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2007 Mitsubishi Raider Interior

This interior review was written when the 2007 Mitsubishi Raider was new.

Reviewers compliment the 2007 Mitsubishi Raider's interior for its distinctive styling and overall seating comfort, but some find seating space lacking, especially in the smaller Extended Cab. AutoWeek says that "the highly stylized cockpit offers a more car-like environment than many trucks, providing space for passengers and gear."

Reviewers also find the interior very quiet. Consumer Guide says, "Road noise is impressively hushed," and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel notes that "the Raider cruises quietly on smooth roads, with little mechanical noise and only a bit of wind noise." On the down side, however, is the quality of materials, which many reviewers find cheap despite the cockpit's fresh look. "Interior materials look and feel low grade, with hard, shiny plastic covering most surfaces," continues Consumer Guide. MarketWatch echoes, "There was too much hard plastic and some controls felt flimsy," and the Detroit News mentions that the "cheap-looking" door trim panels "might have come from a Third World supplier."

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Seating

Both Extended and Double Cabs feature a 40/20/40 front bench that seats up to three people. Extended Cabs provide two 40/40 forward-facing rear jumps seats. Double Cabs feature a 60/40 three-passenger rear bench, which increases total maximum capacity to six occupants.

Reviewers have very little to say about the Raider's universal front bench, though Consumer Guide finds it "very spacious, with plenty of head and leg room, even for tall folks. Seat comfort is also good." But the Extended Cab's two rear jump seats -- and two rear half-doors that open front to back -- are too small for most reviewers' liking. The Detroit News calls them "pretty useless" and says they "don't look like they could hold teenagers, let alone two adults." The Orlando Sentinel calls the rear seats "much better for cargo than people." Consumer Guide similarly says the jump seats "best suit those under 5-foot-3, as there's little leg room."

Most find the Double Cab's rear seat -- and the two genuine rear doors -- much more practical and spacious than the Extended Cab's, though they still find it doesn't comfortably fit its maximum occupancy of three. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reflecting the general consensus, found the back seat "wide enough for three adults, but much more comfortable for just two." Consumer Guide similarly notes that "only two adults will fit comfortably. Head and leg room is adequate for adults under six-feet tall, but taller riders will want more leg room."

Interior Features

Most reviewers note that the base Raider, the LS, offers the necessities but not much else. Edmunds says, "LS models are pretty basic, equipped with V6 power, a split bench seat, air conditioning and tinted glass." Options include power windows and door locks, keyless entry, cruise control and a tilt steering column. The Orlando Sentinel similarly says the LS's cockpit "isn't fancy, but it's comfortable."

Cargo

To increase cargo capacity, the Extended Cab's two 40/40 rear jump seats can fold up against the rear cab wall and the Double Cab's 60/40 rear bench cushions lift up to fold against the front seat backs. Cargo volume with the rear seats folded up is 30 cubic feet for the Extended Cab and 37.1 for the Double Cab.

Small-item storage includes a large center console and "generously sized door pockets," according to Consumer Guide. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram appreciates the "three very good cup holders in the front, including two with a ratcheting feature that accommodates different sizes of containers, including some of the largest ones that convenience stores offer."

Review Last Updated: 5/5/08

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