Mitsubishi L200 long-term test review

The L200 has a reputation for being a great working vehicle, but can it also be a good alternative to a large SUV for those seeking practicality and off-road prowess? We're living with one to fin...

Mitsubishi L200 long-term test

The car Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian X Double Cab Run by Max Edleston, junior photographer

Why it’s here To see if a pick-up truck can be as comfortable and practical for daily life as a large SUV

Needs to Offer all the space that a What Car? photographer might need, be great for long-distance trips and off-road driving, and function as a mobile office


Mileage 1435 List price £32,525 Price as tested £41,317 Test economy 32.2mpg Official economy 36.2mpg Options Adventurer III commercial hardtop (£1446), Electric Blue metallic paint (£455), tailgate locking kit (£310), bed liner (£210), bed mat (£134)


17 October 2020 – Size matters

One of the main reasons I chose a pick-up truck for my latest car is its sheer size. Unfortunately, while, driving such a large car isn’t an issue in most parts of the country, on the odd occasion that I drive into Central London, a pick-up truck like my Mitsubishi L200 is less than ideal for the territory.

Mitsubishi L200 reversing camera

Thankfully, the L200 has ways to help me out in tight situations. Its light steering means that negotiating tight city streets can be done with the minimum of fuss, while the 360-degree camera and parking sensors of my car mean that even the tiny parking spaces found down many London side streets need not be off limits. Combined with a relatively small turning circle of 11.8 metres – less than the class-leading Volkswagen Amarok’s 12.9 metres – and the L200 isn’t as much of a duck out of water in the city as It could have been.

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