Mitsubishi Shogun – 4×4 7 Seater Car
The Mitsubishi Shogun is an institution within the 4×4 7 Seater car market and has long been one of the best available models for those who like to take their cars off road. The Shogun has achieved this standing thanks to it’s tradition of being sturdily built, powerful and having all the necessary equipment to go off road built in to the standard trim.
Mitsubishi Shogun – Cost
A brand new Mitsubishi Shogun will cost between £26,554 and £38,054 while newer second hand models can be picked up for between £12,000 and £29,000.
Mitsubishi Shogun – Servicing
Servicing on a Mitsubishi Shogun needs to be undertaken every 12,500 miles and can cost upwards of £200. However, prices do vary nationally and so it is a good idea to check with local garages. MOT tests can be conducted by any local garage and should cost around £50.
Mitsubishi Shogun – C02 Emissions
As you would expect from a car which is designed to be taken off road, the Shogun puts more of an emphasis on power and performance rather than economy. This is reflected in the emissions, as the 3.2 DI-DC diesel engine which is present across the range of cars will emit between 212g/km and 280g/km of CO2 based on the exact model.
Mitsubishi Shogun – Car TAX (VED)
The more economical Mitsubishi Shogun models, such as the 197bhp Equippe range, are placed into Band K for emissions and are only liable to a £550 showroom fee and £245 in road tax. However, most Shogun models fall into Bands L or M, leaving them subject to a £750 showroom fee and £425 road tax or a £950 showroom fee and £435 road tax respectively.
Mitsubishi Shogun – Miles Per Gallon (MPG)
The fuel efficiency varies across the range of Shogun models, with the most efficient giving a combined 35mpg and the least efficient a lowly 26mpg. As a rule of thumb across the different cars in the Mitsubishi Shogun range, those with a manual transmission over an automatic one are much more efficient in terms of emissions and fuel economy.
Mitsubishi Shogun – Additional Features
The Mitsubishi Shogun comes with a generous standard trim which includes ABS, airbags, traction control, power steering, roof rails, a full sized spare wheel and electric mirrors. On top of the line models, features such as a DVD player, leather trim, parking sensors, Sat Nav and electric seats are available.
Mitsubishi Shogun – Performance
The 3.2 DI-DC with a manual transmission will hit 60mph in 11.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 110mph. A 3.2 DI-DC with an automatic transmission is slightly slower to 60mph, taking 11.8s. The 3.2 DI-DC 197bhp gets up to speed slightly quicker, taking 9.4s with a manual transmission and up to 10.7s with an automatic, and reaches a top speed of 111mph.
Mitsubishi Car Insurance
The Mitsubishi Shogun is placed into insurance groups 13 to 16 depending on the exact model. For an impartial quote on Mitsubishi Car Insurance visit our affiliated auto insurance page.
Mitsubishi Shogun – Conclusion
Although he Mitsubishi Shogun does have some small issues, such as it’s less than spectacular handling on roads and loud engine, there are few 7 seater cars on the market today with the same deserved reputation as an all terrain vehicle that the Shogun has.