Obtain the midlevel SE trim. The SE has a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t concern yourself with a stiff ride, although SE remains relatively comfortable on the road. The SE can be an excellent bargain considering most of the safety and tech equipment you receive for the money. Finally, the SE is available with a wide variety of options, in order to pick and choose those that are right for the budget.
Crossover SUVs might be most of the rage, but there is still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the 2019 Mitsubishi Montero. Coming off a redesign just a year ago, the 2019 Mitsubishi Montero is really a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with a lot of standard safety equipment and lots of options to choose from.
As has been the case for a while, you may get the 2019 Mitsubishi Montero with a four-cylinder engine or perhaps a better V6, or you can get the miserly 2019 Mitsubishi Montero Hybrid. On the highway, the 2019 Mitsubishi Montero is comfortable and compliant. 2019 Mitsubishi Montero also offers two sporty versions that infuse the 2019 Mitsubishi Montero with a little bit of extra personality. Inside, the 2019 Mitsubishi Montero offers a simple yet feature-packed cabin, particularly if you choose among the upper trim levels. There are plenty of options to pick from along the way.
The 2019 Mitsubishi Montero is really as competent because they come. It’s well-priced generally, and modern feature content helps it be supremely easy to drive. If you’re trying to find something with a little more class and space than a small sedan, the 2019 Mitsubishi Montero might just be the sedan for you.
The 2019 Mitsubishi Montero is the bottom trim. It includes a relatively light load of features that includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every 2019 Mitsubishi Montero Safety Sense, which is really a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On the following rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and an automobile alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can think of the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a number of additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a bigger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Many of the features on the upper trim levels could be added to the low trim levels as options. Other notable options add a sunroof, a JBL speakers along with an integral navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the 2019 Mitsubishi Montero stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the back seat is easy to fold down to fit longer items. There are enough cabin storage options to make most people happy. Loading an automobile seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good but not stellar. The forward center console bin is great for concealing items but has a hard, slippery floor, so that they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is just a decent size, and there are modest door pockets in the leading and rear that are good for small water bottles only.
The 2019 Mitsubishi Montero features a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles allow it to be easy to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s quite simple to mount a car seat, with obvious and easily accessible lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s enough space so the front seat will not need to be scooted completely forward.