2018 Mitsubishi Models’ Fuel Economy + Fuel Costs
Fuel economy is a big consideration when shopping for a new vehicle, and Mitsubishi knows that. Of the five different models Mitsubishi produces in the U.S., three of them have an above average fuel economy rating that offers drivers savings at the fuel pump in comparison to most other vehicles. If fuel economy is important to you, here’s a breakdown of each Mitsubishi model’s fuel economy, annual fuel costs and expected fuel costs in five years.
2018 Mitsubishi Mirage
Fuel Economy: 37 mpg in the city, 43 mpg in the highway, 39 mpg combined city/highway
The Mitsubishi Mirage is a four-door subcompact hatchback with seating for five people. It’s been produced since 2012, and it’s powered by a gasoline engine, but it’s an extremely fuel efficient gas engine. The Mitsubishi Mirage average 37 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the highway, and a combined city/highway is 39 mpg. According to fueleconomy.gov, the industry standard for fuel economy is 27 mpg combined city/highway, so the Mitsubishi Mirage is 12 mpg above the industry standard.
According to fueleconomy.gov, the average fuel costs in for the average driver in one year is $1,000 and according to fueleconomy.gov, in comparison to the average car, a majority of drivers of the Mitsubishi Mirage will save an average of $2,000 in fuel costs after five years. In addition to the fuel savings the average driver can expect to save driving the Mitsubishi Mirage, the Mitsubishi Mirage is also a cost effective car because it is affordably priced. The Mitsubishi Mirage has a starting MSRP of $13,395 (plus destination fee).
2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4
Fuel Economy: 35 mpg in the city, 41 mpg on the highway, 37 mpg combined city/highway
The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 was introduced in 2017 and it is a subcompact sedan variation of the Mirage, which has a hatchback design. The Mirage G4 has four-doors and five passengers and it’s also an extremely fuel efficient vehicle that is powered by a gas engine. The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 has a fuel economy of 35 mpg in the city, 41 mpg on the highway and it has a combined city/highway fuel economy of 37 mpg, which is 10 mpg over the industry standard of a combined city/highway fuel economy of 27 mpg.
Owners of the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 love this sedan’s impressive fuel economy and inexpensive price, coupled with it’s high level warranty coverage. Starting from only $15,595 (plus destination fee), the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is available in two trims, the Mirage G4 ES and the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 SE. Both Mirage trims are paired with a 1.2L 3 cylinder CVT engine and have standard features like a rear camera and a touchscreen.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Fuel Economy: 74 MPGe combined city/highway hybrid mode, 25 MPG combined city/highway gas engine, distance of 22 miles when only powered by the battery
If you’re interested in outstanding fuel economy, there’s no better choice for drivers than the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. The Outlander PHEV is fuel efficient, powerful, stylish, and offers plenty of space for five passengers and cargo. The Outlander PHEV has been available in Europe for a few years and since it has been available there, it has been the top-selling PHEV. In addition to being an SUV, the Outlander PHEV is a great vehicle because it also has all-wheel-drive, which is a trait most consumers don’t expect a fuel efficient vehicle to have.
The Outlander PHEV has a couple different power options. The Outlander PHEV can be powered by its gas engine, it’s battery and a combination of both and since it has so many different options for power, it also has a couple different fuel economies. The Outlander PHEV has a combined battery and gas fuel economy of 74 MPGe and when it is powered by only its battery, it can travel up to 22 miles. When the Outlander PHEV is powered only by its gas engine it has a combined city/highway fuel economy of 25 mpg. Thanks to the Outlander PHEV’s excellent powertrain, fueleconomy.gov estimates that the average driver will spend an average of $1,200 per year in fuel costs and in comparison to the average vehicle, the average drive will save about $2,000 in fuel costs after driving the Outlander PHEV for five years.
Charging the 2018 Outlander PHEV only takes two hours with a 240-volt charger and it can reach an 80 percent capacity after just 30 minutes with a fast charger, which are available at many public charging stations. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has a starting MSRP of $34,595 and the vehicle qualifies for a federal tax credit of $5,836 (plus destination fee).
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Fuel Economy: 24 mpg in the city / 30 mpg on the highway / 27 mpg combined city/highway
The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a compact 4-door crossover that has seating for five passengers. The 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that comes standard on the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2WD gives the crossover a great balance of fuel economy and power.
The 2.0-liter engine produces 148 horsepower and 145-lb-ft of torque and gives the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport a fuel economy that is on-point with the industry average (27 mpg combined city/highway, which is an average of all vehicles, not just SUVs, but sedans as well). The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has an average fuel economy of 24 mpg in the city, 30 mpg on the highway and a combined city/highway fuel economy of 27 mpg. The Outlander Sport is equipped with a 16.6-gallon fuel tank and it has a total driving range of 448 miles, which is impressive for any compact crossover.
Fueleconomy.gov, estimates that the average driver spends about $1,400 in fuel costs per year and that the average driver will break even driving the Outlander Sport based on the average fuel economy of all vehicles. The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has a starting MSRP of $20,395 (plus destination fee).
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander
Fuel Economy: 25 mpg in the city / 30 mpg on the highway
What you need to know about this stylish, yet powerful SUV is that fuel economy is obtainable while staying fast and adventurous. With a spacious design, providing seating for up to 7 passengers, as well as 10.3 cubic feet of designated cargo space, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander doesn’t sacrifice room for fuel efficiency. Additionally, it also features a very strong engine that’s able to handle all of your transporting and minor hauling needs with up to 3,500 pounds of towing capacity.
The Mitsubishi Outlander has an average fuel economy of 25 mpg in the city, 30 mpg on the highway and a combined average of 27 mpg, which is the industry average for all vehicles. Fueleconomy.gov estimates that the average driver will spend $1,400 in fuel costs per year and like the Outlander Sport, the average driver will spend about as much to fuel the Outlander in five years as they would with the average vehicle. The Mitsubishi Outlander has a starting MSRP of $23,945 (plus destination fee).
Want to take a closer look at one or all of these Mitsubishi models? Come by University Mitsubishi, which is located in Davie, Florida, and take one or all of them for a test drive. University Mitsubishi has a large selection of Mitsubishi models, come see for yourself!