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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 13/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Mitsubishi Montero

  • An old-school sport-ute that excels off-road, but when it comes to overall performance and passenger-carrying ability, it can't match its more modern rivals.

  • Safety
  • Pros

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

  • Cons

    Serious lack of power compared to rivals, mediocre on-road handling, cramped third-row seat, no side curtain airbags.

  • What's New for 2005

    The Montero receives new 17-inch painted alloy wheels this year.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 13
  • cty
/
  • 17
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Love monteros

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Vehicle: 2005 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 5A)

The only gripe I have is this vehicle should be two inches wider and two inches shorter. I am not a boulevard cruiser and use this vehicle to get me to some pretty rough terrain here in Oregon. This is my fourth one and I will snub Mitsubishi for not keeping this line going. It is a tough truck with a quality build and it holds up well on USFS roads and trails, unlike the Endeavor, which cannot clear rocks and ruts. Who supplies the paint for these vehicles? It has a deep finish and holds up to backroad rocks. Good job on the Monteros, Mitsubishi!




Montero #2

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Vehicle: 2005 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 5A)

The Montero handles like a small car with SUV capabilities. It tows 5000 pounds without a problem. Its third seat is a bit cramped for an adult though. I dislike the spare tire on the tailgate because it makes the trailer hitch difficult to access. I plan to purchase Montero #3 soon.




Great mitsubishi

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Vehicle: 2005 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 5A)

Our '05 Montero Limited is a great vehicle. It rides like a car. It has plenty of room with great amenities. It gets pretty good gas mileage on the highway, but it is no so good around town. I would recommend it to anyone.




Gutless

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Vehicle: 2005 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 5A)

The Mitsubishi Montero has no power for towing. Even small trailers are a project. Towing a single axle with 2 small ATVs we get 6 miles to the gallon on the freeway. Tthis truck is fun to drive and great off road, but if you try to tow anything you will be very dissappointed.




My montero

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Vehicle: 2005 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 5A)

I love my Montero very much. It is really fun to drive. It has great cargo space. It has very comfortable seating. It has a very good stereo.




Love

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Vehicle: 2005 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 5A)

No one can quite explain the love someone has for their vehicle, but the love with my 2005 Mitsubishi Montero is unconditional. The way it handes is wonderful. It has sophisticated looks great torque. This truck is great for all roads, with its different 4WD modes and shiftomatic options. I ablolutly love this truck it is the best and I would recomend it to anyone. My friends say that it is very good looking for a sixteen year old vehicle. Everyone tells me my truck is the hottest one in the parking lot. It gets great gas mileage. I say this proudly, it is not just an SUV it is a Mitsubishi Montero.



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Full 2005 Mitsubishi Montero Review

What's New for 2005

The Montero receives new 17-inch painted alloy wheels this year.

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Talk About The 2005 Montero

2005 Mitsubishi Montero Discussions See all Started By

kurosawa_ni
kurosawa_ni
08-19-2014
Can I safely tow a Lance travel trailer weigthing 2600 lbs. with a 2005 Mitsubishi Montero Limited? Will I harm the vehicle's transmission? Can I install the towing package (brake controller, seven pr...


cracovian
cracovian
07-27-2004
"Two slow-selling models in the Mitsubishi lineup are being deleted at the end of the current model year, Automotive News reports. The Mitsu Diamante sedan and the Montero Sport SUV will be dropp...


mysport2000
mysport2000
05-26-2004
My 2000 LS 4x4 has 75K and I've babied it. Every recommended service, technical bulletins taken care of (control arms, front end and enlarged transmission pan). It's been my favorite vehicle so far ...



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