Used Mitsubishi Shogun 4x4 2000 - 2007 review

Category: Large SUV

Section: What is it like?

2000 - 2007 review
Mitsubishi Shogun 4x4 (00 - 07)
  • Mitsubishi Shogun 4x4 (00 - 07)
  • Mitsubishi Shogun 4x4 (00 - 07)
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What's the used Mitsubishi Shogun 4x4 like?

The Shogun is from a time when 4x4s were designed to go off-road. As far removed from a Chelsea Tractor as you can get, this is a great car for muddy fields - not something you can say of a BMW X5 or Volvo XC90.

However, the X5 and XC90 are perfect examples of how the market has moved on. Modern buyers want a 4x4 that's more capable on Tarmac, and there the Shogun really is a step back in time. The ride never settles, especially at low speeds, and the handling is no better than mediocre, with lots of body roll in bends and vague steering.

The cabin is also disappointing. It's huge inside - five-door versions even have seven seats - but the materials and trim look cheap and tacky. Given what else you can buy for the same money, it's probably not something you'd be happy with.