Mitsubishi Triton GSR 4WD Dual Cab Ute 2022 Review

Is Mitsubishi Triton any good

Triton GSR – Mitsubishi Triton has been a successful model for the brand for a number of years. Updated in April this year the range topping GSR model comes with a number of additional features for the style conscious buyers.

2022 Mitsubishi Triton GSR 2022 front qtr The GSR is popular with the Tan Orange Interior Option which adds black leather seats with Tan and brown stitching and highlights. There is also a roll tonneau cover option as well

Triton GSR adopts has a 7.0 inch touchscreen with smart phone connectivity, Audio with six speakers, digital radio and 360 degree Multi Around Monitor.

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Triton is powered by a proven 2.4L 4 cylinder turbo diesel engine that has 133kW and 430Nm. It runs through a six speed sports AT and utilises Mitsubishi’s robust Super Select 11 4WD system that allows you to select 4WD on the go. Towing is limited to 3100kg.

2022 Mitsubishi Triton GSR front quarter

The GSR especially in the Orange colour is still relatively stylish outside and comfortable inside. It is due a major overhaul though as the interior is a little dated now.

However the Triton remains a true robust reliable 4WD Ute that has proven itself over many years but at $65,690 plus the usual costs, it has a few competitors that have more safety features and more modern interior.

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2022 Mitsubishi Triton GSR 2022 rear seat

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Triton GSR is competing in the premium end of the Ute market and there is no shortage of competitors. Look to the Toyota HiLux SR5, Nissan ST-X, Isuzu D Max LSU Plus, SsangYong Musso Ultimate, Mazda BT-50

2022 Mitsubishi Triton GSR front tyre

What is Good?

  • Robust and reliable 4WD Ute
  • Stylish with enhancements
  • Conditional 10 year warranty

What is not so good?

  • Infotainment and connectivity needs an overhaul
  • Would love 150kW/500Nm
  • Lower tow rating

2019 Mitsubishi Triton GLS Premium 4WD 13 engine

Mitsubishi Triton

ModelGSR
Model Price$56,940 MLP*
Engine2.4L 4 Cyl Turbo Diesel
Drivetrain6 Sp Sports AT Dual range 4WD
Power133kW @ 3,500rpm
Torque430Nm @ 2,500rpm
SafetyFive star ANCAP (tested 2-15)
0-100kmh / Top SpeedTBA
CO2 Emissions225 g/km
Economy ADR8.6L/100km / 75L capacity
Economy on test11.1L/100k
Servicing12Mth / 15,000km Capped Price
Warranty5yr/ 100,000 km (10 year conditional)
Road side Assist5Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

2022 Mitsubishi Triton GSR profile

Overall Rating    

80/100

Behind the Wheel8
Comfort8
Equipment8
Performance8
Ride and Handling8
Practicality8
Fit for Purpose8
AWD/Towing Capability*9  (AWD 5/5 Towing 4/5 )
Technology/connectivity7
Value for Money8

*Towing and AWD capability is measured against similar vehicles in the same class.

2022 Mitsubishi Triton GSR 4WD load area

Dimensions

 
Overall Length5305mm
Wheelbase3000mm
Width1815mm
Height1795mm
Wheels18×7.5 Alloy
Tyres265/60 R18
Max ground clearanceUp to 220mm
Wading DepthTBA
Approach31 degrees
Rampover26 degrees
Departure angle23 degrees
Turning Circle KTK11.8m
Tub Length1520mm
Tub width arches1085mm
Tub Depth475mm
Kerb Weight2000kg
Payload (kg)900kg
GVM (kg)2900kg
GCM6000kg
Towing Capacity3100kg
Tow Ball rating310kg

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2022 Mitsubishi Triton GSR front

More Triton GSR thoughts

What does the Triton GSR look like?

Triton has always gone for the slimline stylish look rather than the big yank grill style favoured by some other Utes.

The GSR in Orange colour with the black bull bar actually looks quite appealing.

Triton GSR provides a tough looking addition to the range. It includes a number of trend-driven features: 18” black alloy wheels, black dynamic shield design, grille, headlamp garnish, skid plate, door mirrors, door handles and sidesteps.

GSR is offered with a choice of three great value accessories packs that include three different tonneau covers (roll top, hard and soft) and popular features such as a black sports bar and under rail tub liners.

Triton GSR Roll Top Tonneau Pack includes:

  • Black Roll Top Tonneau Cover with Sports Bar adaptor kit
  • Black Sports Bar
  • Under Rail Tub Liner
  • Cargo Tie Down Kit
  • Front and Rear Carpet Mats
  • Tail Gate Assist
  • Tail Gate Lock

Personally I’m not a fan of roll top tonneau covers.

Wheels and tyres are 18×7.5 Alloys with 255/60 R18 road biased tyres. The black alloys look quite good, especially against the orange body.

2022 Mitsubishi Triton GSR 2022 front interior

What about inside the Triton GSR?

Inside the Triton it’s a little tight for room, courtesy of the thin design.

Front seats are comfortable. The vehicle I drove had the black interior but there is an optional tan orange interior with tan orange highlights on leather seats, orange console box and knee pads.

They are heated, leather and have electronic adjustment for the driver. Leather trim is also on the steering wheel, transmission lever, handbrake lever, door panels etc.

There is plenty of room for the front occupants, but rear is a little tight especially behind taller drivers.

Overall visibility is actually very good.

Mitsubishi Triton GSR 2022 front dash

Triton GSR Infotainment and Connectivity.

The range-topping Mitsubishi Triton GSR Dual-Cab Pick-Up adopts the high-end Smartphone link Display Audio system with 7.0-inch touchscreen, six speakers, digital radio and Bluetooth connectivity with voice control and audio streaming.

It also allows wired Apple and Android smartphone connectivity, while offering the convenience of a 3-in-1 USB to Lightning Type C & Micro USB cable.

This system also features the Multi Around Monitor, which provides a 360-degree bird’s eye view of the vehicle to assist manoeuvring, and a HDMI port for additional connectivity.

However the screen is small by today’s standards and often went black without warning.

It’s fair to say the technology needs a major overhaul.

Also surprisingly, for a company that prides itself on making vehicles for the far outback and bush, to rely on phone connectivity for navigation facilities seems counter intuitive.

2022 Mitsubishi Triton GSR 4WD Super select 11 4 pic

Triton GSR Engine and drivetrain

Triton GSR is powered by a 2.4L 4 cylinder turbo diesel. It produces power of 133kW @ 3,500rpm and torque of 430Nm @ 2,500rpm. It will bring about 75% of that torque in around 1,500rpm.

This drives a part time selectable 4WD system through a proven AISIN six speed sports automatic transmission. The Super Select 11 4WD system is proven. It allows shift on the fly changes and also when the weather is inclement, H4WD on the roads without locking the centre diff.

2022 Mitsubishi Triton GSR 4WD diff lock

Select has four modes, 2H, 4H, 4HLC, 4LLC. These handle everything from smooth city lanes to hazardous conditions and extreme terrain with minimal grip levels, all controlled with a single switch.

It also has a three mode choice between grave, mud/snow and sand.

Triton has a rear diff lock for those difficult situations as well.

Like most Utes, front brakes are ventilated disc 320 mm size and rear brakes are 11.6″ LT drum.

Mitsubishi Triton GSR 2022 front grill 2

What is the Triton GSR like to drive?

Triton GSR is a Ute. There’s no getting away from that fact. It responds as a Ute should. While the power and torque figures are around average for Utes, more would be better. However the low torque delivery allows relaxed cruising.

On the roads, it’s not bad, but not as good as say, the SsangYong Musso or Nissan Navara.

The front Double wishbone with coil spring & stabiliser bar and rear leaf spring suspension has at its first priority load bearing and ruggedness.

On the sand it’s a breeze and dirt roads are traversed with the knowledge that underneath is a well-tested set up.

I’ve towed many times with a Triton before and even though the maximum tow limit is lower than standard for the segment it makes a good tow vehicle.

2019 Mitsubishi Triton GLS Premium 4WD 10 safety

Triton GSR Safety features.

All Mitsubishi Triton models benefit from a range of passive and active safety features, including airbags to the front and side for both the driver and front passenger, curtain airbags and a driver’s knee airbag.

Under the MiTEC banner, a range of active safety and support features are available within the Triton range, including:

  • Speed Limiter (All)
  • Emergency Stop Signal (All)
  • Emergency Brake Assist (All)
  • Hill Start Assist (All)
  • Active Stability Control (All)
  • Trailer Stability Assist (All)
  • Active Traction Control (All)
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (All)
  • Brake Override System (All)

Additional MiTEC active safety features are available depending on model, and include:

  • Forward Collision Mitigation system with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Lane Change Assist
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Ultrasonic misacceleration Mitigation System
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Automatic High Beam

Triton Owner benefits

Mitsubishi now offers a 5 year 100,000km warranty. There is an additional 5 year 100,000km warranty if the vehicle is serviced at all times through a Mitsubishi dealer.

Same with the Capped price service offer.

In addition there is road side assistance from one year again depending on the dealership servicing your vehicle.

2022 Mitsubishi Triton GSR rear

Triton GSR final thoughts

Triton has been around for ages and has proven itself in the toughest conditions Australia can throw at it.

The GSR variant is Mitsubishis way of tapping into the growing premium Ute market before an overhaul comes.

However if I was heading deep into the outback I would have absolutely no hesitation in taking a Triton. After all I’ve taken a Pajero everywhere with no problems before.

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Summary

Triton GSR – Mitsubishi Triton has been a successful model for the brand for a number of years. Updated in April this year the range topping GSR model comes with a number of additional features for the style conscious buyers.

However the Triton remains a true robust reliable 4WD Ute that has proven itself over many years but at $65,690 it has a few competitors that have more safety features and more modern interior.

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Rob first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, many years ago. He has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then.Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive.