The Mitsubishi Raider is a mid-size pickup truck from Mitsubishi Motors that debuted in the fall of 2005 as a 2006 model for the United States market and is based on the Dodge Dakota. The Raider is not sold in Canada. The Raider fills the gap in the Mitsubishi lineup since the discontinuation of the Mighty Max in 1996. The Raider is built in the United States by DaimlerChrysler. Engine choices include a 4.7 L PowerTech V8 making 230 hp and 290 ft.lbf and a 3.7 L PowerTech V6 which produces 210 hp.
The name is recycled from the Dodge Raider SUV sold from 1987 to 1990, which was a rebadged Mitsubishi Montero.
Sales have been poor, with just 377 and 492 sold in January and February 2006, respectively, compared to 4,583 and 6,260 Dakotas. Mitsubishi dealers reportedly have a 6-month supply of Raiders on their lots, and the company has asked DaimlerChrysler to cut production. 9,861 Raiders were built in 2005, and just 297 more were built from the first of the year through March 11, 2006 according to Automotive News.