Mitsubishi Shogun review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Performance & drive

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Performance & drive

What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is

The Shogun’s engine might be a hefty 3.2 litres, but while most motors of this size have six cylinders this only has four. That means it’s nowhere near as refined as the V6s you’ll find in the pricier Audi Q7 or Volkswagen Touareg. It sends plenty of vibrations through the controls and sounds coarse during hard acceleration.

Thankfully, the automatic gearbox is keen to shift up, allowing the engine to settle down into a quiet cruise. But while the gearbox shifts smoothly, it’s slow-witted, so blunts acceleration. Indeed, the seven-seat version is about as quick as most city cars.