If you’re currently in the market for a pickup truck, you might have considered the Mitsubishi Strada 2022. It’s a well-equipped model when it comes to comfort and convenience features, it makes a good deal of power, and it looks great too. Moreover, the current model hails from a long line of models which all have a reputation for being rock solid and reliable.
The top-of-the-line Mitsubishi Strada Athlete
For the Philippine market, the Strada has a couple of variants available. So, which one is the right one for you? Well, let us compare all the Strada variants and help you make your choice.
Mitsubishi Strada Variants: Exterior
In terms of size, all variants of the Mitsubishi-made pickup truck have a length of 5,305mm, a width of 1,815mm, and a height of 1,795mm. Also identical on all trims is a wheelbase length of 3,000mm, and a ground clearance of 220mm.
Check out those decals on the Strada Athlete's side
In terms of curb weight however, the Strada Athlete 4x4 AT is the heaviest at 1,925 kg. The GLS 4x4 MT is next at 1,915 kg, and the Athlete 4x2 AT at 1,810 kg. The rest of the variants, namely the GLS 4x2 trims are the lightest at 1,810 kg.
For exterior equipment, the GLS MT gets a pair of halogen headlamps, while the rest have LED headlamps. Standard on all Strada variants are turn signal side repeaters, halogen turn signal lamps, front fog lamps, and LED taillights. Only the Strada Athlete is equipped with automatic headlights.
The Mitsubishi Strada GLS 4WD MT
For the 2022 model year, GLS variants now come standard with blacked-out exterior trims pieces. These include the step boards, the door handles, the radiator grille, and front under garnish. They also ride on a set of 18-inch black-colored alloy wheels just like the Athlete variants.
The 2022 Mitsubishi Strada GLS 2WD
Speaking of the Strada Athlete, it likewise gets black exterior trim pieces as well. Exclusive to it however are side decals which makes it stand-out more from the rest of the Strada pack.
Mitsubishi Strada Variants: Interior
Inside, all variants of the Mitsubishi Strada can fit in up to five occupants. All trims come standard with a tilt and telescopic steering wheel column, rear air-conditioning vents, an analog gauge cluster, and digital trip computer.
Inside the Mitsubishi Strada Athlete
The Strada is also equipped with a six-piece speaker system across the range. The entire variant lineup also comes with a multimedia touchscreen that’s capable of connecting via USB, Bluetooth, and auxiliary input. They also offer iPod compatibility.
The Athlete variants and the GLS 4x4 MT variants offer more with their interior. They come equipped with leather on the steering wheel as well as the seats. While the GLS 4x2 AT and MT do get leather steering wheels as well, fabric-covered seats are the default offering. Moreover, the Athlete, GLS 4x4 MT, and GLS 4x2 are also equipped with automatic climate control.
The interior of the non-Athlete variants looks more subdued, but they have the same layout
And lastly, the GLS variants and the Athlete variants are equipped with offline navigation, a push to start button, and cruise control. Only the top-spec Athlete 4x4 AT comes with an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, while the rest come with a manually adjustable driver’s seat.
Mitsubishi Strada Variants: Engine and Performance
Under the hood of all the Strada variants in the Philippines is the 2.4-liter 4N15 inline-4 DOHC turbodiesel MIVEC engine. At most, this engine can produce up to 179 horsepower and 430 Nm of torque. For the manual variants, it uses a six-speed manual transmission. The automatic variant in turn makes use of a six-speed torque converter-type automatic tranny with paddle shifters.
Of note, each trim comes with a 4x4 version. These 4x4 variants uses Mitsubishi’s famed Super Select 4WD-II drivetrain, which allows for on-the-fly switching between the available 4x4 modes. The GLS 4x4 MT also has a dial-type 4x4 mode selector, but it isn’t as advanced as the Super Select II on the Athlete 4x4. Of note, both the Athlete 4x4 AT and the GLS 4x4 also come standard with a locking differential.
The GLS 4x4 MT is the only 4x4 variant with a manual transmission
Suspension-wise, all trims of the Philippine-spec Strada use a double-wishbone type front suspension, and leaf springs for the rear. Braking is handled by a ventilated front disc brake and a leading and trailing rear drum brake. The Strada also comes standard with a hand-operated manual parking brake.
Mitsubishi Strada Variants: Safety
For safety, all variants of the Strada are equipped with anti-lock braking with electronic brake-force distribution, stability control, traction control, a security alarm, and hill-start assist.
Both the Athlete and GLS variants also come standard with hill-start assist, along with active stability and traction control. So far, only the top-spec Athlete has blind-spot detection and lane departure warning. Moreover, the Athlete gets seven airbags, while the rest has dual-front airbags.
Mitsubishi Strada Variants: Pricing
Mitsubishi Strada Variants
Strada GLS 2.4 4x2 MT
Strada GLS 2.4 4x2 AT
Strada Athlete 2.4 4x2 AT
Strada GLS 2.4 4x4 MT
Strada Athlete 2.4 4x4 AT
Mitsubishi Strada Variants: Conclusion
If you want a Strada that stands out from the pack, then either of the available Strada Athlete trims is for you. On the whole though, the Strada is one of the more futuristic-looking trucks in the market right now so any of the variants are good-looking either way.
For serious off-roaders, or those who regularly need to go deep into the boonies, the Strada Athlete 4x4 AT and the Strada GLS 4x4 MT might be ideal. Do note, however, that the former also comes with several goodies that the other trims lack. It has a plusher interior, and it might be the safest too since it’s the only one that comes with seven airbags as well as driver-assist features.
The Strada Athlete has this tough, battle-ready look
But if you just want a no-frills truck that’s good for driving in the city, hauling stuff, and serving as a family ride, then the GLS 4x2 might be more your speed. The manual variant, in particular, is relatively affordable.
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Know more about Mitsubishi Strada 2022
The Mitsubishi Strada 2022 is a midsize, body-on-frame pickup truck currently available in the Philippine market, and locally, it's passenger non-commercial models are available in five variants. The Mitsubishi Strada's price then ranges from Php 1,250,000 to Php 1,764,000, with the Strada GLS 2.4 4x2 MT as the entry-level trim, and the Strada Athlete 2.4 4x4 AT as the top-spec variant.
Powering the all trims of the Philippine-spec Strada is a 2.4-liter turbodiesel inline-4 engine that's capable of making up to 179 horsepower and 430 Nm of torque. There are two available transmissions for this truck model: a five-speed manual gearbox, and a six-speed automatic tranny. Only the Strada GLS MT and the Strada Athlete comes with a 4x4 drivetrain. The rest meanwhile, uses a 4x2 drivetrain.
Competing against the Mitsubishi Strada in the Philippines is the Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger, Mazda BT-50, Isuzu D-Max, Nissan Navara, among others.
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