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Mitsubishi Montero Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.8 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 215 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 13/18 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2003 Mitsubishi Montero

  • An old-school sport-ute that excels off-road (where most consumers won't take it) but fails on-road in terms of overall performance and passenger-carrying ability.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    High-quality interior materials, sharp interior design, large cargo capacity, excellent off-road capability.

  • Cons

    Serious lack of power compared to rivals, mediocre on-road handling, useless third-row seat.

  • What's New for 2003

    A new grille, front fascia and headlights, designed to provide a "greater sense of luxury," as well as smoother body cladding and…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (91 total reviews)

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

248,582 original miles and still

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Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 5A)

i bought my 2003 montero LTD in 2004 with 25,000 miles and since 200,000 + miles in the odometer and let me tell it has never let me stranded no where! only do the regular basic maintenance (oil, oil filter,air filter,battery,brakes, etc) and the off road capability one of the best off road vehicle you can buy.But where it falls short is in horseporwer is slugish when accelerating and the mpg i think can be improve im getting max and light footed on highway speed is 19.1.but overall is the most reliable (and i have had toyotas)and comfortable ,i would recommended it to everybody.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Best bang for your recessionary

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Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 5A)

I bought the 03 Montero 20th Anniv used for a much less than similarly loaded or capable SUV. I already own a 98 Montero Sport with over 155k mi which is still running great. I expect the same or better from this one. I was attracted to Montero's rally heritage, bullet proof engine and that I grew up with them in the Caribbean where they are known as Pajero. Although 7 yrs old, this SUV still turns heads since it is fairly rare. It goes anywhere in style. It's reliable, comfortable and cheap to buy especially used leaving me with money for new mods. I have added wheel spacers for improve stability and look. Next I will add larger rims & tires, a cold air intake to increase HP and MPG.




Head turner

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Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 5A)

I have had a Montero Limited for 5 yrs and I love it. I actually preferred my montero over my Dad's Hummer H2 when he asked me which one I would prefer to have. I love the interior's quality and comfort. It does great off-roading with a rock solid frame. Has a good take off for an SUV of its size. Everywhere I go it always turns head and people are always asking what kinda of car it is and most even think it's an 08 or 09 model. Great sound system for being stock, I wish it would have the fourth generations 650 watt Rockford Fosgate system with a 10" sub with 12 speakers and 240hp MIVEC engine though, but it will do. I would never choose any other SUV over my Montero besides the H1 alpha.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 13
  • cty
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  • 18
  • highway
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Full 2003 Mitsubishi Montero Review

What's New for 2003

A new grille, front fascia and headlights, designed to provide a "greater sense of luxury," as well as smoother body cladding and dechromed taillights update the Montero. A bigger (3.8 liter) V6 adds some much-needed power to this 4,700-pound SUV.

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