Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport Named Best Vehicles for Teens

Best vehicles for teens

Whether you’re gifting your teen a car or they’re working for it, used cars are always a good option for a teen driver to save some money on bills. So when you consider a used car, you’ll want the most affordable and safest: the Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport.

Part of what makes Outlanders some of the best vehicles for teens is their low price tag. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety only considers the most affordable cars to be named to the “best choices” list for teens. To be considered, vehicles on this list have to be under $20,000. They also must come with a quality base engine, have a bigger size, and come (standard) with electronic stability control.

Both Outlanders checked off all of these requirements. The used Outlander and Outlander Sport typically come in under $11,000. That makes them affordable for teens and parents. But that’s not all. Both vehicles also have plenty of safety. They earned high safety ratings from IIHS and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

“Mitsubishi Motors prides itself on consistently delivering top safety features at an affordable price to ensure our customers receive the best possible value,” said Don Swearingen, executive vice president and chief operating officer, MMNA

So if you’re looking for an affordable, reliable car for your teen, come down to Heritage Mitsubishi!

Mitsubishi Mirage Earns KBB’s Most Affordable Award

Most Affordable Award

Kelley Blue Book is venerated as one of the most renowned and reputable sources of vehicle information in the business for both buyers and sellers, and as a result, it’s responsible for bestowing a number of honors and awards on automakers and models every year. One of these awards is a spot on the annual “10 Most Affordable New Cars” list. For 2017, the Mitsubishi Mirage secured itself a spot on the list, earning a Most Affordable Award from the prestigious organization.

In order to determine which models make the shortlist, KBB.com looks closely at what they feel not only offers car buyers the most bang for their buck, but also how well each nameplate holds value over a period of 5 years. Insurance and gas costs as well as depreciation all factor into KBB’s 5-Year Cost to Own. After looking at a variety of different vehicles, the Mitsubishi Mirage and Mirage G4 both made the list of Most Affordable New Cars thanks to features like great fuel economy and some of the best powertrain and new vehicles warranties in the industry. Additionally, available upgrades like Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and a Rockford-Fosgate sound system add to the appeal.

Come to Heritage Mitsubishi to check out the winners of the “Most Affordable” Award today – the 2017 Mirage and Mirage G4.

Limited Edition Mitsubishi Lancer Gets Tech Upgrade

Limited Edition Mitsubishi Lancer

For 2017, Mitsubishi is offering a new trim level for the Lancer sedan that’s not only tech-savvy and available in limited quantities, but affordable, too. The Limited Edition Mitsubishi Lancer will offer drivers a number of cool, stylish features for only a little more than the base ES 2.0 trim level with a price point of $20,660. Not bad for a sedan that will offer drivers standard features such as a custom black-and-red interior, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and more.

The inclusion of connectivity software like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the Limited Edition trim level brings the software to the U.S. Lancer lineup for the first time. Before, only the Mitsubishi Mirage and Outlander nameplates featured in-vehicle connectivity for smartphone users. In addition, the Lancer will also provide unique, sporty design elements and even a sunroof, allowing drivers to grab a practical, efficient sedan with a stylish vibe and high-tech upgrades for a competitive price.

The Limited Edition Mitsubishi Lancer can be found at dealerships as of late May 2017. Picking up the Limited Edition trim is your last chance to own a Lancer, as Mitsubishi recently announced it will be discontinuing the nameplate in August to focus on crossovers and plug-in hybrid technology.

Call or visit us at Heritage Mitsubishi for more information on Mitsubishi vehicles!

Mitsubishi Sales Continue to Grow

Mitsubishi sales

Mitsubishi is headed into the height of summer with great momentum. In May of 2017, Mitsubishi sales saw an increase of 4.5% over 2016 sales. Leading the sales were the popular Outlander SUV and the compact Mirage.

Along with a monthly increase, Mitsubishi also saw year-to-date growth as well. Total sales through the end of May came in at 46,951 units. This is compared to just 43,911 during this same time period in 2016. That is an increase of 6.9%.

With a 15.2% jump in sales, the Outlander is the most popular model in the Mitsubishi lineup. It offers buyers attractive styling, one of the best warranties in the country, affordable pricing, and great fuel efficiency.

Another leader is the Mirage, which had sales growth of 11.6% in May with total sales numbering 2,342. This year, the Mirage added the Mirage G4 sedan model giving buyers even more options when searching for an affordable, reliable, feature-packed vehicle.

If you are having trouble finding a great car that fits in your budget, come visit us at Heritage Mitsubishi. Every model comes with a 10-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty along with plenty of standard features even on the base models. We think once you give Mitsubishi a chance, you will find something you love.

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Wins Awards from the Automotive Science Group

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage

The Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport aren’t the only winning vehicles in the Mitsubishi line – the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage is taking home awards, too. This year, the Mitsubishi Mirage earned multiple awards from the Automotive Science Group.

The ASG awards are handed out every year. For a car to earn an award, they have to meet their standards of performance, affordability, and environmental friendliness. The Mirage checks off all of the boxes. For the 2017 awards year, the Mirage exceeded expectations. It earned three top awards, not including Mitsubishi’s awards of Best All-Around Performance Brand and Best Economic Performance Brand.

The Mirage itself took home Best Economic Performance Car, which means it outshined other cars in terms of performance and affordability. It also got awards for Best All-Around Performance and Best Economic Performance. All of these awards tell you that when you choose the Mirage, you’re getting an affordable, fun car.

Besides the Mirage, the Outlander and Outlander Sport also earned awards for all-around performance. Mitsubishi excelled this year in ASG awards, and they likely will in future years! If you’re interested in one of the award-winning vehicles, whether it’s the Mirage or another Mitsubishi, we’re here to help you find your winning car at Heritage Mitsubishi.

Mitsubishi Cars Are Built to Last

Mitsubishi cars are built to last

While many car owners trade up for a new car every five years or so, there are some people who drive their cars until they no longer work. If you fall into that second group, check out this 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer LS Sportwagon that has clocked in over 440,000 miles!

Now that’s a clear example of how Mitsubishi cars are built to last.

The Drive showcased this 14-year-old car as a mileage champion. While it might not be much to look at anymore, it is proof that Mitsubishi cars are built to last. When was the last time you saw a car with over 200,000 miles on it, let alone more than 400,000?

According to the Long-Term Quality Index, this particular Mitsubishi model was part of a string of a few years of cars that have exceptionally high quality. If you are looking for an incredibly affordable used car that will keep going and going, aim for a 2004-2006 Mitsubishi.

While Mitsubishi has long had a reputation of selling affordable vehicles. These cars are not cheap in the flimsy sense of the word. These cars are high-quality. In fact, Mitsubishi’s quality level is almost always above the industry average.

If you are looking for a great used or new car, come give the Mitsubishi brand a good look at Heritage Mitsubishi today.

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Spotlight

The tiny 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is one of the smartest cars you can buy in the subcompact car segment. The Mirage G4 sedan is one of the most fuel-efficient cars on the market at 42 mpg on the highway, and it’s also one of the cheapest cars you can buy, period.

All new for the model year, the Mirage G4 is the sedan spin on the Mirage, Mitsubishi’s subcompact hatchback. With styling that easily allows it to compete with other cars in the segment and premium available features that will make you love your Mirage G4 even more.

The Mirage G4 is offered in two trim levels, ES and SE, both of which feature optional packages for even more great technology. The ES trim has the available Rear Camera package and the Smart Phone Display package, which also includes the Rear Camera package. The SE comes standard with those, and you can get the Rear Parking Assist package to either trim for rear parking sensors.

The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is one of the most affordable cars in the industry, especially with its generous 10-year or 100,000 mile limited warranty. If you want to know more about the great deals we offer and learn more about the Mirage G4, call us at Heritage Mitsubishi!

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

The new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will be released as a 2018 model year vehicle in Europe this fall, with plans for it to be released in other countries including the US later. The Eclipse Cross, a new compact crossover, was made possible but the huge investment gain Mitsubishi made when Nissan purchased a controlling stake in the company.

The Eclipse Cross will come with a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine paired with a continuously variable transmission and will have standard Super All-Wheel Control all-wheel drive. The sporty design of the Eclipse Cross and its aggressive front fascia echoes the rest of Mitsubishi’s SUV lineup, the Outlander and Outlander Sport. The Cross falls between the Outlander and the Outlander Sport in size, with the Outlander Sport due to get smaller and fill the growing subcompact SUV market.

The Cross also features Mitsubishi’s new “Dynamic and Characteristic” rear design language, which includes high-mounted taillights and fastback rear glass which Mitsubishi calls “cubist.” Inside the Eclipse Cross is tasteful and clean, with a free-standing infotainment system and potential available features like heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a panoramic sunroof.

Though we won’t get the Eclipse Cross in the States for a while, we’re happy to keep you informed! Just let us know at Heritage Mitsubishi.

 

Disclaimer: Vehicle pictured is not 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

New 2017 Outlander Sport Limited Edition: A Bold New Ride

The 2017 Outlander Sport Limited Edition recently premiered during the Chicago Auto Show. Car enthusiasts everywhere were impressed with the new model, including the bold new look and features. Read on to learn more about the new Limited Edition model that was released earlier this year.

According to Mitsubishi, the new Outlander Sport Limited Edition has a new look, including things like black accents, 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, HID lighting, and a rearview camera. You also get premium badging to show that this model is a Limited Edition, while black fabric and high-contrast red stitching line the interior.

“As the brand sales leader, Outlander Sport does an exemplary job of offering consumers unmatched value at an attractive price,” said Don Swearingen, VP and COO for MMNA. “We’ve now taken that approach one step further by integrating additional standard equipment and technology into the Limited Edition at a price point that is unprecedented within the broader CUV segment.”

The Limited Edition will only be available until the end of this model year, which means these vehicles are bound to sell quickly. Other great features include heated seating, aluminum pedals, and smartphone connectivity. Stop by Heritage Mitsubishi to learn more about the latest Mitsubishi Outlander on the market.

*Standard Edition 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport pictured.

The 2017 Outlander Design: Comfort and Convenience

The 2017 Outlander design is great for both off-road trails and hauling around the family. This model is made to be versatile, offering plenty of seating and storage space, a wide stance, and tall ground clearance.  You’ll also find a range of new and improved features for 2017, from infotainment to safety options. Read on to learn more about the 2017 Outlander design.

So what’s new on this model? The 2017 Outlander comes with state-of-the-art smartphone connectivity, including both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. You’ll also find options like forward collision mitigation to keep you better protected, while blind-spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert are also optional. Standard features include thing like a rearview camera.

According to Car and Driver, the new Outlander design is bound to impress, offering convenient features like heated steering, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beams—each of which will keep you comfortable behind the wheel. The new Outlander also has enough room for up to seven, which is great for large families.

Don’t wait—test drive the 2017 Outlander at Heritage Mitsubishi today. This SUV comes with a revamped design that’s bound to impress, offering the latest features and a bold new look that you just can’t find elsewhere.