Mitsubishi Strada 2018 Philippines Review: It’s your sport truck

Mar 17, 2018
Editor's rating 4.5
  • Table of contents
  • 1. Mitsubishi Strada 2018 Philippines: Introduction
  • 2. Mitsubishi Strada 2018 Philippines: Exterior
  • 3. Mitsubishi Strada 2018 Philippines: Interior
  • 4. Mitsubishi Strada 2018 Philippines: Engine & Performance
  • 5. Mitsubishi Strada 2018 Philippines: Price
  • 6. Mitsubishi Strada 2018 Philippines: Specifications
  • 7. Mitsubishi Strada 2018 Philippines: Pros & Cons
  • 8. Mitsubishi Strada 2018 Philippines: Verdict
Find out what the Mitsubishi Strada 2018 Philippines has to offer in terms of price, specs, performance and more in our full-scale review.

1. Mitsubishi Strada 2018 Philippines: Introduction

The Mitsubishi Strada is one of the longest-running pickup trucks in the local auto market. Having been around for just two years, but the Strada has notched up spectacular success. Back in late 2017, the pickup underwent a significant update mainly covering the powertrain. With an addition of the 2.4L MIVEC diesel engine, will the facelifted Strada get us surprised even in this entry-level GLS 2WD AT? Let’s Philkotse.com help you to find out more about the car in this Mitsubishi Strada 2018 review.

The Mitsubishi Strada 2WD is a great everyday pickup

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2. Mitsubishi Strada 2018 Philippines: Exterior

There is no sign to distinguish the MIVEC and non-MIVEC diesel-powered models in this new Mitsubishi Strada 2018 model. In the main, styling tweaks are carried over from the last Strada from bumper to bumper.

Mitsubishi Strada 2018 side view

In the main, styling tweaks are carried over from the last Strada from bumper to bumper

Mitsubishi Strada 2018 angular front

There is no sign to distinguish the MIVEC and non-MIVEC diesel-powered models in this new Strada

Much like other Mitsubishi cars especially the Montero Sport SUV, it somewhat features a love-hate appearance. Some say that the front grille is sharp and brash while others think it’s too wide. Besides, the rounded bonnet and front fascia is more refreshing than most other rivals which get a chiseled and hard-edged look.

Mitsubishi Strada 2018 rear view

Much like the Mitsubishi Montero Sport SUV, it somewhat features a love-hate appearance

>>> Read more: The Strada is among top 8 pickups with P18,000 monthly payment.

3. Mitsubishi Strada 2018 Philippines: Interior

Modifications on the inside are also subtle. The only noticeable is an all-new steering wheel. The old Mirage-like design unit has made room for a new one that seems to borrow from the Montero Sport sibling.

The rest of the Mitsubishi Strada 2018 interior is totally akin to the pre-facelift version’s. It is still full of hard plastic, yet the Strada is engineered to haul stuff.

Mitsubishi Strada 2018: Interior

The old Mirage-like design unit has made room for a new one that seems to borrow from the Montero Sport sibling

Mitsubishi Strada 2018 touchscreen

An infotainment touchscreen is on tap

The space is good. The rear seats are bent in order not to be too upright and the legroom is enough for rear passengers. Nevertheless, the hip room at the rear should be improved.

Mitsubishi Strada 2018 seating

The rear seats are bent in order not to be too upright and the legroom is enough for rear passengers

Even though the interior is not opulent, it is well replete with what you need: steering wheel-mounted audio controls, automatic climate control and infotainment touchscreen.

Mitsubishi Strada 2018 bed

The Strada comes with spacious cabin and bed

The fabric seats are likewise comfortable despite a lack of true height adjuster. Thankfully, compensate for that is a tilt and more importantly, telescopic steering wheel unit which allows drivers with a short arm to get the right driving position more effortlessly.

4. Mitsubishi Strada 2018 Philippines: Engine & Performance

As noted earlier, the MIVEC diesel engine even is carried over the lower-spec variant. Developed from the Mitsubishi Montero Sport, the 2.4L engine is well capable of mustering 181 PS and a torque of 430 Nm. These figures are very impressive for an entry-level pickup truck. While the Montero comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission, our Strada just features a 5-speed unit.

Speaking of its ride, the Mitsubishi Strada’s ride is admirable and even better than some PPVs in the market today. The pickup can overcome rutted roads with ease and the seat padding is enough to prevent you from backache. In the meantime, sitting at the back is not as harsh and punishing as you’ve expected albeit a bit truck-like feel. Anyway, you’re sitting in a pickup.

Mitsubishi Strada 2018 engine

The 2.4L engine of the Strada is well capable of mustering 181 PS and a torque of 430 Nm

When it comes to performance, the MIVEC engine is fine. It generates torque and power between 1,500 – 2,500 rpm. Providing you leave it with the power band, it will pull confidently and offer more than what you expect. Nevertheless, the 5-speed automatic gearbox seems not to maximize the revs. Given turbo diesel engines are not made for higher rpms, yet the long fearing pronounces the lag more than its sibling SUV does. Consequently, it doles out power in one large bump, not in a linear way. This is not bad but if only more cogs were added, the performance would be better.

Mitsubishi Strada 2018 off-roading

The pickup can overcome rutted roads with ease

The fuel economy is quite good. In heavy traffic, the Mitsubishi Strada 2018 model consumes 8.6 km/L of fuel while on highways, it does 14.7 km/L. With an 8-speed automatic transmission from the Montero, it is believed that the workhorse could have done better.

Handling, to some extent, belongs to a real pickup. The steering offers feel, but much input is required to get it turned. Meanwhile, brakes system is strong but in some cases, it would be spongy.

The maneuverability of the 2018 Strada is excellent. Thanks to a narrow body, the car can easily move through tricky parking lots and tight streets. Besides, the light steering likewise makes the Strada lighter to drive. If you’re afraid that this vehicle is pretty long, the standard reverse camera can be helpful.

5. Mitsubishi Strada 2018 Philippines: Price

In 2018, this base model 2.4 GLS 4x2 AT can be had for P1,325,000, which is P30,000 costlier than the 2017 price due to new excise taxes. That said, this price tag is still affordable when compared to other pickups. That is why this Mitsubishi pickup is listed among the top 5 least expensive pickup trucks you can buy today. So there are more reasons for you to check the latest Mitsubishi Philippines price list besides the price of Strada 2018 below. 

Mitsubishi Strada 2018 Price in the Philippines
Model
2017 SRP
2018 SRP
Difference
Mitsubishi Strada L200 C/C 2.5 D 2WD MT
P765,000
P795,000
P30,000
Mitsubishi Strada 2.5 GLS Sport V 4x4 AT
P1,445,000
P1,445,000
0
Mitsubishi Strada 2.5 GLS V 4x4 MT
P1,425,000
P1,455,000
P30,000
Mitsubishi Strada 2.5 GLX V 4x2 AT
P1,160,000
P1,160,000
0
Mitsubishi Strada 2.5 GLX 4x2 MT
P1,065,000
P1,110,000
P45,000
Mitsubishi Strada 2.5 GL 4x2 MT
P975,000
P1,005,000
P30,000
Mitsubishi Strada 2.5 GL 4x4 MT
P1,150,000
P1,180,000
P30,000
Mitsubishi Strada GT-V 4x4 MT
P1,575,000
P1,575,000
0
Mitsubishi Strada GT-V 4x4 AT
P1,665,000
P1,695,000
P30,000
Mitsubishi Strada 2.5 GLS V 4x4 MT Field Master
P1,405,000
P1,405,000
0
Mitsubishi Strada 2.5 GLS Sport V 4x4 AT Field Master
P1,525,000
P1,525,000
0
Mitsubishi Strada 2.4 GLS 4x2 MT
P1,215,000
P1,245,000
P30,000
Mitsubishi Strada 2.4 GLS 4x2 AT
P1,295,000
P1,325,000
P30,000

6. Mitsubishi Strada 2018 Philippines: Specifications

Overall
Name
Mitsubishi Strada 2.4 GLS 4x2 AT
Body Type
Pickup
Price
P1,325,000
Transmission Type
Automatic
Dimensions
Length
5,280 mm
Width
1,815 mm
Height
1,815 mm
Wheelbase
3,000 mm
Turning Circle
11.8 m
Ground Clearance
206 mm
Trunk Capacity
n/a
Max Cargo 
n/a
Wading Depth
n/a
Number of Doors
4
Number of Seats
5
Engine & Performance
Engine Size
2.4 L
Displacement
2,442 cc
Number of Cylinders
4
Number of Valves
16
Transmission Category
5-Speed Automatic
Power Train
Rear-Wheel Drive
Max Output
181 hp @ 3,500 rpm
Max Torque
430 Nm @ 2,500 rpm
Fuel Type
Diesel
CO2 Emission
n/a
Fuel Capacity
75 L
Features & Technology
Cruise Control
Yes
Parking Sensors
No
Leather Upholstery
No
Push Start Button
No
Wheel Size
17 in
Wheels Metal Type
Alloy
Airconditioning System
Manual Air Conditioning
Entertainment System
6.75-inch Touchscreen w/ 4 Speakers and 2 Tweeters
Connectivity
  • Aux-in
  • Bluetooth
  • iPod
  • USB ports
Navigation Ready
No
Keyless Entry
Yes
Roof Rack
No
Sunroof
No
Electric Adjustable Seats
No
Power Steering
Yes
Power Windows
Yes
Power Outlet
No
Steering Wheel Audio Control
Yes
Warranty
3 Years (100,000 km)
Safety & Security
Driver's Airbag
Yes
Front Passenger's Airbag
Yes
Side Airbag
No
Curtain Airbag
No
Knee Airbag
No
Electronic Brake Distribution
Yes
ABS
Yes, w/ Electronic Brake Force Distribution
Immobilizer
No
Security Alarm
No
Stability Control
No
Electronic Door Locks
No
Speed-Sensing Door Locks
Yes
ISOFIX
Yes
Lane Departure Warning System
No
Blind-Spot Detection System
No

 

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7. Mitsubishi Strada 2018 Philippines: Pros & Cons

Mitsubishi Strada 2018 Philippines: Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Sporty appearance
  • Great interior design with luxurious seating arrangement
  • Spacious cabin and bed
  • Great engine power and performance
Cons
  • Quite a competitive price
  • More features can come as standard
  • Ground clearance is not appreciated

8. Mitsubishi Strada 2018 Philippines: Verdict

Everyone might say that Mitsubishi Strada is a superb pickup truck, of course not exclude the 2018 model. It’s is well equipped with equipment, furnished with the necessary equipment and particularly, a potent engine has satisfied most pickup fans. Other than that, it is also reminiscent of a PPV-like model when concerning the shape or form. Brief, the Strada is good for Pinoy motorists who are seeking for a real pickup but do not want to sacrifice too much for a hauler.

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