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Mitsubishi Raider

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?

Mitsubishi Raider Reviews by Year

2009 Mitsubishi Raider
The 2009 Mitsubishi Raider, as with all Raider year models, is a Dodge Dakota knockoff, and not a very good one. It looks like what you would expect from a knockoff, with duller styling and fewer and plainer colors, inside and out. There are no changes to the Raider this year, and there are not likely to be any changes made to it as it limps along to that great truck pile in the sky.

Mitsubishi is fighting a troubled past in the United States and the hope was that the Raider would help, but many of their own executives and engineers questioned that hope from the beginning. The doubters seem to have been right, now there are suggestions this will be its last year, and it is almost certain not to make it past a couple more years.

Since there is no midsize pickup category the Raider, like the Dakota, is classed as a small pickup, which is a bit unfair. However, it ranked below or about class average in every area except passenger room, where it was, as would be expected, well above average.

The Raider comes with a single engine, a 3.7 liter, 210 horsepower V6, making it basically underpowered, even though its performance is about the same as the Dakota with a V6 (also underpowered). more
2008 Mitsubishi Raider
The 2008 Mitsubishi Raider gets a new dashboard this year, but otherwise there have been no other significant changes to this compact pickup truck, which is based on the Dodge Dakota.
2007 Mitsubishi Raider
The 2007 Mitsubishi Raider truck is available as an: extended cab LS V6 2WD M/T ($19,890), extended cab LS V6 2WD ($23,230), double cab LS V6 2WD ($24,005), double cab SE V8 2WD ($26,710), double cab LS V6 4WD ($26,855), and double cab LS V8 4WD ($28,445).
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