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Mitsubishi L200 (2005-2015) - Reliability & safety

The Mitsubishi L200 pick-up is very reliable and has a proven track record

Carbuyer Rating

2.3 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.0 out of 5

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Reliability & safety Rating

3.7 out of 5

The Mitsubishi L200 has built up a large fan base thanks to its ability to put up with tons of abuse without breaking. It has been employed by countless numbers of businesses for gruelling tasks. Build quality is high, although the hard, scratchy plastics used throughout betray the L200's utilitarian roots.

Mitsubishi L200 reliability

The Mitsubishi L200 didn't appear in our Driver Power 2014 ownership satisfaction survey, so it's difficult to compare its performance to other models. That's not to say it isn’t reliable, though – the Mitsubishi brand has always had a reputation for virtually bulletproof cars, particularly its 4x4s and pickups, which are known for taking whatever you can throw at them.

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The cabin is heard-wearing and deliberately fashioned from harder materials than you'd find inside your average car, so it isn't aesthetically pleasing, but it's as tough a working pickup's cabin needs to be.

Mitsubishi's showrooms recorded a middling performance in the dealer section of our Driver Power survey, finishing 19th out 32 manufacturer’s dealer networks. However, Mitsubishi was the highest placed of the brands selling pickups in the UK, placing further up the league table than Nissan, Ford or Volkswagen – while Isuzu's dealers didn’t make an appearance.

See what real-world Mitsubishi L200 owners think about their car.

Mitsubishi L200 safety

The L200 scored four stars in the Euro NCAP crash test. The top five-star score is common among conventional passenger cars these days, but it's not so often you see such a high score for pickups. To put the Mitsubishi's score in context, its rivals the Volkswagen Amarok and Isuzu D-Max also scored four stars, while the Ford Ranger managed the maximum five.

Standard safety equipment on basic Single Cab models includes driver and passenger airbags, as well as electronic stability and traction control.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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