Whether you like crossovers, sedans, fuel efficient cars, or even electric vehicles, Mitsubishi has upgraded their models for the 2017 model year. So let’s take a quick look at some of the highlights for each Mitsubishi model.
2017 Mitsubishi Lancer
The Mitsubishi Lancer is a classic. Many of the Lancer trims are available with AWC or “all-wheel control” for better handling when on the road. The base trim is powered by a 2.0-liter MIVEC engine, granting it 148 horsepower. MIVEC is Mitsubishi’s patented VVT system, a design implemented for performance and fuel economy. The EPA for the Lancer is 27/34 mpg city/highway, so the proof is in the pudding.
Some of the other standard features are 16-inch two-tone alloy wheels, the popular FUSE Hands-Free link system, and a 6.1-inch touchscreen with rearview camera. You’re not going to see many base trim vehicles with a touchscreen and a camera. On the higher end trims, luxury features like leather trim, heated front seats, and premium audio systems are at your fingertips.
The starting MSRP is $17,795 and is backed by the best coverage from Mitsubishi, nearly doubling every other auto brand warranty on the market today.
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage
Said to be the most fuel-efficient vehicle in Mitsubishi’s lineup, the Mirage gets a whopping 37 mpg in the city. Seriously, amazing. It’s thanks to the 1.2-liter MIVEC DOHC 12-valve 3-cylinder engine with a 5-speed transmission and CVT. Basically, Mitsubishi cuts no corners when integrating various designs and systems to make this vehicle as fuel-efficient as possible. And they succeeded.
The base trim starts off pretty powerful, with automatic climate control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. With only three trims to choose from, each surpassing trim gets more and more features, such as a rearview camera system, a Fast key entry system, a Bluetooth hands-free phone system, and heated front seats (select trims). Plus, Mitsubishi offers many packages, ranging from cargo space to better safety and protection.
Starting MSRP is $12,995. Backed by a 10-year/100k-mile powertrain warranty.
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4
Commonly thought to be another Mirage, the Mirage G4 is actually not much like its predecessor. They may both share great fuel economy, with 35 MPG in the city and 42 MPG on the highway, but that’s probably all they share – well, aside from the engine and a great warranty. The Mirage G4 comes loaded with great features. Even the base trim has some leather trim, a rear camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a Bluetooth hands-free system.
There are only two trims and the Mirage G4’s 15-inch dark chrome alloy wheels set the tone from the outside, whilst automatic climate control and heated front seats pull it together on the inside. Plus, all the latest safety features and FAST key passive entry with push button start tie a nice little bow on the G4, don’t you think?
Starting MSRP at $13,995. Backed by Mitsubishi’s 10-year powertrain and 5-year basic warranty.
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander
Time to talk a little about the beasts. The Outlander is a seven-passenger seater with many goodies from the start. A 6.1-inch touchscreen display with rearview camera, blind spot warning with rear cross traffic alert, and front dual-zone auto climate control. It’s powered by a 2.4-liter MIVEC SOHC 16 I4 engine, as are the rest of the trims except for the GT 3.0 S-AWC.
The Outlander GT is powered by a 3.0-liter MIVEC SOHC 24 V6, with 224-hp and 27 miles to the gallon on the highway. Available in four trims, the Outlander has plenty of love to go around, with each trim a step above the other, but not enough to put the others to shame. It’s always nice to get a great deal at a great price without missing out on nice features like a Hands-Free link system with Bluetooth or leather seating.
The starting MSRP is $23,495. Mitsubishi backs all of its vehicles with a 5-year basic warranty and 10-year powertrain warranty.
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Another model believed to be a sibling of its predecessor, the Outlander Sport is thought to just be a sportier version of the Outlander. It’s actually simply built for more adventure, starting off with 49.5 cubic feet of storage space, 60/40 rear fold-flat seating, and optional roof racks. The standard engine is a 148-hp 2.0-liter MIVEC DOHC 16 I4 with a fuel economy of 24/30 MPG city/highway.
The ES 2.0 is the only trim for the Outlander Sport, with all-wheel control (AWC) as a powertrain option; the standard transmission is actually a 5-speed manual, so it’ll cost a bit to upgrade to an automatic with CVT. Thus, it has all the goods either way you slice it. Automatic air conditioning climate control, FUSE Hands-free link with Bluetooth, leather, heated sideview mirrors, steering wheel mounted audio controls, all the fancy stuff.
Starting MSRP is at $19,795. Like all of the above models, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is covered by a 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, anti-corrosion coverage for 7 years/100,000 miles, and roadside assistance for 5 years, unlimited miles.
2017 Mitsubishi i-Miev
The first all-electric car to hit the highway, the Mitsubishi i-Miev has come a long way. It’s powered by a 16 kWh Lithium-ion battery that generates 66 horsepower and can travel up to 62 miles with zero emissions. That may not sound like much, but an all-electric cars means no paying for gas, oil changes, or combustion engine maintenance. As long as your battery can charge, you’re good to go.
Speaking of which, there are three ways to charge the i-Miev. Level 1, which gets a full charge in 14 hours; an AeroEnvironment home charging dock can be installed into your household for a full charge in 6 hours; and for those on the go, level 3 public chargers will deliver an 80% charge in 30 minutes. Not bad if you have time to kill. This is one vehicle that will leave your wallet nearly untouched over the years.
The starting MSRP is $22,995. The warranties are a little different because of the battery, knocking the basic back down to three years and the powertrain to five, but the battery is covered with an 8-year/100,000-mile warranty, and drivers still get anti-corrosion coverage for 7 years/100,000 miles.
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