June 12, 2014 at 4:58 PM
When it comes to buying a pickup truck you need to know how much they can actually carry in the back.
After all, if you’re looking for a pickup in the UK it’s most likely because you have some really big stuff you need to haul around.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Mitsubishi L200.
How big is the cargo bed?
The L200 comes in several different models: 4Work, 4Life, Trojan, Warrior, Barbarian and Walkinshaw. All of these have a very large capacity in the truck bed, with the main difference being a loss of around 500mm between the single cab and double cab models.
The biggest L200 you can get is the 4Work single cab which has a bed interior that measures 2220mm x 1470mm x 405mm (length x width x height). That’s more than enough room for you to stick in all your tools, equipment and materials. Even if you have long items that measure over 2.22metres then you can always hang them out the back and securely strap them down.
What’s the L200’s max payload?
Worried about weight? Don’t be, the Mitsubishi L200 has a max payload capacity of 1145kg and that’s just the figure for tax purposes! This truck has enormous capacity, taking over a tonne in weight without hindering its performance.
In fact, the towing capacity is double this weight - being able to easily pull 2700kg with a braked trailer. That’s a payload equal to the Mercedes Sprinter or Ford Transit but with a much greater towing capacity and, surprisingly, even better fuel efficiency!
How much room does a Double Cab L200 have?
There are many reasons to go for a double cab, most importantly you can take 5 people in one vehicle rather than just 2 or 3. However, there is a slight sacrifice in terms of space in the bed, with the measurements dropping down to 1.5m x 1.5m. It’s important to note that having extra passengers does not affect the payload capacity or towing weights.
What benefits are there to long wheel base vans?
Although the payloads are very similar, a LWB van has slightly larger load space dimensions so you would be able to carry longer equipment. The most obvious benefits come from the L200’s ability to navigate a wide range of terrain with a full payload.
If you have to cross fields or go down bumpy country roads then the van will suffer where the pickup thrives. With the L200 you won’t have to worry about your suspension bottoming out and snapping because of a pot hole or trying to find a way to get your van unstuck from a muddy field (an L200 could easily pull it out). Even if you only need the vehicle to haul loads down the motorway, the L200 averages 40mpg where a Sprinter is would only achieve 30mpg – think of the savings on petrol costs!
Want to find out more about the L200? Book a test drive with Nathaniel Cars today and test this powerful machine for yourself.
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