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Mitsubishi Raider 2009

Posted in Mitsubishi on May 23rd, 2009 by admin – Comments Off
Mitsubishi Raider 2009 title


The Mitsubishi Raider is a car built on the Dodge Dakota base. This design was the result of a DaimlerChrysler and Mitsubishi joint-venture that became a way before the Raider went into production. The Mitsubishi Raider does have a limited lineup that can be compared to the Dodge Dakota. The Extended Cab with a 6-foot, 4-inch cargo bed comes only in 4×2, while the Double Cab with a 5-foot, 3-inch bed is available in 4×2 and 4×4 configurations. Raider doesn’t get the Dodge’s 4.7-liter V-8 litre powerful engine, and there’s only single trim level.
Mitsubishi Raider 2009 photo


Mitsubishi moved away from its base concept of an angry street fighter when it brought the Raider to production. The Raider still features its distinctive marks, which with you can separate it from the Dakota, as well as many other trucks in the pickup trucks compact market. The Raider’s exterior look is improved with more curves and rounded corners than the Dodge Dakota. There are a fantastically designed flared wheel arches and a thick lower bumper.
Mitsubishi Raider LS image


The Raider is mounted with three basic trim levels since it was introduced in 2006 on a Pick-Up car-show.The new features like the off road version Duracross and upscale SE trims were launched for the 2008 year model. With even more than one hundred cubic feet of interior space, Mitsubishi includes a generous 36.4 inches of rear leg room- that means very comfortable driving even for the tallest person. Mitsubishi Raider 2009 Double Cab models provides high comfort and much space for up to six people. The Extended Cab model has got the seating for three in front and two in the rear. It features 32.1 inches of rear leg room. All the models have a 40/20/40 cloth bench front seat. Air conditioning comes in standard, there is also stereo with four speakers in standard and Power windows optional on Extended Cab, standard on Double Cab.
Mitsubishi Raider


The Mitsubishi Raider 2009 3.7-liter single overhead-cam (SOHC) V-6 engine is built on a cast iron block with aluminum cylinder heads and a sequential multi-port electronic fuel injection system (MPFI). This extremely durable V-6 unit develops chain-driven camshafts with a proven two valve/cylinder configuration that produces strong low-end torque. The engine is very compact designed it’s packaging is easy accessible under. The lightweight composite intake manifold takes manually tuned short runners for optimized power across the operating range of the engine allows it.
Mitsubishi Raider 2009 engine image
Max gross vehicle weight

6,010 pounds

Max payload capacity 1,730 pounds
Maximum towing capacity 4,150 pounds
Fuel tank capacity

22 gallons (SWB), 34 gallons (LWB)

Approach angle 21.9 degrees
Departure angle 22.6 degrees (4×2), 22.5 degrees (4×4)
Ramp breakover 19.9 degrees (4×2), 19.6 degrees (4×4)
Axle ratio 3.55:1 (4×2), 3.92:1 (4×4)

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Posted in Chevy on May 14th, 2009 by admin – Comments Off
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500


The new 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a pure American pickup designed strictly as 100% utility car, without unecessary gadgets. The Silverado is produced in 3 standard cab versions - regular, extended and crew cab. On regular and extended cabs mounted cargo beds are 6feet long in standard and 8feet in longer version. The crew cab has got a short, only 5-feet bed. Every of these configurations are accessible in 2 wheel or 4 wheel drive. Chevrolet Silverado XFE has in offer an EPA estimated fuel economy of 15/21 mpg city/highway, but it’s available only on two-wheel-drive trucks. It’s about 1 mile per gallon less than other, non-XFE models.
2009 Chevrolet Silverado photo


The Silverado is made using the GMT900 platform, just like the GMC Sierra 1500. There are some silhouette styling and interior differences. But it’s obvious that General Motors wants to distinguish its the Silverado between Sierra. The well known exterior silhouette is hard to differentiate, even when GM has mounted an unique front fenders with grille and bumpers, cargo box and front and rear lamps. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has got amazingly wide rear door available only on extended cab models. It’s useful to take passengers in with comfort and to load cargo easily. There are a subtle version differences for example the LT has got chrome bumpers installed and LTZ in available with body-colored bumer. You can choose between standard rim sizes in the range of 17-, 18- and 20-inch. The EZ version is equiped with lift tailgate.
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 image


The Silverado we can find two various and well-designed interiors. First one is dedicated for those who use their pickup as utility truck - it relates with The WT, LS and LT these work trucks have larger controls. The LTZ model has got more distinguish interior that was inspired by the SUV lineup. The differences applies to interior fabrics, colors and the dash layouts has changed. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 cab is very spacious and I have to admit that is very well organized. The work oriented trucks comes with standard cloth seating, leather interior is available only on the LT, LTZ version. The LTZ has got the wonderful heated leather seats and an amazingly stunning a Bose sound system. There’s also available a power-sliding rear window and a moonroof.
interior of Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Engine and Drivetrain

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2009 has available eight well-designed, E85 capable engines, but unfortunately not all of them are mounted with each configuration. The most amazing engine is a monster 6.2-liter V-8 unit. Chevrolet has prepared a new model designed to very economic drive, to take from single gallon as much miles at possible. Very interesting model is Silverado XFE what means Xtra Fuel Economy has got an unique aerodynamic enhancements, we can find there a revolutionary 5.3-liter flex-fuel V-8 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission, the rear axle ratio is 3.08:1. General Motors is producing Silverado with five different suspensions.
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 engine


Max gross vehicle weight

7,000 pounds

Max payload capacity 1,909 pounds
Maximum towing capacity 10,700 pounds
Fuel tank capacity

26 gallons (SWB), 34 gallons (LWB)

Approach angle 15.5 degrees to 15.8 degrees
Departure angle 22 degrees to 24.2 degrees
Ramp breakover 17.8 degrees to 24.4 degrees
Axle ratio 3.23:1, 3.42:1, 3.73:1, 4.10:1
Chevrolet Silverado back

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