Certified Pre-Owned 2006 MitsubishiRaider Duro Cross 4.7 Truck

  • VIN: 1Z7HT32N96S568012
  • Stock: 12110G
38 views in the past 7 days

Mitsubishi Raider
  • Carfax Free
90,519 miles
Fuel Economy
15.0/20.0 mpg City/Hwy
Exterior Color
Interior Color

Highlighted Features

  • Wireless phone connectivity
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Alloy wheels
  • Bedliner
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Trailer hitch receiver

Dealer Notes


Tow Hitch 
4.7L V8 F SOHC
2006 Mitsubishi Raider

The 2006 Raider pickup is just one of the many reasons that Japanese automaker Mitsubishi’s fortunes continue to slide in North America.

Purchased from the Chrysler group and sharing major interior and underbody components with the midsize Dodge Dakota, the Raider does have different sheet metal — but the truck’s unique selling points appear to begin and end there.

We tested an extended-cab Raider 4×4 with a V-8 engine and DuroCross off-road package, priced at $29,235.

HE: The saddest thing about the Raider is that Mitsubishi designs and builds such outstanding pickups in Asia, I’m amazed they couldn’t make a business case for bringing them here, even with the 25 percent “chicken tax” that our government still levies on imported trucks. That, and the fact the Raider doesn’t even look half as good as the Dakota. For the kind of money Mitsubishi is charging, give me the Dodge — or better still, a Nissan Frontier, which is the most rugged-looking pickup in the class.

SHE: Mister Negative rides again. Did you ever stop and think that some people might have a hankering for something that’s different? Even in Detroit? I know plenty of young buyers, including some in our own extended family, who buy Mitsubishis just because you don’t see too many of them on the road. And you who once bought a Ford Ranger just because you’re on autopilot here in the Motor City. But I think one of the Raider’s strong points is precisely its distinctive, even masculine styling, especially with that aggressive DuroCross package. I’m sorry. I’m not going to run with the pack, which seems ready to push Mitsubishi into the grave.

HE: You’re right about one thing — you sure don’t see many Raiders out there. In fact, the word on the street is that Mitsubishi has sold so few of them that Chrysler is about ready to suspend production. So much for exclusivity. I’m sorry, but I really can’t think of any compelling reason to buy this truck, and there is certainly plenty of downside. My biggest complaint is that this doesn’t look or feel like a $29,000 vehicle.

SHE: Well, I do have some problems, too — like the manual seat adjusters and the lack of a vanity mirror on the driver’s side. The glovebox is pretty useless, and so are the flip-down jump seats in the rear, which don’t look like they could hold teenagers, let alone two adults. But oddly enough, when we sit down and quantify our likes and dislikes, in at least four key areas, the Raider gets above-average marks. And those are four key attributes that tend to really concern truck buyers. The 4.7-liter V-8 delivers plenty of power. There’s a big, useful bed. The truck is fairly easy to operate. And it’s got bold exterior styling.

HE: And then you have all the things that really annoy buyers. Stuff like running boards that are too narrow to be useful and cheap-looking door trim panels that might have come from a Third World supplier. And crummy assembly quality, including a passenger-side air-bag cover that looks like it was installed in the dark by rank amateurs. Add to that more fundamental problems, like an automatic transmission that lurches on downshifts and a bouncy, floaty ride that will sicken even seasoned carnival-goers.

SHE: Well, it’s still better than a Ford Ranger.

HE: Which starts at $15,000 before heavy dealer discounts. Sorry, but you’re not making a very convincing case for either the Raider pickup or the Mitsubishi brand. Now, if you’re really looking for something different in a $30,000 truck and you’re shopping outside the hometown brands, you might want to check out the Honda Ridgeline. Now there’s a truck of a different color.

2006 Mitsubishi Raider DuroCross 4×4 Extended Cab

Type: Front-engine, four-wheel drive, four-passenger pickup Price: Base, $29,235 (incl. $645 shipping charge); as tested, $29,235 Engine: 4.7-liter V-8; 230-hp; 290 lb-ft torque EPA fuel economy: 15 mpg city/20 mpg highway Where built: Warren Estimated 12-month insurance cost, according to AAA Michigan: $1,465

Anita: 3
Likes: Distinctive styling, different from Dodge Dakota. Bold DuroCross offroad package. Better than a Ford Ranger.
Dislikes: Flip-down jump seats barely big enough for kids. Manual seat adjusters on a $29,000 truck. Lousy visibility. No driver’s vanity mirror. Useless glovebox.

Paul: 2
Likes: Optional V-8, which Ford and Chevy don’t offer on their small trucks. Lots of power. Five-speed automatic transmission helps efficiency.
Dislikes: Absolutely nothing to set this truck apart from the pack. Grossly overpriced. Bouncy, floaty ride. Transmission lurches on downshifts. Tubular bed extender looks cheesy. Tubular running boards too narrow. Cheap-looking plastic door trim panels. a truck of a different color.

He drove, she drove Anita and Paul Lienert are partners in Lienert & Lienert, a Detroit-based automotive information services company.

Detailed Specifications

  • 1-touch down
  • Air conditioning
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Driver door bin
  • Front beverage holders
  • Illuminated entry
  • Passenger door bin
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Power windows
  • Rear beverage holders
  • Rear door bins
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Speed control
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Front tires: 265/70SR16.0
  • Front wheel independent suspension
  • Power steering
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • Rear tires: 265/70SR16.0
  • Tires: all-terrain
  • Wheel size: 16"
  • CD player
  • Satellite radio trial duration with new vehicle purchase (months): 1
  • Wireless phone connectivity: Bluetooth
  • Front center armrest
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Rear seats: jump
  • Rear seats Folding position: fold-up cushion
  • Cylinder configuration: V-8
  • Drive type: four-wheel
  • Engine liters: 4.7
  • Engine location: front
  • Fuel economy city: 15mpg
  • Fuel economy highway: 20mpg
  • Fuel tank capacity: 22.0gal.
  • Horsepower: 230hp @ 4,600RPM
  • Limited slip differential: mechanical
  • Mode select transmission
  • Number of valves: 16
  • Recommended fuel: Regular Unleaded
  • Sequential multi-point fuel injection
  • Torque: 290 lb.-ft. @ 3,600RPM
  • Transmission: 5 speed automatic
  • Ground clearance (max): 206mm (8.1")
  • Ground clearance (min): 201mm (7.9")
  • Bedliner
  • Bodyside moldings
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Power door mirrors
  • Rear cargo: tailgate
  • Rear step bumper
  • Skid plates
  • Tailpipe finisher: chrome
  • Trailer hitch receiver
  • Compression ratio: 9.00 to 1
  • Curb weight: 2,191kg (4,830lbs)
  • Engine bore x stroke: 93.0mm x 86.5mm (3.66" x 3.41")
  • Engine displacement: 4.7 L
  • Engine horsepower: 230hp @ 4,600RPM
  • Engine torque: 290 lb.-ft. @ 3,600RPM
  • Exterior body width: 1,826mm (71.9")
  • Exterior height: 1,742mm (68.6")
  • Exterior length: 5,585mm (219.9")
  • Front headroom: 1,006mm (39.6")
  • Front hiproom: 1,394mm (54.9")
  • Front legroom: 1,064mm (41.9")
  • Front shoulder room: 1,466mm (57.7")
  • GVWR: 2,726kg (6,010lbs)
  • Interior cargo volume: 850 L (30 cu.ft.)
  • Passenger volume: 2,670L (94.3 cu.ft.)
  • Payload: 535kg (1,180lbs)
  • Rear headroom: 927mm (36.5")
  • Rear hiproom: 1,445mm (56.9")
  • Rear legroom: 815mm (32.1")
  • Rear shoulder room: 1,458mm (57.4")
  • Towing capacity: 2,812kg (6,200lbs)
  • Turning radius: 6.7m (22.0')
  • Wheelbase: 3,335mm (131.3")
  • Delay-off headlights
  • Display: analog
  • Front fog lights
  • Front reading lights
  • Tachometer
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • ABS brakes
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Panic alarm
  • Passenger cancellable airbag

KBB.com Consumer Reviews

Kelley Blue Book - KBB.com
Overall4.3Out of 5
  • Friday, September 28, 2007

  • Awesome Vehicle

    By Freddie1206 on Tuesday, April 03, 2012

    I went into purchasing this truck blind. I signed papers before even seeing what color I was getting. I just looked at one on the showroom floor. It a great truck. Its not too small and its not big and bulky. Its actually a larger truck than my dads '98 Silverado. I quickly found that any aftermarket part you have to buy as a Dodge Dakota. I have added a tri-fold bed cover, tailgate lock, and 20'S with low pros. I ALWAYS get compliments on my truck. Great mileage too. I recently average 23 mpg highway on a spring break trip. I would HIGHLY recommend this vehicle to another person. It also has a reasonably good sound system for a factory radio. Sounds just s good as my Mother's Infinity system in her Ram. I only wish it had a power back glass and an additional 12v port for the rear seat. I have added a photo of my truck.
  • Good truck for the money

    By WhiteRaider on Wednesday, February 11, 2009

    I have owned my 2007 Mitsubishi Raider LS 4 door for 13 months now. It has not been in the shop for anything except oil changes. The only thing that I could say bad about it is the transmission shifts a litte rough sometimes between 1st and 2nd gears. Other than that, it is a very solid and reliable truck. It is comfortable and roomy inside for me, my wife and two kids. It has enough get up and go to keep up with traffic. It has just the right options to make it an enjoyable vehicle to travel in on a daily basis. I commute an hour each way to work 5 days a week. Below I will list the top things I like about the truck and the top things that would make it better. Things I like: Strong V6 Bedliner Sliding Rear Window Outside Temperature Gauge Side Step Bars Chrome Exhaust Tip Comfortable, Roomy Seats Nice, Unique Styling Auxilary Port For Ipod Satellite Radio Things that would make it better: Lighted Vanity Mirrors on Sunvisors Electric Sliding Rear Window Smoother Transmission Better Gas Mileage (Every truck owner probably wants that) Tow package standard All in all, this truck is worth the money. I would recommend it based on my experience with it so far.
Some of the equipment on the vehicle may not apply.  Customer must check all equipment and option of the vehicle in person as the Dealer is not responsible for any items that are not in the vehicle.  Dealer reserve the right to change the price of the vehicle at any time without notice.

Price   excludes tax, tags & plates.

New Arrivals

  • 2016 INFINITI QX80 Limited 5.6  SUV

    2016 INFINITI QX80 Limited 5.6…

    • Please Call

    Quick Specs

    View Details
  • 2011 Ford E-350 Super Duty Commercial 5.4 Van Cargo Van

    2011 Ford E-350 Super Duty Com…

    • Please Call

    Quick Specs

    View Details
  • 2015 Chevrolet City Express LS 2.0 Van

    2015 Chevrolet City Express LS…

    • Please Call

    Quick Specs

    View Details
  • 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan 4MOTION 2.0T SEL  SUV

    2016 Volkswagen Tiguan 4MOTION…

    • $14,899

    Quick Specs

    View Details