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1997 Mitsubishi Montero SUV


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Mitsubishi Montero Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 200 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/18 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Mitsubishi Montero

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Wonderful off-road agility, seven passenger seating, and powerful new engine.

  • Cons

    Price makes this truck more expensive than the larger, more powerful GMC Suburban and Ford Expedition.

  • What's New for 1997

    The Montero is unchanged for this year.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (21 total reviews)

Great suv for under $5k

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Vehicle: 1997 Mitsubishi Montero LS 4dr SUV 4WD

Bought this Montero 2 years ago after doing allot of research for a reliable SUV for under $5K; this was one of 5 suggested. I didn't want something big like a Expedition or small like a Escape and this fit the bill. It had 141,000 miles and I knew it would need some money for maintenance items like timing belt, etc. I only paid $3800.00 so had room to do these repairs. Although I did have a cooling issue that turned out to be the radiator, overall I am happy with this Montero. It's a 3rd vehicle that I bought for hauling around the dogs and Home Depot runs that I drive allot more just because it's pretty fun to drive and simplistic in nature, which I like.

Suv for under $5k

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Vehicle: 1997 Mitsubishi Montero LS 4dr SUV 4WD

Bought this 1997 Montero (full-size) LS 2 years ago after a ton of research on a GOOD SUV under $5K. I never heard of this SUV until I was researching and overall I'm impressed keeping in mind this is a 16yr old SUV. I knew my requirements and knew I had to get the Montero under $5K if the timing belt wasn't replaced recently. I found one locally with under 150,000 mile (141,236 to be exact). I had quite a bit of Maintenance work done, timing belt/water pump first, then within 6 months all the fluids and filters replaced. This is my 3rd car and is only driven about 5k miles annually. Although I've put some work into this Montero it's a rough tough SUV; truck like feel.

Amazing vehicle

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Vehicle: 1997 Mitsubishi Montero SR 4dr SUV 4WD

We were given this truck with 315,000 miles on it by a family member. We have had the truck for about 6 months and have put an additional 6,000 miles on it without incident. The truck drives like it is new and has a ton of power. The truck is a workhorse, having towed a camper many miles around the U.S. The previous owner was meticulous with maintenance and changed the oil with synthetic oil every 5,000 miles. The truck is from the south and still looks immaculate. We get lots of compliments when people see it for the first time and no one can believe that it has so much mileage on it.

Gas Mileage


  • 15
  • cty
  • 18
  • highway
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Full 1997 Mitsubishi Montero Review

What's New for 1997

The Montero is unchanged for this year.

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