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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 exterior features, and both Limited and XLS now have a spare tire cover that matches the body color (except with Munich Silver).

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (24 total reviews)


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!




Dependability

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

I love this vehicle. I have 167,000 miles on this vehicle. The only money spent was on general maintenance items. No break downs or repairs. The timing belt is supposed to be changed every 60,000 miles, but I changed after 90,000 miles and only once thus far.I change oil every 6,000 miles. it does seem to take about a quart of oil every 2,000 miles.I purchased this vehicle with 27,000 miles on it.




Overall great

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

Overall reliable, always gets me there. Only two mechanical problems costing less than $100. Very roomy.




I love my montero!!

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

Gas mileage is bound to be an issue with a vehicle this size, so I accept that. I was shopping for yet another minivan when I spotted this beauty at the dealership. I told the salesman,"If this comes with a third seat, I'll take it." Magically a third seat was produced from out of the floor! I piled all my kids inside and drove around town. I was instantly hooked. I've never had a vehicle that I loved like this: reliable, trouble-free, beautiful, rugged, and accommodating. You can't go wrong!




I'll be back!

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

After all of the fright in 2001 and 2002 over reported SUV roll-overs, I found that Montero received higher than average ratings from the NHTSA tests, which are available on the agency web site. I was conviced, the commercial hype was not what I should be basing an auto purchase on. I have never regretted my decision. The Montero has exceeded my expectations in dependability, durability, comfort, maintenance costs, and safety systems. Although I've never crashed it, the brakes, lights, suspension and seat belts have given me no unusual issues. I have been completely satisfied with the truck. The engine, air conditioning, power roof and entertainment system still perform like new.




Great vehicle, great value

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

We bought our 2002 Montero XLS used in Dec. 2005 and are coming up soon on a year of ownership. We love the way it drives and it has plenty of power to tow my 4,000 lb. trailer when we go camping. We looked at plenty of other SUVs, but the used cost of these are so low when compared that you really get a lot of bang for your buck on this. The bad news for me...my wife gets to drive it most of the time and I'm stuck with our 2dr SUV (though I'm actually in the process of looking for another used Montero to replace the 2dr SUV I have to drive).



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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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 17
  • highway
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