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Best Times to Buy or Trade-in Your Vehicle

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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.

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Mitsubishi Motors Past and Future Technology

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Mitsubishi Motors has come a long way since it joined the Nissan-Renault Alliance. Having started a new venture with a $1 billion campaign, the alliance is currently looking into Robotaxi partnerships to build up their line of autonomous and artificial intelligent vehicles. While Mitsubishi becomes a larger part of the alliance, before it blends in completely (although still being a competitor for the two connected brands), let us not forget how far Mitsubishi has come on their own. Take a look at technology used in Mitsubishi vehicles today and what we have to look forward to in future concepts.

Powertrain Technology

When it comes to powertrains found in Mitsubishi vehicles, there are two systems of technology that optimize an engine’s performance and the vehicle’s overall fuel economy. The first of these is Mitsubishi’s “MIVEC” system. Standing for “Mitsubishi Innovate Valve Timing Electronic Control System”, the MIVEC system is Mitsubishi’s brand of variable valve timing (VVT) technology, a process that controls the frequency of air intake in an engine and the flow of exhaust. MIVEC systems have also been known to increase power and torque output in select engines, especially those with a turbocharger.

The second piece of technology is a continuously variable transmission (CVT) developed by Mitsubishi Motors that is also commonly known as the INVECS-III. A CVT is a type of automatic transmission that can change seamlessly through various gears for an infinite number of speeds by using a pulley system versus the standard mechanical build for automatic transmissions that can only work for certain speed thresholds, i.e. 3-speed automatic transmission. This allows Mitsubishi cars to keep a steady and smooth drive versus other vehicles that may experience a chugging forward feeling when the next speed threshold is met. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Highlights of the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage and 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4

Miami Lakes Automall 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage and Mirage G4

The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage and 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 sound like two trims of the same model. In actuality, they’re two different, separate models. The two share many similarities, such as their powertrain, and both have some of the best fuel economy ratings in their vehicle class. However, the Mitsubishi Mirage is a hatchback/5-door sedan, whereas the Mitsubishi Mirage is a regular, standard sedan. Aside from that though, one can find many similarities between the two, and the real deciding factor may just come down to personal preference and cargo space.

Personalization

When it comes to personalizing either the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage or Mitsubishi Mirage G4, most of it comes down to color choices for the exterior. Options like the wheel size or design are set, aside from the ability to upgrade from 14-inch steel wheels to 15-inch dark chrome alloy wheels on the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 ES, as well as opt-in for a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Each model only has one color scheme for the interior – black on black.

Between the two models, there are seven color choices for the Mirage 4 and eight color choices for the Mirage. The color choices for the Mirage 4 are as follows – Infrared Metallic, Mercury Gray Metallic, Mystic Black Metallic, Pearl White, Sapphire Blue Metallic, Starlight Silver Metallic, and Wine Red Metallic. The Mitsubishi Mirage has the same color choices, plus its iconic Sunrise Orange Metallic.

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Saves Money and Reduces Tailpipe Emissions

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Mitsubishi hasn’t been in the spotlight in the U.S. too much in the last few years, but that’s about to change. Mitsubishi has finally decided to bring the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to the U.S., and considering that it is the number one selling PHEV in the U.K. and Europe and it’s only the fourth PHEV in the world to sell more than 100,000 units globally, it’s probably going to bring Mitsubishi’s name into the automobile market a little more.

Why the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV?

There are a couple unique traits the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV offers that have made it a success overseas. The Outlander PHEV is one of the most versatile PHEV vehicles on the market because it has a spacious cabin and it offers consumers all-wheel-drive, something that isn’t common in the PHEV world. Not only do owners have the convenience of being able to carry five passengers and cargo and drive in road conditions or challenging terrains other vehicles can’t, owners also have the ability to do all of that without paying a steep price for fuel or driving around a large SUV that emits a lot of tailpipe emissions.

Cost to Drive Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Thanks to the electric powertrain and the gas powertrain, drivers of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV save a lot of money in fuel costs. When using the electric and gas powertrain, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has a combined city/highway fuel economy of 74 MPGe, which is excellent. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV can also be driven just on electricity for up to 22 miles, so that means an individual with a daily commute of 20 miles or less, can drive their PHEV for just the cost to charge it up at home, or about $1.59 per mile. Fueleconomy.gov estimates that the average driver spends about $1,200 in fuel costs in one year and in comparison to the average vehicle, the average driver driving the Outlander PHEV saves about $1,000 in fuel costs in five years.

Fuel Costs and Tailpipe Emissions Compared to the Competition

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is considered a compact crossover, and that vehicle segment is quite competitive. There are about 16 vehicles in the non-luxury compact crossover segment, and the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the only PHEV option. That means, the Outlander PHEV is the compact crossover that can be powered by pure electricity, which results in less harmful tailpipe emissions and a more fuel efficient ride. Though, the Outlander PHEV is the only plug-in option, there are two compact crossovers that are available as hybrids, and they are definitely great vehicles, too.

The two compact crossover options are the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and the Nissan Rogue Hybrid, and both of those are available with all-wheel-drive. The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid AWD has an average fuel economy of 34 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway and the Nissan Rogue Hybrid AWD has an average fuel economy of 31 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.

However, since both vehicles are hybrids, neither model can be driven on pure electricity, so owners are always responsible for filling up at the gas pump. Fueleconomy.gov estimates that the average driver of the Nissan Rogue Hybrid AWD spends about $1,150 in fuel costs each year and the average driver of the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid AWD spends about $1,200 in fuel costs each year, which is the same cost as the Outlander PHEV.

When it comes to emissions and annual petroleum consumption, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is significantly better than both compact crossover hybrid options. The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid AWD consumes an average 10.3 barrels of petroleum per year and the Nissan Rogue AWD Hybrid AWD consumes an average of 10 barrels, which is a far cry from the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV’s average of 6.8 barrels per year.

Additionally, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid AWD releases an average of 275 grams of tailpipe CO2 emissions per mile and the Nissan Rogue Hybrid AWD releases an average of 276 grams of tailpipe CO2 emissions per mile, and again, that’s significantly more than the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV’s average of 176 grams.

Come by Miami Lakes Mitsubishi to test drive a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV for yourself. We’re conveniently located in Miami Lakes between Miami and Fort Lauderdale and we are open seven days a week.

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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander vs 2018 Outlander Sport

2018-outlander-vs-sport-MLAMMitsubishi has a very small model lineup and each of their vehicles is designed for a specific purpose. While the Mitsubishi Outlander and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport look similar and have similar names, they both have unique characteristics that make them better for different consumers. Here’s a closer look at the differences and similarities between the Mitsubishi Outlander and the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.  

While they both share the continuously variable transmission (CVT) that supports up to 30 highway MPG, they don’t share a lot of other similarities. CVT is an automatic transmission that changes effortlessly through an ongoing range of effective gear ratios as opposed to having a fixed number of gear ratios. CVT supplies great fuel economy and both vehicles provide great fuel economy.

Engine Differences

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander and 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport both come standard with an inline-4 engine, but the base engine and the other available engines are different.  

The base engine on the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, providing 166 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque, and the base engine on the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. Buyers of either vehicle can increase the vehicle’s horsepower with the available 224-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 engine (optional on the Mitsubishi Outlander) or the available 168-horsepower 2.4-liter I4 engine (optional on the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport).

Transmission

With the exception of the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES (Outlander Sport base trim) and the Mitsubishi Outlander GT (Outlander premier trim), all Outlander and Outlander Sport trims come standard with an automatic CVT transmission. The Outlander Sport ES comes standard with a five-speed manual transmission, but buyers can upgrade to an automatic CVT transmission. The Outlander GT comes standard with a six-speed electronic automatic transmission.

Fuel Economy

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4-liter 2 wheel drive automatic provides 25 / 30 city / highway MPG while the 2.0-liter engine with manual 5-speed and 2 wheel drive settles at 23 / 29 city / highway MPG. The 4 wheel drive of the 2.4-liter engine on the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander gets 24 / 29 city / highway MPG. The 6 cylinder, 3.0-liter automatic gets only 20 city / 27 highway.

For the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2 wheel drive, 2.0-liter automatic has 24 / 30 city / highway MPG. The 2 wheel drive on the 2.4-liter automatic provides 23 / 29 city / highway MPG.  The 4 wheel drive with the 2.0-liter automatic 4 cylinder has 23 city / 29 highway and the 4 wheel drive 4 cylinder with a 2.4-liter engine gets 23 city / 28 highway.

Size

Comparing both vehicles, the Mitsubishi Outlander is a crossover SUV and it is larger than the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, which is considered a subcompact crossover. The Mitsubishi Outlander is available as a five-passenger or seven-passenger vehicle, while the Outlander Sport is only available as a five-passenger vehicle. Behind the first row seats, the Outlander has 63.3 cubic feet of SAE volume and the Outlander Sport has 49.5 cubic feet of SE volume.

In terms of the exterior size differences that result in a different driving experience, there isn’t a huge difference. The Mitsubishi Outlander is 184.8 inches versus the Outlander Sport at 171.5 inches exterior length, but they both have the same turning radius of 17.4’ and the same ground clearance of 8.5 inches.

Features

With a respectable amount of standard features, both the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport provide fold flat rear seats, Bluetooth capabilities, alarm, tire pressure warning systems and stability control. Automatic climate control, aux input capabilities and audio controls are directly changeable from the steering wheel are standard well.

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander provides additional features that separate from the Outlander Sport with additions like heated seats, third-row seating, Apple Carplay and Android Auto.

Pricing Differences

The Outlander is a larger vehicle and it comes standard with a stronger base engine, so it has a higher starting MSRP than the Outlander Sport. The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has a starting MSRP of $20,395 (plus destination fee) and the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander has a starting MSRP of $23,945 (plus destination fee).

Warranty

Since the Outlander Sport and the Outlander are Mitsubishi models, they are both backed by the same industry-leading warranty. Mitsubishi backs all of their gas-powered vehicles with a five-year or 60,000-mile limited basic warranty and a 10-year or 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.  

Make The Call

To see the differences up close, visit Miami Lakes Automall, where you’ll be able to test drive both 2018 Mitsubishi models to decide which vehicle makes the most sense for you. We stand behind both vehicles and will be happy to help you with your next vehicle purchase, trade-in or lease.

 

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Reducing Your Carbon Footprint in 2018

Miami Lakes Automall Reducing Carbon Footprint

Some people’s New Year’s resolution isn’t about losing weight or exercising more, but about reducing their carbon footprint, and when it comes to transportation, there are many ways to make that resolution happen. The idea of reducing one’s carbon footprint has become more popular in the last few years, and with the introduction of alternative fuel vehicles like the Kia Niro PHEV and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV it’s definitely something that can be achieved.

Cars and Emissions

The easiest way for one to reduce their carbon footprint when it comes to driving a vehicle is buying or leasing a vehicle that is more fuel efficient than their previous vehicle. Sure, swapping out a gas guzzler for a vehicle that has a larger average fuel economy will reduce one’s carbon footprint, but to significantly reduce one’s carbon footprint, one should opt for a vehicle that emits less tailpipe emissions. A vehicle powered by alternative fuel, like an EV or PHEV will do the trick.

Take the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV for example. It has an affordable starting MSRP of $34,595 and thanks to its fuel economy, the average driver can expect to save about $480 in savings every year on gas. Also the Outlander PHEV is eligible for up to a $5,836 federal tax credit, and that means taxpayers who owe taxes the year they purchased the vehicle will be credited with $5,836*

Don’t just take our word for it though. Look at websites like FuelEconomy.gov. They don’t have the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV up yet, so we compared two of our vehicles to another brand out there.

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Mitsubishi Advancements in Technology

Miami Lakes Auto Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept Tokyo Motor Show Interior

Mitsubishi has been changing the game for some time now. Back when we covered Mitsubishi’s Centennial Anniversary, we learned that Mitsubishi Motors started research on electric vehicles (EVs) back in 1971. They were also the first to design a system that adapted to one’s driving behavior, the INVEC system, in 1990. Last time we looked at some of the nifty things Mitsubishi does with their automobiles, we covered the powertrain advancements Mitsubishi Motors made. This time, let’s look at some of the cool new tech popping up in concepts and production vehicles.

Outlander PHEV

Yes, this is another powertrain advancement, but it’s also one of technology. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has actually been doing well overseas. We have yet to get our hands on it in the states, and it’s unclear if we ever will. However, Mitsubishi Motors recently said the Outlander PHEV would come to America. So a quick refresher on this.

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has several driving modes so that consumers can choose what energy/fuel to use and when. The plug-in hybrid also has three charging modes for convenience and environmental sustainability, i.e. able to charge up to 80 percent in as little as 30 minutes. The Outlander PHEV shows large advancements for its hybrid system; not only can the vehicle travel 32 miles on electricity alone with zero tailpipe emissions, but with a fully charged battery and a full tank, it has a driving range at well over 500 miles.

Infotainment

Mitsubishi Motors is finally getting an infotainment of sorts with the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. Still without more than a highlights page on MitsubishiCars.com, we’re still waiting on all the specs for the Eclipse Cross. We do have a little exposé on the new technology in the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, though. The main focus is on the infotainment system Mitsubishi has placed in the Eclipse Cross – we can’t say what name is powering the system, like how the FCA has Uconnect, but there are some details.

The screen is 8 inches, almost as large as the high-tier Uconnect 8.4 touchscreen. However, instead of a touchscreen, the infotainment has a touchpad near the gearshift for interacting with apps and what’s on screen. This infotainment system can do everything other systems do, such as make phone calls, stream music, and navigate. A second nifty piece of technology in the Eclipse Cross would be the heads-up display that raises from the center console, just behind the dashboard, to relay important information to the driver without having to take their eyes off the road.

Mitsubishi Connect and Artificial Intelligence

When word about Mitsubishi putting artificial intelligence into their e-Evolution concept,  the automotive section of the internet was talking all about it. Just a concept, and probably not looking at production until 2020, a car with an artificial intelligent (AI) system integrated into it was basically unheard of as a practical, everyday happenstance. Even today, Mitsubishi only has a 3D animation to illustrate how this can work with their Mitsubishi Connect demo:

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When reading about Mitsubishi Connect however, this AI system does seem kind of neat. Not only this, but the AI system is designed to go beyond the Mitsubishi INVEC system, not just adapting to one’s driving behavior, but actually measuring one’s ability to drive in certain situations. If the driver isn’t so skilled in the rain, being a semi-autonomous vehicle, the Mitsubishi e-Evolution can take over and drive for the rest of the way.

We saw more about the e-Evolution concept at the Tokyo Motor Show, where we learned Mitsubishi has even more advancements planned for its infotainment system. The interior of the vehicle itself looks futuristic, but Mitsubishi Motors aims to design their next infotainment system to go beyond entertainment. The next stop will also be safety by replacing the exterior mirrors with video screens that project the surroundings of the car to the driver at all times.

What do you think of all of these advancements? Some are concepts, yes, but we may see them in vehicles very soon. Let us know what you think on our Miami Lakes Automall Facebook page.

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Black Friday Lease Special on a 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

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This month come to Miami Lakes Mitsubishi and you can leave with a lease on a new 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport with no money down. From Nov. 1-30 Miami Lakes Automall has a 24-month Black Friday lease on the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport for $199 per month.

The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a versatile crossover that is both fuel efficient and modern. It is available with a 148-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine or a 168-horsepower 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. When the Outlander Sport is equipped with the 2.0-liter engine it has an average fuel economy of 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, and the 2.4-liter engine averages 23 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.

Slightly smaller than the Mitsubishi Outlander, the Outlander Sport has a spacious interior cabin that comfortably seats five adults. The seats in the Outlander Sport can be easily configured to make room for oversized cargo and it has all of the latest tech features like a 7-inch touchscreen display, a rearview camera and a digital HD radio.

$199 per month to lease a crossover SUV as nice as the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a great deal. Come by Miami Lakes Automall to test drive any of our available 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport models so you can get affordable lease today.

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The Eclipse Cross and the Great American Eclipse

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This year, 2017, on August 21st, yourself and many other Americans will be able to experience a once in a lifetime event. Imagine, it’s a sunny day in August, summer is ending, and suddenly a large shadowy figure blots out the Sun. It’s the Great American Eclipse, and for the first time in America since 1918, we can stand in the literal shadow of the Moon! And that’s not the only eclipse to look towards – there’s also the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross to look forward to.

There hasn’t been a solar eclipse, total or partial, that was visible to the entire US since … wow 72 years. Once in a lifetime is right. For those of you who aren’t crazy about science and astronomy like those of us already geeking out, a total solar eclipse is when the Moon crosses paths with the Sun while orbiting around the Earth. This puts the Moon in between the Sun and the Earth, blotting out the sky for a few minutes before its orbit causes it to pass.

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