Review: Mitsubishi Shogun Sport (1998 – 2006)


Tough, dependable and hard working. Better from 2000 onwards and improved again in 2002. Impressive survival rate. In 2018, of 18,500 L200 Shogun Sports sold between year 2000 and 2007, 12,000 are still on the road.

Unsophisticated road manners. Really an SUV based on an L200 pick-up.

Recently Added To This Review

16 November 2001 New diesel engine introduced

From mid November 2001 got the new L200's uprated Step III 2.5 diesel engine, which brought it a 16% power boost and a 5% improvement in economy. Revised 4-cylinder in-line 2.5 litre turbo-diesel... Read more

1 November 1999 Tweaks to the model range

Improved for 2000 model year with option of INVECS II four speed autobox. Re-named Shogun Sport. Read more

1 August 1998 Shogun Sport launched in the UK

4x4 L200 pick-up-based 5-seater cut-price alternative to the long wheelbase Shogun, with Shogun's 'old' 2.5 diesel and 3.0 V6 petrol engines plus independent front suspension. Read more

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport (1998 – 2006): At A Glance

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List Price from £37,840
Buy new from £27,863
Contract hire from £411.50 per month
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I want a 4x4 - would you pick the Nissan Patrol, Daihatsu Fourtrak or the Mitshubshi Shogun Sport?

I am after a 4x4 and I've got around £4000 to spend. I've being doing a lot of research on the net and have looked at, and test driven, a few, including the Nissan Patrol, Daihatsu Fourtrak and Mitshubshi Shogun Sport. Just wondered which you thought would be best. I want to use it for going to the tip and to keep me moving in the bad weather. What do you think?
They're all fairly crude and basic. The Shogun Sport is basically an L200 pick-up, but drives better than the floaty Nissan Patrol. The Fourtrack was the old Yorkshire farmer's favourite some years ago, but is getting long in the tooth. You might as well also consider a Nissan Terrano II and a Shogun/Pajero 2.8, which has the benefit of a chain cam engine.
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