Sitting atop the range as Mitsubishi’s leading ute option, the Triton GSR goes up against rivals like the Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger, Nissan Navara, Mazda BT-50 and the Isuzu D-Max in the hotly-contented dual cab ute segment.
Just how well does the Triton GSR perform in its own right, then, and justify its position at the top of Mitsubishi’s dual-cab ute lineup? Let’s find out.
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2023 Mitsubishi Triton - GSR (4x4) Specifications
|Body||DOUBLE CAB P/UP|
|Transmission||6 SP AUTOMATIC|
|Engine configuration||DUAL OVERHEAD CAM / 16 valves|
|Engine RPM||3500 / 2500|
|Fuel tank size||75.0|
|Fuel usage specs||8.6 / 0|
|ANCAP security rating||5|
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How Much Does It Cost?
The Mitsubishi Triton GSR 4x4 dual cab ute is priced at $56,940 before on-road costs.
For reference, the Triton dual cab range kicks off from $40,440 for the entry-level GLX 4x2, with the GLX 4x4 variant priced from $44,690, with other variants in the Triton lineup including the GLX+, GLX-R, GLS and the range-topping GSR.
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What Features Does the Mitsubishi Triton GSR Have?
The Mitsubishi Triton receives a heap of premium features as the range-topping Triton, including 18-inch black alloys, leather upholstery, a surround-view camera, a black roof and front grille, power-adjustable and heated drivers seat.
This is in addition to features you’ll find on lower-spec members of the Triton family, including LED headlights, keyless entry & start, dual-zone climate control, a locking rear differential and a 7.0-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto.
Black roof & front grille
Locking rear differential
Super-Select II 4WD system
Keyless entry & start
Dual-zone climate control
7.0-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
Mitsubishi Triton GSR Colours
The Mitsubishi Triton GSR is available in four different colour combinations, including Mica Black, White Diamond with a Black Roof, Graphite Grey with a Black Roof and Sunflare Orange with a Black Roof.
Is the Triton GSR Comfortable to Drive?
The Triton GSR comes powered by a 2.4-litre turbo-diesel unit that you’ll find in every member of the Triton range, which produces 133kW of power and 430Nm of torque thrown to all four wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission.
While it might be down on power compared to its main rivals like the HiLux, Ranger and the D-Max, in dual-cab form, the Triton is actually significantly lighter than those same rivals which helps to close the power gap.
On the road, the Triton platform is comfortable and surprisingly well-refined, with the turbo-diesel unit offering a modest amount of acceleration off the line and some smooth shifts via the six-speed automatic transmission that is well-behaved at high speeds and around town.
On that note, bumbling around town is a relatively easy task thanks to the user-friendly steering rack with the added bonus of the surround-view camera to help you out while parking or making some tight turns in car parks.
As you pick up speed on the open road, there is a noticeable amount of bodyroll through the chassis, however, Mitsubishi’s SuperSelect II 4x4 system helps to make the Triton GSR feel more planted and stable at speed.
That makes the Triton GSR a surprisingly well-mannered and comfortable partner for long distance road trips, and while its underpinnings might make it more suited to the rough-and-tumble of off-road trails, it does well on a daily run around town.
Is the Triton GSR a Workhorse and Good Off-Road?
For those of you planning to use the Triton GSR primarily as a workhorse, let’s go over some of the most important specifications.
The Triton GSR has a tub measuring 1400mm long, 1533mm wide and stands 505mm tall, with payload figures capped at 901kg.
These payload figures are down from the 1190kg on offer in the GLX 4WD, so if you’re looking for maximum payload figures, other members of the Triton family offer more capability when it comes to moving heavy loads.
The Triton GSR’s gross vehicle mass stands at 2900kg while the gross combination mass is capped at 5885kg.
Unbraked towing is capped at 750kg, while the Triton GSR’s braked towing capacity figures are rated at a maximum of 3100kg, which puts it behind its key rivals that can tow up to 3500kg in most variants.
Having said that, the Triton’s tough platform, even in GSR, lends itself perfectly to the tasks of a workhorse, and is particularly well-suited to those looking for a work vehicle with some impressive off-road abilities.
The Triton GSR features a clever 4x4 system, a locking rear differential and comes fitted with all-terrain tyres as standard, with the off-road statistics headlined by its 220mm of ground clearance and has approach and departure angles of 31 and 23 degrees respectively.
The Triton GSR is a user-friendly and extremely capable off-roader that helps to utilise its relatively lightweight construction - compared to its rivals - to conquer tough terrain and remains one of Australia's most versatile ute platforms, even if it’s down on towing power.
Is the Triton GSR Practical and Spacious?
Inside, the Triton’s cabin remains a comfortable place to sit, even if the platform is beginning to show some pretty serious signs of its age.
Up front, the driver and front passenger are treated to a heap of room in the predominantly black dashboard design, with a handful of contrasts across the seats to help liven things up inside the otherwise extremely spacious cabin.
Storage options in the front of the Triton GSR include a small storage tray at the base of the dash, a pair of cupholders, storage inside the folding armrest, a sunglasses stash, glovebox and a pair of door bins either side of the cabin.
Move to the second row of the Triton GSR and there’s just enough room on offer to squeeze in a tall adult, although things are much more suited to growing kids. There’s some added storage sitting behind the seats, a pair of USB chargers for the second row, as well as two ISOFIX anchors and two top tether mounts.
All up, the Triton’s cabin is no doubt utilitarian in design - and beginning to show its age - it is more than suited to the needs of a growing family while offering enough storage for a practical workhorse.
Is it Safe?
The Mitsubishi Triton GSR has been awarded a five star ANCAP safety rating, scoring 15.22 out of 16 for front impact protection and a perfect score for side impact protection.
As standard, the GSR comes fitted with autonomous emergency braking with forward collision warnings, lane-departure warnings, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alerts and a surround-view camera, giving it all the important safety equipment.
Is it Fuel Efficient?
Mitsubishi’s 2.4-litre turbo-diesel unit powering the Triton GSR returns combined cycle fuel economy figures of 8.6L/100km, making it relatively thirsty for a turbo-diesel ute but very much on par with a number of its rivals.
Our Verdict: Is the Mitsubishi Triton GSR Worth it?
While the Triton platform is no doubt begging for an overhaul, considering the attractive asking price for a flagship ute, it remains a great value option for those looking for a capable dual cab ute with a heap of equipment.
Keep in mind that the Triton lacks the outright power and torque of its main rivals, with its braked towing capacities dropping to 3100kg, however, it remains a very capable workhorse that doubles as a comfortable daily driver.
As a result, we can’t help but recommend you add it to your shortlist if you’re in the market for a particularly affordable flagship ute. On that note, if you’re in the market for a new car, you can get a free quote and see how much OnlineAuto can save you on your next car, or call us on 1300 719 925.
Five Specs You Need to Know
Five-star ANCAP safety rating
3100kg braked towing capacity
8.6L per 100km combined cycle fuel economy
12-month/15,000km service intervals
Outstanding warranty coverage
Great value proposition
Attractive exterior styling
Platform showing signs of age
Engine lacks grunt and towing power of main rivals
Outdated infotainment system
OnlineAuto Rating: 8/10
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