(4.8) 4 reviews
MSRP: $4,511$7,723
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 17
Engine: 215-hp, 3.8-liter V-6 (premium)
Drivetrain: 4x4
Seats: 7
2004 Mitsubishi Montero

Our Take on the 2004 Mitsubishi Montero

Our Take

Mitsubishi’s largest sport utility vehicle earned a larger, more powerful 3.8-liter V-6 engine, additional safety features and a freshened appearance in 2003. When it was redesigned as an early 2001 model, the Montero switched from a truck-based structure to carlike unibody construction. At... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Resale value of XLS
  • Difficult entry and exit
  • Maneuverability
  • Abundant size
  • Fuel economy

Notable Features

  • ActiveTrac 4WD
  • Rally-racing heritage
  • Unibody construction
  • Single V-6 powertrain
  • Midsize dimensions


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 4 reviews

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Great Value, Great SUV

by MTN38574 from Tennessee on May 1, 2013

While some do not like the exterior styling, the overall build quality of the Mitsubishi Montero is miles ahead when compared to comparable true off-roader SUV's. Besides being ultra-reliable, they ar... Read Full Review

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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