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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.

How to Check Your Coolant

When you become a car owner, it can be quite overwhelming to figure out everything that you have to do to keep your car maintained. One thing that many people forget, or don’t know how, to do is check their fluids. That’s why today we’re going to go over how to check your coolant. It’s easy.

  • Start by identifying your expansion tank. If you are unsure of what this is, check for the location in your vehicle handbook. Follow any vehicle-specific advice that they give.
  • Check your levels. Your coolant should be in between the min/max lines on the sides of the expansion tank.
  • As you’re checking your coolant levels, have a look at any of the hoses that you can see. If you see any wet or stained hoses, you may need to have your car looked at.
  • If you need to fill your coolant, wait until your engine is cold. If the engine is hot, it could result in a release of hot liquid.
  • Ensure that you’re using the right type of coolant.

If you follow these five simple steps, you will have no issue in refilling your coolant. Good luck, and ask an expert if you are ever unsure of what you’re doing.

What to Know About the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage

As Mitsubishi is one of the most innovative automakers on the market, it should come as no surprise that the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage is so unique. From its highly efficient performance to its impressive standard features, it’s a car that you need to have. Here is everything that you need to know about the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage.

If you’re someone that lives in the city or doesn’t need a huge car, the Mirage is your dream car. With its uniquely small size, the Mirage is one of the most versatile options on the market due to its flexibility. While it’s a small car, it still features 47.0 cubic feet of cargo area so that you can still transport your luggage, gear, or friends.

In addition to its size, the Mirage is one of the most efficient non-hybrid cars on the market. Getting up to 43 MPG on the highway, there’s no question that the Mirage goes easy on driver’s pockets and the environment. Drivers also have the option to select a 5-speed manual transmission to have more control over their driving experience.

New Mitsubishi Crossover Could Debut in Geneva

It’s no mystery why Mitsubishi has turned their sights to the SUV and crossover segment for the future of their brand. Following the wild success of the Outlander and Outlander Sport, the company announced plans to strengthen their crossover lineup with a plug-in hybrid option and other new nameplates that had, up until now, remained shrouded in secrecy. However, word says that we could be expecting a new Mitsubishi crossover to show up at the upcoming auto show in Geneva.

The auto show isn’t until March, but we already know a few things about this new crossover: it’s coming to dealerships next spring in 2018, will slot in between the Outlander and Outlander Sport (which are growing and shrinking in upcoming years, respectively, to fit into more concrete segments), and will have a brand-new turbocharged engine under the hood that Mitsubishi claims will pack a bit more punch than the brand’s current powertrain offerings.

Experts in the industry suspect the new Mitsubishi crossover will take some design cues from vehicles such as the eX Concept and Grand Tourer, two concepts that Mitsubishi designer Kazuo Yano stated would inspire future directions for the brand’s lineup. Until March, however, we won’t see exactly how that design philosophy will be implemented for a mass-market vehicle.

Callanwolde Arts Festival Coming Up End of January

Atlanta, Georgia is always filled with tons of great things to do, but the city is concluding the first month of the New Year with the Callanwolde Arts Festival. Located in a historic district in Atlanta, this indoor art festival is situated right in the midst of stunning architecture and is revered as a local outlet by and for artists. Callanwolde Arts Festival seeks to form a strong bond with the community of Atlanta artists by giving them a voice and a medium.

The arts festival is a two-day event held on both Saturday and Sunday, ranging from 10 AM to 6 PM on Saturday and 11 AM to 5 PM Sunday. The event itself will feature almost 90 individual artists, ranging from painters to photographers to jewelers, glass artists, sculptors, and many, many more. Demonstrations and live performances will also be provided at the festival for guests to enjoy, along with food trucks that include healthy options.

If you just can’t get enough of the Callanwolde Arts Festival, there’s also the option of special VIP tickets to a Friday event that goes from 6 PM to 9 PM. Just buy your tickets at the door for this exclusive “Preview Party” that will give visitors a glimpse of things to come for the rest of the weekend.