Mitsubishi Challenger 2010
The change is refreshed when going on something with the drive for all four wheels to actually use it. The new Mitsubishi Challenger has been on the market for some time but it’s worth the wait.
With so many good bits from its LCV Triton sibling, the Challenger engine turbin – in this case an LS 5-seater – sounds a bit difficult at first, but it doesn’t resonate. too rough from the inside.
Price and equipment
The base model 5-seat LS worth $ 44,490 (automatically starts at $ 46,990) sits on 17-inch alloy wheels, including parts for joints, side steps, climate control, controls audio and wheel systems, electric windows, remote control and central locking, six-speaker CD audio system, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob and fabric trim.
The center screen shows the current radio station but also has a compass, a cruise calculator, an external temperature display, an altimeter and even a barometer, although the last two have A little bit difficult – unless you plan to draw terrain or make your own weather forecast.
There are dual front, side and curtain airbags, stability control and anti-lock braking, so the equipment list is decent.
But the best bits on the feature list are what the company calls Super Select 4WD and locks the rear differential, the latter being the standard fare. The car can run in 2WD or 4WD mode with center unlock – rear wheel drive mode will help reduce fuel consumption a bit but that means you have to be a lot more careful with your right foot, as there is can put torque 400Nm The rear wheels talk.
Powertrain and economy
Running in 4WD mode, with many cities and countries in operation, with some dirty work, fuel consumption from the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine of 131kW / 400Nm is still coming back. about 10 liters / 100km, despite running two tons.
Throwing Challenger onto uncovered surfaces poses no concern at all, with the 4WD system providing ample traction. The dirt shows that the ladder chassis still feels a bit rubbery but the ride quality is still good, the bonus is that it rolls around a bit and the steering needs lots of twist in tight things.
Locking the center differently, using the rear differential lock and getting into more bumpy things doesn’t hinder the Challenger, with too much thought to escape the beaten track, even on off-road rubber.
Complain to the Challenger – the machine needs a solid throttle motor and 2000 rpm before it touches the belt. The 70-liter fuel tank is a bit small for serious road users – even if it runs at 8.3l / 100km, its range is also under 900km, lower than the category – Prado’s new tank carries 150 liters.
Rear visibility is a bit limited, which makes the parking sensor mandatory – a wish that isn’t unique to this model, but a safety feature that would be a good addition to all. SUVs and cars.
If you have any desire to get your wheels dirty on your family car, the new Challenger is competitively priced and will go much deeper than most midsize SUV products.