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2003 Mitsubishi Montero SUV

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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 dechromed taillights update the Montero. A bigger (3.8 liter) V6 adds some much-needed power to this 4,700-pound SUV.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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What a ride

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

I just purchased a 2003 Montero XLS with 81,000 miles and it run like new. This truck has great power and passenger room. My kids love the big sun roof and I love the interior and exterior styling. I have always wanted this truck.




Tough comfortable odd looking suv

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

I'm really impressed with the off-road capablities of this vehicle, if not for somewhat low clearances, this truck could be unstoppable. I've taken it places my friends have feared to tread, (pathfinder) just in it's stock form. The gas mileage is unimpressive, though from its size it's expected. Plus it was so cheap I can afford to have fun with it.




Great suv!! best exterior design!

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

I love my Montero XLS! Unbeatable exterior design and its attractive and practical on the inside too. Engine is powerful for a 3.8L V6 and the self-select 4WD has 4 settings for different driving conditions. Very comfortable and solid ride. Awesome sounds system and 3rd row seat. Good value versus the competition. I chose the Montero over the Pilot and 4Runner because of its styling, true 4WD feature and overall quality and value for money.




What a blast

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

We checked out all the SUV's on the market. We were tired of seeing the same ones on the road, so we checked out the Mitsubushi Montero. At first we didn't like the full size, but fell in love with it after we drove it. My husband is long waisted. The Montero has tons of headroom and legroom in the front and back. The back door opens and closes like a car door - we'll never hassle with a hatch opening again. Our friends & family are sold on it as well. The back seats fold down for lots of storage. The 3rd row seat is handy for kids. Its gas mileage is decent. It is not cavernous like the Chevrolet Trailblazer though. It has good visibility. It is better looking than the "dog" Durango, but not as expensive as the Toyota Land Cruiser. One bad thing about this truck is that we have spent thousands of dollars on regular maintenance. We'll consider that next time.




Great suv

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

Bought a while back, needed to upgrade to something with a 3rd seat, my Isuzu Trooper just couldn't fit everyone. After looking at may domestic and foreign SUVs the Montero won hands down. Edmunds needs to lighten up on the lack of power, it does everything I need it to do. If you have a really heavy whatever to tow then you might want a V8, but I'm guessing all the V8 owners are rethinking things with the gas prices the way they are.




What a blast

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

We splurged and went for the 20th Anniversary Edition...loaded with all the good stuff. Not much more than the Sport and well worth it. We looked at the Sport, Limited and XLS but decided the 20th Anniverary was the way to go. Pretty good gas mileage. Quality build, good looking, comfy. Doesn't look like every other SUV on the road. Mitsubishi's been around forever so you can trust the brand. We love it!



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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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 13
  • cty
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  • 18
  • highway
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