2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Review & Ratings | Automotive.com

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An SUV with good but mediocre performance.

Reviewed by on 9/11/2002


The Mitsubishi Sport doesn’t look much like its namesake, the and it doesn’t perform like it, The Montero is more car-like its independent rear suspension and the Sport is more truck-like.


Body Styles: sport vehicle

Engines: 3.0-liter 3.5-liter V-6

Transmissions: four-speed

What’s New

The four-wheel drive is standard for the 2002 Mitsubishi Sport got a new ALL4 four-wheel (4WD) mode. This new automatically applies the correct of traction to the front or rear to correspond with the driving The 3.5-liter, V-6 engine became for the XLS trim.

The LS, XLS, and Limited trims all got new and metallic-faced gauges. Mitsubishi made changes to options that are available for the LS trim and a new Appearance Package for the ES.


features for the 2002 Mitsubishi include: 15-inch steel variable intermittent windshield privacy glass, rear rear liftgate door a manual flip-up window, and mirrors and windows. The LS trim the steel wheels with alloy wheels and adds a rack, tubular running and keyless entry. The LS models with 4WD gets skid

The Limited trim adds power mirrors and a power sunroof.

This SUV sits off the ground with an eight-inch clearance, but it has a low roofline. The new grille it a more stylish look. though it is named after the the front end of the Montero Sport is from the Montero. The Montero has a more subdued, sloping while the Montero has a boxy

The narrow side steps do to help you enter and exit car.


Mitsubishi Montero Sport

The interior of the Montero include: air conditioning, AF/FM/CD in-dash stereo cloth upholstery, cruise bucket front seats, seat with manually-adjustable support, folding rear seat, tilting steering and power steering. The LS trim cruise controls on the steering and two more speakers to the audio The Limited trim upgrades the to leather and adds leather to the steering wheel.

It also adds another two to the audio system.

The dashboard and are laid out conveniently, but the audio are small. The tilting steering does not tilt high for taller drivers to get an unobstructed of the gauges. Mitsubishi used a lot of plastics in the dashboard, but the other materials are of good quality.

The overall construction of the cabin is good. Interior room is but the seats are mounted low in the vehicle to be comfortable. The high step-in and seats make it difficult to and exit.

Rear seat is generous, but head room is because of the low roofline. The rear seat is not wide enough to seat three adults, but seat three children The floor passageways are very therefore, entry and exit to the compartment is challenging.


The 2002 Mitsubishi Montero has two powertrains. The ES and LS trims are powered by a single overhead cam (SOHC), V-6 that makes 165 horsepower and 186 of torque. The XLS and Limited trims a 3.5-liter, SOHC V-6 engine makes 197 horsepower and 223 lb-ft of Both engines are mated a four-speed automatic transmission and drive standard. You can get the optional 4WD or the 4WD ALL4 mode technology.

The 4WD models get viscous-center differential, gear selection, and automatic-locking

The ES and LS models display sluggish but adequately pick up speed for passing and merging in traffic. The XLS and trims have good and takeoff power from the engine. Since this SUV is truck-like than most of the it rattles and jiggles on rough The steering is vague and so light it allows the car to wander even in crosswinds.

Body lean is pronounced in cornering. Hard acceleration a lot of fan noise from the engines.

Standard safety features for the Mitsubishi Montero include: front airbags, engine ventilated front and rear brakes, electronic Brake distribution, and rear child-safety locks. The Limited trim four-wheel ABS, front fog and a remote anti-theft alarm

The Insurance Institute for Highway gave the Montero an “acceptable? for frontal-offset crash test

Mitsubishi Montero Sport
Mitsubishi Montero Sport
Mitsubishi Montero Sport
Mitsubishi Montero Sport

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