Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton versus Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

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Rating: 8.4/10 (5 votes cast)

Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton is one of the best new entrants in the premium SUV segment in the country. In our car comparison today we will compare the Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton with the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport which is a fantastic SUV in the segment with many exciting features. So, if you were planning a purchase between either of these two wonderful vehicles then keep reading our comparison and find out the differences between these two sports utility vehicles in the market.

Looks and design:

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Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton brings powerful headlamps which are well styled and large along with chromed front grille. It has radically styled fog lamps integrated into the bumper. It has large wheels on sporty alloys. It has a well styled rear section which looks very good. It also brings excellent build quality, fit and finish levels which are on par with the rest of the rivals from the segment with top notch paint quality.

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Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is a very good vehicle aimed at urban car owners looking forward to upgrading to their sports utility vehicles. It has all the features and very good exterior styling. It has large headlamps with projectors and chromed grille which adds to the sporty front styling of this SUV. It has large alloy wheels shod with broad tyres. It has excellent ground clearance along with top notch build quality.

Looks overall – Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton – 8.5/10
Looks overall – Mitsubishi Pajero Sport – 8.5/10

Interiors – design, space and features:

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Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton has excellent interiors and Ssangyong have done an excellent job. It has comfy seats and ample leg and head room inside the spacious cabin area. It has auto climate control and powerful air con with heater. It has 475 liters of boot space and is able to haul most of the luggage. It has glove box and cubby holes along with multi-function controls on the leather clad steering wheel.

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Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has been given very excellent interiors with very good ergonomics. All the controls are well within reach of the driver enabling easy access and it has very good ingress and egress. It has comfy seats with very good support to lumbar and lower back. It has excellent interior trim and plastic quality for a vehicle in its segment. It also brings spacious boot for carrying your luggage.

Interiors overall – Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton – 8/10
Interiors overall – Mitsubishi Pajero Sport –
8/10

Engine – performance, power, torque, fuel economy, smoothness:

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Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton has a very powerful engine which has excellent in city and highway performance. It has a powerful 2.7-litre, DOHC turbo-diesel engine which produces 162 BHP and 34.7 KGM of torque. 11.18 kmpl of fuel efficiency is the expected fuel efficiency as per ARAI certifications. There is also a 184 BHP and 41 KGM of torque producing auto gearbox variant.

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Mitsubishi Pajero Sport comes with a 2.5 liter, 2477cc DOHC diesel engine which produces a class leading 175 BHP of maximum power at 4000 RPM and a peak torque of 400 NM from 2000 RPM to 2500 RPM. The engine is very tractable and has ample power for low RPM usage around the city. It has 11 kmpl of fuel efficiency as per ARAI rating.

Engine overall – Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton – 8.5/10
Engine overall – Mitsubishi Pajero Sport –
8.5/10

Suspension – Ride, comfort and handling:

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Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton has a comfortable ride quality owing to its well tuned suspension setup that absorbs all the undulations on the road thereby providing a comfortable ride quality. The steering unit is quite responsive and remains easy to turn at low speeds but inspires confidence with increasing speeds. It has powerful brakes aided by ABS + EBD which are well calibrated.

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Mitsubishi is known for building cars which are fun to drive and exhibit good handling dynamics. The Pajero Sport doesn’t lag behind in this area. It offers a very good ride quality and remains a fantastic vehicle to cruise on our highways. It has excellent highway manners and stability levels. It also brings powerful brakes assisted by ABS + EBD which improves stopping power.

Suspension overall – Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton – 8/10
Suspension overall –
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport – 8.5/10

Value for money – sticker price, standard features:

Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton has been priced from ex-showroom New Delhi price of 18.50 lakhs for the Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton RX5 and the Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton RX7 has been priced from 20.69 lakhs. Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton has excellent pricing and despite being a new entrant the current prices will help give it the right push to get the necessary sales in the market.

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has been priced from ex-showroom Delhi price of 23.53 lakhs which is good value for money for this vehicle. It has excellent features and premium and classy interiors. It also brings very good handling and mild off-road capabilities as well. It has good service and warranty backup and the cost of ownership is not too steep and it brings a reliable powerhouse as well.

Value for money overall – Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton – 8.5/10
Value for money overall – Mitsubishi Pajero Sport – 8.5/10

Verdict:

Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton is a feature packed vehicle with excellent performance and features. It has very good interiors and brings the latest in modern gadgets and interior features. Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is a tried and tested vehicle and in its latest avatar it packs quite a punch with many exciting features and very good ride quality. Mitsubishi also have good service backup in the country.

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Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton versus Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, 8.4 out of 10 based on 5 ratings