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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 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.

Getting the Most Out of Your Drive: Road Trip Games

Road trips are a great way to have fun with the family. From sightseeing to important discussions, America has a rich tradition of road trips. One way to pass the time, especially for kids, is to play road trip games. We’ve put together a list of some lesser known games to help you get the most out of your road trip.

According to Edmunds, the most popular games remain classics like I Spy, 20 Questions, and Slug Bug among others. While these are oldies, they can get old real fast. Consider playing the license plate game. Spot license plates beginning with or containing each letter until you get to Z. First person to the end of the alphabet wins.

You could also try Name that Tune. This game has competitors team up and hum or whistle pop songs, TV themes, and classics to their partner. The person who guesses the most correct answers in a short period wins. This game is harder than it might sound.

Geography Lesson is a little more educational. This has you take the last letter of a previous answer, like Florida, and find a new place that begins with that letter. For example, the next answer might be Arizona, followed by Algiers, followed by Siberia. This one is great for geography buffs.

The Best Last-Minute Gifts for the Car Lover in Your Life

Maybe you’ve been slacking on your gift-gathering this year; maybe you just remembered you didn’t get anything for your brother-in-law; whatever the situation, if you’re still struggling for that perfect little something, we have some tips for you!

Here’s a list of the best last minute gifts for car lovers. In fact, they don’t need to be a car lover, but if you have a friend, aunt, neighbor, cousin-twice-removed who’s in their car a lot, these are some great options.

Some of our favorites from the list include the super-simple Bluetooth FM transmitter ($34.99). If you or a friend haven’t gotten yourself into a Bluetooth-enabled vehicle yet, then this is one is a life-saver.

We’re also big fans of the WonderGel seat cushion from Northern Tool + Equipment ($59.99). One sit on one of these bad boys, and you’ll know why we love it. Consider it for your friend who takes long drives often.

Or, if you want to make someone laugh but still supply them with something useful, grab them an interior car duster ($9.99). They might scoff at first, but it won’t take long for them to see the difference!

The best part about this is, they’re all under $100!

Three Car-Related Attractions Worth the Drive

Summer may be coming to a close, but it’s not too late to pack up the family and get one last trip in before cold weather settles in. We’ve put together some of our favorite car-related attractions that are well worth the road trip.

  1. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tour and Museum. This track has been host to the classic Indy 500 since 1911. Hop on a Grounds Tour for a complete tour of the facility. Tour the oval track and stand on the famous “Yard of Bricks” at the start/finish line, enjoy a visit to the media center, the garage area, the victory platform, the Pagoda, the Gasoline Alley hospitality suite, and finish with a visit to the museum.
  2. Chevy Test Track at Disney’s Epcot in Florida. Create your very own virtual vehicle, and then put it to the test in a virtual simulator. In the simulator, you’ll control your vehicle as it navigates a number of terrains and environments. When you’re done, check out your car’s performance score.
  3. Pink Jeep Tours and Off-Roading in Sedona, Arizona. Choose your adventure: red rock formations or archaeological sites? Canyons or ancient ruins? You will enjoy the thrill of discovering Arizona’s pristine deserts in an open-air Jeep Wrangler tour for up to three hours.

Here at Heritage Mitsubishi, we want to know: what are your favorite car-themed attractions? Tell us in the comments.

Outdoor Concert Tips to Keep in Mind this Season

It’s finally here: the spring and summer concert season. Now that the weather is warm enough, tons of huge concert events are coming to Atlanta. These kinds of events can be an absolute blast, but you’ll have even more fun if you’re well-prepared.

Here are some basic outdoor concert tips to get you started:

  • Wear sunscreen, bring sunscreen, and re-apply that sunscreen. Even if it’s cloudy and you may not get burnt, you will still be exposed to UV radiation, which travels through clouds, all day long.
  • Do what you can to stay hydrated, as you’ll likely be sweating during the entire concert. Perhaps bring some baby wipes to clean up if you have to use a less-than-fresh venue bathroom.
  • If you’re going to be at a crowded concert, don’t bring a big bag filled with stuff that can get in the way – or worse – get stolen. Stick to the basics: your ticket, ID, car keys, some money, etc.
  • Dress comfortably for the weather and the activity. It may be tempting to look trendy, but you’ll regret it if you’re too hot, too cold, or just plain uncomfortable.
  • Lastly – enjoy yourself! Be prepared, be safe, and have fun.

Do you have any other outdoor concert tips? Let us know your ideas in the comments.