The all new mid sized Mitsubishi Raider pick up truck was introduced for the 2006 model year. Flexible configurations include the choice of a 4.7 liter V8 putting out 230 horsepower or a 3.7 liter, V6 delivering an admirable 210 horsepower. In typical Mitsubishi style, the Raider was distinctively designed both inside and out. In addition, it comes with a 5 year/60,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty, and for a work truck this is an extremely important feature. The suspension is enhanced and the steering is agile to give a car like feel to this mid size pick up truck. Handling the bumps in the road with ease and just as capable on road as it is off road, this truck was built for work but is a pleasure to drive.
The 2007 model is available in either crew cab/double cab or extended crew cab styles with the same engine choices as the 2006 model and is also available with a four wheel drive option. A new and refreshed interior features satin trim and satellite radio with six months worth of prepaid service.
The Mitsubishi Raider is impressively quiet yet responds appropriately in various driving conditions, including towing up to 6500 lbs. Handling is excellent, fuel economy is average for this category and upscale features are comforting but not overwhelmingly so. This truck was meant to conveniently transport both passengers and cargo within a visually different and appealing pick up truck. In addition to being recognized as Auto Pacific's Best in Class Vehicle in the compact pick up category, Motor Trend magazine also gave high praise to the Raider for its advanced and capable suspension system. Safety and security features include remote keyless entry, airbags and body on ladder frame construction and rear and front crumple zones. Powerful, safety rich, comfortable and fuel efficient - isn't that what everyone needs from a mid sized pick up truck?