Mitsubishi L200 (2005-2015) - Practicality & boot space

The Mitsubishi L200 pickup has all the comforts of an SUV

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It may look big – and it is – but the Mitsubishi L200 is actually a little smaller than some of its contemporaries. It measures up at 5,115mm in length, 1,750mm in width and it has a 3,000mm wheelbase (the distance between the front and the rear wheels). The rival Nissan Navara, for example, is 5,296mm long, 1,848mm wide and has a 3,200mm wheelbase.

Driving a bulky pickup around tight streets can be difficult and it may be worth adding parking sensors (just over £200 plus VAT) if you think this could be a problem. You can also go for one of the higher-end models, which have a reversing camera as standard.

Mitsubishi L200 interior space and storage

The interior is very spacious in the Double Cab models, with lots of leg and headroom for five adults, while the rear window also lowers to provide access to the load bay. Obviously, there's less space in the Single Cabs but they're workhorses rather than vehicles for carrying passengers around. There are quite a few large storage areas inside the cabin and there are also ISOFIX child-seat mounts in the back seats of Double Cab models.

Mitsubishi L200 boot space

The flatbed measures 1,805mm long, 1,470mm wide and 460mm high, which means there's plenty of room for carting large, bulky items around. That's superior to the Nissan Navara's flatbed, which is 1,511mm long, 1,560mm wide and 457mm high.

Many owners add a lockable flatbed cover, which secures your load from both prying eyes and the elements. They're not cheap – ranging from around £1,000 to £2,000 before VAT – and having a lid over the flatbed obviously prevents you from carrying particularly tall items. However, they're undeniably useful and will help to keep your luggage safe.

Mitsubishi L200 towing

Pickups such as the L200 are built for towing and the Mitsubishi can pull a lot more weight than your average passenger car. The maximum towing weight is between 2,700 and 3,000kg depending on the exact model you go for, which is getting on for twice as much as an average family hatchback or saloon with a 2.0-litre diesel engine could manage. Mitsubishi also offers a series of towing accessories with the L200, such as wiring kits and full-on tow bars with fixed electrical connections.

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