Mitsubishi Triton Exceed Double Cab: Tow Test
Built tough, the latest Mitsubishi Triton Exceed dual cab has a sense of adventure to match your own.
The Triton Exceed tested here is the top of the three-tiered 4WD dual-cab range, which also includes the entry-level GLX and mid-range GLS. The Exceed comes with a lot of standard gear for its $47,490 (plus on-road costs) asking price.
Dual-zone climate control, heated power-fold adjustable side mirrors, leather seats (with electric adjustment for the driver’s seat), leather steering wheel and gear lever, cruise control, 7in touch screen display for satnav, audio and rear-view camera, DAB radio, 17in alloy wheels, rear step bumper, sports bar, rain-sensing wipers, auto-on HID headlights and rear diff lock are all standard inclusions.
The interior offers more space than the outgoing model and there is a more car-like, luxury feel to it. The seats are comfortable and the rear occupants, especially, get a more comfortable seat and better legroom. The piano black and chrome highlights add a nice touch to the smart interior design, but most of the plastic material used inside looks and feels a little cheap.
ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION
The Exceed’s standard five-speed automatic has a good spread of ratios, and shifts decisively and smoothly at full throttle. Part-throttle gear changes are often surprisingly abrupt though.
The Triton is equipped with Mitsubishi’s excellent full-time/part-time Super Select II 4WD system. In short, you can run it in fuel-saving 2WD mode like a part-time 4WD but also run 4WD unlocked for paved roads like a full-time system.
The Triton took on the 180kg download of the 2280kg caravan easily, the rear of the vehicle barely moving, which was not unexpected given its role as a load-carrier, and 180kg is not an especially heavy ball-load anyway. Like all vehicles, you need to get out the calculator and weighbridge ticket to make sure you are not exceeding rear axle and payload maximums. At least with the Triton, unlike some other utes, you can tow 3100kg with a full payload in the vehicle.
MITSUBISHI TRITON EXCEED DOUBLE CAB SPECS
Weights and measures
- Length 5280mm
- Width 1815mm
- Height 1780mm
- Wheelbase 3000mm
- Ground clearance 205mm
- Kerb mass 1965kg
- Gross Vehicle Mass 2900kg
- Gross Combined Mass 5885kg
- Towing capacity (unbraked/braked) 750kg/3100kg
- Towball (max) 310kg
- Engine 2.4L four-cylinder turbodiesel
- Transmission Five-speed automatic
- Power 133kW at 3500rpm
- Torque 430Nm at 2500rpm
- Gear ratios (:1)
- 1 3.520
- 2 2.042
- 3 1.400
- 4 1.000
- 5 0.716
- Rev 3.224
- High/Low 1.000/2.566
- Final Drive 3.917
- Towbar and brake controller
- Fuel capacity 75L
- Suspension Independent, coil springs (front); live-axle, leaf springs (rear)
- Brakes Ventilated discs (front); drums (rear)
- Wheels 17x7.5in
- Warranty Five years/130,000km
- Roof load 80kg
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The full test appears in Caravan World #542 October 2015. Subscribe today for the latest caravan reviews and news every month!