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2006 Mitsubishi Raider Overview

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Duro Cross V6 4dr Double Cab
8 national listings
Avg. Price: $10,705
Duro Cross V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD
Avg. Price: $11,957
Duro Cross V6 4dr Extended Cab SB
3 national listings
Avg. Price: $11,557
Duro Cross V8 4dr Double Cab
5 national listings
Avg. Price: $12,066
Duro Cross V8 4dr Double Cab 4WD
Avg. Price: $13,239
Duro Cross V8 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB
Avg. Price: $12,359
Duro Cross V8 4dr Extended Cab SB
Avg. Price: $9,259
LS 4dr Double Cab
Avg. Price: $9,799
LS 4dr Double Cab 4WD
Avg. Price: $12,240
LS 4dr Extended Cab w/automatic SB
Avg. Price: $9,014
XLS 4dr Double Cab
1 national listing
Avg. Price: $12,647
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Average User Score

4.85 stars

Based on 4 reviews

My Mitsubichi Raider Pick Up Truck by Tony
 — Great in performance ( handling, motor, braking, acceleration), quality (well built) ,style ( turns heads people always ask me what it is) and mileage ( has strong V6 with good mileage on highway and... Read More
Small To Midsized Truck by Russell
 — I pretty much love my truck except for the fact that it doesnt have a HEMI. The rims are sweet, the ride is smooth even when towing a boat. I have never had a problem with quality or breaking down. Th... Read More
If You Get A Good Deal Get It by Chris
 — Gas Mileage is a little low, but the V8 model has plenty of power. Not many out on the road so if you're looking for a rare unique truck this is it. A little hard to modify and find parts for but you ... Read More

2006 Mitsubishi Raider Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 4 reviews

2006 Mitsubishi Raider

The Raider seemed to be a new mid-sized pickup for the 2006 model year. However, in a reverse of normal practice, a Japanese automotive manufacturer has used a Detroit based platform for its unique body sculpture. Mitsubishi designed sheet metal covers a Dodge Dakota and comes off that same Detroit assembly line. Most reviewers gave high marks to the Raider's more streamlined interpretation of "pickup truck."

Mitsubishi also styled the interior. Reviewers liked its simplicity, spaciousness, and layout. The dashboard is straightforward pickup truck, all you need and nothing more. The front bench seat can hold three adults in a pinch. Two basic body styles are available. The "Double Cab" has four full sized doors and a 5.3-foot bed, while the extended cab features rear hinged access doors that do not open independently of the front doors and a 6.5-foot cargo bed. The extended cab's rear seats are cramped, not having as much interior space as the "Double Cab." The latter, however, has a good amount of space for four adults and rear seats that flip up to reveal built-in storage trays.

The Raider offers a 3.7-liter V6 with 210-hp, that most reviewers felt was anemic, and a 4.7-liter V8 with 235-hp, that didn't satisfy everyone, but was clearly preferred over the V6. Remarkably, gas mileage didn't suffer much from the addition of two cylinders with the V6 racking up 15/19 mpg and the V8 with 14/19 mpg. And unlike its Toyota Tacoma competition, this V8 runs on regular fuel. The V8 only comes with a five-speed automatic, but it has been reworked for faster and smoother shifting. On the V6, a six-speed manual comes standard with a four-speed automatic optional. Four-wheel drive comes only with the Double Cab LS trim powered by either the V6 or V8. In the Duro-Cross XLS trim, a fulltime all-wheel-drive is available.

Reviewers were pleasantly surprised with the Raider's pavement manners. It is a competent handler, more car-like than pick-up. Off road, Mitsubishi's Paris-Dakar Rally roots shine through with the nimble pickup never missing a beat.

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