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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 14/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2002 Mitsubishi Montero

  • An SUV that backs up what its body promises off road, but still needs more power for on-road activities such as towing a trailer.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Distinctive styling, superior off-road ability, Japanese build quality.

  • Cons

    Lack of power from standard V6, no optional V8, limited usefulness for third-row seat, reported tendency toward instability in quick maneuvers.

  • What's New for 2002

    For 2002, Montero has several new features and refinements to greater enhance its market position. Montero Limited has new color-keyed…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (90 total reviews)

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Quarter million and still truckin'

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Vehicle: 2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I had to step up from a sedan back in '02 to handle kids. Got this and have never looked back. Seemed pricey at the time, with the full boat extra package I got, but I've never owned a vehicle in my life that's given me more value back in quality. I've burned through 5 sets of tires, more oil changes than I can count (it's now starting to take a quart every 5k or so). I've replaced bearings in the front on both sides and a muffler after 200k. I've used it hard and it keeps on trucking. I'll be crossing the 250k threshold in a month or so, God willing. I truly wish Mitsubishi was still making these. I'd get another in a heartbeat.




For some reason... we love

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Vehicle: 2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

It's a lumbering, slow, hulking SUV - therefore, it's everything I should hate to see sitting in my driveway. As die-hard VW owners for many years, we never quite understood the SUV thing but always liked the Monteros we saw on the road. When our second child came along we wanted a vehicle that could carry our entire family plus luggage and/or friends, but it still had to be fun (read: capable off-road). Suddenly the SUV made sense and we bought a Montero. It's been a great truck and we plan on keeping it for years to come.




Love my montero

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

I have owned my Montero XLS for 6 years and I have never regretted my purchase. Today I have 3 kids currently in car seats and my oldest (age 6) sits in the 3rd row. Because the car seats in the 2nd row stay there permanently I let my son in and out using the rear door which has never been an issue. I love all the space especially the tall roof. It is perfect for my husband who is over 6 ft tall. He borrowed my truck today and as I admired it as it drive off I thought "Wow-I still love my truck!" It has 96000 miles on it and I have never had any mechanical problems ever! It has good pick up, it is a quiet ride, and has tons of storage when the third row is tucked away. I love it!



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 17
  • highway
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Full 2002 Mitsubishi Montero Review

What's New for 2002

For 2002, Montero has several new features and refinements to greater enhance its market position. Montero Limited has new color-keyed exterior features, and both Limited and XLS now have a spare tire cover that matches the body color (except with Munich Silver).

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