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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 13/16 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2001 Mitsubishi Montero

  • Although generally well-rounded, this seven-passenger SUV needs more power to win our vote.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Attractive outer shell, solid off-road ability, easy to stow third seat

  • Cons

    Lack of power from standard V6, no optional V8, mediocre interior materials.

  • What's New for 2001

    The Montero is redesigned for 2001 and features a sculpted body, stiffer frame, improved suspension and more interior room.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (65 total reviews)


10 years and running strong

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

My family bought our 01 Montero used in 02 w/12k mi. My parents used it as a daily driver from 02-05. The bought a Pacifica in 05 and the truck stayed parked in the driveway for over a year. In 06 I turned 16 and got the truck as my first car.Ive gone from 46k mi to 143k mi in 6 yr. The only issues I had,the rear heater pipes explode and dump all the raidiator's contents onto the road. this can only happen 2 times bc new part is thicker. At 16 with no mechanical experience I replaced the broken pipes for the total of 17$ for both pipes. Also routine fixes for cars over 100k mi, Alternator & Timing belt and oil pump. Overall, very reliable fun 4x4 ok on gas 16 mpg avg. Love my MITSU




Excellent vehicle!

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

Purchased this SUV in 2005 for my wife as she liked the body style and size. Became my daily vehicle 1 year later. Purchased it with 64,000 miles and just buying another set of tires at 180,000!!! Have had minimal work done, mostly oil changes and basic maintenance. Use it mostly for business hauling clients to lunch and golf...excellent storage for long trips! Ride is great, could use new shocks now but all in all once this one meets it's end I will look for another one with at least 75,000 miles and drive it until it falls too...




The best 4wd

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

I absolutely LOVE my Montero. It has been the best car I've ever owned. It does awesome in the snow and ice and it climbs like a goat! I wouldn't be afraid to take it anywhere. We also own a Dodge 4WD and a Toyota 4WD but for winter driving in the columbia gorge, I always use the Montero. I feel very protected and safe in it. I have replaced the right hub assembly twice in it and also the computer board in the dash (temp gauge said it was overheating but it really wasn't). Even with those little problems, I still wouldn't trade it for any other SUV, it's THAT good!



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 13
  • cty
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  • 16
  • highway
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What's New for 2001

The Montero is redesigned for 2001 and features a sculpted body, stiffer frame, improved suspension and more interior room.

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