The Mitsubishi Montero is one of the longest-running sport utility vehicles (SUV) on the market. Originally produced as a more performance-oriented vehicle, the Montero has since placed more emphasis on comfort. The interior of the Montero fares quite well against more passenger-oriented vehicles, without making compromises on performance. The Montero is a solid option for drivers who do not want to choose between performance and comfort.
Overall, the Montero provides for both major groups of SUV buyers. Off-roaders are going to appreciate the strong performance, solid hauling capacity, and maneuverability. Suburban drivers are going to appreciate the large, spacious interior and decent selection of accessories. In either case, the 1995 Mitsubishi Montero is a solid value and can still compete with more modern vehicles.
Body Styles: sport utility vehicle (SUV)
Engines: 3.0-liter six-cylinder, 3.5-liter six-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed manual
Models: Mitsubishi Montero LS, Mitsubishi Montero SR
The horsepower (hp) of the Mitsubishi Montero LS upgraded to 177 hp for the 1995 model year. Both models now have a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. Adjustable electronic shock absorbers are now standard equipment on the Montero SR.
Measuring in at 185.2 inches long, with a wheelbase of 107.3 inches, the Mitsubishi Montero is a fairly short SUV. The Montero is available with a two-tone paint scheme. Alloy wheels are standard equipment on both models, while the Montero SR has the option of chrome wheels. Fog lights and a roof rack are available as optional equipment on both models.
The 1995 Mitsubishi Montero has a huge interior and seating for seven. One nice aspect of the Montero is the solid list of standard features. A cassette player, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, air-conditioning, cruise control, and leather trim steering wheel all come as standard equipment. A CD-player, CD-changer, heated seats, power moon roof, and keyless entry are available as optional features on the Montero LS. The Montero SR also has the option of leather seating and a power driver’s seat.
Performance & Handling
The Mitsubishi Montero offers solid performance for a vehicle its size. The engine is powerful enough to give good acceleration and keep it moving in rougher terrain. The improved power of the 1995 Montero LS’s engine helps to alleviate the slower acceleration of previous models. Overall, the Montero has solid maneuverability, although it does perform more favorably off-road than on paved streets. On roadways, its handling is somewhat truck-like, especially compared to the newer crossover SUVs. Despite this, the Montero still handles well enough for the driver to feel in control. Standard four-wheel drive helps the Montero keep its grip in slippery conditions.
The Mitsubishi Montero is equipped with dual-front airbags. Four-wheel anti-lock brakes are standard on the Montero SR and optional on the Montero LS.
EPA Fuel Economy
Mitsubishi Montero 3.0-liter six-cylinder: 14/17 mpg city/highway
Mitsubishi Montero 3.5-liter six-cylinder: 13/16 mpg city/highway
- Good off-road performance
- Large cabin
- Seats up to seven passengers
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