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2007 Mitsubishi Raider review and picture


Stop before you decide to purchase the 2007 Mitsubishi Raider. It’s a good pick up truck, but before you decide that it’s the best one out there, maybe you should give a look at the competition. Other trucks, like the Toyota Tacoma or the Nissan Frontier offer more style and power for a similar price. As for the Raider itself, it has good handling, lots of great engines, space, and tows plenty. So it’s a sturdy choice, but shop around before you settle for sturdy.

The Good:

  • handles with agility
  • spacious cabin
  • option for part or full time four wheel drive
  • great warranty

The Bad:

  • no option for a long bed body style
  • plastic too hard on interior
  • engines not powerful enough
  • only the highest trim level comes with four wheel anti lock disc brakes

The 2007 model year brings some significant changes to the 2007 Mitsubishi Raider. Two new levels have been added: the Double-cab and the extended cab. The SE trim level comes along later in the model year to take the place of the now gone XLS level. At the beginning of the model year, the only engine option is the somewhat weak V6, but later on comes a more powerful 4.7 V8 engine for the SE.

There are two body styles and three trim levels available for what is the midsize pickup, the 2007 Mitsubishi Raider. The body styles as Double Cab and extended cab, Double Cab being Mitsubishi talk for a crew cab. The trim levels are the LS, the Durocross, and, later on, the SE. The LS comes standard with:

  • 16 inch tires
  • front bench seat
  • AC
  • privacy glass

Then there is the next level up, the Durocross, which is as far as you can go at this point of the model year, and adds:

  • 16 inch alloy wheels
  • Bluetooth
  • power rear windows
  • leather wrapped steering wheel
  • bucket seats
  • heated mirrors

Finally, later in the model year comes the top of the line SE which makes an addition of:

  • 17 inch chrome wheels
  • V8 engine with lots of power
  • better audio system
  • leather upholstery
  • seat heaters


Fashun Guadarrama.

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