JD Power on 2003 Mitsu Autos

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Mitsubishi fares poorly on J.D. Powers new cars ratings

Eight 2003 model cars were evaluated on 9 attributes and with a few exceptions, all autos received either "does not really stand out" to "the rest" - the bottom two Power's ratings. (Top two are - "Among the Best" and "Better than Most.")

2003 Mitsubishi ratings by JD Power

Summary of Auto Ratings

Among auto models, 2003 Galant scoring 6 "The Rest" and 3 "Does Not Really Stand Out" and 2003 Montero Sport scoring 7 "The Rest", 1 "Does Not Really Stand Out" and 1 "Better than Most" were the worst two performers in general.

STYLE fared the worst, scoring 5 "The Rest" and 3 "Does Not Really Stand Out." Performance was 4 and 4.

Of all the 8 autos and 9 quality attributes, there was only one car-quality-attribute combination that scored as among the best. Mechanical Quality and Feature and Accessory had a few Better than Most ratings, but all the other attributes (7 in all) had only one combination as better than most while the other 55 combinations (eight (autos) multiplied by 9 (ratings) - 1) has ratings of Does Not Really Stand Out and The Rest.

By Mitsubishi Models

2003 Eclipse Coupe

Among the best

Better than most

* Mechanical Quality

Does not really stand out

* Overall Quality * Performance * Features and Instrument Panel * Style * Overall Appeal

The rest

* Feature and Accessory Quality * Body and Interior Quality * Comfort


2003 Eclipse Spyder

Among the best

Better than most

* Mechanical Quality

Does not really stand out

* Overall Quality * Performance * Features and Instrument Panel * Style * Overall Appeal

The rest

* Feature and Accessory Quality * Body and Interior Quality * Comfort


2003 Diamante

Among the best

Better than most

* Mechanical Quality * Feature and Accessory Quality

Does not really stand out

* Overall Quality * Performance * Comfort * Features and Instrument Panel * Overall Appeal

The rest

* Body and Interior Quality * Style


2003 Galant

Among the best

Better than most

Does not really stand out

* Mechanical Quality * Feature and Accessory Quality * Overall Quality

The rest

* Body and Interior Quality * Performance * Comfort * Features and Instrument Panel * Style * Overall Appeal


2003 Lancer

Among the best

* Feature and Accessory Quality

Better than most

Does not really stand out

* Body and Interior Quality * Overall Quality * Performance * Comfort * Features and Instrument Panel * Overall Appeal

The rest

* Mechanical Quality * Style


2003 Montero

Among the best

Better than most

Does not really stand out

* Mechanical Quality * Feature and Accessory Quality * Body and Interior Quality * Comfort * Features and Instrument Panel * Style * Overall Appeal

The rest

* Overall Quality * Performance


2003 Montero Sport

Among the best

Better than most

* Feature and Accessory Quality

Does not really stand out

* Body and Interior Quality

The rest

* Mechanical Quality * Overall Quality * Performance * Comfort * Features and Instrument Panel * Style * Overall Appeal


2003 Outlander

Among the best

Better than most

* Feature and Accessory Quality * Body and Interior Quality

Does not really stand out

* Overall Quality * Comfort * Features and Instrument Panel

The rest

* Mechanical Quality * Performance * Style * Overall Appeal


By Quality Attributes

Mechanical Quality

Among the best

Better than most

* 2003 Eclipse Coupe * 2003 Eclipse Spyder * 2003 Diamante

Does not really stand out

* 2003 Galant * 2003 Montero

The rest

* 2003 Lancer * 2003 Montero Sport * 2003 Outlander


Feature and Accessory Quality

Among the best

* 2003 Lancer

Better than most

* 2003 Diamante * 2003 Montero Sport * 2003 Outlander

Does not really stand out

* 2003 Galant * 2003 Montero

The rest

* 2003 Eclipse Coupe * 2003 Eclipse Spyder


Body and Interior Quality

Among the best

Better than most

* 2003 Outlander

Does not really stand out

* 2003 Lancer * 2003 Montero * 2003 Montero Sport

The rest

* 2003 Eclipse Coupe * 2003 Eclipse Spyder * 2003 Diamante * 2003 Galant


Overall Quality

Among the best

Better than most

Does not really stand out

* 2003 Eclipse Coupe * 2003 Eclipse Spyder * 2003 Diamante * 2003 Galant * 2003 Lancer * 2003 Outlander

The rest

* 2003 Montero * 2003 Montero Sport


Performance

Among the best

Better than most

Does not really stand out

* 2003 Eclipse Coupe * 2003 Eclipse Spyder * 2003 Diamante * 2003 Lancer

The rest

* 2003 Galant * 2003 Montero * 2003 Montero Sport * 2003 Outlander


Comfort

Among the best

Better than most

Does not really stand out

* 2003 Diamante * 2003 Lancer * 2003 Montero * 2003 Outlander

The rest

* 2003 Eclipse Coupe * 2003 Eclipse Spyder * 2003 Galant * 2003 Montero Sport


Features and Instrument Panel

Among the best

Better than most

Does not really stand out

* 2003 Eclipse Coupe * 2003 Eclipse Spyder * 2003 Diamante * 2003 Lancer * 2003 Montero * 2003 Outlander

The rest

* 2003 Galant * 2003 Montero Sport


Style

Among the best

Better than most

Does not really stand out

* 2003 Eclipse Coupe * 2003 Eclipse Spyder * 2003 Montero

The rest

* 2003 Diamante * 2003 Galant * 2003 Lancer * 2003 Montero Sport * 2003 Outlander


Overall Appeal

Among the best

Better than most

Does not really stand out

* 2003 Eclipse Coupe * 2003 Eclipse Spyder * 2003 Diamante * 2003 Lancer * 2003 Montero

The rest

* 2003 Galant * 2003 Montero Sport * 2003 Outlander


CREDITS: All the raw data for this study has come from J.D. Power (or Powers) and Associates firm. Please visit them for full explanation and results at J. D. Power Consumer Center - Autos