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Mitsubishi Montero Sport Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 165 hp @ 5250 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/20 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport

  • A mid-packer in the mid-size SUV arena.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Enthusiastic 3.5-liter V6 on Limited and XS, attractive inside and out, comfortable front seats.

  • Cons

    Overly soft suspension, lethargic transmission, sloppy steering.

  • What's New for 2001

    Because the Montero Sport underwent an update last year, this midsize SUV pretty much remains static for 2001. You can now get the base level ES trim in a 4WD configuration, and later this year, the XS trim level debuts, with the 3.5-liter V6 from the pricey Limited model. A Lower Anchor Tether Child (LATCH) restraint system comes standard, and the light trucks meet LEV standards.

Full 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Review

What's New for 2001

Because the Montero Sport underwent an update last year, this midsize SUV pretty much remains static for 2001. You can now get the base level ES trim in a 4WD configuration, and later this year, the XS trim level debuts, with the 3.5-liter V6 from the pricey Limited model. A Lower Anchor Tether Child (LATCH) restraint system comes standard, and the light trucks meet LEV standards.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Perfect for me....

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Vehicle: 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 3.5XS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

Yes, it is a rather tall-standing SUV, so you should expect the inherent flaws of being a bit top heavy and poor gas mileage. I bought my '01 XS used a few years ago and it has been a reliable daily driver without fail. These vehicles were very well made and with proper care will last many years; mine is nearly 15 years old and still looks and drives perfectly.



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2001 montero sport es -

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Vehicle: 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport ES 2WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

BOUGHT BCUZ: I bought this car because it was the right price, I got it when it was about 4yrs old, and they wanted less than $8,000 for it, sold cheap because the young girl who it was bought for - thought it was ugly & not sexy, she wanted a little car. AMAZING: Other than buy a new car battery after 4 years, do the brakes & Oil, and change an O2 sensor for DEQ - this car has ran like a champ with little to no down time in the mechanic shop. I've had an accident or 2 and it has held up amazingly well, paint looks perfect - body barely has a scratch, and navigates like a dream still. Yup its ugly but my wallet loves it.



1 of 7 people found this review helpful

Make sure you have triple

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Vehicle: 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 2WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

We bought this car used a little over a year ago. It is a 2001. We drove it very little at first, but since August we have driven it everyday locally. Since August, we have had it towed three times and drove it limping into the garage two times. I have spent about $1500 in repairs. The worst thing is driving it with the anticipation of when will it go out again. The car had about 120,000 miles on it when we bought it. We have put about 11,000 miles on it this year (which is a normal average). Very scary driving knowing you will be stuck at one point or another.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Mits. montero sport ls 4x4

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Vehicle: 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

I first liked this SUV when my parents had bought one brand new back in 2000, When they got it, it had 12miles, currently has 210+ and still running strong! I was in the market for a new vehicle and came across the same vehicle but a 4X4, it had 102,000 miles, only flaw was the transmission fluid had been contaminated by the lack of knowledge at jiffy lube, I purchased the montero sport and replaced the transmission since i have had NO PROBLEMS! it currently has 197,000 miles, The only thing i have done since is change the motor oil and she is still running strong! I would give it a 5 star rating! I absolutely love my Montero Sport and sad Mitsubishi has stopped making them! =(



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150k+ and still going

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Vehicle: 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LTD 2WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

I bought my Montero Sport back in October of 2001 with 50 miles on it. As a member of the military, I have taken this SUV as far west as the Pacific Ocean and as far east as the city of Atlanta, GA. Any maintenance I've had done on the vehicle was all based on wear and tear. Nothing failed until I was well over 100K miles. I love the vehicle and kind of hate that Mitsubishi did away it.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

New to me, love it

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Vehicle: 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport ES 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

I just got this SUV after my old station wagon topped the 230,000 mile mark. I was looking for three things: Japanese make, four wheel drive, and lots of cargo room. This car was available for the right price in my area, and only had 55,000 miles on it and one previous owner. It has now become my favorite car ever. It looks great, performs well, and my brother, a professional mechanic, said that it is in amazing shape for a vehicle of its age. It is probably underpowered for towing, but that's not what I wanted it for. It has about the same pickup as my old 4 cylinder Outback, but with the increased size of the car and the 6 cylinder standard, I'd say that's pretty good.



Talk About The 2001 Montero Sport

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chrnos
chrnos
12-02-2001
I was going to change the oil filer on my montero sport XLS 2001 and could not find the oil filter! does anyone know where it is hiding. The manual stinks, it does not give any information...


qp68
qp68
04-12-2008

stpnscott
stpnscott
01-04-2013
I have a 2001 Mitsubishi montero sport 4WD. I want to put in a Kenwood KFC-w3012 subwoofer and a Rockfordfosgate p400-4 amp. Any suggestions here please.......



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