Used 2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport

Pros & Cons

  • Attractive inside and out, comfortable front seats, tough body-on-frame construction.
  • Soft suspension, lethargic transmission, sloppy steering, no V8 available.
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$1,654 - $3,105

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Still a decent midsize SUV, the Montero Sport has nevertheless seen better days. It pales in comparison to modern competitors like the Ford Explorer, Toyota 4Runner and Mitsubishi's own Endeavor.

2004 Highlights

The base- and top-level trims, ES and Limited, have been dropped, but their features have been added to the remaining LS and XLS trims. As a result, both the LS and XLS now feature the more powerful 3.5-liter V6 engine, as well as standard 16-inch alloy wheels, new roof rails and new interior fabrics.

Scorecard

Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport.

Average user rating: 4.6 stars
26 total reviews
5 star reviews: 69%
4 star reviews: 23%
3 star reviews: 8%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%

Trending topics in reviews

  • fuel efficiency
  • reliability & manufacturing quality
  • ride quality
  • comfort
  • driving experience
  • appearance
  • off-roading
  • spaciousness
  • lights
  • acceleration
  • handling & steering
  • safety
  • engine
  • maintenance & parts
  • doors
  • dashboard
  • wheels & tires
  • value
  • interior
  • oil
  • seats

Most helpful consumer reviews

5/5 stars, I LOve My Montero Sport
Down to earth,
LS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
After almost 6 yrs of owning it, I can't get rid of it I LOVE my car! This car grows on you, very faithful and it just looks prettier and prettier when it gets old! Hmm ! Unfortunate that it is NOT build anymore, I think I would buy myself a 2nd one. The others Endeavour and Outlander are just not the same never will be, it's another car.
4.125/5 stars, 92000 miles later
combattracker5,
XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
Outstanding 4WD! My 4th one, will keep this one until the wheels fall off. Unbelieveably reliable and extremely low maintenance costs to date. Has had much off road use and almost all rural highway miles. The newer SUVs are much more energy efficient and comfy, but this is one tough, reliable vehicle. Maybe that is why they are so popular at Ft. Bragg and Ft. Lewis army ranger bases. I have never had a wheel alignment as one has never been needed, even though I drive over logs and rough terrain on my property and on local BLM fishing holes. I am a stickler about doing maintenance ahead of schedule, such as fluids. Back seats fold flat for my 6 foot carcas to sleep when out with the bears.
4.375/5 stars, I require a 4WD
Tracker,
XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
I live in serious boonies in the northwest and need a real 4WD vehicle. I have had 3 XLS Sports, sold them all at 60,000 miles. Never had a single problem with any one and have been impressed by the 4WD capability coupled with decent (22 mpg Highway) mileage. The seats are a little short, stopping way before my knees, and it needs side bolsters for where I go. I wish the engine had a different drive belt. It rides rough, but it is tough! I cannot figure out why the resale value has been so low on these models. This is a much better off-road vehicle than my Yukon XL.
5/5 stars, Not a mere show piece.
Reggie,
XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
A solid off and on road vehicle. Bought it primarily for off road and touring. Ample seating and cargo. Take it to San Gabriel OHV, CA and Hungry Valley SVRA, CA (Gorman), up Los Angeles National Forest roads when it snows. Have taken it from Palm Springs to Joshua Tree N Park via the Berdoo Trail. It's a XLS A4WD and the rest. Majestically conquers terrain, climbs effortlessly, fords above knee deep, traverses narrow passes, handles well over snow and ice, amply protected underbelly and axles over boulders especially submerged ones, coasts effortlessly @ 85 mph on freeways and gives 18 mpg combined. Add to it killer looks. The last Mits with a body on frame construction.


Features & Specs

XLS 4WD 4dr SUV3.5L 6cyl 4A
MPG 14 city / 17 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
197 hp @ 5000 rpm
XLS Rwd 4dr SUV3.5L 6cyl 4A
MPG 15 city / 19 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
197 hp @ 5000 rpm
LS 4WD 4dr SUV3.5L 6cyl 4A
MPG 14 city / 17 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
197 hp @ 5000 rpm
LS Rwd 4dr SUV3.5L 6cyl 4A
MPG 15 city / 19 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
197 hp @ 5000 rpm
See all Used 2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport specs & features

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver4 / 5
Passenger3 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Side Barrier RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front SeatNot Rated
Back SeatNot Rated
RolloverRating
RolloverNot Rated
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact TestNot Tested
Roof Strength TestNot Tested
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
Poor
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Good


FAQ

Is the Mitsubishi Montero Sport a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2004 Montero Sport both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Mitsubishi Montero Sport fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Montero Sport gets an EPA-estimated 15 mpg to 17 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Montero Sport has 43.4 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Mitsubishi Montero Sport. Learn more

Is the Mitsubishi Montero Sport reliable?

To determine whether the Mitsubishi Montero Sport is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Montero Sport. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Montero Sport's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2004 Montero Sport is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport?

The least-expensive 2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport is the 2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $23,999.

Other versions include:

  • XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $28,199
  • XLS Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $26,199
  • LS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $25,999
  • LS Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $23,999
Learn more

What are the different models of Mitsubishi Montero Sport?

If you're interested in the Mitsubishi Montero Sport, the next question is, which Montero Sport model is right for you? Montero Sport variants include XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A), XLS Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A), LS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A), and LS Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A). For a full list of Montero Sport models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport

Used 2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Overview

The Used 2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport is offered in the following submodels: Montero Sport SUV. Available styles include XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A), XLS Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A), LS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A), and LS Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A).

What do people think of the 2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2004 Montero Sport 4.6 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2004 Montero Sport.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2004 Montero Sport featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

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What's a good price for a New 2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport?

2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

The 2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $26,594. The average price paid for a new 2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A) is trending $24,844 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $24,844 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $1,750.

The average savings for the 2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A) is 93.4% below the MSRP.

2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

The 2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $28,794. The average price paid for a new 2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A) is trending $26,906 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $26,906 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $1,888.

The average savings for the 2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A) is 93.4% below the MSRP.

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Should I lease or buy a 2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport?

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