Mitsubishi L200 (2006 – 2015) Review

Mitsubishi L200 (2006 – 2015) At A Glance


+Extremely tough running gear, long tyre life, durable interior, proven four-wheel drive system.

-Small load bed on double cab but overcome with long bed version, 2.5 DI-D still belt cam.

The Mitsubishi L200 arrived in 2006 riding high on the success of its rough and tough predecessor. With more rounded looks and greater refinement, this L200 is a considerable step on from the model that made it a familiar name beyond building sites. It was one of the first among this generation of pick-ups to embrace a bit of glitz and glamour in its style. It helps the L200 disguise its working class roots to be an equal among many SUVs.

There’s a choice of 134PS or 175PS 2.5-litre turbodiesel engines that comes with a healthy dollop of low and mid-rev grunt. It helps the L200 to be nippy on the road and very capable when it steers on to rougher ground. However it's not especially refined on road, especially compared to other pick ups like the Volkswagen Amarok, and the suspension errs on the workmanlike side of acceptable.

Single, Club and Double Cab models are offered, catering for the purely utilitarian market and those seeking something with more rounded talents. Mitsubishi also offers its Warrior and Barbarian models that add a big dose of attitude and equipment. The Double Cab is the most popular and you can fit five people in at a squeeze.




Used Buying Guide - Mitsubishi L200

Mitsubishi’s L200 pick-up is able to haul and carry where normal vans would falter, making it among the most versatile commercial vehicles you can buy. But what should you look out for when buying used? 

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Ask Honest John

Is a ten year old pick-up truck worth buying?

"Is a secondhand 2010 Mitsubishi L200 worth buying?"
Used pick-ups generally lead tough lives, which means it's important to make some checks before buying one. That's why we've put together a list of comprehensive used buying guides for all of the best-selling models. You can see the L200 guide, here:
Answered by Dan Powell

Is age or mileage more important when buying a pick-up?

"I'm looking to buy a Mitsubishi L200 for work including towing a fairly heavy trailer. My is budget £7000. Obviously each vehicle is different but in principle, would you opt for a 2008 model with 50,000 miles or a 2014 with 90,000 miles?"
Always aim to buy the newest vehicle you can afford: a higher mileage pick-up that's been meticulously maintained will be a better buy than an older model that's been sitting around for long periods doing nothing. The L200 is prone to the fuel filter clogging up and this will be more likely with a pick-up that covers just 5000 miles a year. Other known issues include suction control valves on the fuel pumps, which is related to poor quality diesel. The vehicle should have a fully documented service history and a folder of receipts for any work that's been done. Ask when the diff oil was last changed, the front needs refreshing every six years and the rear every four.
Answered by Dan Powell

Is the Mitsubishi L200 pick-up any good?

"Is the Mitsubishi L200 pick-up any good?"
Very robust mechanically, with a hard wearing interior and good levels of equipment. It's great off-road too and has a huge towing capacity, but the double cab’s load bed is short (unless you find a long bed version) and it drives fairly crude and unrefined compared to a conventional van. For our full review and used buying guide for the Mitsubishi L200, see: For the top 10 cheapest pick-ups for insurance, see:
Answered by Dan Powell

Which is the better used buy - a Ford Ranger or a Mitsubishi L200?

"Which is better - a Ford Ranger XLT or a Mitsubishi L200 Warrior?"
There's not a lot to choose between the Ford Ranger and Mitsubishi L200. Both are capable off-road and boast comfortable and durable cabs. However, when it comes to MoT pass rates, the Ford edges ahead of the Mitsubishi and for this reason I'd take the Ranger. Ford Ranger: Mitsubishi L200:
Answered by Dan Powell
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