Mitsubishi SUVs Ratings
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2002 Mitsubishi Montero - Limited (A5)
Pros: Artifical Intelligence controlled trasmission
Cons: Backs of seats have exposed leather and are not protected.
Advice: Have it professionally checked first, always use synthetic oilI will keep this SUV forever it performs well enough with a 3.5L and gets very good mileage. The queston of performance? -- not every vehicle needs to be rated by dragstrip time, this is an SUV and performs as a SUV should very comfortably and reliably no matter if it is a long highway trip or snow covered off road long driveway that ends at a river. The braking and traction are reliable in any weather on any terrain. It's a shame Mitsubishi doesn't make this larger SUV anymore.
2008 Mitsubishi Endeavor - LS AWD
Advice: You guys can't be wrong !Very smooth, very good transmission and very fast. Perfect SUV. Just drive 10 minutes and you will love it. Very strong, you fell this SUV like a tank, but easy to handling.
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor - XLS (2004.5 Production) AWD
Pros: The price was nice.
Advice: Buy it. You'll love it!Drives like a car!
2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport - ES (EOP November 2002) 4x2
Pros: The sunroof
Cons: center console
Advice: Make sure you get the extended mile warrantyafter having the vehicle for 60,000 miles, I noticed the transmission starting to slip. It got worse and worse as time went by until the truck would not engage in reverse. It would sit idle for about 30 seconds then kick in to gear. The vehicle would shake so bad the engine would turn right off. This whole ordeal ended up costing me 2,474 dollars!(without a military discount). So far, I haven't had any other problems with the SUV.
2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor - XLS FWD
Pros: Driveability (acceleration, handling, braking)
Cons: The premium fuel requirement
Advice: Try to find a year or two old Endeavor in good condition and save yourself some money!After comparing against several other vehicles (including Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Freestyle and Explorer, VW Touareg), I chose the Endeavor and have been very satisfied overall. The size is just right, both for passengers and cargo, the powertrain is peppy, the handling is responsive, and the ride is comfortable. The warranty coverage is great but so far has not been needed after two years and 48,000 miles. The styling is a little unusual both inside and out, but the control layout is very logical inside, and there are plenty of interior storage areas plus 3 12 volt outlets (one unswitched up front, one switched up front, plus a third unswitched in the cargo area. The audio system is the best factory system I have ever had the pleasure to use with a built-in 6 CD changer in the dash. Rear seats easily fold almost flat to carry long loads. Considering the price compared to the competition, I think the Endeavor is an excellent value. The only downside is that you must use 91 octane fuel, and if you don't your mileage and performance will suffer. However, I get around 18 mpg in town and 24 mpg highway, which is not all that bad for a SUV of this size.
2007 Mitsubishi Endeavor - SE AWD
Pros: Looks, comfort, ride
Cons: brakes, size of the dash, engine noise, placement of cup holders and audio controls, auto lights
Advice: For what you pay, you get a lot, but shop around more than I did.I previously drove a Montero Sport and was very impressed with it. After a three year lapse, I leased an Endevour this time. Although I am happy with the way it handles, its looks, and equipment, there are certain things I would most definitely like to see changed. The brakes require a good deal of force to stop. For power brakes I find this disconcerting. The top of the dash is ridiculously too large. I placed a large size pizza box on it quite comfortably. Perhaps if it were reduced by a foot, the entire vehicle could possibly be reduced by the same amount and it may improve gas mileage. The cup holders are placed in front of the gear shift level. I find this uncomfortable. If anything glaringly detracts from the looks of the vehicle it would be the roof rails. Many friends comment on the the roof rails resembling steam pipes. I have to agree. The engine is much too loud to suit me. The automatic lighting feature is much too complicated. The owners manual is confusing and does not help much in understanding this feature. I personally do not like the placement of the audio controls on the underside of the steering wheel. On the plus side: you get the feeling of being surrounded by glass. All around visibility from the inside is great and gives the impression of openness. The ride is comfortable even if the seats are a bit stiff.
2007 Mitsubishi Outlander - ES FWD
Pros: Love the tight handling and the style
Cons: Wish the standard ES came with styled wheels
Advice: Drive the competiton and your' be back to the OutlnaderWe were downsizing from a Grand Caravan and were looking for a SUV crossover which had room enuf for our two large dogs; had some zip; and was good on gas. After test driving the CRV, Rav 4, Forester and and a Highlander, we stumbled upon the Outlander. Talk about getting the most bang for you buck. The vehicle is plenty roomy, the fit and finish are typical Japenese high quality, the gas mileage is great, as is the handling. Looks and feels like a much more expensive SUV. The warranty is amonsgt the best in the business.