2019 Mitsubishi Strada: Is is truly "value for money"?

Aug 21, 2020

Is the 2019 Mitsubishi Strada the best pickup at the moment? Read on to decide!

4.0
₱1,185,000
Truck

1. Mitsubishi Strada 2019 Overview

After a series of teasers, Mitsubishi Motors finally made the long-waiting Mitsubishi Strada 2019 (or Triton / L200 in other markets) debut in Bangkok, Thailand.

Mitsubishi Strada 2019

Mitsubishi Motors finally made Mitsubishi Strada launch in Bangkok, Thailand in 2019

Overall, except for significant style refresh, the new Strada is no different from a facelift because its current model is still running. The engine, chassis and structure of this mid-cycle model generally do not change from the previous generation. So, what’s new in 2019 Strada? Keep reading the review by Philcarreview.com to find the answer.

2. Mitsubishi Strada 2019 Exterior: How does it look?

In terms of overall dimensions, the 2019 Strada length x width x height corresponds to 5300 x 1815 x 1795 mm. The re-design has clearly increased length up by 25 mm, height up by 15 mm, and ground clearance up by 15 mm.

As mentioned above, the Strada 2019 is like a positive makeover. The front of the car features a silver-painted grille and two chrome-plated bars. On top of that, the Japanese car brand also introduced Dynamic Shield to gave its iconic pickup a distinctively aggressive look like the Xpander and Montero Sport. The LED headlights and the DRLs are the slimmer versions at the top, while the signal lights and the front fog are the larger ones at the bottom. 

Mitsubishi Strada 2019 exterior

A diamond-cut 18-in alloy wheel package featuring a bi-tone finish, a window deflector and a carbon fiber-effect foil cover on the door pillars are provided as options. The side door is painted to match the trim element on the facade.

2019 Strada was introduced with a bolder appearance than its predecessor with additional creases

Besides the standard colors, there are three all-new color options available on the 2019 Mitsubishi Strada, they are:

  • Passion Orange
  • Graphite Gray
  • White Diamond

Mitsubishi Strada 2019

2019 Strada in Passon Orange

3. Mitsubishi Strada 2019: What's new inside this model?

Mitsubishi doesn't have too many changes in the interior of the new Strada but they still makes it convenient and comfy. Inside, the 2019 Strada will still remind you of the Montero Sport , particularly the four-stroke, leather-wrapped steering wheel. The integrated buttons on the dashboard have a cleaner look than before, although some people don't like the appearance of a few blank buttons.

Besides, if you’re intending to get one, you need to be really noticed because the heavy use of black plastics on key touchpoints, such as the door control panel, the gear lever housing, and the infotainment housing, are easily scratched. 

Mitsubishi Strada 2019 interior

For convenient features, there's no Apple Carplay or Android Auto in the 2019 Strada, but Bluetooth smartphone integration is smooth and hands-free calls are perfectly clear. Users expected conveniences are all available in this model, including speed-sensing door locks, auto up / down driver window, power-folding mirrors, headlight levelers, push start / stop, parking sensors, reverse camera, cruise control, three USB ports, and touchscreen infotainment.

Mitsubishi Strada 2019 interior

There is no Apple Carplay or Android Auto in the 2019 Strada

4. 2019 Mitsubishi Strada Price in the Philippines

2019 Strada starts from Php 1,185,000 for the 2.4 GLX Plus 2WD M/T. This is a reasonable price, especially with the convenient and safety features that come with the utilitarian pickup truck.

Honda Accord 2019 Price Philippines

Model

SRP

2019 Mitsubishi Strada 2.4 GT 4WD A/T

₱1,710,000

2019 Mitsubishi Strada 2.4 GLS 4WD M/T

₱1,465,000

2019 Mitsubishi Strada 2.4 GLS 2WD A/T

₱1,325,000

2019 Mitsubishi Strada 2.4 GLS 2WD M/T

₱1,225,000

2019 Mitsubishi Strada 2.4 GLX Plus 2WD A/T

1,240,000

2019 Mitsubishi Strada 2.4 GLX Plus 2WD M/T

1,185,000

2019 Mitsubishi Strada 2.4 GL 4WD M/T

1,175,000

2019 Mitsubishi Strada 2.4 Athlete 4WD A/T

1,760,000

Mitsubishi Strada 2019 Exterior

5. 2019 Strada Engine & Performance Review

For this year's edition, Mitsubishi still offers users the option of a 2.4-liter diesel engine. The 2.4-liter MIVEC diesel with VGT that produces 178 horsepowers and 430 Nm of torque. 2019 Strada appears to be an offender compared to the Ford Biturbo Wildtrak and the Chevrolet Colorado, the master of the torque race. However, it did not disappoint Filipino drivers. Keep reading to find out why.

The six-speed standard automatic transmission sent an immense amount of torque as early as 1,500 RPM, peaking at 2,500 RPM, which meant the pull was easily accessible on the switch, even from a standstill. Moreover, when the speed was increased, there was a little delay in making the engine downshift by itself. You better use the large paddle shifters to manually row through the gears

Mitsubishi Strada 2019 engine

For 2019's edition, Mitsubishi still offers users the option of a 2.4-liter diesel engine

Although fuel efficiency isn't the 2019 Strada strongest suit, it still has an impressive fuel economy of 7.6L/100km. This is a good figure for a pick-up, though expect that to go down by quite a little if you're carrying in a lot of cargo.

6. Safety review of 2019 Mitsubishi Strada

2019 is equipped with a series of new safety features to compete with rivals such as Ford Ranger and Nissan Navara in the pickup segment. Safety equipment includes: 

  • Seven SRS airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • ISOFIX child seat tethers
  • Five 3-point seatbelts/Seatbelt reminder
  • Blind-spot monitors
  • Traction control
  • Hill-start assist
  • Hill descent control
  • Radar-based forward collision mitigation system
  • Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation System

Leading the range is a radar-based forward collision mitigation system which detects and prevents head-on collisions.

Mitsubishi Strada 2019

a radar-based forward collision mitigation system which detects and prevents head-on collisions

7. 2019 Mitsubishi Strada: Key Specs

In the Philippines automobile market, the 2019 Mitsubishi Strada 2.4 GT 4WD A/T comes with key specifications as follow:

Spec

2019 Mitsubishi Strada 2.4 GT 4WD A/T

Body type

Pickup truck

Engine

2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve Inline-4 CRDi MIVEC Turbo Intercooler

Drivetrain

4WD

Transmission

Automatic

Displacement (liters)

2.4

Wheels

18-inch alloy

Tires

265/60R18

Dimensions

5300 x 1815 x 1795 mm
Ground Clearance 220 mm
Curb Weight 1925 kg
Seating Capacity 5
BHP @ rpm
181 @ 3,500
Nm @ rpm 430 @ 2,500

8. Conclusion: Is the 2019 Strada worth the price?

Besides some of the necessary improvements that can easily be handled by Mitsubishi, Strada 2019 deserves the tag "value for money" if you are looking for an all-new pick up with a reasonable price and modern safety equipment. Visit Philcarreview.com if you need more information about car reviews in the Philippines with full specs, price, performance, interior and exterior!