WHERE DOES IT FEEL AT HOME?
As you’d expect from a ute, the Triton is a hard-working vehicle. That is, it likes to carry tools, as much as it enjoys a tray full of camping gear. The city is its home, but it’ll just as easily adapt to those muddy off-road tracks.
WHAT IT’S MADE FOR
What isn’t it made for? It’s a light commercial pickup that’s more than capable of hard labour, but the Triton also has the comfort of a passenger car so it can easily adapt to transporting the family, and the off-road capabilities in most models means it can even take you beyond the realms of bitumen.
STAND OUT FEATURES
True to ute form, the Triton is basic. There are no flashy gizmos and gadgets. But there’s plenty to love.
It would be remiss of us to talk about the Triton without mentioning it’s refinement as a decent passenger car. It’s comfortable and roomy, the tilted backseats mean passengers aren’t sitting too upright, and there’s enough legroom. Its quiet diesel engine is powerful enough and fuel efficient. The luxurious cabin in the new gen Triton also takes it up a notch as a handy ‘around-town’ ute. Not to mention that it comes with all the standard features you’d expect in a passenger car, as well as a four-wheel drive, including hill-start control and trailer-sway control.
THINGS WE'D LIKE TO CHANGE
However, it’s still not quite up there compared to some of its competitors, especially when you compare it to the refinement of the Volkswagen Amarok or Ford Ranger. While the legroom is satisfactory, the rear seats are not as wide as others, and we think Mitsubishi probably should have considered giving the decade old vehicle a bit of a facelift in its newest guise. More colours wouldn’t go astray either, with any colour choice beyond red or white costing extra.
WHO WILL IT SUIT?
Given it measures in at a pretty good price, we think the Triton is a pretty good option for most city-dwelling family tradies who also don’t mind getting their wheels dirty.
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