1996 Mitsubishi Montero

  • 1996 Mitsubishi Montero LS Sport Utility

    LS Sport Utility

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      3.0L V6
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  • 1996 Mitsubishi Montero SR Sport Utility

    SR Sport Utility

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      3.5L V6
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1996 Mitsubishi Montero Review

A capable SUV with power.

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The 1996 Mitsubishi Montero comes with two engine and transmission choices and two trim levels. The five-speed manual transmission is standard on the LS with the option of the four-speed automatic transmission. The SR, however, is only available with the four-speed automatic. While the three-liter V-6 comes with the LS, and the 3.5-liter V-6 comes with the SR. It seats a maximum of six occupants. One outstanding feature is the optional multi-disc CD changer.

The Range

Body Styles: SUV
Engines: 3.0-liter V-6, 3.5-liter V-6
Transmissions: five-speed manual, four-speed automatic
Models: Mitsubishi Montero LS, Mitsubishi Montero SR

What's New

The 1996 Mitsubishi Montero gets quite a few upgrades; newly standard are a passenger airbag and split-fold second row seats and also receives an upgraded audio system. New options include side steps, new seat fabrics, and the option of a multi-disc CD changer.


The 1996 Mitsubishi Montero gets a new standard list with front and rear bumpers with two tow hooks, all terrain tires, power door mirrors, and a power antenna for both models. The LS comes with steel wheels, while the SR comes with alloy wheels. Other standard features for the SR include heated door mirrors, fender flares, a power sunroof, and a glass sunroof. Optional features include side steps, a roof rack, trailer hitch, and cargo cover; meanwhile, the LS tacks on alloy wheels, the power sunroof, and the glass sunroof to its option list.


The 1996 Mitsubishi Montero comes with front bucket seats, rear full split-bench seats, full split-bench third row seats, and cloth upholstery. Other standard features include a two-way driver’s seat, AM/FM/Cassette audio system, front reading lights, power front windows, and a cargo light. A CD player is optional on the LS and standard on the SR. Both models carry other optional features like air-conditioning and a multi-disc CD changer, while the SR only has the option of leather upholstery.

Performance & Handling

The 1996 Mitsubishi Montero LS is equipped with a three-liter V-6 engine, which is capable of producing 177 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque. The 3.5-liter V-6, standard on the SR, is capable of producing 214 horsepower and 228 ft-lb of torque. Both models come with limited slip differential, cruise control, and part-time four-wheel drive as standard.


The 1996 Mitsubishi Montero receives standard features such as driver and passenger front impact airbags, power door locks, fixed interval windshield wiper, rear windshield wiper, and a rear defroster on all models. The SR adds remote keyless entry and front reading lights to its standard list, and front fog lights are optional for both models. Options available for the LS include remote keyless entry, four-wheel brakes, and anti-lock brakes.

EPA Fuel Economy

Mitsubishi Montero LS: 16/18 mpg city/highway
Mitsubishi Montero SR: 14/18 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Engine choices
  • Air bags
  • Cruise control standard

You Won't Like

  • Air-conditioning not standard
  • No rear child safety locks
  • Anti-lock brakes not standard

Sum Up

A capable SUV with power.

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