2018 Mitsubishi Model Lineup
Mitsubishi released the details about their 2018 lineup and it’s great to see. Last week, we took an in-depth look at their most popular vehicles, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander and 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, and here’s a recap of those and some more.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander
The Mitsubishi Outlander hasn’t changed much from last year. Available in four trims, each comes with varying standard and available features. Under the hood for the base trim, the Outlander ES 2.4, SE 2.4, and SEL 2.4 is a 166-hp 2.4-liter MIVEC SOHC I4 engine. On the Outlander GT 3.0 is the 224-hp 3.0-liter MIVEC SOHC V6. With just four trims, the base trim is missing some features, such as heated front seats and a leather wrapped steering wheel, but it still gets heated exterior mirrors, rear privacy glass, and automatic dual-zone climate control – all lineup standards. Technology is the largest change, with all trims getting a 7-inch display screen with a rearview camera. High-end trims will also have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
This year, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport changed a lot. Reduced to three trims, the GT trim has been deleted, allowing for consumers to get most of the same features for about $2000 less this year. The limited edition was only available for 2017, but that’s alright. This year, all trims also get a 7-inch display screen with a rearview camera. Again, Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto come standard on the high-end trims, the Outlander Sport SE 2.4 and SEL 2.4. Some advanced safety features have been added as well, such as automatic high beam headlights, forward collision mitigation, and lane departure warning.
2018 Mitsubishi Mirage
For the 2018 model year, the engines on all three trims of the Mitsubishi Mirage have stayed generally the same – a 1.2-liter I3 engine with MIVEC technology, with the option of a 5-speed manual transmission or CVT automatic. The Bi-Xenon headlights on the GT have been changed to High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights, but that’s the only exterior feature change. Inside, heated front seats are still saved for the GT trim, but rear floor heater ducts are a lineup standard. Comfort features like a leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob are standard on the SE and GT trims. This year, the ES trim actually gets a 7-inch touchscreen whereas the SE and GT trims have a 6.5-inch smartphone link display system with Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto. Bluetooth wireless technology is a lineup standard for 2018 however, along with steering wheel mounted audio and voice/phone controls.
2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4
Still available in two trims, the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is powered by a 1.2-liter DOHC I3 engine with MIVEC technology with the same transmission options as the Mirage. Halogen headlights are still the only option, however the base trim can now opt-in for 15-inch dark chrome alloy wheels versus the standard 14-inch steel wheels. Most interior features are the same – a leather wrapped steering wheel and heated front seats can be found standard on the SE trim, but the ES can opt-in for a leather wrapped steering wheel too. Again, technology has advanced for 2018, giving the ES a 7-inch touchscreen and the SE a 6.5-inch smartphone link display system with Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto (option upgrade for the ES). Regardless, Bluetooth wireless technology is a lineup standard for 2018, but steering wheel mounted audio, phone, and voice are all standard for the SE only; voice controls optional add-on for the ES. Both trims do however have a rearview camera system for 2018.
With details on four models published thus far, we’re still waiting on all the details for the Eclipse Cross, officially made a part of the lineup in August 2017. Until then, feel free to check out all 2018 Mitsubishi models in our inventory.