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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport SUV


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Mitsubishi Montero Sport Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 165 hp @ 5250 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/21 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport

  • An attractive mid-size SUV in need of further refinement.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Attractive inside and out, comfortable front seats.

  • Cons

    Soft suspension, lethargic transmission, sloppy steering.

  • What's New for 2002

    The 2002 Montero Sport receives a few changes and upgrades this year. Four-wheel-drive Montero Sports have a new mode called ALL4…

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (83 total reviews)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

One of the best cars

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Vehicle: 2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Having owned at least 20 cars in my time, the Montero Sport is hands down one of my favorites. It has it all in terms of reliability, versatility, dependability, and value, and it looks pretty decent to boot. Having just turned 140,000 miles, I can honestly say nothing has gone wrong with the car, it still gets around 19 MPG combined, and I've only done the recommended maintenance. The interior is simple yet durable, and stands up to the daily abuse my two young kids submit to it. If I could find another Montero with fewer miles, I would purchase another one without hesitation and own two.

Junk. junk. junk.

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Vehicle: 2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 2WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

84k miles and already having tons of problems. Power steering pump leaking, Valve cover gaskets leaking, Lifters are ticking, Transmission acts strange, and I've already had to replace pretty much every suspension part and now the AC is going. What next?? and I have always maintained it!! I bought it because the price was right and I love the style of the Montero. I should have bought an xterra or 4runner. I will never buy another Mitsubishi again!!!

Its ok

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Vehicle: 2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LTD 2WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

Im 18 and my grandparents recently gave me their 2002 Montero Sport Limited. I must say it rides rough in the back seat but overall its good. it has 180000 miles and they havent done much but replace the radiator. i was 9 or 10 wen they bought it. I love my truck it saves gas, room for my friends and its enough storage for college moving lol

Gas Mileage


  • 16
  • cty
  • 21
  • highway
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Full 2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Review

What's New for 2002

The 2002 Montero Sport receives a few changes and upgrades this year. Four-wheel-drive Montero Sports have a new mode called ALL4 four-wheel drive. This full-time all-wheel-drive mode automatically provides the appropriate traction for most on-road and light off-road situations -- without the driver having to activate anything. Engine choices remain the same, though the 197-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 is now standard on XLS. In terms of features, there's a new appearance package for Montero Sport ES, and packages for XLS have been revised. Mitsubishi has also changed the seat fabrics and included metallic-faced gauges on LS, XLS and Limited. In case you are wondering, last year's XS "special edition" apparently wasn't special enough and has been discontinued.

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I just purchased a 2002 Montero Sport and while driving back home I noticed a grinding/metal friction type noise. I first thought it sounded like when the break is out or there are brake dust but whe...