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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 (18 total reviews)


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.



 
 
 
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.

Talk About The 2003 Montero

2003 Mitsubishi Montero Discussions See all Started By

5280
5280
01-31-2009
I own a 2003 Montero Sport Limited which I bought used a little over a year ago. The dealer provided only one transponder key at the time I purchased the vehicle. Later I discovered my truck had been ...


mujman
mujman
07-29-2005
Whomever has doubt about the off-road capability of Montero 2003-2005 ( I mean serious offroad) Car and Driver Television just had an episode Last weekend in Spike TV channel. They rated the following...


cowgirlup704
cowgirlup704
07-02-2012
The fan quit working on my 2003 Montero Sport ES so I checked the fuses under the hood. The one for the fan had melted so I went to the dealership looking for a new one. He said I had to replace the...