Mitsubishi Montero Sport: A contender for the best mid-size SUV for 2019

Updated Oct 13, 2020 | Same topic: Highlights of the Week

Here's why we think that the Mitsubishi Montero Sport might be the best mid-size SUV of 2019.

Mitsubishi Montero Sport: A contender for the best mid-size SUV for 2019

  • One of the most eye-catching mid-size SUVs in the Philippine market right now.
  • The implementation of its Super Select 4WD System is one of the best in the business.
  • With the facelift, the Montero Sport is one of the better kitted mid-size SUVs in terms of safety features.
  • It is one of the better mid-size SUVs when it comes to handling.

Mitsubishi Montero Sport: Mitsubishi dynamic shield does it again!

When compared to the more vanilla lineup of mid-size SUVs from its competitors, the Mitsubishi Montero Sport simply stands out more. It looks more youthful, modern, and those qualities were certainly a hit with a LOT of Filipinos.

Mitsubishi Montero Sport

Mitsubishi Montero Sport is a departure from the conservative-looking vehicles in its mid-size SUV market segment

Its front end is bequeathed with Mitsubishi’s signature Dynamic Shield which of course was improved with the 2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sport facelift, now available as the Mentero GT Premium 4WD.

It looks much more balanced than ever before, with the old one’s fat cheeks now being utilized by the large but seamlessly incorporated combination turn signal and fog lamps.

>>> Check out for the Mitsubishi Montero Sport Philippines reviews

Mitsubishi Montero Sport: One of the best handling mid-size SUVs

Like the previous generation Montero Sport, the facelifted third-generation model is still the best when it comes to handling. It doesn’t have much body roll and it actually drives like a car. Something that’s really appreciated not only by hoons…err, car guys like us but also by its passengers.

Mitsubishi Montero Sport going off-road

The Super Select 4WD which the Montero Sport uses is also brilliantly implemented

In terms of safety, the Mitsubishi Montero Sport’s latest top-spec models are equipped with M-ASTC or active stability and traction control, trailer stability assists, hill start assist, and six airbags.

To top it all off, the Montero Sport comes with an easy to use electronic parking brake with an auto-hold function that works by activating the said parking brake when stopped for more than 10 minutes.

Overall, the Mitsubishi Montero Sport offers great value for your money. It’s a very eye-catching SUV with lots of offers in terms of performance, safety, and comfort.

>>> Montero Sport comparo: Nissan Terra vs Montero Sport: Which rules the mid-size SUV game?

Mitsubishi Montero Sport interior

The GT variant offers a plush and well-equipped interior

For more “car of the year” articles like this one, keep reading here on

Know more about Mitsubishi Montero Sport 2021

Mitsubishi Montero Sport

One of the popular 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. Its popularity continues to grow because it is a reliable, tough, midsize body-on-frame SUV on and off-road, and a family car. It is not just a symbol of social status. 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. The new Mitsubishi Montero Sport features chrome linings that cover the large air intakes and stretch forth to the fog lamps, complemented by a sleek tail and headlights. Inside the cabin, top-notch variants and additional sportier trims for GT variants get to have leather-wrapped seats. For entertainment and central control, it is equipped with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Powering the Mitsubishi Montero Sport is the all-new 2.4L Diesel Engine, 4 Cylinder 16 Valve DOHC. The task of the Mitsubishi Innovative Valve-timing Electronic Control system (MIVEC) is to achieve low fuel consumption and exhaust emissions but a high-power output. 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. It comes with drum-in-disc rear brakes and ventilated front disc brakes. It is a standard for all variants to have 18-inch alloy wheels. The Mitsubishi Montero Sport features standard airbags for both driver and passenger, three-point seat belts for all the seven occupants, ABS with EBD, and an ISOFIX child seat anchors on the second row. Additional features for the GT variant consist of Trailer Stability Assist, knee airbag for drivers, and curtain airbags.

From ₱1,568,000

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


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.


View more