Mitsubishi Safety Features


With every passing year few brands have added and expanded their safety features as much as Mitsubishi Motors. From the latest technology that has been added to their entire lineup of vehicles, there’s been a substantial improvement with higher safety ratings as of late.

Recent Safety News for Mitsubishi Motors

Most recently, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander being named to the IIHS’s Top Safety Pick list for Small SUVs. The IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety), even with stiffened requirements for their 2018 ratings, bestowed the Top Safety Pick rating to Mitsubishi for their dedication towards providing improved safety.

Let’s take a look at some of the features that you’ll find not only in the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander, which received a 9.3 safety rating from U.S. News, but in nearly every 2018 Mitsubishi vehicle that help protect drivers every day.

Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE)

All Mitsubishi vehicles today are built with the signature Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) construction design. In the event of an accident, this design enhances passenger protection with energy-absorption technology built into the front, rear, and sides. The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander side collision rating by U.S. News is a 5, the highest for that category. Mitsubishi drivers can feel safer knowing their passengers and cargo are better protected.

Front Pedestrian Impact Crumple Zones

Similarly, the body construction of 2018 Mitsubishi vehicles are also designed to protect pedestrians. Crumple zones have been implemented into the bumper and lip of cars to reduce injury to any pedestrian that might end up being struck by a vehicle.

Active Stability Control

This system is designed to monitor the traction and grip of each individual tire. If wheel slip is detected, an anti-lock braking system is quickly engaged and will apply the brakes to the wheels with traction to avoid a spinout. This is a huge upgrade to ensure safety, even at high speeds.

Traction Control Logic

Another feature for driver control, like all cars that have stability and traction control systems, traction control logic keeps wheel spin among all tires equal by applying brakes to a freely spinning wheel and applying torque to it, the opposite of active stability control to bring an equilibrium between all of the tires, thus allowing the vehicle to continue moving safely ahead.

Advanced Safety Features

While distracted drivers are the culprit of some accidents, there are plenty of accidents that don’t involve distracted drivers. To help keep the driver and passengers safe, Mitsubishi has a couple advanced safety features that help drivers by alerting them of potentially hazardous situations or even taking control of the vehicle when necessary.

Forward Collision Mitigation

One of the best systems for any modern vehicle is that will warn the driver if approaching another vehicle too quickly and will apply the brakes if the driver does not react in an attempt to avoid an accident or decrease the intensity of impact.

Lane Departure Warning

When a driver begins to depart their lane or gets too close to the lines separating different lanes, a buzzing sound will notify the driver. This is a simple, yet effect measure to help reduce accidents from happening.

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive cruise control provides drivers with an extra cushion of protection as it automatically adjust a vehicle’s speed to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead.

The Place to Drive a New Safe Vehicle Home

Find out what these features can do for you with a live, test drive when you visit Miami Lakes Automall. We’ll be happy to assist you with your automotive needs from buying, leasing or selling and we take trade in offers as well. We look forward to helping you drive away with one of the safer vehicles we sell with our 2018 Mitsubishi lineup.



What’s Unique About the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV?

Miami Lakes Automall 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Unique

Now that the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been added to the North American lineup and is already on its way to dealership showrooms, it’s time to talk a little more about what makes this plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) so darn special! What makes it “unique” aside from the fact that it’s a plug-in hybrid? What makes it tick? Is there anything new? Well, let’s take a look at a couple of the features that make the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV “unique”.


Let’s get the most obvious bit out of the way. The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is powered by a plug-in hybrid setup. What this means is, like any other hybrid or PHEV model, the Outlander PHEV is powered by both, an internal combustion engine powered by gasoline and an electric motor powered by a battery. But unlike hybrid vehicles, PHEVs have a battery and electric motor that are powerful enough to run the vehicle itself without the internal combustion engine. The current setup in the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a 2.0-liter MIVEC DOHC 4-cylinder engine that can generate 117 horsepower and 137 lb-ft of torque and two electric motors.

That would be the first unique difference about the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Most plug-in hybrids split the power between the internal combustion engine and one electric motor. The Outlander PHEV has two electric motors. Both can generate 60 kW of power; the front motor can generate 101 lb-ft of torque (represented as 137 Newton Meters (Nm) on the Mitsubishi website due to European metrics), and the rear motor can generate 143 lb-ft of torque (195 Nm). The battery that powers these motors is a 12.0 kWh lithium-ion battery – definitely larger than one would find in a normal hybrid vehicle.

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Miami Lakes Automall is an Edmunds Five-Star Dealer!


Miami Lakes Automall is proud to announce that we are an Edmunds Five Star Dealer Award winner for the second year in a row.

As a dealership located in the heart of the busy Miami metro, we know customer service makes all the difference in someone’s experience at our dealership. Time is precious to everyone, so we don’t play games, and our overall rating of 4.8 out of five stars and hundreds of reviews on Edmunds is a testament to that.

As a dealership that is home to seven brands (Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Chevrolet, Kia and Mitsubishi), we have a lot of employees, and they all know the value of customer service. Whether someone just wants to browse our inventory on the lot, or call us up with a question about a particular model on the phone, we’re always happy to help.

Unlike most dealerships that are limited to a small selection of inventory, we have a huge selection and we can actually help any customer find a vehicle that meets all of their needs and at a price that fits their budget. Our selection of used and new models gives us a unique opportunity to show customers a variety of options.

Want to come see what excellent customer service looks like? Come by Miami Lakes Automall today! We are open seven days a week.



Mitsubishi Models Available Overseas

Mitsubishi Motors has long been established around the world with fantastic vehicles that might not end make it over to North America. With the recent addition of the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to the Mitsubishi lineup in the United States, we’ll take a look at this exclusive vehicle that provides remarkable fuel economy and performance, as well as other Mitsubishi models that should follow suit.  

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – Now Available in the U.S.

Mitsubishi Motors has enjoyed amazing sales with the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV in Europe for four years. While the rollout has been slow, 2018 is finally be the year that Mitsubishi has this incredible vehicle ready for drivers over here.

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has four-wheel drive (4WD), can travel over 500 miles on a full tank of gas and a fully charged battery, and it can travel more than 30 miles when powered solely by its battery. Complete with a hybrid system of a 12-kWh battery and a 2.0-liter four cylinder engine, this is a remarkable vehicle. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has fans all over the world and should be rolling on the ground over in the states soon enough.

2018 Mitsubishi eK

Have you wanted to travel without worrying about fuel economy? With a unique cube box look, the 2018 Mitsubishi eK is far from typical. A four-door vehicle that looks like a Smart Car, the intrigue this vehicle provides is in the value it gives drivers with 90 city and 120 highway MPGe.

The ride is not very spacious, but four people can fit in this tiny vehicle. With the speed of this powertrain slow, up to 14 seconds to go from 0-60, what it does have is remarkable fuel economy. Including a unique 3G83 SOHC 12-valve straight-3, the 2018 Mitsubishi eK has a quite advanced engine consisting of multi-valve cylinder heads, and Dual Overhead Camshaft and turbocharged variations. Perfect for long distance travels on the right lane.

2018 Mitsubishi L200 Triton

Not many reasons come to mind as to why this Mitsubishi truck isn’t available in the U.S. With class-leading space and leg-space, the L200 Triton Double Cab is luxurious and provides a quiet ride. The truck is available with a 4-wheel drive and two turbocharged engines. When the L200 Triton is equipped with  a 2.4-liter MIVEC turbocharged DOHC engine, this truck offers about 178-horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque.

Streamlined dimensions add to a driver’s control on the road when driving through narrow paths and providing superior handling. The 2018 Mitsubishi L200 Triton has a drive mode selector that can easily be changed between two-wheel drive high for normal conditions. Those range from 4WD high for rough roads, 4WD lock for off-road and rugged terrains, and 4WD low for steep hills, or any terrain surface containing sand, and even snow or icy conditions.

2018 Mitsubishi Pajero

Maybe it’s something with the name, but for some reason the Mitsubishi Pajero has not been shipped to the United States. The Mitsubishi Pajero is a large rugged, luxurious diesel fueled SUV sold in Australia. Popular since its inception 35 years ago in 1983, with a powerful 3.2-liter intercooled DOHC turbo diesel engine, the Mitsubishi Pajero is a threat to the other SUVs on the market with a comfortable cabin and strong engine performance.

Three trims are available and they range from the base model GLX, to the GLS and Exceed models. The 2018 Mitsubishi Pajero higher tier trims offer heated and power front seats. The Exceed, the luxury trim, provides a chrome radiator grill, 18-inch alloy wheels, side steps, a bold bumper comes with fog lamps and LED Daytime Running Lamps, and a 12 speaker Rockford acoustic premium audio system.

Where You Can Find the Latest Mitsubishi Models

While these models are certainly appealing, the newest collection of 2018 Mitsubishi Outlanders, 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, 2018 Mitsubishi and more new and late model Mitsubishi vehicles can be found at Miami Lakes Automall. There’s no better feeling than driving a brand new vehicle off the lot. Come experience with a test drive these outstanding vehicles that are luckily here state-side. You can find them all at one place at Miami Lakes Automall.

Let our professional staff handle your buying, selling or trade-in needs and our servicing department can work with you for any future servicing or repair needs. Just a simple appointment and we’ll do what we can to get your vehicle survived in a timely fashion.


Reviews About the New 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Miami Lakes Automall 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Last week we found out the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is finally on its way to American dealerships. Even so, those with connections in the auto industry, or people living in Europe, have already gotten their chance to drive the Eclipse Cross and have given their impressions of it. Like any new vehicle, there will be mixed reviews. Some drivers like it, some don’t, and that’s okay. Not every vehicle is for everyone. Regardless, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross does have a few things going for it, and although it shares a lot with other Mitsubishi vehicles (Outlander), it has enough positive differences to set it apart.

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and Reviews

Now that the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is coming to America, we know more about it than we did during the 2017 Geneva Motor Show debut and more than all the cool technology in the Eclipse Cross. There’s some new stuff and some old. For example, Mitsubishi Motors has never been known to make sports cars or high performance vehicles, and although they claim their e-Evolution concept will be a performance SUV, the Eclipse Cross follows the pattern of low-tier engines. Found standard on the lineup is a turbocharged 1.5-liter L4 engine, optimized with MIVEC and direct injection fuel delivery. This 1.5-liter can generate 152 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, and offers a fuel economy of 26 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.

Permanently matched to an 8-speed continuously variable transmission, and with the option of Mitsubishi’s Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC), the drive is pretty great.

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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Coming to Dealerships Soon

Miami Lakes Automall 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Performance

When we first heard about the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, many were skeptical as to why Mitsubishi Motors was naming a crossover with a similar name to one of their retired models, the Mitsubishi Eclipse, that was a sports car. As we learned more about it from the 2017 Geneva Motor Show and again during the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Eclipse Cross got more and more exciting with new technology in the Eclipse Cross and its official addition to the Mitsubishi Motors lineup. Now, the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse is on its way to dealerships across America.

Mitsubishi Motors did a lot of interesting stuff with the Eclipse Cross following its debut. Almost as if to capitalize on American history, the automaker made use of “The Great American Eclipse” during a photoshoot and released tidbits of information about the Eclipse Cross as time went on. Now, with all the specs online, we can look at all the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has to offer.

Available in four trims, technically five*, consumers will be able to enjoy Mitsubishi’s Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) driving system while on the road. This is Mitsubishi’s own all-wheel drive system, able to handle various types of terrain. The Super All-Wheel Control even offers three selectable driving modes to enhance the crossover’s performance – auto, snow, and gravel.

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Best Times to Buy or Trade-in Your Vehicle


Often times, we’re asked at Miami Lakes Automall when is the next big sale? Well, fortunately that’s not always when someone might find the best deals available. Particularly in the beginning of the year, there isn’t any massive events or promotions out of the ordinary.

And that’s exactly what makes this point of time the best time to buy or trade-in your vehicle!

We Need Your Pre-Owned Vehicles!

Within a fEw months, as new vehicles begin to replace the spot of the new vehicles in our inventory, we’ll experience higher volumes of customer traffic and more vehicles on our lot to keep up with. And today, we’re looking to raise our volume of pre-owned vehicles and help you save money towards your next vehicle. A win-win situation for both of us!

We’ve Got Too Much Stocked

Currently, we’re stocked with many new 2018 vehicles like the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander, complete with seating for 7 in a comfortable, roomy SUV. The Outlander provides a remarkable fuel economy of 19 city and 30 highway MPG. Easy storage solutions are provided with a 60/40 split fold down second-row seats and the 50/50 flat-fold down third-row seats. The interior is complete with a great infotainment system and a 7-inch display that provides Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that make driving even easier.

Test drive a new 2018 Dodge Charger, a muscle car that provides users with high end driving performance. The Charger SRT Hellcat is the most powerful factory produced sedan in the world and it is capable of reaching 0-60 mph in just 3.4 seconds. Imagine how great of a price you’ll find with us in exchange for your current vehicle.

If you’re looking for your next pickup, you can’t go wrong with the latest 2018 Ram 1500. The best light-duty pickup truck with a diesel engine option, provides fuel efficiency and durability. The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine delivers 240 horsepower, 420 lb-ft of torque, and has a towing capacity between 8,280 to 9,290 pounds. Drivers will get up to 29 mpg on the highway, making it the best-in-class highway fuel economy for any light duty pickup truck on the market.

For those who want to experience adventure, get a new 2018 Jeep Wrangler. If you’ve always wanted to off road in a vehicle built to go almost anywhere, this is the time.  Any Jeep with a Trail Rated badge means they have been tested and equipped for off-road adventures and we have plenty. Plus, Wrangler models are available with 30 inches of water fording, skid plates, front and rear tow hooks and a standard ground clearance of 10.9 inches, so you can safely handle any terrain that comes your way!

Best Time to Receive an Amazing Buying Experience

If you want a relaxing experience and the professionals that can ensure you receive more than fair deals on any trade in or buying of new or late models, this is a great time. With the holidays over, everyone at Miami Lakes Automall wants to ensure your shopping experience is fulfilled and handled with ease. We’re ready and excited to help you drive away with a new 2018 or late model before the 2019 vehicles arrive later this year, with no pressure on you or us, feel free to stop in for a test drive on any of our many brands of vehicles.

As with any servicing needs, now is a great time to have those issues taken care of. For those who want to maintain or raise the value of their current vehicle, our staff is ready to help out your vehicle, even if you didn’t buy with us.


What Future Hybrids Could Mean for Mitsubishi

University Mitsubishi Future Hybrids

Now that Mitsubishi Motors is moving forward with their partnership with the Nissan-Renault Alliance, much of their future lineup seems to be slated into alternative fuel and self-driving autonomous vehicles. With hybrid SUVs and possibly electric vehicles, one wonders what will come from the Japanese automaker next.

Mitsubishi i-Miev

The Mitsubishi i-Miev is one of a kind for Mitsubishi Motors. Their first all-electric vehicle that was also the world’s first highway capable electric vehicle, the Mitsubishi i-Miev has been doing well overseas. It came to the North American branch for several years, but due to sales was discontinued in 2017.

Being an all-electric vehicle, the Mitsubishi i-Miev is powered by an electric motor and a 16 kWh lithium-ion battery. The electric motor generates a max output of 49 kW and a max torque of 144 lb-ft of torque, and has a max speed of 80 mph. The Mitsubishi i-Miev also has a total driving range of about 100 miles. Able to be charged in four ways, the i-Miev is possibly the most convenient electric vehicle on the market. Using one of three electrical outlets, consumers can charge the i-Miev between 6 – 10 hours. Quick charging only takes 30 minutes.

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Ideal Mitsubishi Models for Different People


No matter who you are, there’s a Mitsubishi vehicle for you!

Do you want to have a spacious, quiet ride for the whole family to enjoy? Look no further than the fuel efficient 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander

The complete compact sport utility vehicle in the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander base model, ES, starts at only $23,945 MSRP (plus destination fee). Owners will notice the spacious room, impressive technology with the Mitsubishi Connect infotainment system, wireless Bluetooth capabilities,  blind-spot warning and lane change assist technology. Fuel economy is strong with 25 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.

Some of the best features of the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander include the available seating capacity for seven people, including a large trunk and multi-view camera system, as well as a rear backup camera. Have towing needs? The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander provides a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

A different option for those that don’t want something as large as the Mitsubishi Outlander is the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. With a lot of standard exterior features, the five passenger Outlander Sport  stands out from other crossovers on the market.

The price for the base model 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is $20,395 MSRP (Plus destination fees). From heated power side-view mirrors, a rear window wiper and defroster, a spare tire, and LED rear combination headlights, the standard perks are amazing.There’s something for everyone with premium technology, as all trims equipped with the CVT transmission have an ECO Indicator light that visually aides drivers showing when they are effectively saving gas depending on the route they are taking. With a fuel economy of 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, drivers benefit from not having to spend a lot of money at the fuel pump or make frequent stops to refill.  

Other useful interior tech features include a 7-inch touchscreen display and a rear view camera. Standard features on the Outlander Sport LE, Outlander Sport SE and Outlander Sport SEL have heated front seats, Apple Carplay with Android Auto, automatic dual-zone climate control and two USB ports.

2018 Mitsubishi Mirage

Have a budget, but want a new vehicle? There’s few options better than the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage. Starting off at only $14,400 MSRP (plus destination fee), the Mirage comes with an amazing fuel economy of 33 city and 41 highway MPG. That’s impressive!

Standard options include a 7-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth phone/audio streaming, rearview camera and USB port. Available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities and Rockford Fosgate premium audio system enhance the interior ride. With a four star rating from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) drivers can feel comfortable in a new 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

For those who want to experience unmatched fuel economy in a vehicle that can travel off the beaten path, there’s the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. The Outlander PHEV is the world’s best selling PHEV crossover vehicle and its a fuel efficient plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) SUV that is equipped with all-wheel-drive.

The Outlander PHEV is a five-passenger vehicle that features an internal combustion engine and a battery-powered motor. When the Outlander PHEV is powered by its battery it has a total driving distance of 22 miles and when the battery and engine work together, the Outlander PHEV has a hybrid combined city/highway fuel economy of 74 MPGe. Also, the Outlander PHEV has an exceptional charging time. Using a fast charger, the Outlander PHEV can be charged to 80 percent capacity in under 30 minutes. Starting price is only $34,595 MSRP (plus destination fee) and includes a wide, roomy five passenger experience.

What Mitsubishi Works For You?

Maybe a test drive would help you decide. Look no further than Miami Lakes Automall to find the latest 2018 Mitsubishi models. Our professional and courteous staff will ensure you have a great experience and want to return for any maintenance or repair needs with our servicing department down the line. We hope you join us for a test drive, we’re open seven days a week for your convenience. Come say hello!


Outlander Sport SEL is an Affordable, Loaded + Modern Crossover SUV


Crossover SUVs are all the rage right now, and the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a great crossover option. The Outlander Sport lineup consists of four different trims and of those trims, the Outlander Sport SEL has all of the bells and whistles, here’s a closer look at everything it has to offer.

The 2018 Outlander Sport is equipped with a 2.4-liter MIVEC DOHC four-cylinder engine, which is the most powerful engine available on the Outlander Sport. The 2.4L engine produces 168 horsepower and 167 lb-ft of torque, which is a good amount of power for city driving and highway driving because it is enough to help the vehicle accelerate quickly, but efficiently. The Outlander Sport has a great fuel economy for a crossover SUV and it averages 23 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highway and it has a combined city/highway fuel economy of 25 mpg.

The Outlander Sport SEL is a great option for drivers that want an affordable crossover that can go off the beaten path because when it is equipped with all-wheel-control (AWC) (Mitsubishi’s unique all-wheel-drive design) it has a starting MSRP of $25,995 (plus destination fee), which is a bargain compared to other crossovers that have as many features as the Outlander Sport SEL and all-wheel-drive. Also, the Outlander Sport SEL has a standard ground clearance of 8.5 inches, which is a .1-inch difference than the standard ground clearance of the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The Outlander Sport SEL has all of the features the average buyer wants on a new crossover. It comes standard with a 7-inch touchscreen display, rearview backup camera and heated front seats. The Outlander Sport has a spacious cabin that offers seating for five passengers and the second-row seat is a 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback, so users can easily reconfigure the seats for extra cargo when needed. The Outlander Sport SEL is fitted with leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob and parking brake handle.

The vehicle’s 7-inch touchscreen gives users access to the digital HD radio, rearview camera and its compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The crossover is also fitted with six speakers, two 12-volt accessory outlets and dual USB ports, which makes it possible to charge multiple mobile devices at once.

In addition to the Outlander Sport SEL being an extremely affordable crossover ($24,495 for front-wheel-drive and $25,995 for AWC (plus destination fees)), the Outlander Sport is also a financially savvy option because it is backed by one of the best warranties in the auto industry. Mitsubishi backs all vehicles with a five-year or 60,000-mile limited basic warranty and a 10-year or 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, which means buyers can feel confident they won’t incur any large repair costs for a significant amount of time.

Available at Miami Lakes Mitsubishi

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport models are available at Miami Lakes Mitsubishi, and our inventory includes the Outlander Sport SEL. Come take a few models for a test drive and see which model suits you best. If you find something you like, we can help you finalize a lease or a purchase.