Which 2022 Mitsubishi Montero Sport variant should you buy? [Comparison Guide]

Updated Jun 24, 2022 | Same topic: Which Car Variant to Buy?

A short guide on choosing the right Montero Sport trim

Midsize SUVs are popular in the Philippines, and has been since their entry into the market years ago. That’s because these can pretty much function as a family vehicle as they have oodles of space. This is on top of having the robustness of a pickup truck. So, in a nutshell, they are quite versatile, and that is their number one selling point. 

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One popular midsize SUV model in the local market right now is the Mitsubishi Montero Sport, of which the Japanese brand managed to sell a whopping 12,861 units in 2019 alone. This makes it one of the most popular SUV models in the market today. 

But as of 2022, the Montero Sport is available in four different variants. There’s the Montero Sport GLX MT, Montero Sport GLS AT, Montero Sport Black Series, and the Montero Sport GT. So, which one’s the right one for you? Let’s find out. 

Mitsubishi Montero Sport Variants: Exterior 

When it comes to size, all four Montero Sport variants have a length of 4,825mm, a width of 1,815mm, and a height of 1,835mm including the antenna and roof rails. All trims also have a ground clearance of 218mm, and a wheelbase length of 2,800mm. 

A picture of the 2021 Mitsubishi Montero Sport GT

The Mitsubishi Montero Sport. GT variant pictured

For vehicle weight, the heaviest variant is the top-spec Montero Sport GT 4WD AT at 2,775kg. The rest of the lineup meanwhile has a weight of 2,710kg. 

The Montero Sport Black Series

The Montero Sport Black Series

For exterior equipment, all four variants are kitted out with LED headlamps, LED taillights, front fog lamps, LED daytime running lamps, roof rails, and turn signal side repeaters. All also ride on a set of 18-inch alloy wheels, though the ones on the GT and Black Series variants come with alternate designs. 

A picture of the Montero Sport's liftgate

This year, Mitsubishi added a power lifgate for the Montero Sport 

Speaking of which, the Black Series is also the sole trim that gets a black-colored front grille, black-colored lower bumpers, a black roof, and a black spoiler. In turn, only the top-spec GT trim has access to a handsfree, automatic tailgate. 

A picture of the Montero Sport's rear end

The Mitsubishi-made SUV from the rear

Mitsubishi Montero Sport Variants: Interior 

Inside, all variant of the Montero Sport can comfortably seat up to seven occupants. The GT and Black Series then get leather clad seats, whereas the GLS and GLX variants have fabric seats. 

The base-model GLX MT also gets a manual-air conditioning system, while the rest have automatic air-conditioning. All variant however, do come with rear air-conditioning vents.  

A picture of the interior of the Montero Sport GT

The Mitsubishi Montero Sport's interior (GT variant pictured)

For driver amenities, a tilt and telescopic steering column, a push-to-start button, and a manually adjustable driver’s seat is provided to all trims. All four also get cruise control, though the only the top-spec Montero Sport GT and Black Series comes standard with adaptive cruise control. 

A picture of the Montero Sport's rear seats

The Montero Sport's passenger cabin

Moreover, only the top-spec GT, Black Series, and GLS AT gets a GPS navigation system and USB ports on the second row. The aforementioned three trims are also the only ones that get an eight-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, HDMI, Android Auto, and Bluetooth Connectivity. 

A picture of the Montero Sport's trunk

It has a decent amount of cargo space too

The entry-level GLX in turn, gets a seven-inch headunit with Bluetooth and Smartphone-link software. All headunits for the Montero Sport though, do come with a handsfree and voice control function. 

For speakers, the GT, Black Series and GLS get a total of six, while the GLX get only four.  

Mitsubishi Montero Sport Variants: Engine and Performance 

For engines, all four variants of the Philippine-spec Montero Sport use a 2.4-liter inline-4 turbodiesel mill. At the maximum, this four-banger can churn out 179 horsepower and 430 Nm of torque.  

Transmissions-wise, the GLX is the sole trim that gets a six-speed manual gearbox. The rest then comes standard with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Only the top-spec GT comes with paddle shifters to control the manual mode.  

A picture of the Montero Sport's engine

The Montero Sport's 2.4-liter inline-4 turbodiesel engine

On top of that, only the Montero Sport GT gets the Mitsubishi Super Select 4x4-II drivetrain, as well as an off-road mode. The rest meanwhile, come with rear-wheel-drive only.  

For suspensions though, all four are pretty much the same. All use a double-wishbone front suspension and a multi-link type suspension for the rear. Braking for all four trims also use disc brakes for all four wheels.

A picture of the Montero Sport GLX MT

The entry-level GLX MT 

When parking brakes are concerned, only the entry-level GLX MT gets a hand-operated manual type parking brake. The rest meanwhile uses an electronic parking brake with an auto-hold function.  

Mitsubishi Montero Sport Variants: Safety  

For airbags, the top-spec GT gets a total of seven, the Black Series gets a total of six, while the GLS and GLX get dual front airbags.  

All trims do come with anti-lock braking with electronic brake-force distribution, and ISOFIX child seat anchors. Only the Black Series, GLS AT and top-spec GT gets hill-start assist, stability control, traction control, trailer stability assist, as well as a 360-degree monitor.  

The Montero Sport's rear-cross traffic alert system

The Montero Sport's rear-cross traffic alert system

On top of those specs, the Montero Sport also gets a host of advanced driver assist features. The GT in particular is the only variant with hill-descent control, rear-cross traffic alert, blind spot warning and lane change assist.  

Both the GT and the Black Series do have forward collision mitigation, and the ultrasonic misacceleration mitigation system.  

Mitsubishi Montero Sport Variants: Price 

2022 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Variants 

Price 

Montero Sport GLX 2.4 2WD MT 

Php 1,568,000 

Montero Sport GLS 2.4 2WD AT 

Php 1,771,000 

Montero Sport Black Series 2WD AT 

Php 2,025,000 

Montero Sport GT 2.4 4WD AT 

Php 2,341,000 

Mitsubishi Montero Sport Variants: Conclusion 

To sum it all up, the top-spec Montero Sport GT is the only variant you’d want if off-road capability is important to you. It is after all, the only trim in the lineup with four-wheel-drive.  

Moreover, the GT is also the best variant when it comes to safety. The Black Series though, is a close second, plus its unique looks might also catch your eye. 

A picture of the side of the Montero Sport

Its a great SUV for city driving, and for out of town excursions

For a great balance of affordability and on-board features, then there’s the GLS trim. It cannot match the Black Series and GT’s safety kit, but it still has a more capable headunit and feature set compared to the entry-level. 

The entry-level GLX meanwhile is there if you want to row though gears, or if you just want to most affordable Montero Sport possible. It features that same roomy interior and beefy engine as the rest of the lineup, though it does come off as more basic when it comes to safety features and creature comforts. 

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Know more about Mitsubishi Montero Sport 2022

Mitsubishi Montero Sport

One of the popular midsize SUVs in the Philippines is the Montero Sport by Japanese auto giant Mitsubishi. It continually hits the list of best-selling cars in the country every year. Mitsubishi Montero Sport 2022 price in the Philippines is quite good, ranging from PHP 1,568,000 to PHP 2,298,000 with four variants. Powering this midsize SUV is a 2.4-liter 4N15 inline-4 Mitsubishi Innovative Valve Timing Electronic Control (MIVEC) that makes 179 hp and 430 Nm of torque. It can send power to all four wheels via either a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic with Sports Mode. The Montero Sport spans 4,825 mm in length, 1,815 mm in width, and 1,835 mm in height. Currently, this Mitsubishi vehicle is competing against the Toyota Fortuner, Isuzu mu-X, and Ford Everest.

The Mitsubishi Montero Sport, as a third-generation model, displays its benchmark for the brand's contemporary lineup, which is the 'Dynamic Shield' grille that shows a completely redesigned front. Similar to the model it replaced, the Mitsubishi Montero Sport is L200 or Strada pickup based. The chassis and half of its front body structure are the same as its pickup sibling. It still uses the three-link live axle coil spring for the rear suspension and the independent double-wishbone front suspension from the model it supersedes. The full list of Mitsubishi Montero Sport for sale of car dealers on Philkotse.com gets 82 results, you can take a look to make a wise choice yourself.

₱ 1,568,000 - ₱ 2,341,000

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

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Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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