Everything Great About Mitsubishi Motors Vehicles
Mitsubishi Motors has always been an automaker with hidden gems. Sometimes, that’s a good thing, always being able to surprise the auto market, like Mitsubishi did with the 2018 Eclipse Cross and Outlander PHEV that came to North America not too long ago. What many consumers may not know is that Mitsubishi Motors has the best car warranties on the market and has some of the most affordable vehicles on the road today. Take a look at some of the information below about Mitsubishi Motors and their many vehicles.
First of all, Mitsubishi Motors sells a lot of affordable vehicles. The entire Mitsubishi model lineup has a starting MSRP price range of $13k to $35k. The most affordable model is the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback, that starts at just $13,395 (plus destination fee). The Mitsubishi Mirage is equipped with a 1.2-liter MIVEC DOHC 3-cylinder engine paired to a five-speed manual transmission, and buyers can up the ante with an automatic continuously variable transmission if they prefer for better fuel economy.
Fuel economy is another large game player when it comes to Mitsubishi Motors. Let’s look at the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage again. Due to the low amount of horsepower its 1.2-liter engine generates, 78 hp, the Mirage is very fuel efficient. The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback gets 37 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the highway. Another vehicle by Mitsubishi, the Mitsubishi Mirage G4, is a sedan variation of the Mirage, is powered by the same 78-horsepower engine, and it has a fuel economy of 35 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway when paired with the CVT automatic transmission. If going with the standard five-speed transmission, it has a fuel economy of 33/40 mpg city/highway.
Let’s say some of our consumers out there are thinking about going a little green. Now with the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV added to the lineup, consumers have more options with Mitsubishi. A PHEV is a “plug-in hybrid electric vehicle,” and that means it’s a hybrid with a large enough battery to power the vehicle on its own. The PHEV system is made up of a 2.0-liter MIVEC DOHC 4-cylinder engine and a 12.0 kWh lithium-ion battery.
This setup allows drivers to use both, gasoline and electric power, or just electricity to drive if they wish. Able to charge the battery in one of three ways, consumers can charge up the battery nearly anywhere – especially with all the charging stations in Miami, Florida. There is (1) Level 1 charging that can be performed with the same outlet many home appliances use, (2) Level 2 charging, able to be done with a home-installed 240V charging station or those found at public charging stations, and (3) a Fast Charger, also known as a CHAdeMo public charging station, which can recharge the battery up to 80-percent full in a half hour or less. When the vehicle’s battery is fully charged, the Outlander PHEV can travel up to 22 miles on electricity alone. If driving with both power sources, the total driving range goes up to 310 miles.
The 2018 model year for Mitsubishi Motors has finally brought vehicles into the new age of modern technology. For several vehicles, like the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4, the first breath of modern-age technology is the 6.5-inch smartphone link display audio system, allowing consumers to plug-in their smartphone to the vehicle and enable Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capabilities.
Once we saw the first glimpse of technology in the Eclipse Cross, we knew it was going to be something special. For the first time, Mitsubishi Motors has its own infotainment system, Mitsubishi Connect, installed into the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. This infotainment system comes with a safeguard and remote services for the vehicle, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and comes with a new 7-inch smartphone link thin-display with a touchpad controller. High-end trims also come with a heads-up display that rises above the steering wheel to present the driver with need-to-know information, such as their speed, cruise control selected-speed, and more.
Mitsubishi warranties are pretty awesome, too — in fact, they offer industry leading warranties. Most auto brands have a limited basic warranty that lasts for 3 years or 36,000 miles, but Mitsubishi Motors extends this to 5-years/60,000 miles. The majority of automakers out there offer a powertrain warranty for 5 years or 60,000 miles, and again Mitsubishi Motors outdoes this standard, extending the powertrain warranty to 10 years and 100,000 miles. Lastly, where most automakers will only care about keeping a vehicle from falling apart for only five years, Mitsubishi Motors sets the bar high with a 7-year/100,000-mile anti-corrosion warranty. Mitsubishi Motors also offers roadside assistance for five years or an unlimited amount of miles.
With all these good things coming from Mitsubishi Motors, and all the good their future with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, there’s plenty to look forward to. Interested in your own Mitsubishi vehicle? Check out our inventory for 2018 Mitsubishi models.