2008 Mitsubishi Raider vs. Its Competition

2008 Mitsubishi Raider LS
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The mid-size pickup truck market is not a hotbed of competition these days.

Interestingly, many who would otherwise want a mid-size truck upgrade to full-size because the cost and mileage differentials are often meager.

If you decide to stick with a smaller truck, the 2008 Mitsubishi Raider faces off against smaller entries like the Chevrolet Colorado (and its twin, the GMC Canyon) and the Ford Ranger.

These competitors offer greater choice when it comes to trim and options, but the Raider counters with its greater size and an impressive warranty.

The Tacoma, Frontier, and Ridgeline are in a completely different class than the Raider.

Each offers more choice, more power, and more refinement.

However, they end up costing more too.

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Quick Specs
6.0
If you're looking for value in a basic truck, you've found it in the 2008 Mitsubishi Raider.
7.6
The 2008 Honda Ridgeline is a flexible light-duty truck with a plush feel, but it can't tackle all the tasks a full-size truck does well.
7.4
The 2008 Toyota Tacoma covers the basics, at a price that’s lower than full-size trucks.
MSRP From  
$20,490$28,000$14,280
Gas Mileage  
14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas V6Gas V6Gas I4
EPA Class  
N/A4WD Pickup TrucksN/A
Style Name  
2WD Ext Cab Manual LS4WD Crew Cab RT2WD Reg I4 MT (Natl)
Drivetrain  
Rear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
553
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
Extended Cab4 Door Crew CabRegular Cab
Transmission  
Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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