Mitsubishi models dominate cost of ownership study

Three Mitsubishi models have been tested and proven to be the most affordable cars to own and operate in their class, according to an independent comprehensive study carried out by state motoring clubs*.

For the second year running, the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GLX and the Mitsubishi Triton 4x4 GLX Double Cab Pick Up topped the All Terrain SUV and Four Wheel Drive Ute categories respectively.

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has taken first place in the Electric category, proving itself to be considerably more affordable, not to mention, practical and spacious, than the other contenders in its class.

A front runner in the Two Wheel Drive Ute category is the Mitsubishi Triton 4x2 GLX Double Cab Pick Up, finishing a very narrow second, but scoring better than the winner when taking into account weekly fuelling costs and costs associated with registration, on-roads and insurance. 

The thorough annual study looks at the running costs of more than 125 vehicles in all categories during the first five years of ownership, encompassing the on-road purchase price, registration costs, fuel, insurance, depreciation, servicing and other ownership expenses.

Thanks to the RACV, the full reports for each category can be viewed and downloaded below:

Specific costs relevant to your state of operation or residence can be viewed below:


RACV 2017 Motoring Cost Report; RACQ Private Vehicle Expenses 2017; RACT 2017 Vehicle Operating Costs; RAA 2017 Vehicle Running Costs; RAC 2017 Vehicle Running Costs; Four Wheel Drive Ute category, Mitsubishi Triton Double Cab Pick-Up 4x4; SUV All Terrain category, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GLX; Electric category, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.