wait until the second half of the year for them to arrive.

You can read our full overview of Triton price and specifications here but for the purpose of this review, we’re focused on the higher grade GLS and GSR variants. Priced at $59,090 and $63,840 respectively, these models currently sit at the top of the Triton range, but Mitsubishi has hinted they could be trumped by a higher spec Ralliart version in the future, mirroring Ford's Ranger Raptor.


The Triton cabin is comfortable and well appointed. Image: Supplied
Mitsubishi has kept a nice combination of touchscreen and hard button controls. Image: Supplied
The Triton has a large rear seat for three adult passengers with plenty of leg and headroom. Image: Supplied
The Triton introduces wireless smartphone charging and Wireless Apple CarPlay. Image: Sipplied.
Triton GLS and GSR are equipped with Super Select 4WD-II. Image: Supplied.

What is the warranty for the new Triton?

The Mitsubishi Triton is supported by a five-year, 100,000km warranty which is extended to a 10-year/200,000km warranty if the owner decides to service at a Mitsubishi dealer. 12-months roadside assistance is included which is extended by a further 12-months for four years if the vehicle is serviced at a franchised dealer.

What is the servicing cost for the new Triton?

Capped price servicing is available for 10 years with a slight reduction in pricing over the period compared to the outgoing model. Mitsubishi says this is due to the Triton being designed to be easier to service as well as a eliminating the need to carry out valve clearances at the 60,000km service interval due to the new engine’s design. This represents a saving of $450 in the first five years or 75,000km driving.

What accessories are available for the new Triton?

Mitsubishi has confirmed that a comprehensive range of manufacturer designed accessories, with 10-year warranty are available for new Triton and will be rolled out from launch. Accessories developed locally include a black aluminium hard tonneau cover, front protection bar, nudge bar, roof racks, snorkel, tow bar kit, winch cradle, and electric trailer brake harness. An electric brake controller kit is available from Redarc.

Despite increasing maximum braked towing capacity to 3500kgs, no Triton will be available as standard with a tow kit, so it must be ordered as an additional accessory.

The Triton offers an optional hard tonneau cover. Image: Supplied
Triton GSR is fitted with unique trim. Image: Supplied

Is the new Mitsubishi Triton a good choice for private buyers?

The new Mitsubishi Triton has been created for the new generation of private dual-cab ute buyers, while meeting the needs of tradies and fleet buyers.

The result is a ute that offers increased interior space, greater towing capacity and payload and improved levels of comfort and drive quality.

Tradies have pushed for more room across the front seats and Mitsubishi has delivered a spacious cabin with plenty of room for driver and passenger, with front shoulder room increased by 49mm.

In the rear, private buyers will benefit from the demands of fleets who buy the Mitsubishi Triton for use in South American mines and require room for three adults in the rear seat. Legroom has been extended and the rear seat is both spacious and comfortable.

Enhancing comfort is the Triton’s interior cooling system which recirculates the air conditioning the rear via roof mounted vents, which can be controlled and directed by the rear seat passengers. One advantage of this system which carries over from previous models is the ability to cool the cabin from start up much more quickly.

Buyers will also benefit from the increased towing capacity which now allows for braked towing of 3500kg putting the Triton on a par with its main rivals. It trumps the rest of the pack for payload with max payload of 1075kg for the GLS and 1030kg for the GSR.

2024 Mitsubishi Triton

Mitsubishi's Super Select 4WD system includes a locking centre diff and rear diff lock. Image: Supplied


What is the Mitsubishi Triton like inside?

Forget all your expectations of stripped out utes, the interior of the new Mitsubishi Triton has comfort at its core. All Triton variants have a black interior, with the GLX, GLX+ and GLS upholstered in a fabric trim. A black leather upholstery with orange stitching is standard in the top of the range Triton GSR while the GLS can be optioned with black leather with silver stitching.

The interior offers plenty of room to move, with clever storage solutions throughout. Door pockets are substantial and deep enough for clipboards, and there’s good provision for gear in the rear – with large pockets on the rear of the seats for tablets and smartphones and provision in the doors to store large bottles. Fans of iced coffee will be thrilled to see the inclusion of two additional square cupholders on the GSR variant.

Technology integration is good but the 9-inch touchscreen is undersized compared to the class-leading set up in the Ford Ranger. New Triton offers Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with sound delivered via six speakers in the GLS and GSR, and four in other variants. Up front there’s a USB-A and USB-C charge port and the same in the rear (not on the GLX models).

Seat comfort for the driver and front passenger is excellent, with good bolstering and cushioning delivering a very comfortable ride, especially over a longer distance.


2024 Mitsubishi Triton

Mitsubishi has a wide range of genuine accessories available for the new Triton including bull bar and nudge bar. Image. Supplied.


Is the Mitsubishi Triton good to drive?

Benchmarked against the Australian designed and engineered Ford Ranger, last year’s best-selling passenger vehicle, the Mitsubishi Triton has benefitted from significant engineering focus on local roads, with over 100 Mitsubishi engineers visiting Australia during its development.

The Australian-specific development led to a unique suspension set up for our market which demands not only rugged off-road performance but composed on-road handling.

Triton has a new ladder frame chassis, improving stiffness. New, larger front shock absorbers increase rebound stroke length from 68.4mm to 90.7mm to improve control and are coupled with a renewed leaf spring set up, which features fewer, yet thicker springs to reduce friction and improve unsprung mass. Rear shock absorbers have also increased from a 30mm to 35mm cylinder and feature a revised oil seal which Mitsubishi claims should result in a longer service life.

Both the GLS and GSR models feature a newly designed 18-inch wheel with 265/60R18 Maxxis tyres with tested models equipped with an all-terrain Maxxis Bravo.

Typically, the unladen ride in a ute can prove jittery on the open road, particularly from the passenger seat but the new Triton delivers a very comfortable ride, on tarmac, gravel and even off-road.

We were able to test the Triton on a variety of road conditions on a route that included urban driving through Adelaide to gravel and rocky offroad tracks.

The new 150kW engine appears relatively quiet while idling and is responsive to throttle inputs, delivering 470Nm max torque between just 1500rpm to 2750rpm.  It was unchallenged without a load so its full capabilities will need to be tested while laden, but for the 50 per cent of buyers that Mitsubishi is expecting will be private, it’s likely that it this is how it will be driven the majority of time.

For the first time, electric power steering has been introduced to the Mitsubishi Triton, with the local steering tune adopted for the rest of the world.  The steering has a convincing feel, is light enough to negotiate the tight twisty roads of our Adelaide Hills test route, but weighted sufficiently to give good feedback to the driver. For buyers considering their first purchase of a dual-cab ute, this will make the Triton an accessible option, delivering an easy driving feel, that works on road and while negotiating traffic and tight parking spots.

Fuel economy is improved in the 2024 Mitsubishi Triton with a claimed fuel economy figure (ADR 81/02) of 7.7L/100km, reduced from 8.6L in the outgoing GSR model thanks in part to the addition of an auto Stop Start function. CO2 emissions are reduced from 225g/km to 203g/km with NOx emissions reduced following the addition of an Adblue tank.


2024 Mitsubishi Triton

The 2024 Mitsubishi Triton features updated graphics to support terrain options. Image: Supplied


How does the Mitsubishi Triton drive off-road?

Part of the launch for the Triton took in a comprehensive range of gravel, sand, rocks and steep inclines and declines.

Both the Triton GLS and GSR models tested feature Mitsubishi’s Super Select 4WD-II system with terrain control and hill descent control. A series of drive mode options deliver confident performance whether on gravel roads or more complex terrain.

The driver can select between 2WD and 4WD modes on the fly. Gravel and Snow modes can be selected while in four-wheel drive high (4H), while 4HLc allows the user to select Mud or Sand options. 4LLc which uses the transfer case to engage low range gear with a locked centre differential allows for driving on tricky surfaces.

In practice the Mitsubishi Triton is an accomplished performer – shod with the all-terrain tyre, it’s untroubled on gravel roads, and the stiffer chassis makes for a relatively comfortable ride even on a freshly graded corrugated road.

Driving effort on challenging off-road sections is minimal, the revised six-speed automatic transmission delivers short shifts with locked centre differential, while power delivery from the new engine is plentiful. Steering effort is reduced, ensuring even a novice driver can tackle offroad sections with confidence.

Handily the Mitsubishi Triton’s forward camera will come on at low speed which can be great for negotiating obstacles, but will switch itself off. We would have preferred to be able to keep the camera on for an extended period on certain sections.


2024 Mitsubishi Triton

The new 2024 Mitsubishi Triton has been designed for off-road performance. Image: Supplied


What safety features does the Mitsubishi Triton have?

All 2024 Mitsubishi Triton models offer the same level of safety regardless of grade. Specification includes seven airbags and a suite of active driver assist technologies including forward collision mitigation with pedestrian and cyclist detection and rear AEB. Emergency lane keeping assist and lane departure warning work well, although the lane departure warnings became tiresome on narrow twisty roads.

Mitsubishi has become the first manufacturer to introduce a driver monitor system to monitor the driver’s face using a camera mounted in a bulbous addition on top of the steering column. The system is designed to detect drowsiness or micro-sleeps and will adjust parameters for forward collision mitigation if required. The system will also alert the driver via a message on the display. In practice, the system is problematic and will not recognise a driver wearing sunglasses – causing multiple alerts on the driver display, and irritation for the driver.

Mitsubishi Triton recently completed ANCAP testing and was awarded a five-star safety rating.


2024 Mitsubishi Triton has an excellent Multi Around Monitor display. Image. Supplied.

The 2024 Triton has an excellent multi around monitor. Image: Supplied


How does the Mitsubishi Triton compare to other Dual Cab Utes?

The 2024 Mitsubishi Triton arrives at a very competitive time for dual cab utes. While the GSR is now $6900 more expensive than the outgoing model, it undercuts similarly premium dual-cab 4x4 competitors like the Ford Ranger Wildtrak (from $69,390), Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain ($67,500) and Toyota HiLux Rogue ($70,760).

As such, it continues to represent good value compared to its main rivals. It’s not quite as refined as the Ford Ranger but stacks up well against the HiLux and D-Max.

Should I buy a Mitsubishi Triton?

If you have been holding out on your new purchase awaiting the arrival of the new Triton, then the wait has been worthwhile. The new Mitsubishi Triton presents as an accomplished all-round 4x4 dual-cab ute.

The 2024 Mitsubishi Triton drives well and is accessible for drivers who have not owned a dual-cab ute previously. It is easy to drive around town and offers a comfortable ride for longer distances. It’s likely to do most of its work in semi suburban or regional settings but is more than capable of heading off the beaten track so will appeal to buyers looking to complete their ‘Big Lap.’

It compares favourably with its rivals in many areas, including value, finish and practicality. The available 10-year warranty and capped price servicing costs will also give buyers additional peace of mind and help to avoid unexpected maintenance costs.

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