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Mitsubishi Mighty Max
Second generation Mitsubishi Mighty Max (US)
Automotive industryMitsubishi Motors
Production1982–1996 (Mighty Max)
1979-1993 (Ram 50)
AssemblyNagoya, Aichi, Japan
SuccessorDodge Dakota (Ram 50)
Mitsubishi Raider (Mighty Max)
Car classificationCompact Pickup truck
Car body style2-door Truck/4-door Truck
6.5/8 ft bed
Automobile layoutFront-engine design, Rear-wheel drive / Four-wheel drive
RelatedMitsubishi Forte
Mitsubishi L200
First generation
1983 Dodge Ram 50
Also calledDodge D50 (1979-1980)
Plymouth Arrow Truck (1979-1982)
Dodge Ram 50 (1981-86)
Internal combustion engine2.0 Liter Mitsubishi Astron engine Straight-4, SOHC, 93 Horsepower (69 Watt)
2.6 L Mitsubishi Astron engine Straight-4, SOHC, 105 hp (78 kW)
Second generation
Second generation Dodge Ram 50
Also calledDodge Ram 50 (1987-1993)
Production1987-1996 (1987-1993 For Ram 50)
Internal combustion engine2.0 Liter 90 Horsepower Straight-4
2.6 L 109 hp (81 kW) I4
Transmission (mechanics)4-speed Automatic transmission
5-speed Manual transmission
WheelbaseReg. Cab Short Bed: 105.1 in (2670 mm)
Reg. Cab Long Bed & Extended Cab: 116.1 in (2949 mm)
Sport: 105.5 in (2680 mm)
LengthReg. Cab Short Bed: 177.2 in (4501 mm)
Reg. Cab Long Bed & Extended Cab: 193.7 in (4920 mm)
Sport: 105.5 in (2680 mm)
Ext. Cab: 188.2 in (4780 mm)
Width65.2 in (1656 mm)
Mighty Max Reg. Cab 4WD: 65.9 in (1674 mm)
Mighty Max Sport Cab 4WD: 66.4 in (1687 mm)
HeightReg. Cab Short Bed 2WD: 58.5 in (1486 mm)
1987-88 Reg. Cab Short Bed 2WD: 58.3 in (1481 mm)
Reg. Cab Long Bed & Extended 2WD: 59.3 in (1506 mm)
Reg. Cab Short Bed 2WD: 63.4 in (1610 mm)
1991-93 Reg. Cab Long Bed & Extended 4WD: 64.4 in (1636 mm)
1991-93 Macrocab 2WD: 59.7 in (1516 mm)
1987-1990 Macrocab 2WD: 59.6 in (1514 mm)
See also Dodge Ram, the company's full-sized pickup truck.

The Dodge Ram 50 (called the D50 for 1979 and 1986) was a compact Pickup truck produced by Mitsubishi Motors and sold by the Chrysler Corporation from 1979 to 1993. Plymouth also received a version of the truck known as the Arrow Truck, sold from 1979 to 1982. Mitsubishi itself imported it as the Mitsubishi Mighty Max when it began selling directly in the U.S. from 1982, at which point the Plymouth ceased to be available.

Four wheel drive was added for 1982, creating the Power Ram 50 according to Dodge's nomenclature (the Power Ram name was used for four wheel drive models). A TurboDiesel engine was available in US models between 1983 and 1986.

The Ram 50 was redesigned in 1987, which was the same year Chrysler introduced the Ram 50's successor, the Dodge Dakota. Despite this, sales of the Ram 50 continued for another seven years, possibly because the Ram 50 was a compact and the Dakota was a mid-size. The difference in size and cost left a niche for the Dodge 50, and its cancellation may have been due more to a desire to show independence from Mitsubishi than because of any product overlap. The Mighty Max ended production for the 1996 model year despite its old age.


  • 1979-1989 2.0 Liter Mitsubishi Astron engine Straight-4, SOHC, 93 Horsepower (69 Watt)
  • 1979-1989 2.6 L Mitsubishi Astron engine Straight-4, SOHC, 105 hp (78 kW)
  • 1983-1986 2.3 L 4D55T TurboDiesel Straight-4, 84 hp (63 kW)
  • 1990-1993 2.4 L Mitsubishi Sirius engine Straight-4, 116 hp (87 kW)
  • 1990-1993 3.0 L Mitsubishi 6G7x engine V6, 142 hp (106 kW)

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