Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 28 - 31 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

The choice of a diesel substitute would have been easier on the fuel and your money, but it is relatively economical for a petrol 4×4, and your wallet shouldn’t feel the pinch of the Pinin too much. The insurance and servicing costs are not particularly cheap, but its resistance to depreciation is quite impressive and it is more frugal than the larger Shogun.

Shogun Pinin performs badly on the eco front. With an average of 229 g/km CO2 across the line-up, its emissions are a little high for a small 4×4. It’s worth noting that the line-up does not feature any diesel models, which typically produce less carbon dioxide than petrol engines with similar power outputs. The range is quite thirsty, averaging 29 mpg.

The Mitsubishi standards of reliability are predictably high – as with most Japanese manufacturers – and it’s unlikely to let you down. Do take care off-road; as despite its 4×4 pretence and sturdy confidence, it’s just not as tough as its bigger brothers. Off-road damage to the bodywork is often a sign of a poorly kept Pinin, so give the paintwork a good check over before parting with your cash.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £295 - £360
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Insurance group 19 - 23
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