Mitsubishi Towing Capacity by Model

On this page you can browse the 246 Mitsubishi cars, trucks, and SUVs across 4 unique Mitsubishi models that we have towing capacity and payload information for.

Use the links below to see more details in the Mitsubishi model you're interested in - sorted by year of production and then by trim.

How Good are Mitsubishi Vehicles for Towing?

In 2011 Japanese car manufacturer Mitsubishi was the sixth largest by production in Japan and 19th globally. Today it is part of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance having been one-third purchased by fellow Japanese automaker Nissan.

The history of Mitsubishi dates back to 1917 when the Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd introduced its first attempt at an automobile, the Mitsubishi Model A. This was a completely hand-built seven-seater sedan that was based on the Fiat Tipo 3.

In 1934 Mitsubishi Shipbuilding merged with the Mitsubishi aircraft Co. which was established in 1920. The intent was for the two companies to pool their resources and focus on plane engines and parts. The newly combined company was called Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI).

A few years later in 1937 MHI produced the PX33, a prototype sedan designed as a military vehicle. It would ultimately be the first Japanese-built passenger car with full-time four-wheel drive capability.

After doing its part during the second world war the company returned to passenger vehicles in the post war era. As a result of the war MHI had to separate into three different companies: West Japan Heavy-Industries, Central Japan Heavy-Industries, and East Japan Heavy-Industries.

All three concerns remained in the automotive business to some degree but by the 1960s Central Japan Heavy Industries had rebranded to Shin Mitsubishi Heavy-Industries. In 1960 Shin Mitsubishi introduced the Mitsubishi 500, a mass market sedan set to meet a growing demand in Japan for family cars.

In 1964 the once separated companies came back together to form once again Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. It took just three years for the newly reformed company to start churning out over 75,000 vehicles a year.

Mitsubishi today has a wide range of vehicles creating a versatile collection of models. The question is then does the Mitsubishi brand have anything to offer those looking to tow something? The answer is a resounding yes they most certainly do.

If we go back to the early 1990s the Mitsubishi Montero was a handy little tower offering up to 4,000 lbs. when needed. Other models of the '90s varied between 1,500 to 3,500 lbs. In the 1995 Montero the towing power was boosted to around 5,000.

It was not until 2006 that we saw a jump in power when the Raider was released offering 6,500 lbs. of potentially pulling power. Since the Raider however most more recent models range from 3,000 to 5,000 lbs. of potential towing ability. It is important to note that you may need a towing package fitted to make use of your Mitsubishi’s available pulling power.