Used Mitsubishi Shogun (2007 - 2018) Comfort

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 28 Jul 2015
3.5
The Shogun is almost recognised as a brand in its own right and has been one of the stalwarts of the large 4x4 sector. For 2007 there was a (mostly) new model, bringing with it the most significant changes to the car since 2000.

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

Air conditioning and electric windows are standard, helping make Mitsubishi Shogun comfort good, but while the interior is roomy on five-door versions you do feel perched on top of the seats rather than sitting in them. The four-cylinder diesel engine is still rather noisy, despite improvements over the previous version of the engine, and with its bluff shape, the Shogun also generates its fair share of wind noise at speed.

4 out of 5

Practicality

Mitsubishi Shogun practicality is excellent as, in five-seat configuration, the long wheelbase Shogun offers a generous 663 litres of luggage space up to window level and a maximum of 1,789 litres to roof level with all seats folded. The three-door version has a minimum of 290 litres, or 1,119 litres with the rear seats folded. In the five-door model, with the part-time third-row seats in place there is 215 litres of luggage space behind them - about as good as most large seven-seat cars.

There are a few storage compartments in the cabin, including one between the front seats, and the glove compartment is a decent size. Towing ability is a hefty 3,300kg braked (although a Discovery III will cope with 3,500kg).

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How does the boot space compare?

419 litres
Mitsubishi Shogun (07-18)
215 litres
183 litres
4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

While the high driving position offers a great view, the driver's seat is a little lacking in support. However, the driving environment has been transformed into something far more modern looking than the previous version of the Shogun. Most of the controls are marked clearly and easy to use. Visibility is pretty good for such a large car and models chosen with satellite navigation also have a rear-facing camera to aid reversing.

Mitsubishi has also changed the position of the tailgate-mounted spare wheel, setting it lower to improve both visibility and the car's centre of gravity.