2008 Mitsubishi Raider At-A-Glance
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January 18, 2008 — CYPRESS, Calif. Mitsubishi’s dramatically styled Raider mid-size pickup truck was introduced for 2006 and earned the Best in Class Vehicle Satisfaction Award (VSA) for compact pickups from the renowned AutoPacific, Inc. industry consulting group. The model line is streamlined for 2008, offering one extended-cab model and two Double Cab models. The emphasis on four-door Double Cab models reflects Raider’s appeal as a multi-capable SUV alternative.Raider’s bold styling shares signature cues from the Mitsubishi family of vehicles and underscores the truck’s active, brawny attitude and purposeful stance. Three Raider models for 2008 are available in the well equipped LS trim line: Extended Cab 2WD; Double Cab 2WD and Double Cab 4WD. All Raider models are built on the same long 131.3-inch wheelbase. The Extended Cab model has a 6.4-foot bed, and Double Cab models come with a 5.3-foot bed.
With more than 100 cubic feet of interior space, including a generous 36.4 inches of rear leg room, Raider Double Cab models provide comfort and room for up to six people. The Extended Cab model, with seating for two in the rear, provides 32.1 inches of rear leg room.
The Raider V-6 is a proven 3.7-liter SOHC unit producing 210 hp and 235 lb.-ft. of peak torque. The engine is teamed to a standard six-speed manual transmission in the LS Extended Cab 2WD model, and a four-speed automatic transmission in all others.
All Raider Double Cab models feature satin interior finishes and 16″ aluminum wheels. The Power and Convenience Package is standard for LS Double Cab and optional for LS Extended Cab models and includes floor mats, fog lights, and keyless entry.
Raider is built on a fully boxed, hydro-formed and roll-formed steel frame. The frame’s inherent strength, in combination with front coil-over independent suspension and power rack and pinion steering, gives Raider a comfortable ride and capable handling.
The Raider offers the best bumper-to-bumper new vehicle limited warranty of any pickup truck on the market — 5-years/60,000 miles.
Wheelbase: 131.3 in.
Length: 218.5 in.
Height: 68.6 in.
Width: 71.7 in.
Major Standard Features (LS 2WD Extended Cab)
- 16″ drop center steel wheels
- 245/70R16 tires with full-size spare
- Air conditioning
- AM/FM/CD player (MP3-capable) with four speakers
- Front bench seat (40/20/40 split)
- Rear-access doors
- Tinted glass
- Variable intermittent windshield wipers
LS Double Cab models add:
- 265/70R16 tires
- 5×7-inch power side-view mirrors
- Body-color front fascia
- Cruise control
- Fog lamps
- Keyless entry
- Power front windows
- Power door locks
- Tilt steering wheel